As the world realizes the dangers of chasing after unattainable and unhealthy beauty standards, famous plus size models are playing a very important role in changing the way women look at themselves. The true torch-bearers of self-love and body positivity, these beautiful plus size models are making waves in the fashion industry as well as advocating for great causes.
These famous plus size models have broken all the stereotypes and barriers and in doing so have raised the bar higher-
This beautiful plus size model of Ghanaian descent has proven to the world that neither discrimination against her skin color or her body shape was going to stop her from achieving her goals. With a Master’s degree in International Health Management, she has not only bagged multiple campaigns from Evans UK, Lane Bryant, Torrid, etc, but is a very vocal advocate of women’s equality and tries to spread awareness about maternity health. She is also the brand ambassador of women for Women International Charity. She is truly a remarkable example of a famous plus-size model.
She is not only one of the most famous plus size models, but she is also an accomplished entrepreneur. After tackling bulimia and food addiction, she came up with healthy, body positive meals for herself. After seeing its positive impact on her well-being, she launched Model meals. She has bagged many projects from Old Navy, Macy’s and Benefits Cosmetics. She is truly a beautiful plus size model, in and out.
She is an Australian plus size model, who has used her platform to promote body positivity in any way she can. She has tried to start a conversation around this subject by filming and editing YouTube series entitled Project WomanKIND, which celebrates the achievements of Women and their journeys.
She is truly a beautiful plus size model who has stood up to represent every aspect of ‘real’ women. From a positive outlook towards all sizes to being the face of Aerie’s unretouched campaign, Iskra Lawrence is standing tall against the rampant culture of masking natural features of models. She has modeled for Brands like Aerie, Adore me and Chromat. She is also the brand ambassador for the National Eating Disorder Association.
You’re living under a rock if you haven’t heard of her. She is the famous first plus size woman to have graced the cover of sports illustrated and went on to bag three more projects right after. She has taken the world of fashion by storm and represented Vogue, British Vogue, Cosmopolitan and many other big players. She has changed beauty standards and opened up new avenues for the representation of plus size women in the fashion industry.
Another woman of color who is owning up every aspect of her appearance. Not only has she left her 9 to 5 job to become a successful model, but she has also been fighting against all odds to come out on top. As a famous plus size model, she is truly an inspiration, as she started off as a maid in LA and made it to the cover of sports illustrated. She also hosts a podcast, ‘the thick’ that challenges beauty norms and it creating a great wave of positivity.
This list couldn’t be curated without the mention of Candice Huffine. Not only has this beautiful plus size model thrived in this ever-changing industry for more than a decade, but she was also remarkably the first plus-size model to bag the cover of Elle magazine, something that was unthinkable at that time. She inspired people to run marathons and strongly believes that plus size women can be fit and healthy. She has also come up with her own lingerie line to support all those beautiful women out there who want to feel confident in their skin, just like herself.
A Brazilian beauty, she has been making waves in the industry ever since she came to the limelight. From being the first plus size model to feature on the cover of the famous magazine to bagging huge projects from Beautiful and Vogue Italy. She has managed to launch her own lingerie label which includes a signature swimwear collection. She has always been very apparent and has achieved all these accolades without ever revealing her weight. This is a true testament of her forward thinking and decision making.
Anita has truly paved her own path to success. Being a well-known model has not been an easy journey, but that has never stopped her. She started out as a makeup artist in Boston and climbed her way to the top with the fame she gained from Instagram posts. Anita Marshall stands out from the rest as she promotes a vegan lifestyle and believes in the simplicity of comfortable clothing. She has modeled for Khloe Kardashian’s line Good American and Dorothy Combs.
Being a single, mother and a student, she is juggling all her roles along with her numerous modeling assignments. She is a remarkable and beautiful plus size model and has done campaigns for Hips and Curves, Curve Appeal and many more. She has struggled with bullying and shaming in high school and hence stands tall in support of all those women who want to learn how to accept their bodies even if they don’t fall under the skinny category.
These women are beautiful and are representatives of a large part of the society that was neglected and even undermined by the fashion industry. Their journeys and the messages they spread using the platform they are given is what sets them apart and genuinely makes them beautiful plus size models.