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Erica Lauren – Model on the Rise

Plus Size Beauty Erica Lauren

Erica Lauren

This gorgeous plus size model, Erica Lauren, is an up and coming talent who is making her presence felt in the industry. Erica recently became the face of the popular retailer Fashion to Figure in collaboration with Plus Model Magazine.  Five other models participated in the final round of the competition but Erica prevailed.

Erica has walked the runway for Mario De La Torre’s Into the Darkness line. This brand is for women of all sizes.  She worked for Simply Be and Torrid. Here Erica is wearing a Plus Size One Shoulder Slit Bodycon Dress for Simply Be.


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BICOASTAL MGMT and TNG Models represent Erica


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Felicity Hayward walks at London Fashion Week

Plus size model Felicity Hayward walks at LFW September 2017

Felicity Hayward

Top international model Felicity Hayward joined a group of size diverse models on the runway to help illustrate the beauty and practicality that such a group possesses. What better place to illustrate the power of diversity than on the runway during London Fashion Week, September 2017. This show, The Curve Catwalk by Simply Be did just that. Joining Hayward was Hayley Hasselhoff,Tess Holliday,Callie Thorpe,and Kelly Knox.

Hayward, a beautiful plus model, has worked for many top brands worldwide. Some of the publications include Vogue, Glamour, i-D, Slink Mag, Spindle and Refinery 29 to name a few. Felicity has also worked for Boohoo, Ashley Stewart, Asos, Monif C, and Asos Curve among many others.


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Connect with Felicity

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Felicity Hayward is represented by Milk Management and Wilhelmina International Inc.


Naomi Shimada – Picture of the Week – 5/15/2017

Plus Model Naomi Shimada

Plus Model Naomi Shimada

Seasoned top model Naomi Shimada began modeling as a straight size who then transitioned to a plus model through time. Naomi was born in Toyko and thereafter claimed London and New York as home.

Beside being a top model, Naomi is a filmmaker and she is a regular columnist for InStyle UK. She has modeled for top publications such as the fashion magazine Stern Mag, Into the Gloss, Lovecat Magazine, and i-D Fashion Magazine. Naomi is also know for her body positivity at work and in life.

Naomi is wearing a sexy outfit  for SimplyBe.


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Heffner Management represents Naomi.


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PMT – Picture of the Week – 10/31/2011

Alex Wise for Qristyl Frazier Designs

Alex Wise is a beautiful and brainy plus model who manages a full time modeling career and is a Ph.D. candidate in neurobiology. Ms. Wise has worked for numerous clients and recently Simply Be and is seen here in a look from Qristyl Frazier Designs. Alix has also appeared in Essence Magazine and Plus Model Magazine. She is represented by IPM Model Management.

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Simply Be Model Search

Simply Be, in association with 12+ UK Model Management, is conducting a model search for the new face of plus size fashion. If you are at least a size 14 and a UK resident, then there is still time for you to enter the search! The last day to apply is August 31, 2011.

Check the Simply Be Facebook page for information on the wonderful prizes, submission information, and more. Good luck !!!