9 Plus Size Models Who Became Famous

9 Plus Size Models Who Became Famous

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. For many years thin models and entertainers were all we would see on television and on the covers of magazines. Thankfully society has slowly changed, and curvy entertainers are now celebrated and recognize even more than ever. These women have shattered traditional beauty standards to become household names. Here are 9 plus size models who became famous.

9: Toccara Jones (Plus Size Models)

Toccara Jones (Plus Size Models)

After getting eliminated from the third cycle of “America’s Next Top Model”? Toccara Jones signed a lucrative contract with Wilhelmina Models’ Plus Size Division. Since then she has proven to the world that curves are definitely in. Toccara has modeled for various brands, including Torrid, Target and Ashley Stewart. Her modeling career really took off when she was photographed for the July 2008 “All-Black Issue” of “Vogue Italia.”

8: Sara Ramirez

Sara Ramirez

Sara Ramirez, the actress who played Dr. Callie Torres on “Grey’s Anatomy,” would use unconventional methods to lose weight early on in her career. The constant yo-yo dieting wreaked havoc on her body and her self-esteem. It wasn’t until she gained 25 pounds while filming “Grey’s Anatomy,” that she learned to embrace her curves. Instead, of being ridiculed for gaining weight the writers wrote scenes for Sara to dance around in our underwear. She said that baring it all helped her get over her issues and now she’s totally in love with her body.

7: Candice Huffine (Plus Size Models)

Candice Huffine (Plus Size Models)

Candice Huffine was rejected by a dozen modeling agencies when she was just 16. One agency finally decided to give her a shot as a plus size models. Her rise to the top was full of struggles. Her very first agent even told her she would never be able to make a full time living as a model. Thankfully, that agent was wrong, Candice’s career has flourished. She refuses to lose weight to fit society’s standards and she flaunts her size 12 body with pride.

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