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What is your favorite thing about plus size modeling?
The travel is always fun, but what I really love about my job is meeting other women and men in the plus industry. I have some great friendships that developed from being in the industry.
The plus size modeling world is very inclusive, friendly, and supportive. Especially in the beginning, it was great to go to a photoshoot and see confident plus size women.
It was, and still is, very empowering.
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Have you experienced any downsides about plus size modeling?
Overall, it’s been a great experience, however, there have been times when I’m asked what I do, and if I say “model,” I sometimes get a weird look feel them scan my body over. I know they’re thinking, “She’s a model, how?!” It’s a completely different reaction if I answer that I’m a plus model.
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Do you feel the words “plus” and “plus size” are still valid in today’s world?
Yes, I feel the words “plus” and “plus size” are valid because it’s a distinguishing category that plus size women can recognize and use to help shop.
What I mean is, I would never go into the children’s or men’s section to look for clothes since those areas won’t have my size. Departments that are clearly called out as plus make it easier for me to go directly to the department that I KNOW will have clothes in my size(s) without picking through a section for 20 minutes before realizing they don’t carry anything over a size 12.
I do think it’s a shame that the media and world have attached negativity to the word “plus size”, especially since statistically plus sizes are more in line with the average woman than straight sizes.