plus size modelling

Tyra Banks Crowns New Plus Size Beauty

As I’m sure many of you have already heard, retired catwalk star Tyra Banks, hosted a contest for plus size beauties yesterday during her talk show. America’s Next Top Model host has said that “You do not have to be super stick skinny in order to model.” The voluptuous beauties who entered this contest, strutted their stuff yesterday on the TYRA show, fighting for the chance to show off their bodies and be named the winner! Among the judges of the contest, present were Mia Tyler, Josh Morrow and Ruben Studdard.

The first Top Plus-Size Model winner was Marguerite Brown, who weighs 218 pounds! Besides having the honor of being the first plus size woman to be crowned Top Plus-Size Model on the TYRA show, Marguerite won a photo spread opportunity with the new Bombshell magazine, as well as a $1,000 shopping spree and a one-year contract with top modelling agency Wilhelmina Models.

Well done Marguerite! You truly deserve your new title. And an even bigger well done to Tyra Banks who is showing her support to plus size models and full figured women worldwide, proving to us all, once again, that big is indeed beautiful and worthy of being on the front covers of magazines!

Crystal Renn: plus size modelling sensation

I must say, although Crystal Renn is a familiar face to me, I did not really know who she was, or what she was all about. That was until today: I came across this article at the which explains Crystal’s journey from being a 7 stone skinny model, to an 11 stone superstar. Crystal now wears a size 16, and has found fame after gaining weight. She has appeared in Vogue and is currently the sensation of fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, as well as designer Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Now this is the kind of news I would like to hear everyday! What enouragement this gives to plus size women, especially teenagers, everywhere. Hopefully stories like Crystal’s will become more commonplace and more skinny models will start to gain beautiful curves, as Crystal has.

Read more about Crystal here.

IGIGI seeking plus size models for TV appearance

Listen up ladies. IGIGI are looking for 6 models in Portland/Seattle area for TV segment on September 5th; you would need to be available on the day of the show and provide your own transportation to the show. You will also need to be available before the show for fitting and casting.

IGIGI require that the models be at least size 14 and up, minimum heign 5′7″ and be able to walk well in high heels.

In order to apply e-mail the follwing information to :

  1. Name
  2. City/State
  3. If you are able to come to Portland/Seattle for the show on the 5th and before it for fitting sessions (you must be able to provide your own transportation)
  4. Dress size
  5. Height
  6. Shoe size
  7. Bust, waist and hips
  8. Contact information (e-mail and telephone)
  9. Minimum 2 recent pictures of yourself

Miss F.A.T. 2006, Miss Tanisha Malone

I know this is somewhat overdue; however I wanted to do a little post about this year’s brand new Miss F.A.T. 2006, Tanisha Malone. I am sure that every plus size women has heard of the unique curvy pageant that has recently hit out TV screens (and also the web)… Mo’nique’s FAT Chance.

Well Mo’nique FAT Chance has this year come back with a bang! The show has matured and has in my opinion grown stronger. This show is so great, in the sense that it helps those plus size ladies who feel down because of their image, think again and say “Hey, I’m curvy and I’m sexy!”. That is exactly what it makes me feel and I’m sure most of you feel the same way.

This year’s winner is Miss Tanisha Malone, who hails from Newark, New Jersey. This 28 year old lady surely has a very exciting road ahead of her. Working as an assistant for a medical examiner, Tanisha loves to sign and read poetry, besides serving as a motivational speaker for teens.

An overview of all contestants will follow soon, and we will also hopefully get some up close and personal interviews for you all. So keep reading the scoop!

This show must definitely go on!

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