7 Gorgeous plus-Size Models ...

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Though magazines and designers continue to employ emaciated women for fashion shoots and runway shows, prominent plus-size models prove that the industry is slowly making some changes.

As someone who has worked in the glitzy fashion world, it is refreshing to watch curvy ladies star in shoots and advocate for healthy body image.

Here are 7 of the most gorgeous and talented plus-size models hard at work today.

I have two words for these gals: keep strutting!

1. Barbara Brickner

Barbara Brickner

With her lengthy brown hair, hazel eyes, and gorgeous curves, Barbara Brickner is one plus-size model to be reckoned with.

She has appeared in «Mode» magazine editorials and even launched a maternity line called BB Maternity.

And her extensive modeling resume includes work for the likes of Eddie Bauer and Nordstrom.

But what I love most about Brickner is her commitment to a healthy body image.

You go, girl!

2. Crystal Renn

Crystal Renn

At just 26 years old, Crystal Renn has accomplished what most plus-size models dream of.

She’s graced the cover of «Harper’s Bazaar», appeared in «Vogue», walked the runways for Jean-Paul Gaultier, and even penned a book.

Though Renn has dropped some weight recently, she claims to have done it through hiking and yoga.

Still, at a reported size 8, Renn is unafraid of being what the model industry considers an «in-between» size.

And for someone who suffered with anorexia nervosa through her teen years, self-love is all the more sweet.

3. Whitney Thompson

Whitney Thompson

Whitney Thompson, the now 24-year-old cycle 10 winner of «America’s Next Top Model», is a fearless plus-size model.

She’s modeled for Saks Fifth Avenue, Forever 21, and Torrid.

But more importantly, Thompson serves as an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association, a non-profit that aims to educate others about eating disorders and prevent them.

Toccara Jones
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