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25 Jan

Ashley Graham Lands major Contract With Revlon


The deal cements her place as the first plus-size model to ink a major beauty contract.

Ashley Graham breaks down yet another cultural barrier with her latest triumph. The plus-sized model and activist signed on with Revlon for their “Live Boldly” campaign, a philosophy that Graham tells WWD, fits naturally into her life. “My affirmations are, ‘I am bold, I am brilliant, I am beautiful,’”, says Graham. The deal marks a major feat for the plus-sized community, as this makes Graham the first major curve model of her generation to sign a beauty contract. “Historically, curvy girls are not given beauty contacts,” Graham reports to WWD. “It’s kind of groundbreaking, because in my generation of models, this hasn’t happened yet. This...
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4 Jan

A Model Recreated Gigi Hadid’s Naked Ad, And It’s Pure Fire


London-based model Diana Sirokai, 21, has gone viral for her #BoPo snaps a couple of times over the past year. Now, her latest — a stunning recreation of a Stuart Weitzman ad featuring a naked Gigi Hadid — has raked in more than 23,000 likes and 600 comments.

I was just wondering how a Model My Size would look on this 📸 @photo_karizza
DIANA SIROKAI(@dianasirokai)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 12월 23 12:35오후 PST

"I was just wondering how a model my size would look on this," Sirokai captioned the photo, which she posted to Instagram in late December. Sirokai says she wants her photo to encourage high-fashion brands to think beyond conventional beauty standards. "I was always told by my peers in college that I don't belong in the modeling...
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14 Nov

This Plus-Size Model Is Recreating Victoria’s Secret Ads


When Victoria's Secret announced their 2017 fashion show lineup, it didn't escape fans' notice that not one of the 52 models was plus-size. But now, one plus-size model has decided to show Victoria's Secret exactly what they're missing by recreating some of their famous adverts on her Instagram account.

Man, back fat rolls are sexy, ion care! @jessyjphoto
Tabria Majors(@tabriamajors)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 9월 21 오전 11:54 PDT

Tabria Majors is a plus-size model based in Brooklyn. Speaking to the Huffington Post Canada, Tabria revealed that by recreating the adverts she hopes to "open the discussion of inclusivity in the mainstream media." Sharing her recreated images, Tabria wrote: "Maybe I’ll be a Victoria’s Secret Angel this year for Halloween, since it ain’t happening in real life lol....
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25 Sep

Natalie Nootenboom On Being The First Plus Size Model To Walk Anna Sui And Championing For Body Positivity

Earlier this month, 16-year-old Natalie Nootenboom made history when she became the first plus-size model to walk in the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week. The 5’11, half Japanese model and niece to DJ Steve Aoki was once bullied for the very traits that have made her a standout in the modeling industry: her long dark hair, full lips, green eyes, and distinct Asian features. But Nootenboom believes her mission is one of empowerment and continuing the body positivity movement that has already helped her feel more represented. “I'm an ambassador for women and for body image,” Nootenboom tells ELLE. “I think that the more plus size models are out there and the more that they are incorporated into...
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19 Jun

Plus Size Model Celebrates Her Cellulite With Gorgeous Photo


Being a model comes with a lot of perks — and a lot of scrutiny. Models are frequentlycriticized for their bodies if people deem them unacceptable for any reason, particularly when it comes to weight. Fortunately, there are now models like Ashley Graham, a.k.a. the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue. And she's helping to change how society sees — and talks about — women's bodies.

On Thursday, Graham posted a this gorgeous photo where she's riding a bicycle in a short and sweet dress:

A little cellulite never hurt nobody.. Stop judging yourself, embrace the things that society has called 'ugly'. #lovetheskinyourein #beautybeyondsize A S H L E Y G R A H A M(@theashleygraham)님이 게시한 사진님, 2016 6월 15 오후 2:56...
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