Sometimes, it seems like everything is about getting skinny, juice cleanses will cut calories, yoga will accumulate you in tip-top shape and there’s consistently a new diet to try. But all the absorption placed on being thin is exhausting, not to mention dangerous. That’s why we are so inspired by the ascent profiles and embrace of plus size models in the fashion industry today.
Plus size models are full-figured models, or extended-sizes models, or outsize models or also large size models. It is a term applied to a person who is engaged primarily in modeling plus-size clothing. Plus size models were first represented by model agencies in the 1970s. Prior to this, models freelanced directly with retailers, designers and magazines. Now there is the plus-size industry. Fashion designers are starting to look more closely at the earning potential from plus-size clothing, and have used plus size models for their advertising campaigns and catwalks.
Currently the most popular by demand and exposure, here is a list of the top ten plus size models in the business today. Many of these plus-size models are relatively unknown, but we’re hoping to change that. This list of the top 10 plus size models, based not only the hottest women, but also the most successful and ambitious. These healthy, full-sized hotties are riding the wave of public backlash against the walking coat hangers plying the runways.
Hottest Top 10 Plus Size Models in Fashion Industry.
10. Robyn Lawley
Robyn Lawley is an Australian plus size model from the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. She is best known as one of three cover models of Vogue Italia’s June 2011 issue, the first plus-size model to be shot for Australian Vogue and the first Australian plus size model to be on the cover of Madison, an Australian fashion magazine. She has graced numerous magazine covers, including Vogue Italia, Marie Claire and Elle France. Moreover, she is the very first plus-size model to star in a high-end designer campaign: In September 2012, Lawley announced on “Good Morning America” that she had signed on to model in a series of ads for Ralph Lauren.
9. Justine LeGault
Justine LeGault is a plus size model with gorgeous blonde hair and a size 14 bod. From Canada with love comes this French femme fatale. Perfect skin, alluring curves, luscious legs and a beautiful face makes Justine a quadruple threat. How refreshing it is when major fashion magazines take the plunge and put a beautiful model with a fuller figure on the cover. Elle Quebec did just that when it cast LeGault for its May 2013 cover.
8. Saffi Karina
Saffi Karina is an Agency Represented Model, trained Actress & TV Presenter based in London. She is Published and has worked internationally. Saffis Ethnicity is an unusual mix of Cuban, Filipino, Hawaiian & Irish. She is one of the current faces of Littlewoods and is featured in the TV Commercial & Print ads alongside Coleen Rooney. Saffi recently made it down to the Final 4 of The Sun Newspapers M&S lingerie model search from thousands of entries. Saffi was also featured as a catwalk model in the 2009 series of Gok’s “FASHION FIX” on Channel 4.
7. Fluvia Lacerda
She is known as the the “plus-size Gisele Bündchen” and not just because they share the same homeland. Fluvia Lacerda is the plus-size model who’s set to bust out of her native Brazil and quickly take over the world. Already have been featured in Vogue Italia in July 2012 and the February 2012 issue of Bust. She is married and has a daughter now.
6. Chrissy Schmidt
Chrissy Schmidt, is a Canadian actress and plus-size model. She took acting classes with television actor Dean Armstrong, known in the United States for his participation on Showtime’s Queer as Folk series. By 2005, she had begun to gain worldwide fame, as Degrassi was being seen in countries such as Australia and the United States, where it is broadcast by Nickelodeon’s The N channel.
5. Mariesther Venegas
This brunette bombshell did not just make waves, she created a tsunami when she strut her stuff throughout the streets of Berlin naked for navabi. Mariesther Venegas was born in San Jose, California. She has an easy going personality, and a love of life. She has always had a love of being in front of the camera and loves being in the spotlight. Mariesther fell into modeling by entering a Model Search for Faith 21 in 2010. She worked with many prestigious clients in the modeling industry, such as: Navabi, Igigi, Torrid, Leg Avenue, Domino Dollhouse and some local Bay Area fashion magazines.
4. Mia Tyler
The all star super model with an all star family. Primarily a plus size fashion model and designer, Tyler launched her own clothing line, titled Revolution 1228, in February 2009. At the age of 17, Tyler appeared on the MTV show House of Style. Tyler has been represented by the Wilhelmina modeling agency. She has appeared in such elite magazines as Seventeen, Teen, Teen People, Mode, Us, Jump, YM, Moxie Girl, Vogue and on the cover of Flare. She has also appeared on the runways of New York and Paris.
3. Johanna Dray
Johanna Dray is a ground breaking French plus size model from Paris. When Dray first began modeling there were no plus size agencies. With a education in fashion design, she became the first plus size model in Europe to launch a collaborative plus-size clothing line, called Tend@nces.
2. Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham is a plus-size model from Lincoln, Nebraska. She has appeared in the films “Boys Klub” and “Gypsy Eyes.” She is best known as a lingerie model for the plus-size clothing store Lane Bryant. She has also appeared in fashion magazines such as Vogue and Latina.
1. Jennie Runk
Born in Georgia on June 13, 1989, Runk is pretty new to the modeling scene, but she is already making headlines. In April, she modeled for H&M’s swimsuit line and became the company’s first plus-size model to sport its clothing. Pretty impressive, especially considering she was modeling the typically curve-resistant category of swimwear.