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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

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I started this thread a while ago. therefore, some of the links of pictures won't be working anymore. I have deleted the links that don't work from the thread smile. If you find this annoying, skip the first 6 pages or so, the newer the posts are the more likely you'll see pictures!

some working plus size models I adore... that aren't crystal renn big_smile (she's everywhere lately, people might think she's the only one...). there are many, many more...

feel free to add pictures! just not of crystal renn (I adore her, but the whole point of this thread is to show that there are other working, gorgeous plus size models out there)

ashley graham
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UgFi5iaUUMU/S-DW-NBsU8I/AAAAAAAAEqA/9wGu7GF_w_A/s1600/ashely+graham+leggings+bodysuit+american+apparel+2.jpg

peeky
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:XZQYowbFYRwj7M:http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/7609/peeky2.jpg&t=1

fluvia lacerda
http://www.caras.com.br/imagens/117462/20091119133544_117462_large_fluvia-lacerda.jpg

kate dillon
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_oH9oEB2g-_M/SwgTDoJAG3I/AAAAAAAABCY/frLJkb4WoVs/s1600/KateDillon2.jpg

tara lynn
http://www.skinnyvscurvy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/tara-lynn-plus-size.jpg

chloe marshall
http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/hs321.snc4/41565_22391188805_6316_n.jpg

linda ruck
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:Udtw8nxNo2b_AM:http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/3629/lindaruck3.jpg&t=1

Danielle van grondelle
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_yfSE2o8Br5U/TKmzE4gSTmI/AAAAAAAAAGk/LVhpkHE2RPA/s400/Danielle+Van+Grondelle.jpg

Oct 14 10 04:19 am Link

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QuietAsKept

Posts: 5935

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Wow, their stunning!

Oct 14 10 07:02 am Link

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Babalon Salome

Posts: 3499

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Thank you for sharing smile

Oct 14 10 01:45 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Babalon Salome wrote:
Thank you for sharing smile

haha, I know it's quite pointless, sorry :p

Oct 14 10 02:09 pm Link

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Babalon Salome

Posts: 3499

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

I was being serious! I could have used that info in a "discussion" I had a while ago. You know, the good old "There is no such thing as a big girl making a living as a model! Who would want to see pictures of big girls anyhow?"

Oct 14 10 02:12 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Babalon Salome wrote:
I was being serious! I could have used that info in a "discussion" I had a while ago. You know, the good old "There is no such thing as a big girl making a living as a model! Who would want to see pictures of big girls anyhow?"

what? that's ridiculous... editorials with plus size models are on the rise sinca a year or so (and I do mean in non specialized magazines...). Nothing wrong with a skinny model, but I honestly don't see why they can't throw in an amazing plus size model every now and then smile

Oct 14 10 04:43 pm Link

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Babalon Salome

Posts: 3499

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Marianne Michaela wrote:
what? that's ridiculous... editorials with plus size models are on the rise sinca a year or so (and I do mean in non specialized magazines...). Nothing wrong with a skinny model, but I honestly don't see why they can't throw in an amazing plus size model every now and then smile

A lot of people (read: photographers) over here have no idea about any of that, don't believe it and don't want to hear about it. And, yes, obviously, that's ridiculous.

Oct 14 10 04:46 pm Link

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Skunk The Gutterpunk

Posts: 771

Red Bank, New Jersey, US

Marianne Michaela wrote:

what? that's ridiculous... editorials with plus size models are on the rise sinca a year or so (and I do mean in non specialized magazines...). Nothing wrong with a skinny model, but I honestly don't see why they can't throw in an amazing plus size model every now and then smile

Big girls can be way prettier than thin girls! It all depends on what the shoot is for!

Oct 14 10 04:47 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Babalon Salome wrote:

A lot of people (read: photographers) over here have no idea about any of that, don't believe it and don't want to hear about it. And, yes, obviously, that's ridiculous.

well, most of the time it's ignorance (that's just my experience). I have no idea why, but apparantly a lot of people (and photographers) think that every fat woman walking on the street is a plus size model, not realising that there are standards out there... most of them have never heard of "real" plus size models before, and when I explain, they are more willing to shoot. Very strange is that, I thought plus size models were a pretty known concept in the industry by now...

