Making a Good Impression
Chenese Lewis first came on the scene when she won the first ever Miss Plus America pageant.
Since then she has been in high demand modelling, acting, hosting and engaging audiences as a keynote speaker.
Chenese Lewis is taking charge of her career while setting a positive example that being plus size does not mean you sit on the sidelines and watch the world go by.
This lens is dedicated to this multi-talented curvy lady. I hope you enjoy getting to know Chenese Lewis.
Three Reasons to Love Chenese Lewis
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10 Things You May Not Know About Chenese Lewis
- She does not drink alcohol or smoke.
- She loves to shop.
- She is not an animal lover--no pets.
- She loves Italian food.
- She is a great swimmer.
- She is the only child.
- She loves to sing and dance.
- Her favorite drink is Lemonade.
- Her favorite color is gold.
- She is a great cook.
The First Miss Plus America
Coronet Productions created the first pageant to celebrate plus size women on a national level. They "believe that all women are beautiful, inside and out" and are "devoted to celebrating the essence of the full-figured woman and giving her an avenue in which to pursue recognition for those causes".
Chenese Lewis, who was working as a plus size model/actress at the time, entered as Miss Louisiana Plus America. Within a short time she went on to win the main title in the 2003 event. Because of her continued work in promoting the value of plus size women they also awarded her with Miss Plus America Lifetime.
"I've had to turn down many roles because they are disrespectful. I'm conscience about my image and what I'm portraying to the world."
Love Your Body Day
In October 2006, Chenese helped women worldwide celebrate their bodies no matter what their size. In West Hollywood, California she hosted an afternoon of love and appreciation along with special co-hosts like Mia Tyler and Kim Coles.
The Love Your Body! Project included colourful rubber wristbands available to women worldwide. The bands deliver a powerful affirmation to the wearer as well as help to contribute to organizations that promote a positive body image.
The Numbers Game:
"Numbers don't define who you are whether it's your weight, your age or your zip code."
PLUS Model Radio
Her latest gig is an internet radio show, sponsored by PLUS Model Magazine, that highlights some of the most adored faces of the industry. She's Interviewed ANTM Whitney Thompson as well as American's Idol's Kimberley Locke.
Making it Official with Chenese Lewis
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