plus size modelling

Alison Hammond Find a Model Winners

YOURS Clothing has just announced the winners of the Find a Model competition! The two winners are Kelly Nightingale from Aldershot and Emma Childs from Dagenham. The two lucky winners will be spending a day with Alison at a London studio to shoot the range. We will definitely keep you updated with details and pictures as we have them!

YOURS Clothing would like to thanks everyone for entering. They had well over 1,000 entries and the standard was very, very high and Alison will be emailing all entrants soon!

Face of Full Figured Fashion Week Model Search

Full Figured Fashion Week™ has announced the return of their “Face of Full Figured Fashion Week” Cover Model Search for 2010, sponsored by Daily Venus Divas.

If you are interested in a chance to win a round trip ticket to New York City during Full Figured Fashion Week 2010, an opportunity to host the red carpet VIP reception and gain online and local media exposure, visit FFFWeek for details on how to enter!

You can click here to register to be a contestant. Otherwise to vote for your favorite contestant click here.

Contest ends on Thursday, 29th April, 2010. Good luck to all who enter!

Full Figured Fashion Week Now Looking for Plus Size Runway Models

The wait is over ladies! Online submissions for plus size runway models for Full Figured Fashion Week are now being accepted. Here is the application which you will need to fill out if interested.

Here is some other essential info you need to be aware of before applying. You must have professional runway skills to apply, no exceptions. If you live out state (i.e. outside of NY, NJ, CT, etc.) and you submit an application, you must read the directions on the application and send FFFWeek a link to a small video clip of your runway skills. It does not have to be you in a fashion show, it could be something as simple as a friend recording your walk (in heels, etc.). Please read the info on the application very carefully before submitting. If you live out of town and you do not send FFFWeek a link to the videoclip, your application will be automatically voided. FFFWeek is doing this because they realize the costs associated with traveling to NY to audition and they want to be sure you realize that they are looking for the best of the best. So, please read the info on the application very carefully!

If FFFWeek are interested in seeing you, they will contact you directly to attend their closed casting which will be held in April.

If you have any questions email . Good luck to all!

Yours Clothing Model Search for the Alison Hammond Range

The Alison Hammond range at Yours Clothing is due to be launched at the end of March and Alison is currently recruiting real plus size women who can help her to model her range once launched.

If you think you could model the Alison Hammond range then send a photograph of yourself to or to the following mailing address: Yours Clothing Press Office, 1184 Lincoln Road, Werrington, Peterborough, Cambs, PE4 6LA.

The closing date for entries is Friday, 26th March at 5p.m. Three winners will be chosen by
Alison Hammond herself and will receive an all expenses paid trip to the exclusive launch. They will also receive items from the range that they can personally select!

What are you waiting for girls? Send in your photo! Good luck to all.

Full Figured Fashion Week Announces Big & Tall Male Model Search

Full Figured Fahion Week has today announced that they will be holding a male model casting to find big and tall men for the first ever runway show to showcase fashions for our big guys!

Executive producer, Gwen Devoe and the whole team at FFFWeek are firm believers in equal runway opportunity for all and this year, they want men involved!

So here are the casting details:

Tuesday, March 23rd – 6:30 PM
Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue (bet. 36th and 37th Streets)
10th Floor, Studio10A
New York, NY

All interested need to bring a full length photo and a headshot. It does not have to be professional but your have to be prepared to leave the photos with the FFFWeek team. And, be prepared to walk for their panel.

RSVP is not necessary but if you want to send your photos in advance you can to: .

Interested, but out of state? Send your photos to .

PLUS Model Mag First Ever Model Search

Plus Model SearchPLUS Model Magazine is launching its first Model Search at the Love Your Body Day event in LA on 24th October, 2009.

They are looking for models local to the West Coast area who are not signed with an agency and are between size 10 and 18, height 5′7″ to 6′0″ and ages 18 to 25. Five finalists will be chosen and compete for the ultimate prize.

The winner will receive:

  1. A 1 year exclusive contract with Brand Model & Talent Agency.
  2. Campaign with Hips and Curves.
  3. The cover and editorial of PLUS Model Magazine.

The judges will be sending tips to you so that you are prepared for the Model Search on 24th October, 2009. Details on how to apply for this Model Search will be sent to all PLUS Model Magazine readers through their newsletter, so do sign up if you are interested!

For more information on Love Your body Day visit

Not in the LA area? Not a problem! Watch out for more contests coming to different cities throughout 2009 and 2010.

