When most people hear the word “model” they immediately think of super skinny, tall girls who are possibly starving themselves in order to keep their “glamorous” job. It’s no secret that being a model is tough and it’s a full-time job of staying in shape and looking great no matter what. But thankfully, the world is changing, slowly but surely. Due to people’s protests and dissatisfaction with the unrealistic expectation the fashion industry imposes on us, now the model business is trying to be more inclusive towards women of all shapes and sized. In a way it’s making the modeling business a more diverse place. To prove this, we’re going to show you 10 gorgeous models embraced by the world for who they are.
1. Marquita Pring
This gorgeous lady has graced the cover of Vogue in 2011, but who would’ve thought she started out posing for plus-sized fashion catalogues. She has since also become the face of Levis. Marquita is all about body positivity and she loves her body just the way it is. However, she does like to stress the importance of physical health.
2. Felicity Hayward
Felicity never really set out to be a model, but a lucky encounter made her a star. She was spotted by a professional fashion photographer while she was dancing at a club. This should be a lesson to everyone. If you just embrace yourself and stop being shy, you never know what amazing things could come your way.
3. Kortnie Coles
Kortnie might not have the stereotypical model body at the first glance, but that didn’t stop her from participating in America’s Next Top Model. In fact, her participation on the show resulted in a lot of work opportunities for Kortnie. She even ended up collaborating with a world-famous modeling agency Wilhelmina Models.
4. Chloe Marshall
Chloe is actually a winner of Miss Surrey 2008 and she reached the final of Miss England in the plus sized category. The fact that she’s not super skinny or super tall never stopped her. In fact her participation and success in both of these pageants helped her launch her professional modeling career. Her motto is “You don’t have to be tall and thin to be considered beautiful” and we couldn’t agree more.