For years, the fashion industry focused on remarkably thin and tall models with nearly unrealistic proportions. As society has changed, new faces have appeared on the covers of magazines and displaying the latest in fashion. Plus-size models are models that range from size eight and above. Curvy and beautiful, these models are taking a stand and making themselves known. Publications like Vogue and Glamour have only recently begun to see the potential of these stunning models as they work their way to the top alongside models of all shapes and sizes.
In an industry that tends to favor the tall and thin, it’s refreshing to see plus-size models also grace the pages of magazines and strut their stuff on the catwalk. Radiant and beautiful, these models have fought back against the stigma and made their names known. Here are some of the most famous plus-size models.