I answered a questions about getting started HERE, it gives some tips on what you need to do to get started.
Now to address your first question, I have said before that the plus size modeling industry is still the modeling industry, which means that a lot of industry standards are still in play. For example to be a runway model, ideally you need to be 5’9 - 5’10. For print work 5’8. Now there are always exceptions to the rule, like Kate Moss, who is only about 5’6 or 5’7.
There are other options besides runway modeling. You can look into catalog work, or you can do campaign/product model, think Dove beauty campaign. You can also look into being a beauty model. Plus size model Rosie Mercado started doing beauty modeling.
While the modeling industry has certain standards, I can’t tell you whether or not you have a chance at making a living by modeling. If modeling is something you want to get into I believe if you put the work in, set your mind on it and get on your grind you can do it. Remember there is always an exception to the rule.
I hope my answer was helpful. Best of luck.
Singer and reality TV personality Jenni Rivera is introducing and executive producing her daughter Chiquis new spin off show on Mun2. I had the awesome opportunity to attend the viewing party in Beverly Hills. The party was most definitely a family affair, Jenni Rivera and ex-Dodger hubby Esteban Loaiza were there along with the kids, grandbaby and other Mun2 stars to celebrate, it felt like you were at your auntie’s party. The Riveras were very sweet, humble and beautiful people who just couldn’t contain themselves and the gratitude they have with their fans. Chiquis N Control airs Saturday’s at 3pm/2c on Mun2. Watch Chiquis come of age as she starts a new business an grows into her own, Rivera style.
The Chiquis N Control themed decor set up.
Jenni and Chiquis
The same way you become a straight size model. Plus size modeling is still the modeling industry. You need to have a portfolio with professional quality photos, you need to go on go-sees, try to find an agency. You can also find modeling contest to enter, modeling contest are becoming more and more popular with retailers and magazines. Torrid has open model submissions on their site, so that might be a good place to start knocking on doors.
Great Question! This applies to any retailer or online store that sells straight sizes.
1. Karmaloop stocks many different brands, some of which I have been wearing for years and am very familiar with their sizing and choice of materials. This makes it easier for me to be able to have a pretty good idea if the particular piece will fit me. For example I know Brand A’s cuts are always generous so I know a medium might fit like a large, so if I get a large I’ll actually have an XL.
2.THE SIZE CHART IS YOUR FRIEND: Each brand has a general size chart, that can give you an idea as to how they measure their sizes. If you know your measurements you can plug them in and see if the clothes will fit you. Sometimes depending on the site, Karmaloop doesn’t usually do this, but some sites give you the garments measurements, ie. lenght of dress, inseam ect. Karmaloop has a general size chart, the problem with it is that it by no means represents all of the brands sold on Karmaloop. So if I am not familiar with a brands sizing or skeptical about their fit I usually just Google that brands size chart or go directly to their website to find out about their sizing.
With that being said, I don’t fit into everything Karmaloop sells. Like I for sure can’t buy pants from Karmaloop but they’re great for t-shirts, tops, accessories and shoes.
If you guys would like to shop KARMALOOP you can use repcode: FULLFIGUREDPOTENTIAL at checkout and save 20% OFF your order.
I’m sorry for the lack of posts everyone. I really, really am but I’m currently backpacking through the West Coast and have limited access to reliable (and by reliable I mean fast enough) internet. I’m sitting at an incredibly crowded Starbucks in Seattle amidst screaming baristas, tourist asking if this is THEE original Starbucks, and locals who have set up office, I honestly don’t know how they do it.
I’ll be back with outfit posts, and all the curvy model pictures your heart desires as soon as I get me some internets again.
I really shop everywhere, I love to browse because you never know when you’ll find something. However I do have a couple places that I keep going back to because they always have great stuff here’s a list.
Karmaloop (Use repcode: FULLFIGUREDPOTENTIAL for 20%OFF)
PLNDR (You can also use the repcode above here)
Plus Size Boutiques around my neighborhood