Chenese Lewis is a sought after keynote speaker, expert commentator,
and a positive body image and self-esteem advocate. She is the current
President of the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for
Women, the Ambassador of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA),
sits on the Celebrity Board of the non-profit organization Fed Up,
Inc., and made history by being the first woman crowned Miss Plus
America in 2003. Her unique story and prestigious career have been
featured by countless media outlets such as Dr. Phil, The Insider, E!
News, EXTRA, The National Examiner, iVillage, Figure Magazine and USA
Lewis is the creator and host of Hollywood NOW's "Love Your Body Day,"
an annual event where women of all sizes come together to celebrate a
day of self-acceptance, to promote positive body image and to show that
you don't have to be a size 0 to be beautiful. Her 2010 Love Your Body
Campaign, where she posed nude with America's Next Top Model, Whitney
Thompson, garnered international media attention and magnified her role
as a leading positive body image advocate.
As a plus size model, she has modeled for many companies including
Torrid, Kmart, and served as the celebrity face for Sizeappeal. As a
keynote speaker, she lectures at national workshops, seminars, and
universities around the country including the University of California,
Davis "Celebrate Your Body Week" and the commencement speaker at The
Art Institute of California in Hollywood. Chenese's unique perspective
as a plus size woman and role model enables her to connect to real
women across the country. It's no wonder PLUS Model Magazine called her
"A leader in the curvy revolution!"
As an actress her work on B.E.T's hit show "Hell Date" showed her
impeccable improvisational and comedic skills, which kept millions
tuning in weekly. She also won rave reviews for her dramatic portrayal
of Connie Williams, a larger than life professional baseball player in
the NAACP Award winning play "The Girls of Summer" set in the 1940's.
The Louisiana native is the Chief Creative Officer for Chenese Lewis
Productions, LLC a media company established in 2007. She is the host
of PLUS Model Radio, the #1 podcast for plus size women. She also was
the executive producer for the 2008 Flawless Calendar, the very first
of its kind, showcasing a wide variety of curvacious models all
different ethnicities, shapes and sizes with high fashion editorial
Chenese attributes her success by not conforming to society's ideals of
beauty but rather showing by example that you can be beautiful and
confident regardless of your size. Chenese Lewis is the epitome of the
plus size woman.
Visit her online at www.cheneselewis.com