2014 November Cover Model: Plus-Size Model Jewels Hay


Jewels Hay is many things.  She’s a plus sized model, a mother, a military spouse and a woman spreading positivity to everyone she comes into contact with.   After becoming a straight sized model at a young age, Jewels took a break from the industry to live life, start a family and to be a wife and mother. Years later, she stepped back into the world of modeling, but this time … [Read more...]

2014 October Cover Model: Aliyah Cherrisse

2014 October Cover Model Aliyah Cherrisse

Plus size model Aliyah Cherrisse is a woman who sets goals and goes after them with razor sharp focus.  This vivacious model is represented by True Model Management and if she looks familiar it's because she is.  She can be found modeling for some of our favorite brands and designers, and just think, she's relatively new to modeling. After interviewing Aliyah, we were so … [Read more...]

2014 September Cover Model: Danielle Van Grondelle


Danielle Van Grondelle is a plus size model who grew up in Rotterdam, Netherland. Currently, Danielle is represented by MUSE NYC. As a model, Danielle has worked with several companies including Lane Bryant, Evans, Ulla Popken, Marina Rinaldi, and many more. Danielle is currently the face of Igigi's new Urban Jungle Collection; A runway-inspired collection of dresses and … [Read more...]

2014 August Cover Model: Latasha Haskins

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If there is one pageant system that everyone raving about, it’s the Miss Plus USA Competition. Between forming relationships with reputable corporations and finding time to join in on the social media fun with her 2014 contestants, Latasha Haskins is an energetic visionary on several missions. One of those missions involves transforming the perception and format of plus size … [Read more...]

2014 July Cover Model: Singer & Songwriter Avery Sunshine


Who is this beautiful woman with an equally beautiful voice? It’s Avery Sunshine, that’s who. Since late 2009, I’ve been a fan of Avery Sunshine, her music and her words. I’ve followed her on Twitter for many years and in addition to giving listeners great, music, she offers encouraging words to her social media friends. But back to her music. The thing that attracts me to … [Read more...]

2014 June Cover Model: Actress & Comedienne Erica Watson

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As I sit here and put the finishing touches on this issue (editing and loading articles), I’m listening to one of my many online playlists. This playlist in particular contains music from women in hip hop like Lauryn Hill, Eve and Nicki Minaj but as I started to write this letter, the song that’s blasting on my computer is "Ladies First" by Queen Latifah and Monie Love. If … [Read more...]

2014 April Cover Model: Suzette Michelle

Photographer: Justyna Fijalska Photography | MUA: Tanaya Johnson | Stylist: Wardrobe Break Down | Book Suzette Michelle at Bookings@BicoastalModels.com

Suzette Michelle is a plus size model and actress! She continues to break barriers; leaving her mark wherever she is featured. Making history, she is currently the first and only BALD model to shoot an Ashley Stewart Campaign . Currently, she is the face of Fashion Designer Marco Hall's curvy line.  Presently, she holds roles in two Hit Gospel stage plays "Yet Will I Trust Him" … [Read more...]

2014 March Cover Model: Liris Crosse


With the current temperature being 10 degrees here in Philly, I was definitely drooling even more over our beautifully bright cover featuring none other than the fabulous Plus Model Liris Crosse.   Aye!  Talk about “In like a Lion!” There are so many women inspired by Liris’ drive and work ethic in this industry, I for one am one of them.  Huffington Post & Daily Venus … [Read more...]

2014 February Cover Model: Colleen Stovall


The term ‘Petite Plus Size Model’ may sound like an oxymoron to you, but it’s not. There is a small group of women doing their part to show that plus size women who are shorter in stature deserve to model right beside their taller sisters. One woman leading that charge is our 2014 February cover model, Colleen Stovall. Colleen is doing her part to change the height of plus … [Read more...]

2014 January Cover Feature: Singer Mary Lambert

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Mary Lambert’s vocals on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ song “Same Love” is just as refreshing as the singles support of legalizing same-sex marriage. Regardless of what your view is on the issue, it was hard not to applaud the trios efforts in bringing awareness to this issue when it was released in 2012. Starting out as a coffee making barista, Mary Lambert is a Seattle based … [Read more...]

2013 December Cover Model: Marie Denee


Since starting her blog in 2009, Marie Denee has been consistent in working towards her mission of being a resource for plus size women. Upon visiting her website, The Curvy Fashionista, readers are met with tips on being fashionably chic and confidently curvy. Marie is an international sensation who is continuing to brand her image while becoming one of the most influential … [Read more...]

2013 November Cover Model: Tiffany Smith

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Tiffany Smith, an aspiring plus size model from Detroit, Michigan, has big hopes and aspirations for the future. Being involved in the fashion industry for a few years, Tiffany has traveled internationally, loving what she does doing, while embracing her curves. With a healthy dose of confidence and a great attitude, Tiffany shows the right amount of determination necessary to … [Read more...]

2013 October Cover Model: Tess Munster

2013 October Cover Model: Tess Munster

I've been a fan of Tess Munster's for many years.  Not only is she a beautiful size 22 model that many plus size women can aesthetically identify with, but she's an activist.  Her movement #EffYourBeautyStandards is ground breaking in the way that it manages to empower women of different backgrounds while allowing women to show society that being fabulous isn't limited to the … [Read more...]

2013 September Cover Model: Alex LaRosa

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Plus model Alex LaRosa is definitely a model on the rise. The California based model is positioning herself to take over the industry one campaign at a time. She’s worked with a number of companies including Swak Designs, Modcloth, Huudaverti, A Clothes Mind and Chic & Curvy Boutique. Since emerging as a plus size model four years ago, she’s also graced several runways … [Read more...]

2013 August Cover Model: Cara Scott


There’s so much to say about our August 2013 cover model Cara Scott. I remember meeting Cara for the first time in Detroit, MI at the International Fuller Woman Expo in 2011. Cara was one of the models walking in the Curves In Motion fashion showcase. During our conversation I was instantly impressed with her enthusiasm, respect for the industry and her knowledge of who the key … [Read more...]

2013 July Cover Models: The CURVY CONFIDENCE Divas!

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The Curvy Confidence campaign was created to celebrate all women and promote unity in the plus community.  As we all know modeling is a competitive sport and often times we are asked to fit our looks inside of a box or standard of beauty for marketing and advertising purposes.  It is at those times that it can be easy to forget how important it is to really love ourselves and … [Read more...]

2013 June Cover Model: Brittany Cordts


Long before becoming a model, this small town girl had dreams of working in the fashion industry. With her sights set on becoming a fashion buyer or designer she took on the task of making her own prom dress. At that time she had no idea that one day she would be modeling dresses crafted by plus size designers. Brittany Cordts is new to the plus size modeling scene but that … [Read more...]