Plus Size Models: Top 10

Beauty, bookings, and personality helped determine who made our debut Plus Model Top 10 list! We included our top 10 picks and the faces-to-watch.

Crystal Renn

01. Crystal Renn

NEW YORK: Ford + | PARIS: EliteCrystal Renn started modeling at age 14 and quickly found herself struggling to maintain the strict weight requirements. She penned a book called ‘Hungry’ which was released last year. Renn wrote about her path to self acceptance. She launched her plus size modeling career in 2004 with a spread in Vogue shot by Steven Meisel, and soon found herself in a Dolce & Gabbana and a Chanel campaign and most recently on the Chanel Resort runway.

RECENT FEATURESEditorials: Vogue FParis, Vogue Paris 90th Anniversary Issue, Elle Canada, V Magazine, Glamour, Avant Garde Magazine, Sleek Magazine, The Block, The Look Magazine, Tush, Vice MagazineCampaigns: Chanel, GaultierCatalog: Evans, BloomingdalesShows: Zac Posen, Gualtier, Chanel Resort
Kate Dillon

02. Kate Dillon

NEW YORK: Ford +Kate Dillon began her career as a size 6 with Elite NYC, but after overcoming health issues she eventually relaunched her career as a U.S. size 14 plus-size model. Dillon enjoyed a fast rise to fame via the covers and editorials of MODE Magazine, and has since notched up advertising campaigns for the top plus-size clothing retailers in the world. Dillon was a featured guest during season 3 of the US network show America’s Next Top Model, talking to contestants about body image and self-esteem. Kate joined Ford in May of 2010 and continues to be the star that she is.

RECENT FEATURES

Editorials: Vogue, GlamourCampaigns: GucciCatalog: Marina Rinaldi, Talbot’s, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s

Tara Lynn

03. Tara Lynn

NEW YORK: Ford + | GERMANY: Brigitte Models | Seattle: Heffner ManagementTara Lynn’s career took off when she was in the January 2010 issue of V Magazine a long overdue feature. Soon Tara was featured on the cover of French Elle with a 20 page editorial inside. She not only is an excellent model but also a restaurant owner in her home town of Seattle. Tara Lynn is a perfect example that beauty cannot be defined by size.Model Off Duty: 01Featured on Madison Plus: 01

RECENT FEATURESEditorials: Glamour UKGlamour, French Elle, D Magazine, V MagazineCampaigns: Nordstrom, Evans, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Addition-Elle, Zizi, KiyonnaCatalog: Pile
Ashley Graham

04. Ashley Graham

NEW YORK: Ford +Ashley Graham grew up in the mid west and started her modeling career at 13 standing 5’9″ at a size 12. Subsequently, she was submitted for a model convention in Dallas, Texas, which she won, and then signed with Ford+ in 2003. She’s worked steadily with clients such as: Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and Lane Bryant ever since. She was featured in American Vogue in a three page feature describing her personal style. Her most recent accomplishment to date is the Lane Bryant Commercial, which has garnered her an incredible amount of attention in the media. That, combined with the 17 page inaugural issue dedicated solely to a model on Madisonplus.com.

Featured on Madison Plus: 01

RECENT FEATURES

Editorials: Glamour, Bust MagazineMadison PlusO MagazineCampaigns: Levi’sCatalog: Lane Bryant, Nordstrom, Evans, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Kohl’s, KiyonnaShows: One Stop Plus

Lizzie Miller

05. Lizzie Miller

NEW YORK: Wilhelmina CurveKnown world wide as “the girl on page 194” in her un-retouched photo in Glamour Magazine. This single photo helped launch the plus size movement into the mainstream end of 2009. Little did she know when she was 13 and signed up for Model Search America, that she had this exciting future to come.

