Every since Tess Holiday has become the new it girl (by being the first size 22 to sign on to a major agency) plus-size models are in demand more than ever! Here are 5 up and coming ladies who are quickly on their way to taking over the fashion world.
Victoria Lee is coming into the spotlight after being part of the very publicized anti-Victoria Secret campaign by Lane Bryant #ImNoAngel. ‘”Our #ImNoAngel campaign is designed to empower ALL women to love every part of herself” Linda Heasley, CEO and President at Lane Bryant. What’s next for this rule breaker? She plans on working with several UK brands in the near future, and giving back to community by starting her own grassroots project in her hometown of Atlanta to help underprivileged girls. You go girl!
Follow her at @victorialeexoxo
This New York City native is famous for her American Apparel Campaigns. How did she land the gig? By sending in her own photos of course, talk about a go getter. Only 18 years old and bffs with Petra Collins this model is leading the creative industry of beauty at every size.
Follow her at @barbienox
Style icon with her own swimsuit line, Gabi Gregg is a fashion blogger making waves in the industry. It all started out when she posted photos of herself in a bikini and encouraged others to do the same. This spurred OJane’s “Fatkini Gallery” making her an online sensation. An advocate for a healthy lifestyle, she makes is a top priority in her life, alongside being confident of course.
Follow her at @gabifresh
Denis Bidot broke barriers by being the first plus-size model to strut her stuff at NYFW in straight-size brands by Serena Williams and Chromat this past spring. A Latina model and television personality she has been in campaigns from Lane Bryant to Levi’s. As spokesperson for curvy women and self love, her mantra is “being you is what defines real beauty.”
Follow her @denisebidot
British born Felecity started her career as a photographer, but after being published as a model in Ponystep Magazine her career skyrocketed. Now a stylist and Curve Ambassador for the popular brand ASOS Curvy. She describes her size as Fabulous.
Follow her at @felicityhaywardcurvemodel