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Beautiful Plus Size Women Models

Updated on May 7, 2017

BBW and "Plus Size" models featuring Anna Nicole Smith, Mia Tyler, Toccara Jones and more

What do you think of when you think of a model?
Frail little thin creatures that might break if you look at them too hard?
Well in case you hadn't noticed, there is a whole sub section of modeling out there just for plus-size models.
Designers have finally figured out that not everyone is built like Kate Moss, and many have adjusted their sizes accordingly.
They are making fashions designed for "real women" and of course with these fashions, they have to use models that do the clothes justice.
There are Plus-Size promotional modeling agencies like Irene Marie, Agence Plus, Close Models and Goddess Models that do print modeling, fitness, fashion modeling jobs, commercials, and showroom modeling.
To make it as a plus-size model, you need to be photogenic and have a proportional figure.
Most of these models wear at least a size 10 and some may wear up to a size 18, and to look at some of them, you wouldn't think they actually qualify as plus-size, but you have to realize that they are larger than your standard model.
So to help introduce you to this world, here are some of the big and beautiful women, that are the hottest in the business...

"Plus Size" Model Whitney Thompson
"Plus Size" Model Whitney Thompson

Whitney Thompson

Fashion model Whitney Thompson was born on September 26th, 1987 in Atlantic Beach, Florida.
Whitney stands five feet ten inches tall, weighs between 145-159 lbs and is 36-32-43.
She grabbed the spotlight when she won the tenth season of the reality television show America's Next Top Model.
Since America's Next Top Model, she has worked for both the Elite Model agency and the Wilhelmina Model agency in New York.

Sophie Dahl
Sophie Dahl

Sophie Dahl

Sophie Dahl was born on September 15th, 1977 in London, England.
This English author and former model is the granddaughter of author Roald Dahl and the actress Patricia Neal.
Sophie was kicked out of school, discovered by a Vogue stylist and went on to appear on the covers of Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire and of course Vogue.
Besides modeling, she has written three books, The Man With the Dancing Eyes, Playing with the Grown-Ups and a cookbook titled Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights.
Sophie is five foot eleven inches tall. Her weight has fluctuated at times, and she has battled depression and anorexia.

Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith

Of course we all remember model, sex symbol, actress and train-wreck television personality Anna Nicole Smith.
Anna was born Vickie Lynn Hogan in Harris County, Texas on November 28th, 1967.
I remember the first picture I ever saw of Anna, it was a full face shot and I thought then that she was maybe one of the most beautiful women I had ever seen in my life.
I kept reading that she was gonna be the "the next Marilyn Monroe", and from what I saw, I believed it.
But things went south for Anna, and her career never hit the heights everyone expected.
She passed away on February 8th, 2007 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
On February 17th, 2011, an opera based on her life, "Anna Nicole" debuted at London's Royal Opera House to a sold-out crowd.

Liis Windischmann
Liis Windischmann

Liis Windischmann

Liis Windischmann has been a top model in Canada for over fifteen years.
When she started out, she was rejected by many modeling agencies, but she hung in there and finally gained acceptance.
Liis is an advocate for size acceptance and works to close the gap between "regular" models and plus sizes.
She has organized projects like Walk the Catwalk (with Diane Pellini) and The Fenomenal Calendar to do that.
You can learn more about Liis at her website:, or keep up with her on Twitter:

Toccara Jones
Toccara Jones

Toccara Jones

Fashion model, actress and television personality Toccara Jones was born on March 13th, 1981 in Dayton, Ohio.
Like her fellow BBW model, Whitney Thompson, Toccara appeared on America's Next Top Model (third season) and came in seventh place.
During the competition, she won "Covergirl of the Week" five times.
Since appearing on America's Next Top Model, Toccara has appeared in Ebony magazine, King magazine, Black Men magazine and Smooth magazine.
She has modeled for Ashley Stewart, New York and Company and Target.
Toccara has also co-hosted an episode of 106 & Park, been a correspondent for The Black Carpet, she appears on The Tyra Banks Show from time to time and she has appeared on VH1's Celebrity Paranormal Project and Celebrity Fit Club.
In 2011, Toccara turned thirty with a huge birthday bash.