Model Off Duty: 01Featured on Madison Plus: 01

RECENT FEATURESEditorials: Glamour UK, Glamour, L’uomo Vogue, El PaisCatalog: Nordstrom, Evans, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Addition-Elle, Zizi, Kiyonna, MXM, Plie, TorridShows: One Stop PlusElena Miro
Robin Lawley

06. Robin Lawley

NEW YORK: Wilhelmina Curve | AUSTRALIA: Bella ModelsUK: Model Management UKRobyn got her start in the straight size modeling world and soon found herself fighting her natural body shape. She was discovered by Bella Modeling agency in Australia, where they celebrated her curves. Robyn is quickly rising to the top of the plus size modeling world.Model Off Duty: 01

RECENT FEATURESEditorials: Australian Cosmopolitan (November’10), Australian Cosmopolitan (December’10), Australian Cosmopolitan (April’10), Madison Magazine, H&M; MagazineCatalog: Yours Clothing, Roamans, Nordstroms, Kohl’s, David Jones, Spirito, New LookShows: One Stop PlusV Man Runway
Laura Wells

07. Laura Wells

NEW YORK: Wilhelmenia Curve | AUSTRALIA: BMG ModelsGERMANY: Brigitte ModelsLaura Wells has modeling in her blood, she is one of two models in her family. Her sister Courtney has been a straight size model for 8 years. Laura has quickly paved her own path and has become a globe trotter with clients all over the world. She has even had a mannequin crafted after her body for David Jones and Myers department stores in Australia. Laura was also one of Madison Plus’s first fresh faces.Featured on Madison Plus: 01

RECENT FEATURESEditorials: Australian Cosmopolitan Magazine, Madison Magazine (November ’10), Madison Magazine (June ’10)Campaigns: Berlei CurvesCatalog: M-Line, Evans, ASOS Curve, Ulla PopkenShows: M-Line
Tocarra Jones

08. Tocarra Jones

NEW YORK: Wilhelmenia CurveToccara won over our hearts while she was on the 3rd season of ANTM. She quickly made a name for herself when she was featured in Vogue Italia, “The Black Issue” with a 14 page editorial shot by Steven Meisel, she has also graced the pages of Essence, Ebony, King Magazine and Vibe Magazine. Toccara has become one of the best known and most recognized plus models.

RECENT FEATURESEditorials: Vogue ItaliaCatalog: EvansShows: One Stop Plus, Rip The Runway
Marquita Pring

09. Marquita Pring

NEW YORK: Ford +Marquita is one of the newest faces in the plus modeling world. She broke into the industry with her editorial in V Magazine and has not stopped since. She is one of two plus models who walked in Paris Fashion Week for Gaultier along with Crystal Renn.Model Off Duty: 01

RECENT FEATURESEditorials: V Magazine, The Times MagazineCampaigns: Levi’sCatalog: Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Lane Bryant, JD Williams, Addition-Elle, Ashley Stewart, One Stop PlusShows: GaultierOne Stop Plus
Candice Huffine

10. Candice Huffine

NEW YORK: Ford +Candice Huffine started out in beauty pageants and successfully transitioned to print modeling after joining Ford+. Candice past experience quickly parlayed into success on both the runway and in editoral work. She has appeared in editorials such as Yo Dona, Diva Magazine, US Glamour, and featured in V Magazine’s “size issue.” Candice has done campaign work for H&M; and Levi’s, and continues to work regularly for top retailers all over the world including Macy’s, Lane Bryant, David’s Bridal, Elena Miro, Target, and Kohl’s just to name a few.Model Off Duty: 01

RECENT FEATURESCampaigns: Levi’s, H&M;Catalog: Macy’s, Lane Bryant, Target, Claire France, Avenue, JD Wiliams, Persona, Bloomingdales, Davids BridalShows: Elena Miro

Faces To Watch…

Penelope Benson

Penelope Benson

www.bellamodel.com.auFeatured on Madison Plus: 01

Laura Catrall

Laura Catrall

www.12plusuk.co.ukFeatured on Madison Plus: 01 | 02

 Inga Eiriksdottir

Inga Eiriksdottir

www.fordmodels.comFeatured on Madison Plus: 01 | 02 | 03

Angelica Gray

Angelica Gray

www.modelteam.co.ukFeatured on Madison Plus: 01 | 02

 Sabina Karlsson

Sabina Karlsson

www.fordmodels.comModel Off Duty: 01Featured on Madison Plus: 01 | 02

 Chole Marshall

Chole Marshall

www.fordmodels.comFeatured on Madison Plus: 01

Michelle Olson

Michelle Olson

www.fordmodels.comFeatured on Madison Plus: 01 | 02 | 03

McKenzie Raley

McKenzie Raley

www.fordmodels.comFeatured on Madison Plus: 01 | 02

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