Plus-size models are celebrating a big win today as one of their own, Tess Munster announced that she is the first size 22 model to be signed by a major modeling agency. MiLK Management in London, officially signed the curvaceous beauty to it’s Curve division and her photos look every inch the super model she is.
Sharing the news on her Facebook page, Munster wrote, “I can finally share my big news!!! I’m now represented by MiLK Management in London. I’m the first plus size model EVER (I die) my size & height to be signed to a major agency!”
Kudos to MiLK for this significant step in the right direction (featuring beauty in all it’s various sizes and shapes), and congratulations to Tess, who has long been an amazing advocate for the fashion world embracing plus-size models! Here are some more stunning images of this beauty.
In a move towards embracing a positive body image for all women, Vogue.com has put it’s money where it’s mouth is with a stunning plus-size lingerie spread that will leave you wondering why the fashion tome’s website took so long to do it!
The spread featured the cream of the crop top plus-size models, like Marquita Pring, Inga Eiriksdottir and Ashley Graham in envy-worthy onsie, and bra and pantie sets that put the focus on the beauty of embracing women’s vast variety of body types.
Shot by legendary photography Cass Bird, the black and white shoot is absolutely beautiful and a positive step towards the fashion mag catering to positive body image. Kudos Vogue.com!read more
In the world of high-end, plus-size models, one Ms. Robyn Lawley is at the top of her game. We’re not talking about the countless major magazine covers the stunner has graced (French Elle, Vogue Australia and Vogue Italia.) Nor are we referring to her flaunting her curves as the face of Brit brand Boux Avenue’s much-lauded lingerie campaign. No, today we refer the Lawley’s success in different terms, namely as Ralph Lauren’s very first plus-size campaign model.
Joining the ranks of Lauren’s typical stable of models, Lawly’s signing with the brand has the industry buzzing about whether or not this will help legitimize the plus-size fashion industry—essentially ensuring that more couture labels will start designing plus-size fashions and featuring plus-size models in their big campaigns. Upon yesterday’s announcement, Lawly proudly told Good Morning America about her most recent coup, flaunting her 6’2″, size 12 figure—a far cry from Lauren’s regulars who typically weigh in at about a size 2. When asked if she thought that her joining the all-american brand would be the start of us seeing more plus-size models enjoying these high-end and coveted gigs, she remained optimistic. “I hope so.” Lawley said. “I hope, I’m sure we will see. You know there’s so many plus-size models in New York doing so well in the moment, and it’s only going to get better.”
One (more) small step for Lawley, one giant step for plus-size model-kind.read more