Mia Tyler - Beautiful Plus Size Women Models
Mia Tyler - Beautiful Plus Size Women Models

Mia Tyler

Mia Tyler is the "other" daughter of Aerosmith's lead singer, Steven Tyler, which of course also makes her the sister (well half-sister actually) of Liv Tyler.
She was born on December 22nd, 1978 in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Mia's mother was model, actress and groupie Cyrinda Foxe.
Mia has her own clothing line called REVOLUTION 1228.
Besides modeling and designing, she has done some acting including roles in A Little Bit of Lipstick (2000), People Are Dead (2002), Rush Hour 3 (2007), Mirror Mirror Not on the Wall (2009) and The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol (2009).
Mia has also appeared on the reality shows "House of Style", "Celebrity Fit Club", "Really Rich Real Estate" and "Pretty Wicked".

Ashley Graham - Beautiful Plus Size Women Models
Ashley Graham - Beautiful Plus Size Women Models

Ashley Graham

Gorgeous Ashley Graham was born in 1987 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Although she is best known for her work with Lane Bryant, Ashley has done work for Vogue, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Elle Quebec and Bloomingdale's among many, many others.
She was named Full Figured Fashion Week's Model of the Year in 2012.
Ashley was also featured in Swimsuits For All 2015 ad campaign.

Denise Bidot

Denise Bidot - Beautiful Plus Size Women Models
Denise Bidot - Beautiful Plus Size Women Models

Marquita Pring

Marquita Pring  - Beautiful Plus Size Women Models
Marquita Pring - Beautiful Plus Size Women Models

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      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      Toccara looks great.

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      Ikhwan 4 years ago

      Thanks i prefer Stacy Keibler, Cindy Crawford

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      Natalie Maureen 4 years ago from Florida, USA

      Sophie Dahl is my favorite. I want to look like her. I love her curves.

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      Lori 5 years ago

      It would be nice if these Big girls magazine catalogs would feature big girl models..How am I supose to know what these clothes would look like on me if they have size 6 models in them :(.. Come on Lane Bryants and Roamans.. Those are skinny models..Why don't you feature the correct models in your catalogs?? Sighhh I'd be happy to do it.. :) grin

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      bruzzbuzz 6 years ago from Texas , USA

      So when did normal sized gorgeous women become plus sized?

      I would take any of these women over the skinny models they normally display.

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      tia 6 years ago

      what the hell these don't even look like plus women are yall blind

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      biggirl 6 years ago

      Ok, so i understand that society makes women feel bad because of their size and think that this is a great opportunity for big women, however, all of these pictures do not showcase bigger women. Yea so they arent size zero but seriously this is just the type of thing that society is doing to people. They are making us think that these beautiful women are "BIG GIRL MODELS" when however to me they are still skinny. I want to know about real big women modeling. to me this is a joke to make "real" bigger women feel like crap, to think they have no chance. I want to know about the modeling for sizes 14,15,16,17,18 20 and up where are these ladies because to me these are bigger women that should be listed on here

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      michael 7 years ago

      sabre blade theres nothing wrong with bigger size women more fun and more to grab hold off i all ways think that i would break a skinny girl i cant find anyone who looks sexy when can see there ribs

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      paola 7 years ago

      nice hub! i really don't think whitney look as a plus size but she is beautiful :D

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      maxx2010 7 years ago size modelling...keep it up dude

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      PGage35 7 years ago from Hollywood, CA

      I think plus size women are great and can make a lot of money as models. This site ( will help any size model make money promoting beverages.

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      Beth Morey 7 years ago from Montana

      I was so psyched when Whitney won that round of ANTM. She was my favorite in personality and looks. :)

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      coneybridget 7 years ago

      What great tribute to plus size models and women everywhere......I work in the plus size women industry for 10yrs ......this very appreciative site for plus size girs to be inspired by their size and love the skin their in.

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      Timothy Ward 7 years ago from Gainesville, Florida

      Tocarra is one of the most beautiful women in the world. Thanks for including her in this hub.

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      Rubel 7 years ago

      Really so good collection.

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      Bollywood Badshah 7 years ago

      Really a nice idea to publish as a hub, plus size models are hot. Visit this site for some more fun

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      sabrebIade 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      christianesk: I agree, that is why in my Hubs I try to tell something about the women when I can find out things.

      Thanks for dropping by!

      SHEREE',, sudeep13582, Moulik Mistry : Thank you! And Thank you all for dropping by as well!

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      Moulik Mistry 7 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      Beautiful photos with nice intros, loved the hub...