Torrid, Introduces the 2009 House of Dreams Model Search Winners

Seven lucky winners will rock the runway at the 2009 Torrid House of Dreams Fashion Event to be held on September 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Torrid, has selected the seven winners of the 2009 Torrid House of Dreams Model Search, the world’s largest plus-size modeling contest. The winners were selected from over 5,000 entries from all over the US. Finalists were chosen based on beauty, style, personality, and their potential to represent the Torrid brand’s unique blend of youthful fashion, confidence and glamour. Finalists’ popularity with Torrid fans, who were able to vote for their favorite models at, was also a consideration in determining this year’s winners.

As guests of honor at the Torrid House of Dreams event, the winners will be modeling original designs created by students from FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Torrid has partnered with FIDM for this year’s House of Dreams event which will be held on the FIDM campus, West Coast home of Project Runway. House of Dreams benefits The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Torrid’s long time partner in the fight against breast cancer. This event kicks off a month long Torrid campaign to support National Breast Cancer Awareness in October.

Winner info

  • Heather, North Pole, Alaska
  • Nikki, Northridge, California
  • Taylor, DeWitt, Michigan
  • Daron, Vancouver, Washington
  • Natalie, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • Emma, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • April, Beaver Creek, Oregon

Torrid 2009 House Of Dreams

Size 14+ Girls Taking Over the Runway

City Chic and BGM Models are making Fashion History and are on the on the search for 2 sexy curvaceous fashionistas to hit the Runway at Rosemount Fashion festival.

City Chic, Australia’s premier high street fashion destination for curvalicious girls size 14+ and BGM Models Australia’s leading plus size modeling agency are looking for two sexy curvaceous girls to make their catwalk debut. For the City Chic SPRING 09 runway shows to be held on Thursday, August 20 at 12.30pm and 1.30pm at the Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival, Martin Place.

Phil Ryan, General Manager for City Chic says, “the average size Australian woman is size 14 to 16 and have previously always been under catered for in the fashion industry, especially in the younger 18 – 28 year old market”.

Ryan has built the business from 1 to 48 stores in five years, says “City Chic will not only be the first brand to present a curvaceous show at Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival (RSFF). But the first in Australia to have size 14+ models on the catwalk!”

There will be fourteen of Australia’s leading plus size models in sizes 14,16 &18 from renowned modeling agency, BGM Models. Darrianne Donnelly Director of BGM Models says “We are looking for 2 more curvaceous girls to join our 14 beauties and make catwalk history”

The prize for our two winners will be:

  • Making your modeling debut at the prestigious RSFF event
  • A $1,000 City Chic shopping spree.
  • A 12 month contract with BGM models.
  • Meeting Elizabeth Green – BGM model who now resides in New York working as one of the leading plus sized super models – who’ll fill the  winners in on how to get to the top.

To enter the City Chic & BGM Model catwalk model search simply be a size 14-16, 18-28 years in age, at least 174cm in height. Then FROCK UP AND ROCK UP TO THE WESTIN HOTEL, the official ROSEMOUNT FASHION FESTIVAL VENUE, ON SATURDAY AUGUST 8 –between 10 am and 2.00pm.

Castings will be held in THE WESTIN HOTEL Ballroom.

Lower ground floor, No 1 Martin Place, Sydney.

The 2 winners will be announced Saturday 8th August 3pm at the Westin Hotel.

(Make sure you’re available for model training on Sunday, August 9 and between Saturday August 15th and Thursday August 20th for the ROSEMOUNT SYDNEY FASHION FESTIVAL, City Chic  & BGM Model parade.)

For all details log on to

Darrianne Donnelly, BGM MODELS is available for interview – 0418 450 222

Phil Ryan, GM of city chic is available for interview – 0416 115 750

For further information call:  Lee Manfred  (02) 8323 5777

Curvy Divas at Torrid

Year after year Torrid host their own model search, and this year is no exception. What’s interesting, and fun, about the Torrid model search, is the fact that you can have your say and contribute to the final decision.

So head on to Torrid today to check out the finalists and vote for your favorite Torrid Model Search finalist.

Voluptuous Ladies Take on the Catwalk in Ireland

Earlier this month Ireland saw 27 beautiful and voluptuous ladies compete to become the next cover girl for SimplyBe, the online home shopping company for plus size women in the UK and Ireland.

These 27 gorgeous ladies ranged from size 14 to size 32 and Andrea Smith at the has a great roundup of the full event and much more. Check it out.

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