Beauty Beyond Size Two
Curvy chics are some of the most unrepresented women on the internet. In many of the top searches you find Angelina Jolie, Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton etc. Anna Nicole Smith only made it into Lycos top fifty search terms after she died.
It is my hope to change that, even just a little by bringing you content on some of the world's most beautiful and talented plus size beauties.
Curvy Chics come in all sizes but this lens features the higher end of the scale. Whether you call yourself curvy, plus, chunky, or fat -- be proud and thankful for the life you have.
I hope you enjoy getting to know these curvy, talented women.
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Exotic and charming...
Plus size model or goddess? We cannot seem to decide. And really who cares -- give us more of this transplanted Nebraskan and we will eat it up.
Ashley has proven to have an alluring presence both in print and on the screen with the many advertorials under her belt.
You can learn more about the exotic beauty that is Ashley Graham in this lens dedicated to her.
You can run but you cannot hide...
This homegrown Canadian actress, comedian and MTV co-host has a personality as loud as her voice.
With Sheena around you never know what to expect. And that is a good thing. She is not afraid of being raw or getting in your face and she is not above using her body for distraction, slapstick humor, or sex appeal.
You can learn more about the tornado that is Sheena Snively in this lens dedicated to her.
Living a life beyond beauty...
She has one of the most highly regarded faces and bodies in fashion and plus size modeling.
A goddess among women, she continues to entice both men and women with her understated beauty and radiant charm.
You can learn more about Kate Dillon in this lens dedicated to her.
Books For the Curvy Girl - Plus size, fat, soft, voluptuous whatever you wanna call yourself.
Eating blueberries in style...
She has come a long way since she was the little cutie on the Cosby show. As a full fledged woman, she is still a cutie.
The acting bug continues to be a part of her busy life but she is also a producer, singer, dancer, and occasional model.
You can learn more about Raven-SymonÃ© in this lens dedicated to her.
Her fashion sense has its own flavor while her musical sense has been bathed by the rhythm of legends like Etta James and Peggy Lee.
This fresh musical artist has crossed the pond to gain a growing following of admirers of her earthly voice and heart felt lyrics.
You can learn more about Adele Adkins in this lens dedicated to her.
Sharing her down under sense of humor...
Who could resist the smile of this beautiful, talented, and funny actress, comedian, and writer.
This Aussie native is a sweetheart of talent in her homeland and is quickly making waves both with her guest movie roles and her cheeky nighttime interviews.
You can learn more about Rebel Wilson in this lens dedicated to her.
Giving a little rant...
Bossy, cheeky, witty and a girl with something on her mind. A few somethings.
Joy Nash's You Tube video about the ups and downs of being plus size skyrocketed to over a million hits in a few short months.
Beauty, brains and a whole lot of attitude make her a top choice curvy chic.
You can learn more about Joy Nash in this lens dedicated to her.
Letting the World Know that Fat People have Sex Too...
A writer, a historian, a public speaker, a fat activist, a feminist, a woman on a mission.
Hanne Blank's words have been featured in such publications as OUT and Penthouse. She has edited a number of books of an erotic nature as well as written non-fiction books that push boundaries and open minds.
You can learn more about Hanne Blank in this lens dedicated to her.
Books for Fat Girls - From inspirational to educational.
Shanker is here to let the world know that fat people "aren't all jolly, we aren't asexual, we aren't lazy, and we aren't all depressos zoning out in front of the TV sets with ice cream melting down our chins." She wants us all to be able to respect ourselves, our bodies and be able to handle the rude people who aren't comfortable enough in their own lives that they have to try to make someone else unhappy.
Fat!So? isn't all about the seriousness of being fat, fat acceptance and standing up for ourselves. Wann likes to have a little fun and it shows in a few of her mock essays, bountiful women cartoons from various artists and other extra goodies that take you from reading to interactive play. It is not the exclusive bible for fat acceptance that it use to be, it's a good read and shows what women have been trying to say for years: Accept me as I am.
Revolting Bodies text is dry and hard to get through. And I went through many passages without having a clue what I was reading about before I hit a nugget that hit home for me. This book isn't for the faintly educated but if you want to move beyond the usual cutesy books normally thrown at us I recommend this one. You will definitely learn something new about our society and culture and the ins and outs of the "fat identity".
Stark naked with attitude...
Her fashion sense is extreme, her voice is intense. She has proven again and again that she is not afraid to take chances with her career and the clothes she wears on her back.
She has become a pop culture icon that shows no sign of dissipating; luckily for us!
You can learn more about Beth Ditto in this lens dedicated to her.
A real doll...
She is one of the world's first successful models to continue on a visible career long after her first days of modeling plus size fashions.
She is a genuine role model for women of all sizes and all ages.
You can learn more about Emme in this lens dedicated to her.
A little rap with a Romanian slap...
Well loved in her country of Romania and her adopted country of Germany, this plus size song writer and rap artist is shaking up the rest of the world thanks to the long arms of the Internet and YouTube.
She is cute, she is sexy and of course she has a bit of saucy attitude.
You can learn more about Miss Platnum in this lens dedicated to her.
Flaunting the pooch...
She is not afraid to show a little pooch and we all love her for it. This plus size model has gone mainstream ever since she bared her bod in a tiny photo in Glamour magazine.
Fashion magazines can not seem to get enough of her and either can we.
You can learn more about Lizzie Miller in this lens dedicated to her.
The velvety smooth plus size model and actress...