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      sudeep13582 7 years ago from Howrah

      Yeah they are really hot and beautiful ....

    • profile image 8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Plus size women are the best.. this is great..

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      SHEREE' 8 years ago

      this is really good....

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      christianesk 8 years ago from The Global Hamlet

      Large framed or small, beauty is beauty. I know it when I see it. When I see a beautiful body, the question I always end up asking myself is this: "How looks the soul of that beautiful person - would their attitude to life and their character make me feel glad to be alive?" True beauty is within, but to be fair, all the women you have showcased appear very beautiful to my eye. Interesting hub. Thank you for airing your thoughts.

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      sabrebIade 8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Reading over the comments on this Hub and the second one, I am really glad, and in some cases touched, that the women here are not only beautiful to look at, but inspirational to some of you.

      If I have done something that makes someone out there feel good about themselves,or see themselves in a new light, both of these Hubs were well worth the time.

      Thank you all.

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      Pachuca213 8 years ago

      I am not a size 0...never was. And I have always been about a size 10-12 and modeled for many years. I agree that beauty is being curvaceous and healthy, not rail thin! I love the fact that I am curvy (like an hourglass)...Personally I don't understand where society gets the idea that sickly skinny is sexy. Throughout history most women who were deemed "beautiful" were of a larger size. Lets face it, that is the average size for women around a 10-12.... This is a great hub on a great subject! There are too many beauties out there that should be recognized for the how beautiful they truly are.....

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      Nick 8 years ago

      i've never been attracted to skinny women... lets say i like feeling a lil flesh in the sheets. Admittedly, I am not attracted to really large women but should be atleast average. model chicks are too skinny for me

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      Mike Lickteig 8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Gotta admit, "plus" sized women are my weakness....

      How did you know?

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      Marcus 8 years ago

      very nice pictures, a good written article and on the top of everything an absolutely interesting subject!

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      Ben Zoltak 8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      FCR! Great hub, hubba hubba. God bless women that look like real women! I like your no nonsense writing style here too sabreblade.


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      maya15 8 years ago from Houston

      cao cao

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      rialee 8 years ago

      My daughter is large but she has a beautiful figure. It is her genes that make her large. She is also tall and so in proportion.

      I am now annoyed because society says she should be matchstick thin, she is paying more per week than she does in rent for a personal trainer. This is fine but I am more worried about her psychological image.

      She would make a beautiful + size model.


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      rialee 8 years ago

      My daughter is large but she has a beautiful figure. It is her genes that make her large. She is also tall and so in proportion.

      I am now annoyed because society says she should be matchstick thin, she is paying more per week than she does in rent for a personal trainer. This is fine but I am more worried about her psychological image.

      She would make a beautiful + size model.


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      Haydee Anderson 8 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      it is often stereotyped that skinny women are beautiful and plus sized women are not. This is a great way of showing that bigger women are also beautiful.

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      Drew Breezzy 8 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      These lovely women don't appear to be plus sized.

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      kaml 8 years ago

      ya she is a beautiful women in the world ..but beauty comes from hearts ...

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      ODDJOBSMOM 8 years ago from North (Minnesota)

      Thanks, now if we could get the rest of society to understand that beauty comes in every size. As a borderline "Pluss" I know how the media plays with our psyche-we need to honor ALL women.

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      Megavitamin 8 years ago

      I love Gramon1's comment! "Women don't look like little boys" = hilariously true. Love it!

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      Guillermo Ramon 8 years ago from Miami

      Those are not Plus women. They are beautiful women the way they should be. Those skinny models are the idea of beauty that gay men have. When I look at the models you showed I remember what is best thing about being a man: Women don't look like little boys. These models look fantastic. Thank you!

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      I like the way you presented the Hub. We need to see more like this. I think the Modelling world should represent women of all sizes. Thanks. :)

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      sabrebIade 8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thank you both!

      I didn't know how well this Hub would do being outside the "mainstream" but it looks like its getting some attention!

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      Megavitamin 8 years ago

      Great idea for a hub! It really annoyed me on ANTM that Whitney was considered "plus-size" when she wore an 8/10. That's not plus, that's average! Most women aren't a size 0, but that doesn't mean they aren't beautiful--as these women have proven.

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      Jonathan Janco 8 years ago from Southport, CT

      Now that's more like it! Enough of the skinny bikini models. Yay! Women with hips and breasts and . . . oohyeah!!!!!!!