: 5'7" / Size: 12/14
When did you decide you wanted to be a plus model?
interest in plus modeling began as a teenager. I started doing runway
shows at about 14, but somewhere along the way, I let the fear take
over and convinced myself that it wouldn't be in the cards for me, so I
put it on hold for a few years. Later, when I was in college, I started
doing shows again and from there, I got into fit modeling, I became
more confident in myself and was able to get a thicker skin, which is
so critical for this industry. That's when more jobs became available
Who are your favorite curvy role models?
I have so
many favorite curvy role models. I love women who tell the truth about
their story as a curvy woman they aren't afraid to be honest that we
all have ups and downs and good days and bad days, but overall, they
make no apologies for the way their bodies look. I really look up to
Oprah, Queen Latifah, Kate Dillon, Jennifer Hudson and Emme. I also
love the way Kelly Clarkson makes no apologies for her curves and
embraces them wholeheartedly, that is so refreshing! Then of course,
you have the newer crop of plus models that are inspiring, people like
Fluvia Lacerda, Crystal Renn, Christina Mendez and Mia Amber Davis.