Plus-size models are here to inspire us! Get a glimpse at their world -- and their wisdom -- right here.
"We can always find each other, we girls with secrets
“I’m not saying all models should be size 16, but bigger dresses can be pinned and adjusted, while tiny size zero clothes can’t really be changed. It means all these models starve themselves, like I did, to fit them.”
“During the shoot in November 2003, I was vaguely aware of the stylist’s sulky demeanor and eye-rolling vibe, but I blocked her out. Some fashion people are snotty drama queens; this is not news. Whatever was going on with her, I was determined to be positive and not get infected by her energy. Later, Fiorella told me that the entire time I was in makeup, the stylist had been clomping up and down the hall, sputtering into her cell phone, 'I can’t believe I have to style a FAT GIRL!' Believe it, bitch.”
“Confidence is really sexy.”
“Since there is an assumption that a lot of models ‘starve themselves’ to stay thin, I always find it both funny and shocking when people ask me if I ‘overeat’ or am ‘fed better’ on photo shoots to help me stay a ‘larger size.’ While I may be a total foodie and enjoy cooking, I simply eat when I’m hungry and finish just before I’m full — so basically I eat normally, whether [I am] on or off a set.”
"Don't be boring, express yourself take challenges and risks, and Buy VINTAGE!!! :D."
"I meet all of these women and they thank me for being proud of who I am and showing that you can be comfortable
in your own skin."
"The first thing that comes to mind when you say the word fashion…is difficulty, because being a plus size women makes it quite hard to find options."
“The best result out of all the hard work I have achieved is knowing that I have liberated the minds of so many women who have struggled with a negative body image their entire lives.”
“I firmly believe that what makes you sexy and beautiful is not the size
of your body or the colour lipstick you have on. What really makes you sexy is what you project, your confidence, and your self awareness, having a great sense of humour and being really smart.”