Archives for : Wilhelmina

Marika Leblanc – Picture of the Week – 5/22/2017

Marika Leblanc is the Winner of the 2017 Addition Elle Model Search

Marika Leblanc

Marika Leblanc

Marika Leblanc from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada was named the winner of the Addition Elle #CurvyCastingCall on Thursday May 18. She competed against thousands of  women to make it to the top and thereby becoming the latest Face of Addition Elle.

For her efforts Marika will appear in the Addition Elle Fall 2017 Lookbook and will participate in the New York Fashion Week Runway show.  She wins a one year modeling contract with Wilhelmina. To top it off, she’ll receive a $1000 shopping spree at Addition Elle!.  We look forward to seeing more of the beautiful Marika.

Check #CurvyCastingCall on Twitter and visit Addition Elle.

 

Model, singer, actress, and designer Joanne Borgella dies at 32

Plus Model –  Joanne Borgella

Plus Size Model Joanne Borgella dies October 18,2014

 

Joanne Borgella passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 32. Ms. Borgella had been battling a rare form of cancer that progressed to several areas of her body and eventually became her cause of death. Joanne had chronicled her illness on her Facebook page from the beginning and openly discussed her medical condition with her friends and loyal fans. She also shared how this ordeal affected her parents, friends and others close to her. She handled her illness with dignity and grace and always kept a positive outlook.

Joanne’s first big career break came when she won Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance pageant in 2005.   In 2008 she was a contestant on American Idol season seven and finished in the top 24. In 2011 Joanne was a coach on MTV’s reality show Made.

In 2013 Joanne joined the cast of Curvy Girls, the hit show on NUVOtv which featured 5 models and exposed the inside workings of each of their experiences in the modeling world and how it affected their professional careers and personal lives as well.

Joanne Borgella was represented by Wilhelmina models and was very well liked in the industry. She was also very popular here on Plus Models Today and had the second most viewed picture of all. Joanne Borgella was a courageous woman and she will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and fans worldwide.

 

You can find more about Joanne Borgella at her official website joanneborgella.com.

More Joanne Borgella on Plus Models Today.

 

 

PMT – Picture of the Week – 12/9/2013

Olivia Langdon – Curvy Plus Model

Curvy Model Olivia Langdon

Curvy model Olivia Langdon represents a new style model that focuses on the curves instead of the size of a model. At 5’10” and wearing a size 12 dress, Olivia is a smaller plus model and she definitely competes with “straight-size” models.

Olivia has worked internationally for numerous clients through several agencies though she calls Australia home.

Olivia Langdon’s representation includes Wilhelmina – New York.

PMT – Picture of the Week – 11/11/2013

Joanne Borgella – Plus Size Beauty

 

Joanne Borgella plus size model

Plus size beauty Joanne Borgella announced via her Facebook page on an October 12 posting that she is battling cancer and that she will post news regarding her condition weekly or as circumstances allow.  Joanne is a former American Idol contestant and now stars in NUVOtv’s hit series, CURVY GIRLS.  Joanne Borgella is represented by Wilhelmina Models.

She also asks for prayers on her behalf.

 

PMT – Picture of the Week – 10/14/2013

Diane Hernandez – Plus Size Beauty

Diane Hernandez for Marianne

Diane Hernandez is a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 5. Diane is now represented by Wilhelmina (New York) and has a successful career as a top plus size model. At 5’11”, wearing a size 12, the naturally beautiful Diane maintains a curvy and proportional shape that enhances whatever she wears.

More Diane Hernandez on PMT

PMT – Picture of the Week – 3/25/2013

Plus Size Beauty

Penelope Benson April 2013 - Cosmopolitan

The beautiful Penelope Benson appears in the April 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan Australia. The editorial titled “Opposites Attract” is by photographer Richard Freeman.

At 5′ 10.5″ and wearing a size 10 dress, Penelope is definitely one of  the smaller plus models but well within the  industry defined size boundaries of plus size models.

Penelope is represented by Wilhelmina Models in the Curves Division

PMT – Picture of the Week – 9/10/2012

Plus Size Beauty

Marquita Pring for Lane Bryant

Wilhelmina model Marquita Pring is always looking beautiful and composed as she is here for Lane Bryant.  Marquita has carved out her space in the industry and continues to expand it.

 

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 4/16/2012

Laura Wells for Australian Women’s Weekly 2012photographed by Max Doyle and style by Mattie Cronan

Laura Wells, a perennial favorite of the industry, is represented by Wilhelmina and BGM agencies among others. This Australian beauty has a curvaceous body that puts her in a class by herself. Whether modeling swimwear,lingerie, or dresses for all seasons, she has consistently produced some of the best work out there, including some lively runway stunners.

Laura, one of the top plus size models today, is seen here for the January 2012 issue of Australian Women’s Weekly.

More of  Laura Wells

PMT – Picture of the Week – 11/21/2011

Julie Henderson for Avenue

Julie Henderson is a lovely plus size model who is making moves in the fashion industry. At 6’1″ and  a little under 200 lbs. Ms. Henderson is a perfect example of a well proportioned model, the kind designers love.  Her athletic background(former Notre Dame round baller) and her personal desire to maintain her athletic shape , contribute to the sultry loveliness you see here.

Julie Henderson is seen in this shot for Avenue.

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 9/26/2011

Joanne Borgella

Joanne Borgella is a plus model and singer who was the first winner of Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance pageant in 2005 and was a contestant in season seven of  American Idol.

Joanne was one of four Wilhelmina models recently featured in a Lookbook collaboration between the Wilhelmina Curve division and Gabrielle of  Gabifresh.com. The models were all styled by Gabi.

Joanne has worked for Ashely Stewart, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Torrid, and Proctor & Gamble, among others.

PMT – Picture of the Week – 7/4/2011

Valerie Lefkowitz

Valerie Lefkowitz, a plus model working out of Baltimore, Maryland has been modeling since 1996, when she was 15 years old. She started with the Wilhelmina agency and is still represented by them in addition to being represented by Ford Models.  Ms.Lefkowitz has worked with clients such as Lane  Bryant, Dress Barn, David’s Bridal and Target, Fruit of the Loom, to name a few.

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Picture of the Week – 12/27/2010

Julie Henderson

Plus model Julie Henderson is represented by Wilhelmina 10/20 Division NYC and Model Management UK in London. Julie earned a degree in marketing from Notre Dame and was a star basketball player there.

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Picture of the Week – 12/20/2010

Lizzie Miller

Lizzie Miller is the plus size model who is currently best known for her
appeareance in the September 2009 issue of Glamour magazine on page 194. 
That photo set the fashion industry on fire as women( and men) around the
planet commented on her un-air brushed photo and the degree to which Ms.
Miller felt comfortable with her appearance.

More about Lizzie Miller including that “Glamour mag shot”.


Picture of the Week – 10/04/2010

Jordan Tesfay was the first black plus size model for Covergirl appearing in a national ad campaign.  She is currently represented by Wilhelmina’s Curve Division.