Oct 14 10 05:02 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Apocalyptica wrote:

Big girls can be way prettier than thin girls! It all depends on what the shoot is for!

well, thin girls can be fabulous, thin girls can be awful. same with bigger girls. if you're good, you're good smile

Oct 14 10 05:03 pm Link

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Kate Womack

Posts: 4

Ponchatoula, Louisiana, US

oh i love kate dillon.....
she's always been my fav
and no, its not cause we share names, lol

Oct 22 10 06:34 pm Link

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Rockell Starbux

Posts: 253

Birmingham, Alabama, US

Im one smile

Oct 22 10 06:38 pm Link

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Sophia Be

Posts: 6355

Portland, Oregon, US

Awesome, thanks for that smile

Oct 22 10 06:41 pm Link

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Izrah

Posts: 264

Elk Grove Village, Illinois, US

Since we're posting our favorites, my personal favorite is Velvet D'Amour.  She's simply stunning.

http://modelmayhm-3.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100609/15/4c100f1f86ce6_m.jpg

Oct 22 10 06:42 pm Link

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Sophia Be

Posts: 6355

Portland, Oregon, US

Maggie Mayhem Judge wrote:
Since we're posting our favorites, my personal favorite is Velvet D'Amour.  She's simply stunning.

http://modelmayhm-3.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100609/15/4c100f1f86ce6_m.jpg

I love her, she's awesome

(and only an inch taller then me, maybe there is hope for me yet:)

Oct 22 10 06:46 pm Link

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Belle_Morte

Posts: 1075

Moorestown-Lenola, New Jersey, US

Kate Dillon is a god damn knock out.

Oct 22 10 06:49 pm Link

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Biana_Libertine

Posts: 3458

Brooklyn, New York, US

I actually had the opportunity last week to see Fluvia in action.  That girl amazed me when she got behind the camera.

Oct 22 10 08:49 pm Link

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Chanel Rene

Posts: 6779

Huntington Beach, California, US

Haley Hasselhoff (former Torrid model)

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.stylelist.com/media/2010/07/hayley-hasselhoff-denim-blazer-240ls070910.jpg

Jordin Sparks (former Torrid model)
http://images.glam.com/glampress/celebrities/topics/jordinsparks2.jpg

Oct 22 10 08:59 pm Link

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Christina__Smith

Posts: 1202

Modesto, California, US

aww this thread made me smile smile smile

Oct 22 10 09:05 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Biana_Libertine wrote:
I actually had the opportunity last week to see Fluvia in action.  That girl amazed me when she got behind the camera.

what??? how? when? where?

Oct 23 10 02:54 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Maggie Mayhem Judge wrote:
Since we're posting our favorites, my personal favorite is Velvet D'Amour.  She's simply stunning.

http://modelmayhm-3.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100609/15/4c100f1f86ce6_m.jpg

yes, I love her smile

and she is a photographer too now, makes some very interesting stuff!

Oct 23 10 02:54 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Christina__Smith wrote:
aww this thread made me smile smile smile

haha, thanks :p

I was a bit afraid this would turn into one of those disasters like you see in short models threads :p

Oct 23 10 02:55 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Chanel Rene wrote:
Haley Hasselhoff (former Torrid model)

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.stylelist.com/media/2010/07/hayley-hasselhoff-denim-blazer-240ls070910.jpg

Jordin Sparks (former Torrid model)
http://images.glam.com/glampress/celebrities/topics/jordinsparks2.jpg

isn't jordin sparks a singer? Or was she a model first?

Oct 23 10 02:55 am Link

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Biana_Libertine

Posts: 3458

Brooklyn, New York, US

Marianne Michaela wrote:

what??? how? when? where?

I had a shoot with plus models magazine and she came in to test that day.  I also met Tara lynn like a year and a half ago on a shoot in Germany

Oct 23 10 08:41 am Link

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Dane Halo

Posts: 1153

Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæðið, Iceland

My favourite plus sized model?  My mom.  smile

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/3298/picture3gj.png
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/4125/picture2twq.png  Mom and I... childhood was not kind to me, hahaha.

Oct 23 10 08:46 am Link

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Danielle Zavala

Posts: 141

Santa Ana, California, US

This was a great thread thanks! big_smile

Oct 23 10 09:03 am Link

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R A V E N D R I V E

Posts: 15867

New York, New York, US

Ashley Graham is a plus sized model!?!?

