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...]

2013 May Cover Model: Summer Wayans


Summer Wayans is a plus sized model with IPM Models in New York & Los Angeles who is passionate about people and empowering them to chase their dreams. She currently is pursuing her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural Communities and shares this message with the world: “I want to show others that you don’t have to choose between education and … [Read more...]

2013 April Plus Size Cover Model: Samantha Davis


At times the entertainment and modeling industries are glamorized for the right and wrong reasons. We often forget that the photogenic images, fierce poses and amazing bodies that we praise for their exterior are equally as great internally. Our April cover model Samantha Davis was selected through our monthly model search and she proves that she's more than just a pretty … [Read more...]

2013 March Plus Size Cover Model: Yael Perez


If you take a moment to go through the photos of Yael Perez you'll notice her evolution as a model, risk taker and as a woman.  The Montreal, Quebec native began modeling as a promise to a close family member and before she knew it she was modeling for major retailers.  In addition to modeling, she is the co-owner of a very successful blog and resource guide for plus size … [Read more...]

2013 February Plus Size Cover Model: Samantha Lebbie


  Samantha Lebbie is a woman on a mission. The Washington, DC native has turned her love for expressing herself in areas such as singing, dancing and acting into a very promising career as a plus size model. The 5’9 beauty is a self professed lover of all things fashion! She has successfully found a way to merge all of her interests into something pretty amazing! This month … [Read more...]

2013 January Plus Size Cover Model: Sunni Diggs

2013 January Plus Size Cover Model: Sunni

Sunni Diggs began her career in modeling after being scouted by a local veteran, plus model Dana Brown of Gemini Models. Later she became the first runner up of the 1st Annual Full Figured Metropolitan in 2004. In 2006, Sunni became one of the top 6 finalist to compete in the first ever “Thick and Sexy Top Model” competition on the Tyra Banks Show. In 2010, Sunni Diggs … [Read more...]

2012 December Plus Size Cover Model: Kori Leilani


With the growing popularity of social media you may be too busy collecting friends to realize a living, breathing and inspirational plus size model is in your presence.  By remaining focused, plus model Kori Leilani, has catapulted into the spotlight right before our eyes.  A little over a year ago, Kori graced our September 2011 cover as a relatively new model.  Since then … [Read more...]

Plus Size Brand Igigi Sponsors November Edition: The ICONIC Issue


When you think of Icon's, celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Lena Horne, Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn all come to mind, but why? What do all of these women have in common? Marilyn Monroe's legacy is that of a sex symbol. Lena Horne will forever be one of the most beautiful civil rights activists to appear in movies. Sophia Loren is and will always be one of the most celebrated … [Read more...]