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Top 10 Hottest Plus Size Models of Right Now

Updated on May 29, 2018
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Noelle Lucia has been a writer and author for over 10 years. She wears a lot of different hats and uses her experience to fuel her writing.

Plus Size is Rockin' Your World

As plus size continues to make a place for itself among high fashion, new plus size models have been fiercely and unapologetically strutting their stuff all over. And we couldn't be more happy about it. These lovely ladies have been hidden gems among the world of high fashion and now are coming out to shine, just as they should. Here are the top 10 plus size models in the industry right now.

10. Viktoria Manas

About Viktoria Manas

Russian beauty Viktoria Manas is the first on our list. Showing an interest in modeling from a young age, she won a plus size modeling contest in Russia back in 2002 and her career has skyrocketed ever since. She recently became a model for Lane Bryant's "I'm No Angel" campaign, which features beautiful curvy women in lingerie, as a response to Victoria's Secret's Angel lingerie ads. Though she is a very private individual about her personal life, we sure are glad her photos grace Instagram for the world to see.

Bust-Waist-Hips Measurements: 44-34-46 inches- va va voom!

9. Barbie Ferreira

About Barbie Ferreira

Barbie Ferreira is an absolute gem to the modeling industry and indeed, the world. She has an unusual and youthful look, with brown eyes and raven hair, which tend to be rare in the sea of blue-eyed beauties of the industry. Originally of Brazilian descent, she is from Brooklyn and continues to live in New York City. Since signing with IMG models, her career in modeling has been highly successful, and spanned to acting and directing. She is also known to be fierce and independent, taking on cyberbullying, body-shaming, and excessive photoshop airbrushing without fear. Truly an amazing young woman.

Bust-Waist-Hip Measurements: 40-34-48 Those hips though!


8. Gabi Gregg

About Gabi Gregg

Gabi started at humble beginnings, speaking about plus size fashion on her LiveJournal blog and sharing a few photos. She went on to win a social media job at MTV and really get her voice out about how plus size women should have more attractive fashion options. She went on to co-design her own swimsuit line called Swimsuitsforall and modeled on the cover of Ebony, among other high profile gigs. Not only is she a model, but a brilliant designer and amazing influence in the fashion world, making beautiful clothes for plus size women. She is a treasure among the industry professionals.

Measurements unavailable, but bra size confirmed at 38HH. If she designs swimsuits that support large busts, those of us that share the same trait couldn't be happier.

7. Clementine Desseaux

About Clementine Desseaux

Clementine Desseaux was the first plus size woman to appear on French television, ever. That is a huge achievement, as Paris is the capital of the fashion world, and most women there are striving for thinness. Her trademark freckles and knockout curves have earned her a lot of high profile jobs and the notoriety from her television appearance is legendary. She is also known for her devil-may-care attitude, which she uses to shut down the haters with grace and aplomb. The world needs more brave women like Clementine.

Bust-Waist-Hips Measurements: 40-32-44 inches. The freckles really make her special though.

6. Jennie Runk

About Jennie Runk

All-American Girl Scout Jennie Runk is like the golden girl next door of the model world. Originally from Georgia, her life is peppered with good heartedness, from leading girl scout troops to adopting abandoned animals. She was discovered in a PetSmart while volunteering in the cat adoption program and became a plus size model. First signing with Wilhelmina and then Ford Models, her career has only blossomed as she takes on more campaigns and noteworthy jobs. Her latest job was for H&M's plus size campaign, and she continues to stun.

Bust-Waist-Hips Measurements: 40-33-45 inches. Interestingly, she had to gain weight to become a plus size model as she was originally too thin, but not thin enough for straight size modeling.

5. Marquita Pring

About Marquita Pring

Gorgeous and sporty Marquita has been modeling since the age of 15. Her unique look has landed her some big time jobs, like Levi Strauss and Vogue Italia. She is also exploring acting and singing as possible careers in addition to modeling. A multi-talented woman, she plays a variety of sports and enjoys running and synchronized swimming, proving that athletic doesn't necessarily mean skinny. Her self-confidence shatters any opposition that stands in her way, she is truly a powerhouse.


Bust-Waist-Hips Measurements: 39.5-34-45 inches. She prefers the term "curvy" to "plus sized" and she sure is!

4. Mercy Watson

About Mercy Watson

What can we say about size 14 Australian model Mercy but "Wow"! She has the classic blonde-haired, green-eyed beach beauty but with added curves. She recently modeled as a bride for David's Bridal, which was huge. It showed that plus size women could be proud and confident on their special day too. Mercy started modeling at age 15 but her womanly curves soon had her sprouting out of the straight sizes. After a painful stint of starving and suffering to fit into small sample sizes, she decided to embrace her body's natural shape and become a celebrated plus size model. She continues to be an advocate for body positivity.


Bust-Waist-Hips Measurements: 40-35.5-42.5 inches. Nude dresses are hard to pull off but oh my word, she makes it look easy and elegant.

3. Jen Maitland

About Jen Maitland

If there's any model that really has chemistry and life in her photos, it's Jen Maitland. She has such personality and spark, you can't help but fall in love. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she actually began modeling out of college, which is late for most models in the industry. It was her winning personality and stunning looks that have taken her career to soaring heights as she continues to model in New York. Just like Marquita Pring, she is an avid sports nut, which helps keep her bodacious curves in shape.

Measurements not available but wow she looks great in anything.

2. Melinda Parrish

About Melinda Parrish

Seeing Melinda Parrish's photos for the first time, one can only be blown away by her beauty and sultriness in front of the camera. Her story is an unusual one for a model. She used to be a naval officer, and like most women, thought that her happiness in life couldn't really start until she lost that pesky extra weight. And like most women, she was wrong. She discovered that she could love her body and be healthy without being skinny. So she signed a modeling contract with TRUE Model Management at age 29, which is extremely late for most models. But that didn't stop her, and she has setting photoshoots on virtual fire with her smoky sultriness ever since.

Bust-Waist-Hips Measurements: 38-36-44. She is also a big athlete and works to stay healthy, hopefully to model for more years to come.

1. Latecia Thomas

About Latecia Thomas

Australian plus size Latecia Thomas takes our number 1 spot for a couple of reasons. The first is that her body is just so real. So many women across the world have thighs like hers and would never dream of showing them off, let alone modeling, but here she is flaunting her stuff. Another reason is her story. She spent many years being a wallflower, behind the scenes while others took the spotlight, rejected by modeling agencies, striving to lose weight and only seeing flaws in the mirror. Her story mirrors so many of our own. But with the help of good friends and some confidence, she's gone on to become one of the world's most successful models. We can all learn something from her story, and that's to love our gorgeous bodies for how they are.

Bust-Waist-Hips Measurements: 40-35-48 inches. That's a stunning hourglass if we've ever seen one.

Final Thoughts

A lot of these awesome women are fighting to see people of all shapes, colors and creeds represented in the media. They are stunningly beautiful and 30 years ago or so we would have never seen them on our screens. We are seeing the roots of an important movement in our time and things can only get better from here.

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      Dred Cuan 

      17 months ago from California

      Only us set the standards of being a model, but in reality, everybody can be a model! It all depend on the target market we're aiming actually. This list clearly shows that even plus size women can be beautiful despite of their body structure. Such a great inspiration to other women who start losing their confidence because of their size.

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