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Beautiful Plus Size Models - 3
Even more BBW and Plus Size Models like Raven Symone, Emme, Charlotte Coyle, Sara Ramírez and more
Here is my third article about the beautiful women of plus size modeling.
Although almost all of them are actually models, I did throw in a couple of actresses at the end that I thought deserved to be mentioned.
Anansa Sims always wanted to be a model, so she lost weight, but still couldn't get a job.
Then she gained weight and became a popular plus sized model.
She was one of the 12 to 14 size models in the famous Glamour magazine photo.
Anansa was born on December 27, 1978 in New Yorker and her mother, Beverly Johnson was the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in 1974
Even though she isn't technically a model like the other girls here, I thought that Mexican-American actress and singer Sara Ramírez deserved a mention in here.
In 2005, Sara won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as The Lady of the Lake in Monty Python's Spamalot.
She is also a member of the cast of Grey's Anatomy, Dr. Calliope 'Callie' Torres.
Emme, or Melissa Aronson or Emme Jacob was born in 1963.
She was born in New York, raised in Saudi Arabia and then moved back to the US.
Before she was a teen, her stepfather drew on her thighs and stomach with a magic marker to show her how she needed to lose weight.
Despite that show of wonderful parenting skills, Emme went on to Syracuse University on a full athletic scholarship, she joined the Rowing team, was inducted into the Syracuse University Orange Plus Hall of Fame for her significant contribution to women's athletics and to the sport of rowing, got invited to the U.S. Olympic Team trials, and went on to become a reporter and anchor for KNAZ-TV, an NBC affiliate .
She was named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" twice (1994 and 1999) and one of the "Most Fascinating Women of the Year" by Ladies' Home Journal in 1997.
In 1999, Ladies' Home Journal selected her as one of its "Most Important Women in America"
Barbara Brickner didn't start out to be a plus size model.
She was planning a career in country music and Christian pop, but she ran into a judge at a singing competition in Seattle who told her she should look into becoming a large-size model.
Barbara was a bit taken aback my that, but she looked into it and this size 14 lady wound up working for Lands End, Eddie Bauer, Target, Nordstrom, Federated Group, Elena Miro and in Canada for Reitmans.
Canadian Justine Legault is a size 14, stands 5'9 and her measurements are 36d-31-46.
She's appeared in Coup de pouce, French Châtelaine and Moi & Cie magazines
Justine is represented by Scoop Models in Montreal and Ford Models in Toronto.
France's Johanna Dray was the first plus-size model in Europe to launch a plus-size clothing line, named Tend@nces en clair par Johanna Dray.
This five foot eleven model captures that 1940s and 1950s look perfectly.
Plus size model Charlotte Coyle was born in Derry, Northern Ireland.
This five foot ten, one hundred and ninety pound beauty has worked for Torrid plus size clothing, Marks & Spencer and the UK version of Good Housekeeping magazine.
In the Channel 4 documentary titled "Fat Beauty Contest", Charlotte organized Britain's first beauty contest for plus-size women.
She is represented by Close Models in the U.K., and by the W Ten-20 division of the Wilhelmina agency in New York.
Singer, songwriter, actress, jewelry designer and plus size model Joanne Borgella was born on May 29, 1982 in Oyster Bay Cove, New York.
She was the first winner of Mo'Nique's Fat Chance pageant on the Oxygen network as "Miss F.A.T." in 2005.
In 2008, Joanne was a top 24 contestant on the seventh season of American Idol.
She is represented by Wilhelmina Model's W Ten-20 division in New York City, Miami and LA.
Joanne has done work for Torrid plus size clothing, Ashley Stewart, Wal-Mart, Kohls, Seventeen, Essence, InStyle and Procter & Gamble.
Brazilian Plus Size model Fluvia Lacerda was born on July 31st, 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
She has been nicknamed "The Plus Size Gisele Bundchen".
She moved to the US in 1996 and in 2003, she was "discovered" while riding a bus in New York.
Fluvia was the first Brazilian Plus Size model to work for Kmart, Torrid, Igigi and Fashion Bug.
She says that she has never been on a diet and could not see herself as a "slave" to such a thing.
In 2011, she was named Plus Size Model of the Year at Full Figured Fashion Week.
And finally, another young lady that although she isn't technically a model, I think she deserves mention here.
Raven Symone Christina Pearman was born on December 10th, 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Despite her talents (she's an actress, singer-songwriter, fashion designer, and television producer), Raven has taken some heat throughout her career because of weight.
Born in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic, at the age of 11 Griselangel Paula's family moved to the United States.
Grisel is not only a model, but also the CEO and Founder of Rebdolls, an online fashion retailer that carries clothes for women of all sizes.