Contrary to the popular opinion where the models were usually a niche of women who were thin as a rake and completely slender, fashion designers are now taking in plus size models to market their clothes to the population of women who aren’t quite petite. Just because a woman is chubby, doesn’t mean she can’t be smoking hot and gorgeous. In some cultures, women who lean towards the heavy side are actually considered more desirable than their thinner counterparts!
Here is a list of 12 most beautiful plus size women models.
12. Tara Lynn
Born on June 13th 1990 in Seattle, Washington, her parents are originally from Venezuela. She is a lingerie models for the plus size and has made it to the cover of Elle Quebec and has starred in V Magazine, Glamour and modeled for H&M.
11. Chloe Marshall
Marshall is an English plus size model and was born on March 27th 1991. She was the first size 12 to 14 model to reach the finals for the Miss England tiara. She won second place in the national finals and then went on to sign a three year contract with Ford Models.
10. Rosie Mercado
Born on 28th March, 1980, Mercado is older than the typical 21 year old runaway models. She is a plus size model, a celebrity make up artist, fashion designer and television personality. She climbed up the ladder of fame with the public after she appeared in the reality television show Curvy Girls and was featured on National Geographic Channel’s show Taboo.
9. Ekaterina Zharkova
This Russian artistic beauty is a model and the lead on the popular TV show, There is a secret, on the channel ‘‘Friday’’.
8. Fluvia Lacerda
Born on 31st July, 1980 in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Lacerda has modeled for renowned brands like Torrid, Kmart, Biluzik, Bilka, Igigi and with other fashion designers. She also appeared in the Cover Plus Model Magazine and Vogue Italy. The fashion media labelled her the Gisele of plus sizes!
7. Marquita Pring
Born on 19th July, 1990 in Albany, NY, Pring singed with Ford Models in 2009 and modeled for Evans UK catalogue. In 2011, she became the face of Levi’s.
6. Jennie Runk
Born on June 13th 1989, this plus size model appeared in H&M’s Summer 2013 beachwear selection and it’s front page!
5. Denise Bidot
Bidot was discovered while doing another plus size model’s make up. Born on 13th June 1986 in America, she is half Puerto Rican and half Kuwaiti.
4. Alexandra Deynega
Another Russian beauty on this list, Deynega has been featured in magazines, calendars, undergarments and clothing catalogs. She signed with EastWestModels in Germany and has also modeled for SVESTA, Furmonde and Wildberries.
3. Justine Legault
Legault is a young Canadian model and TV host who often promotes healthy beauty.
2. Robyn Lawley
Lawley was born on 13th June 1989 in Sydney Australia. She was the cover model for Vogue’s Italia’s June 2011 issue, the second plus size model to be featured on the cover of Elle France, the first plus size model to be photographed and featured in Australian Vogue and GQ Australia and Australian Cosmopolitan.
She is also famous for having worked with award winning photographers including Greg Kadel, Kenneth Willardt, Rankin, Raphael Mazzucco and Steven Meisel. In 2015 she become the first plus size model to be featured in Sports Illustrated annual Swimsuit Issue.
1. Ashley Graham
Graham is a lingerie model for Lane Bryant and a fashion model for Levi’s. She has also appeared on the cover of Elle Quebec and has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and Elle UK. She was also the first plus size model to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.