Posts Tagged ‘plus size modelling’

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.

Top Plus Size Model Supported by Cherished-Woman

Danielle LineDesigner of plus size clothing and lingerie is going the extra mile to support the curvy models featured within their online store and material, by sponsoring one of them in a model search.

Top plus size model Danielle Line is competing to be the next plus size cover girl in Shirley’s Sexy Model Search, being run by Shirley of Hollywood. Danielle is one of eight finalists in the plus size division and are sponsoring Danielle as she epitomizes sexiness and wholesomeness all in one.

I wish Danielle, as well as all the other contestants within the plus size category the best of luck within this contest. Furthermore I truly commend for supporting Danielle, and encourage all other designers and stores to support their models wherever possible.

Read more about the contest, and make sure to check out the other finalists and cast your vote. The winners will be announced live on 25th September, 2008 in the Bahamas.

A New Spin on the Age Old Model Contest

One of my favorite plus size clothing labels, Missphit, has just launched the “Clothes Gone Wrong” plus size model contest.

This is a contest with a twist, because unlike practically all other model contests, you do not need to be a beauty queen to win! In fact this contest is seeking photo submissions of your worst fitting clothes, for a chance to win a wardrobe makeover and become a Missphit top model.

I think this is such a great idea from Missphit’s part, and I am sure the lucky winner will have an absolute blast with the makeover, and with the whole experience of becoming a Missphit top model! I’m very excited to see how this contest will progress over the coming weeks, and I am even more honored to be part of it by being one of the judges.

Here are the nitty gritty details from Missphit themselves on the contest, and what you need to do to get involved:

Style conscious plus-size women struggle constantly to find clothes that not only look great, but fit their body shapes in all the right places. According to a recent Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™ survey, 21% of female respondents reported wearing a size 15 or greater yet 70% of these women stated they couldn’t find clothing they liked in their size. Known for their detail oriented focus on both fit and trendy styles, Missphit is acknowledging this frustration by offering a chance to replace tired duds with fresh new looks that flatter their fuller figures.

Starting this month and continuing bi-monthly for the rest of the year, Missphit will begin seeking photo submissions from frustrated fashionistas showing off their worst fitting outfit for a chance to win $200 worth of free Missphit clothing and an opportunity to bask in the spotlight. Winners of the bi-monthly contests will be awarded a mini wardrobe makeover and be featured on the Missphit Web site with “before” and “after” pictures to show their transformation.

In addition, contest winners will be entered for consideration to become the next Missphit Top Model. The grand finale winner will be flown to Los Angeles for a complete makeover and fashion shoot to be featured as Missphit’s new Top Model. For more information about the contest, please visit

More About Missphit
Missphit is a Los Angeles based clothing line dedicated to bringing trendy and sophisticated styles to plus-sized women. The company, run by husband and wife team Christina and Yul Kwon, brings 20 years of design and manufacturing experience to the table. Christina studied fashion design at Esmod in Paris and has honed her trade with experience in top design houses such as Christian Dior and John Galliano among others. Missphit is sold nationwide in select stores and is available for purchase online at

You Could Be The Next Plus Size Model

This weekend Torrid presents the 2008 Model Search Event. Now through Sunday 20th July stop by your local Torrid store and be the first to submit your 8×10 photo, network with other diva contestants, shop with VIP savings, plus free goodies are also in store for the first 100 shoppers!

All contestants must supply an 8×10 photo and completed entry form, which can be easily downloaded from the Torrid website.

Can’t make it to your local store? No problem! Simply download the entry form then mail it with your 8×10 photo to Torrid by July 31st, 2008. Entries submitted after this date will not be accepted.

Send entries to:
The Torrid 2008 Model Search Event
18305 E. San Jose Ave
City of Industry, CA 91748

Visit Torrid for more details. Good luck to all the entrants.

Project Curves comes to Baltimore

Sharon QuinnThe original one day workshop for aspiring plus size models is heading to Baltimore, MD on Saturday June 21st, 2008. Here’s what you’ll learn from a group of industry experts attending the event:

Runway Bootcamp

  • Poise, posture, stance, poses and turns
  • Getting the money shot at the end of the runway
  • Walking in groups and pairs
  • Tips on industry standards vs. entertainment modeling
  • Audition techniques

Fit and Foundation Clinic

  • Undergarments 101 for the plus size diva
  • Selecting the right foundation undergarment for your body type

Plus Modeling 101

  • Learn about the industry from an insider
  • What does it take to start a career in plus modeling?
  • Where fo you start?

Strike A Pose

  • Everything you always wanted to ask a fashion photographer/stylist

The likes of Sharon Quinn, Gwen DeVoe, Madeline Figueroa-Jones, Jennene Biggins and Alva Page will be attending this event, making it one not to miss by all aspiring plus size models.

For further details on location, as well as registration, visit and

Miss NYC Plus Brings Curves to the Spotlight

Diana Mathias, writer at The Epoch Times, carried a very interesting article last week, which introduces us to Chanel Clark and the Miss NYC Plus organization. The organization was created based on the need to have an avenue where to showcase plus size fashion and models in NYC, something which had so far been extremely difficult to do.

Founded by Chanel Clark, Miss NYC Plus produced its first pageant in March of this year. During this event, women wearing size 12 to 26 where given the chance to gather at an event focused exclusively on plus size fashion and celebrating curves. The pageant proved to be very successful, receiving an overwhelming amount of response. During this event, one particular model was named winner of the 2008 Miss NYC Plus Pageant. The winner for 2008 was Nic Moore.

The next event the organization has planned is a march down Fashion Avenue during New York Fashion Week in September as “a peaceful rally so that people can see how beautiful these ladies [size 12 and larger] are,” Clark said. “We really want to make a statement.”

Definitely watch out for more updates from Miss NYC Plus over here at the scoop. In the meantime if you would like further details, do visit them at

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