Top Plus Size Models – Over the past decade, we have seen a number of plus size models who have shaken up the status quo in the modeling world. Whether it comes to covering top fashion magazines like Vogue Italia or appearing in campaigns for major labels such as H&M; these plus size stunners are breaking the mold and trailblazing the way for future girls. See our list of ten models below including Ashley Graham, Tess Holliday and more curvy beauties.
Plus Size Models List
Australian model Robyn Lawley appeared on the famous Vogue Italia cover, and also served as the first plus size face for Ralph Lauren. She would later launch a food blog called, Robyn Lawley Eats. She became the first curvy beauty to appear in Vogue Australia as well. Robyn would later go on to star as the first plus size model to star in the pages of Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue’s in 2015.
In the 1990’s, Kate Dillon became an icon as one of the few plus size models. The American model has graced the pages of American Vogue, Elle US, Glamour and Vogue Paris. For advertising campaigns, Kate landed major brands like Gucci, L’Oreal Cosmetics and Jean Paul Gaultier. In her personal life, the model enjoys keeping active with hiking, yoga and bike riding.
American born model Tara Lynn graced the famous Vogue Italia June 2011 cover. The brunette model starred in campaigns for brands such as H&M, Forever 21, Lane Bryant and Lucky Brand. Tara also appeared in cover stories for top international magazines like Elle Spain and Elle France.
At a size 22, Tess Holliday stepped into the spotlight after covering People Magazine in 2015. The publication featured the headline: The World’s First Size 22 Supermodel! As a proponent of body positivity, Tess has been very vocal about reclaiming the word “fat”. The redhead appeared in campaigns for brands such as Torrid, H&M and ModCloth.
Another American model hailing from Nebraska, Ashley Graham was first discovered at the age of 19. She went on to be the face of leading plus size retailer Lane Bryant. Ashley made headlines by appearing in a banned lingerie commercial for Lane Bryant that was deemed too risqué for television. In 2016, the brunette became the first plus-size model to star on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. This helped propel her career, and she would later appear on the covers of Vogue US, Cosmopolitan, Vogue UK and ELLE Canada.
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