****2011 UPDATE!!! I'M GONNA BE A MAMABEAR!!! WELL I AM BLESSED TO SAY I WILL BE EXPECTING MY FIRST CHILD....BABYBEAR COMEICE THIS COMING DECEMBER 2011!! I AM ON "HIATUS" TILL NEXT SPRING 2012 DUE TO MY HIGH RISK PREGNANCY (WHICH BY THE GRACE IS GOD IS GOING QUITE WELL & WITHOUT ANY COMPLICATIONS YET!!) AND THE CHANGES AND PREPERATIONS THAT COME ALONG WITH IT! I WOULD BE OPEN TO DOING A PREGNANCY SHOOT...MY BELLY JUST STARTED TO POP NOW AT ABOUT 6 1/2 MONTHS SO FOR THE NEXT 2-3 MONTHS I WILL BE FULL ON "PREGGERS" STATUS! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SHOOTING A PREGNANCY SHOOT WITH ME, FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT Leoraplusmodel@yahoo.com. I look forward to getting back to WERK!!
I am Leora, an 28 year old up and coming plus size model. I'm not only here looking to build my portfolio and resume as a plus size model, but I am here to meet other creative professionals who want to create art that is not only beautiful, but inspiring, intriguing and provoking!
If you are another model or a photographer who is interested in working with me or would like to do a "TFP/TFCD" please let me know. I'm always open to new ideas and I'm easy to work with. I bring passion, creativity, personality, and professionalism to the set! I have a very unique look coming from a multicultural backround of Chinese, French, German, and Austrian descent. All of my life I have looked for fellow "mutts" or "Amerasians" in the industry with only disappointment. There is such a huge void for models that have an asian look, with olive complexions and almond eyes. It has taken most of my 26 years to embrace my body and look. I have come into this with a passion to represent those of us still yet to be represented. I have a strong interest in print, runway, and commercial work. Anyone who is passing through feel free to view my port and post some feedback. Any and every comment will give me some insight and I promise to review your portfolio and do the same for you.
This is just the beginning of my journey. I would also like to pursue photography in the future and develop my passion for fashion design. I have lots to learn and will embrace it all! See you on the way up!
For Bookings Email Leora at:
I'm building a list of conceptual or semi conceptual shoots I'd love to do eventually. If you see something that screams your name or intrigues you please let me know and maybe we can collabo!!! I'm not the type to copycat or half-ass!! I want to build an amazing port with memorable diverse images...all of which inspire!
MY LIST OF CONCEPTS I WANT TO SHOOT!!!!:
1. ChineseFlames: my alter ego!!!!! I want to use my Chinese heritage and looks to do an ALTER EGO SHOOT!!!! You know you love it!!!! I Will need a serious MUA and wardrobe looks TBD!!!
2. Futuristic/Space Girl: I have a single piece of jewelry that has inspired this idea. I wont tell you exactly what it is cause I'll give my inspiration away for others to use.... and then I'd have to whoop you know what!! Okay so I'm thinking like a sexy robo girl thing or like a human/space girl hybrid!! I want to use lots of metallics especially silver and chrome and bronze and golds. This goes for makeup, wardrobe, and props. I want to really blow minds with this but I will need some time to acquire my props, clothes, and pics for reference!!
3. Exotic Birds of Paradise: I absolutely LOVE peacock feathers!!! The colors, the prestige, everything!!!! I want big bold colors, jewel tones and candy colors!!! This shoot would be focused on beauty, especially the makeup which I want to be fierce and dramatic!! Maybe outdoors in the spring or summer
MORE TO COME.......................................