When thinking of someone to grace our May 2012 cover, we wanted to feature a person with a story that our readers could relate to. Shining the spotlight on people who constantly rewrite the rule book of life is important at Daily Venus Diva. As plus size women and men, we’re faced with doubt and negativity on a daily basis but it’s our reaction to those naysayers that allows us to remain focused, follow our dreams and inspire others in the process.
The first name that I thought of when selecting this month’s cover model is plus size model Asia Mone’t. From modeling for intimate brands to appearing on national television, Asia Mone’t has done it all.
Asia Mone’t is the first Plus Size Model to appear in a campaign for intimates brand Le Mystere. She has also appeared in Essence Magazine’s article, “The Plus Size Fitness Revolution,” raising awareness on the new wave of instructors and fitness facilities that focus on making full-figured women feel more comfortable and confident while getting in shape.
In addition to print and fit modeling, Asia appeared in a bridal gown segment on NBC 4’s “The Today Show” for Chamein Canton, author of “Down That Aisle in Style” and appeared on “How to Look Good Naked Season 2 Promo” with Carson Kressley.
Recently she appeared on the Style Network’s hit show, “The Glam Fairy” and had an opportunity to work with trendy plus size retailer Fashion To Figure while on the show.
This month’s cover is special to Asia Mone’t and the team of Daily Venus Diva. Instead of featuring one cover with just Asia, we decided to release two covers this month. The first cover is an intimate portrait of Asia and her mom. Our second cover features Asia looking stunning in an electric blue dress from Fashion To Figure.
In our cover model interview, Asia talks about her journey as a plus size model, her most recent work and her relationship with her mom.
Models: Asia Mone’t & Vanessa B. (my mom)
Photography Credit: A. Mone’t
Retoucher : Poetic Image
Model: Asia Mone’t
Photographer: Star Love
Dress from Fashion to Figure
Retoucher: Poetic Image