‘I can never figure out where I fit in, and I’m always making someone mad. I’m not skinny-skinny, but I’m not fat and fabulous either. I’m a size 10’
The 27-years old Calvin Klein muse sparked a frenzy once she appeared in a CK underwear campaign. Some call her fat, others call her ‘not so plus-sized’. The 10-sized brunette describes her shape as being ‘in between’. She is the first full-sized model who took a place alongside the thinner ladies. It was like the millions of people who claimed models should represent normal-sized people, were finally heard. She started her career at the age of 16 and her journey has been really thorny. Firstly she suffered from bulimia and then tried to gain weight with proteins. So meet a new legendary girl who made history.
‘It doesn’t matter what shape you have or the size you wear, whether you’re skinny or curvy, tall or short. The important thing is to be happy, to feel comfortable in your own skin and love our bodies like thin.’
The world renowned NY model started her career at the age of 15. She appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia, fronted Levis and Evans and even walked in Paris for Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion show. The 21-years old star of the ‘curvy universe’ is 12-sized but some ad clients still say she isn’t voluptuous enough. That’s why Marquita even uses the special hips pads to make them look larger. The outsized diva admits she really enjoys the small community of the curvy models, because such girls are more friendly and peaceful than the ‘thinner’ ones. She also reveals she’s been self-conscious or has had image problem about being outsized. To maintain her weight and shape she needs to work hard daily sometimes even more than some of the skinny girls. Guess what is her ‘guilty pleasure’? Chocolate of course! We should all learn to love our bodies the way this classy diva does.
I’ve got big hips and a big body. I’m double, triple the size of other models – and I embrace that – I own it.
This ‘body-gifted’ model is well known for her covers of Italian Vogue, GQ and Cosmopolitan Australia. She amazed everyone with her stunning spread of Elle France and the ad works with Mango, Ralph Lauren, Marina Rinaldi, Persona Collezioni. She debuted the exclusive line for H&M. This year she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2015 showing off the bikini from her own line.
You’ll be surprised but moreover she has her own food blog, takes viral photoshoots of her plus-sized colleges and writes articles for the Daily Beast. Now please take a seat because at the beginning of the March 2015 she gave a birth to her first child.
She smiles when someone asking her ‘How is it possible to manage all these things?’ Still people around continuing to guess the secret of her magnetism and unquenchable energy, I just want to call her the true women. Amen!