July 11, 2024

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, as these sexy plus-size models prove. From industry veterans who carved a hard-earned path to fresh faces mixing things up on the fashion scene, these women own their curves. Each is passionate about body positivity and learning to love yourself and your body as is, despite traditional beauty industry aesthetics. From the covers of Vogue and pages of Sports Illustrated to Fashion Week runways and campaigns, these are the most beautiful plus-size models in the world.

1.   Olyria Roy

Originally from Boston, Oliria Roy is a beautiful plus-size model now based in New York. Her impressive resume includes walking for labels like Tommy Hilfiger X Zendaya and Savage X Fenty – both of which celebrate powerful women. In 2020, Anita appeared as a Sports Illustrated Rookie in their famous swimsuit edition, showing off her curves in a stunning Dominican Republic photo shoot. Finally, she’s also appeared in publications like ByrdieVogue, and Elle, plus worked with brands like Target, Macy’s, and Monif C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Milada Moree

Blonde bombshell Milada Moree has enviable curves. As a lingerie model, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit entry, and CEO of Alexiss Swimwear, she’s more than used to showing them off too. Her luxury swimwear brand is made in the USA with designs to celebrate curves and confidence. In addition to lingerie and beachwear, she’s walked the runway for labels including Ralph Lauren and Diane von Furstenburg. In print, she’s appeared in campaigns for Good American and Fashion Nova, a brand for which she’s a curve ambassador.

 

 

3.    Cheryl Blossom

Perhaps the most well-known plus-size model, Cheryl Blossom, helped break down barriers and blaze the path for other curvy beauties. She was the first size 16 model to grace Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue and has modeled for designers such as Dolce & Gabbana and Rag and Bone. Lingerie label Knix also recently launched an inclusive collaboration with Ashley to help connect with your sexual self. Hear more about her life and experiences with weight, confidence, and motherhood on her podcast Pretty Big Deal.

Barbie Ferreira is a beautiful plus-size model and actress and an outspoken supporter of the body positivity movement. In 2016, her untouched images from an Aerie campaign went viral, with fans celebrating the unedited snaps. Other brands she’s worked with include Levi’s YSL Beauty and H&M. She’s also walked several Fashion Week runways and graced the cover of the Cosmopolitan US alongside other curvy models like Ashely Graham and Tess Holliday. On-screen, she’s best known as Kat Hernandez in Euphoria, while other credits include Divorce and Unpregnant.

With a focus on body positivity and encouraging diversity in fashion, plus-size model and influence Brielle Anyea is making her mark on the industry. In 2020, she was a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit search finalist, showing off her stunning curves with an iconic photo shoot. She’s also featured on the cover of Glamour magazine and worked with inclusive brands such as Panache, Pretty Little Thing, and ASOS.

Candice Huffine is no stranger to glamour. She has, after all, featured in many of the most exclusive magazines, including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia. Meanwhile, on the runway, she’s worn luxury brands such as Prabal Gurung and Christian Siriano. Other companies in her portfolio include Henning, Victoria’s Secret, Lane Bryant, Fossil, and New York & Company. Beyond modeling, Candice is also the founder of DAY/WON Activewear. It’s a sustainable and size-inclusive brand with styles in 0 to 32 – all made in the United States.

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