I saw her in person and thought she was a great normal size! But I really didn't think much into it, was starring at her knockers

Oct 23 10 09:06 am Link

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Chanel Rene

Posts: 6779

Huntington Beach, California, US

Marianne Michaela wrote:

isn't jordin sparks a singer? Or was she a model first?

She modeled for Torrid before she was on Idol. wink

Here's a few more:

Valerie Lefkowizc
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4389/valeriefotlfulle.jpg

Ivory May Kalber (was also on the Janice Dickenson show)
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y51/sirenfoto/GBBG/Picture99.png

Alana Chandler (was also on the Janice Dickenson show)
http://28.media.tumblr.com/S0JplkfqFofo5ipwvldUoAQmo1_400.jpg

Whitney Thomson from ANTM
http://flowtv.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/plussizewinner.png

Katie Halchishick
http://dorothycombsmodels.com/models/KatieHalchishick/photos/katie15_lg.jpg

Kelsey Olson
http://dorothycombsmodels.com/models/KelseyOlson/photos/kelsey8_lg.jpg

Oct 23 10 10:29 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Biana_Libertine wrote:

I had a shoot with plus models magazine and she came in to test that day.  I also met Tara lynn like a year and a half ago on a shoot in Germany

awesome!  so you're going to be in plus model magazine? congratulations smile

I love that magazine, too bad they are so far away sad

Oct 23 10 01:31 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

R A V E N D R I V E wrote:
Ashley Graham is a plus sized model!?!?

I saw her in person and thought she was a great normal size! But I really didn't think much into it, was starring at her knockers

just wondering, is there such a thing as "normal" size models. Isn't it just skinny and plus? (for fashion I mean) or is there a niche in between?

Oct 23 10 01:32 pm Link

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Biana_Libertine

Posts: 3458

Brooklyn, New York, US

Marianne Michaela wrote:

awesome!  so you're going to be in plus model magazine? congratulations smile

I love that magazine, too bad they are so far away sad

yeah, I have a beauty editorial there coming out in November so keep an eye out for me!

Oct 23 10 05:21 pm Link

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Tine

Posts: 94

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Biana you're gorgeous !
Do you have al lot of nice jobs?

Oct 24 10 08:05 am Link

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Biana_Libertine

Posts: 3458

Brooklyn, New York, US

Tine S wrote:
Biana you're gorgeous !
Do you have al lot of nice jobs?

Not nearly as much as I would like to sad

Oct 24 10 08:18 am Link

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Tine

Posts: 94

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

You do it fulltime?
I see you in quite some agency boards, though?

Oct 24 10 08:36 am Link

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Biana_Libertine

Posts: 3458

Brooklyn, New York, US

Tine S wrote:
You do it fulltime?
I see you in quite some agency boards, though?

Nah, I have a day job and I'm a full time student.  I do have quit a few agencies but I don't have the time or the funds to test nearly as much as I should be doing so bookings for me are fairly slow (although when one comes along, I drop everything for it)

Oct 24 10 08:47 am Link

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MissSybarite

Posts: 11863

Los Angeles, California, US

Sita Mae (who's an awesome photographer) has a list of MM Plus Models...
-> http://www.modelmayhem.com/list/2062

Oct 24 10 09:01 am Link

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NONEXISTENTSPECIES

Posts: 10

New York, New York, US

This thread is definitely refreshing. So often in this industry the focus is on how thin the model can be. I also like how most of those plus size models are used in some of those pictures. It makes me remember that V magazine Size issue. Now I want to see some of them doing High Fashion.

Oct 24 10 11:07 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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ED MAXIMUS wrote:
This thread is definitely refreshing. So often in this industry the focus is on how thin the model can be. I also like how most of those plus size models are used in some of those pictures. It makes me remember that V magazine Size issue. Now I want to see some of them doing High Fashion.

something like this?
http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/Andrea53.jpg

http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/Andrea52.jpg

http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/Hayley115.jpg

http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/Hayley117.jpg

Oct 24 10 12:36 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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or this...

http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/paulina17.jpg

http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/paulina13.jpg

http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/paulina38.jpg

http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/paulina37.jpg

Oct 24 10 12:46 pm Link

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Tine

Posts: 94

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

who's that last model ?

Oct 24 10 01:02 pm Link