Notorious, sexy, curvy. Just a few creative words to describe Velvet who has been gaining national acclaim from working with designers like John Galliano and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Creative, talented, compassionate. There is a lot more to this intelligent woman than her curves (but they sure do help).
You can learn more about Velvet d'Amour in this lens dedicated to her.
More than a cupful...
Giving a little attitude never hurt; especially if you have the curves to back it up. Plus size model, Mia Tyler definitely has the curves. Oh, ya, and she has some attitude to go along with it.
Mia has made the reality TV rounds with shows like Celebrity Fit Club and Mo'nique's Fat Chance and is busy at work on a plus size clothing line with equal attitude.
You can learn more about Mia Tyler in this lens dedicated to her.
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Going for gold...
She surprised critics by winning over the judges with brains and curves to win Miss Surrey. Then she had them scared when she ran for the Miss England crown, winning first runner up.
This active plus size woman has a goal in mind, giving beauty pageants something they haven't had in the past... variety! Oh yeah, and a few curves.
You can learn more about Chloe Marshall in this lens dedicated to her.
Loving her body...
This modern day goddess is sending good vibrations through television waves via comedies like Hell Date and talk shows like Dr. Phil. She has her own production company and travels nationally to talk about the impact of body image and self-acceptance.
You can learn more about Chenese Lewis in this lens dedicated to her.
The Beautiful Women Project
It all started with a simple conversation she had with her 13 year old daughter about her best friend, also 13, who was saving up money for a boob job. Cheryl-Ann was floored (as were we all) and decided to start the Beautiful Women Project in hopes of inspiring positive thoughts about the female body in all its forms.
Curvy girl wins top slot...
It has been incredibly busy for this full-figure model as she fills the responsibilities for becoming America's Next Top Model and gains recognition of her own.
This curvy beauty has a strong head on her shoulders and will no doubt make the rest of us curvy girls proud.
You can learn more about Whitney Thompson in this lens dedicated to her.
Every girl needs a fat chance...
Fit, fabulous, funny and yes fat. A size 22 to be exact. This multi-talented woman definitely has more going on than the curves on her body.
Monique has been in charge of her career since it began and it shows no signs of stopping.
You can learn more about Mo'Nique in this lens dedicated to her.
It's good to be ugly...
Her smile is contagious, her eyes sparky and she has a little bit if giggle. Very little really but she's been adopted by body image activists every where.
It all started when, at seventeen, she starred in the Indie film Real Women Have Curves. It has kind of gained a cult following ever since.
You can learn more about America Ferrera in this lens dedicated to her.
The curvy doctor with the mostest...
The curvy beauty who plays Dr. Callie Torres on the hit television show Grey's Anatomy is a beautiful, strong, intelligent woman.
In real she has more than believable acting skills under her belt. She was classically trained at Julliard and has made her stamp on Broadway. She's also not as threatening as or T.V. personae.
You can learn more about Sara Ramirez in this lens dedicated to her.
The English Muffin...
The U.K. beauty that brought the word 'porn' to the culinary arts (food-porn). Her unique style of relaxed cooking for friends and family has made the world fall in love with her.
The hourglass figure, doe eyes and long black main probably had something to do with it too.
You can learn more about Nigella Lawson in this lens dedicated to her.
Life beyond the bikini...
She has been undervalued and heavily ridiculed by the media because of weight for the last decade and frankly I am a little tired of it.
Kirstie is a talented, witty and beautiful woman, mother, actress, writer, and producer.
You can learn more about Kirstie Alley in this lens dedicated to her.
The rapping cover girl...
She has strong roots in the rap music industry but she has made a name for herself as an actress, writer and producer. All while still keeping her toes in her musical roots.
A great smile, infectious humor, and curves to die for; the Queen has definitely found her thrown.
You can learn more about Queen Latifah in this lens dedicated to her.
Modeling on her terms...
This young beauty has already accomplished so much in such a short time. She went from a scrawny, starving waif to a voluptuous plus size role model in a matter of years.
Modeling for some of the biggest designers in the industry is just one of many barriers she is on the road to breaking.
You can learn more about Crystal Renn in this lens dedicated to her.
A budding actress...
She currently has one Lifetime movie credit to her name but this budding plus size actress is a true power house with an entertaining array of emotions.
Hopefully this Canadian actress will be on the docket some time soon.
You can learn more about Melissa Halstrom in this lens dedicated to her.
Plus Size Shopping on eBay
If you're on a budget but want to add some great pieces to your wardrobe then eBay is a great place to start. There is gently used to brand spanking new clothing to be found. Warning: eBay shopping can be time consuming and addictive!
Not taking no for an answer...
When American Idol let Jennifer Hudson slip through their fingers it was possibly the best thing that ever happened to her. Otherwise how could this curvy songstress go on to win an Academy Award (her first time out) for her role in Dreamgirls.
This curvy diva is still acting and belting out the tunes, much to the joy of her adoring fans.
You can learn more about Jennifer Hudson in this lens dedicated to her.
R.I.P. Mia Amber
I was first introduced to plus size model Mia Amber through Plus Model Magazine. I later got to know her through her blog and via short conversations on Twitter. On May 10 Facebook friends received the news that she had died -- no details were given as to the circumstance but the family wanted to let Mia's fans know. The news quickly spread to Twitter where I heard about it and was deeply shocked like many of her followers. As I'm writing this I still cannot believe it. You can leave condolences for the family at Mia's Personal Facebook and Fan Facebook pages. Mia had just finished having her official website updated last month so please visit there too.
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