Out of all the newish fashion trends the ‘plus-size’ is the most sensational one. The first-rated fashion houses all over the world refill their modeling families with gorgeous plus-size girls. More and more fashion editorials and brands expand to include larger sizes. The high-profile ad campaigns can’t stop to highlight the exquisite beauty of voluptuous bodies. Instagram ‘plus-size’ hashtags and accounts go viral. The beauty bloggers and critics discuss the pros and cons of full-figured beauty. In a word, the plus-size trend has revolutionized the modeling industry with her long-standing standards of body type.
Nevertheless the ‘plus-size’ is still a loaded term and causes a stir at every turn. So while everyone all over the web is trying to offer up an opinion on the ‘genetically gifted’ bodies, missing the thought and stories of the models themselves. These are must-know names of the plus-size modeling world. They really have a lot for you to know.
1. Kate Upton
“The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. I can’t change my bra size. They’re natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can’t change some things. I really just live my life. I love my body. It’s what God gave me!’
This outsized diva has skyrocketed to fame in the fashion world owing to her outstanding shape. She never dreamed she would be high fashion model and one of most talked about personalities all over the world. After her debut in Sports Illustrated she had the extended-size monopoly featuring the 10-size swimwear. She smiled from the covers of fashion magazines showing off her sun-kissed skin and beach curls. Kate is pretty sure that there is no reason to hide the curves. Being plus-sized is a reason to flaunt this fact. That’s why she is blatantly upfront about her body. She keeps the meal plan under control and works out hard at the gym. The full-figured bombshell admits it was hard for her to conceive so many negative statements and non-stop questions like ‘Is she really so fat?’ Now she’s learned to ignored the critics and just enjoy. And you know what? We’re happy
2. Ashley Graham
‘I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too.’
Once in an air-punching moment of scandalous plus-size stream the 16-sized girl in a tiny black bikini blew up the world. Ashley Graham is one of the most famous oversized ladies. Her over-the-top career includes the spreads of the best editions like Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Elle. She has started her modeling career at the age of 12. That’s why the 27-years old model feels absolutely free in the co-working environment of perfectly skinny models. Her considered opinion is that there society needs more body education in schools, because that’s where eating and mental disorders start. Teen girls take the beauty standards too literally and simply have no chance to love their gifted bodies. Changing the fashion industry has never been easy but Ashley broke the barriers down. Let’s give her a standing ovation!
3. Tara Lynn
‘I like to believe that my pictures are used as an inspiration for girls who struggle with a poor self-image. It encourages them. I get a lot of messages from girls who tell me that looking at my pictures, or from one of my colleagues, makes them feel better and more secure in their body. They are happy to see someone they can identify with.’
The next plus-size trendsetter is body conscious Tara Lynn, who gets men’s heart racing even more than slim models counterparts. She is best known for the cover of Elle France. Then her gorgeous photoshoots spreads appeared in Vogue Italia, CR Fashion and others. She often shares her thoughts about plus-size mainstream and hardly strives for the oversized models rights on their way to being seeing as full-fledged fashion icons. By the way Miss Lynn’s French and Spanish are fluent and moreover she has a degree in linguistics. Who else but the lady like she is capable of stirring a fashion-revolution?
4. Myla Dalbesio
‘I can never figure out where I fit in, and I’m always making someone mad. I’m not skinny-skinny, but I’m not fat and fabulous either. I’m a size 10’
The 27-years old Calvin Klein muse sparked a frenzy once she appeared in a CK underwear campaign. Some call her fat, others call her ‘not so plus-sized’. The 10-sized brunette describes her shape as being ‘in between’. She is the first full-sized model who took a place alongside the thinner ladies. It was like the millions of people who claimed models should represent normal-sized people, were finally heard. She started her career at the age of 16 and her journey has been really thorny. Firstly she suffered from bulimia and then tried to gain weight with proteins. So meet a new legendary girl who made history.
5. Marquita Pring
‘It doesn’t matter what shape you have or the size you wear, whether you’re skinny or curvy, tall or short. The important thing is to be happy, to feel comfortable in your own skin and love our bodies like thin.’
The world renowned NY model started her career at the age of 15. She appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia, fronted Levis and Evans and even walked in Paris for Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion show. The 21-years old star of the ‘curvy universe’ is 12-sized but some ad clients still say she isn’t voluptuous enough. That’s why Marquita even uses the special hips pads to make them look larger. The outsized diva admits she really enjoys the small community of the curvy models, because such girls are more friendly and peaceful than the ‘thinner’ ones. She also reveals she’s been self-conscious or has had image problem about being outsized. To maintain her weight and shape she needs to work hard daily sometimes even more than some of the skinny girls. Guess what is her ‘guilty pleasure’? Chocolate of course! We should all learn to love our bodies the way this classy diva does.
6. Robyn Lawley
I’ve got big hips and a big body. I’m double, triple the size of other models – and I embrace that – I own it.
This ‘body-gifted’ model is well known for her covers of Italian Vogue, GQ and Cosmopolitan Australia. She amazed everyone with her stunning spread of Elle France and the ad works with Mango, Ralph Lauren, Marina Rinaldi, Persona Collezioni. She debuted the exclusive line for H&M. This year she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2015 showing off the bikini from her own line.
You’ll be surprised but moreover she has her own food blog, takes viral photoshoots of her plus-sized colleges and writes articles for the Daily Beast. Now please take a seat because at the beginning of the March 2015 she gave a birth to her first child.
She smiles when someone asking her ‘How is it possible to manage all these things?’ Still people around continuing to guess the secret of her magnetism and unquenchable energy, I just want to call her the true women. Amen!
7. Nadia Aboulhosn
‘But the plus industry has given me so many opportunities that I don’t ever shame it. Some people think it’s offensive to be called plus-size; other people don’t. I don’t care – you can label me what you want.’
The plus-size blogger who posts her full-figured photos on Instagram and on her website to show the world that beauty have no size. She is 26, her skin is glossy and smooth, her hair is simply voluminous and her style is just incredible. Nobody has the heart to call her fantastic curves – the ‘extra pounds’. She is a fashion runner, TV star and modeling contracts owner. Guess who is among her most dared fans? Lena Dunhem is! (I hope I’m not the only one who screamed with this fact). Each of her posts is really highly styled. Everything is close to perfection – from style to editorial work. So listen to me on behalf of her 230,000 Instagram followers and the one who pressed the regular likes to her 16-sized looks. Once you step into her world you’ll never leave it because this girl is a light of truth in the fashion industry.
‘Being you is what defines real beauty.’
The advocate of curvaceous women and the international plus-size model who exploded the fashion standards with a size 14. She was praised to be present on the catwalk by Anna Wintour (OMG!). This full-figured leading diva is a famous TV personality. She even was a part of J Lo and Tyra Banks shows. But she thinks that her main task is to learn the ‘plus-size’ industry and to spread a worldwide message that the only limit of beauty is located in our heads.