16 Hot Plus Size Models to Look Out For by Juliet Poucher
Ceval Omar (@ceval)
Ceval is a Somali-Norweigan transgender plus size model--a triple threat!! She's currently with three international agencies and is developing a popularity on Instagram. She speaks out about the toxicity of Eurocentric dominance in the beauty industry and strives to create a platform for women of unique backgrounds.
Precious Lee (@preciousleexoxo)
Atlanta native, Precious Lee, is the first black plus size model in American Vogue and to have ever walked the runway at New York Fashion Week. She's starred in Lane Bryant's #ImNoAngel and #PlusIsEqual campaigns along with working with multiple big brands such as Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Target.
Carmen Fozzard (@fozzisbozz)
Carmen is a Mozambican, New York based plus size model and Instagram sensation. She heavily emphasizes on self love, openly embracing her scars and flaws. She emits carefree vibes and a gorgeous feed.
Tess McMillan (@tess_mcmillan)
19 year old Texan, Tess McMillan, has already been featured in various big magazines such as Vogue Italia and British Vogue. She's also walked for Dolce & Gabana; her gorgeous red hair and light eyebrows separate her from the rest.
Tash NcCube (@tashncube)
Tash NcCube is not only a New York based fashion model with four international agencies, but she is also a law student. She dazzles us with her colorful outfits and embraces her roots strongly on Instagram.
Catherine Li (@catieli)
Catherine Li is a mixed race plus size model who has spoken about the difficult duality of a mixed race identity, especially as a plus size woman in the modeling industry. She emphasizes on individuality and encourages others to embrace who they are. She's even started her own plus size line, Shop Love Yourz, offering trendy clothes sizes S-3X.
India Haylee Barton (@indiahayleebarton)
LA based fashion model, India Haylee Barton, is well distinguished for her exemplary Barbie looks. She discusses how being bullied throughout her childhood has motivated her to prove them wrong; she made her way into the modeling world by volunteering at fashion shows to eventually being signed with Bella Management. She's improved her confidence ever since and urges other girls to break out of their shells to take chances.
Naomi Shimada (@naomishimada)
Naomi Shimada is a plus size fashion model, dancer, and author of Mixed Feelings. She speaks out about the truth of plus size modeling such as the struggles of not being able to fit in bikini tops. She also promotes healthy living along with body positivity on her Instagram.
Sonny Turner (@sonnyturner__)
Sonny Turner is a UK based model who preaches body positivity and serves as an example of doing anything you want. She's opened up about the truth about posing and the awkwardness of bikini shoots saying, "Changing rooms can be scary places."
Tabria Majors (@tabriamajors)
Tabria Majors has worked with some of the most well known brands in the industry such as Fashion Nova and Forever 21. She's also well known for publicly speaking out about Victoria Secret's exclusivity and how plus size women need that sex positive representation as well.
Haley Rudolph (@haleyrudolph)
Haley Rudolph is also a Toronto based model who's worked with several international agencies. You can check out her Instagram to see her glamorous world travels.
Portland based model, Jeanise Herrell, tropes the stereotypes and expectations of supermodels with her curly hair and tattoos.
GiGi is a 20 year old, Toronto based plus size model who's also VEGAN!