The super skinny era is over. Plus models are changing the game, one magazine cover at a time.
As the world moves towards an era where women are celebrated for who they are, the catwalk is open for Plus-sized models who walk through life with confidence.
These fabulous Plus models are on our radar:
The granddaughter of Roald Dahl, Sophie was discovered in 1997 after rocking the runway at London Fashion Week. A Vogue stylist introduced her to the good people at Storm Models – and the rest is history. After featuring in numerous campaigns for respected designer names and changing the modeling game forever, Sophie now works as a writer and foodie.
Ashley made history when she became the first Plus-sized model to appear on a Sports Illustrated cover – yes, the swimsuit edition! She is not only a successful model, but also a role model for women everywhere. When she recently posted an honest pic of herself on Instagram, the world applauded her for the confident caption: “A little cellulite never hurt nobody… Stop judging yourself.”
Precious also rewrote history when she featured in the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition – a fabulous first for a black Plus-sized model. Her thoughts on Plus-sized fashion campaigns? “Many people don’t know they actually make clothes in larger sizes, because you don’t see them in campaigns. I don’t understand why designers wouldn’t capitalise on such a big part of the market!”
Closer to home, we love what Noluthando Nkosi is doing with her blog, Curve Loving. Although she is not a professional model, she uses her blog to model different looks and seeks to inspire South African women to celebrate their curves.
Gabby familiar face in our own ad campaigns. She lives in Cape Town and when she’s not working the camera, she works part-time for Big Concerts Merchandise. This brainy beauty is a third year BSc Sport Science student at UWC.