To celebrate the agency's 50th anniversary, Wilhelmina Models is releasing a new book that "defines beauty." Here's what the company's CEO, Bill Wackermann, says is the key to being beautiful and becoming a successful model.
Ashley Graham is one of the best known plus-size models in the industry, and she’s telling women the secret to her success: confidence. “The runway isn’t just about showing fashion, it’s about gaining confidence,” she says. Wearing denim-on-denim, Graham is the first to give her walk a go before the three women rock the catwalk themselves.
Sruthi Jayadevan, from Dallas, Texas, is frequently pictured on social media donning sparkling bindis, colourful saris, and ornate nose rings.
One mother is asking “Who wore it better?” in a hilarious Instagram project comparing her photogenic toddler with his model uncle.
As the news hit the world that Playboy founder Hugh Hefner had passed away , people began reminiscing on the 91-year-old’s many magazine covers. Originally pinned as a magazine for men, Playboy magazine kickstarted in 1953 with a photo of Marilyn Monroe on the makeshift cover. Over the years, Hefner featured his beloved Playmates along with some of the world’s top celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Charlize Theron and Madonna. Top models have also graced the cover (think British names Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss) as well as Marge Simpson and President Donald Trump . Yes, the actual President of the United States was once a Playboy cover model. Nude or fully clothed, here are the most iconic covers in the magazine’s 64 year history. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Iconic Playboy models re-enact famous covers – decades after first shooting them Gwyneth Paltrow poses semi-nude in mud for Goop’s first magazine cover The ultimate power couple magazine covers
Although people often assume La'Tecia Thomas was happier at her smaller size, she admits to lacking confidence or having any concept of her self-worth — something she discusses in-depth in a video on her YouTube channel.
Curvy model Manon Edwards used fashion as a way of finding self-love.
French model Thylane Blondeau first made headlines as a little girl, walking the Jean Paul Gaultier runway when she was just 4 years old. Then, at 6, she starred on the cover of “Vogue Enfants” – a supplement that ran in “Vogue Paris” featuring children’s fashion. It was then that the media began to call her the “most beautiful girl in the world.”
At a first glance, Sophia Hadjipanteli looks like your typical model. She’s blonde, beautiful and has great eyebrows. Look a little closer and you’ll see she has a full on unibrow, replacing Frida Kahlo as the icon for strong-browed women. Sophia’s unique look has racked up almost 60,000 followers on Instagram. And though many praise her for showing a different view of beauty, there are a few that love to tell the model how unattractive a monobrow really is. For every ‘ugly’ comment, Sophia is aiming to hit back by kickstarting the #UnibrowMovement: a hashtag that she hopes will “normalise [things] that society pressures us to hide or fix. I want to encourage tolerance of others, acceptance of differences, and most importantly- be proud of who you are.” If you’re wondering why Sophia’s eyebrows are so dark, here’s a secret: they’re tinted. The model got so tired of having to fill in her naturally blonde brows that she tinted them, accidentally turning them black. Fortunately, she was over the moon with the look and now regularly ensures to tint them whenever the blonde starts coming through. “I am not really doing this to show people that they have to like [my unibrow], I am more so doing it to show people that they can get on with their lives by having a preference,” she told Harper’s Bazaar . “I personally think my face looks better this way. Others disagree, and that’s totally cool. I am not trying to get anyone on the unibrow bandwagon. If I like this, just let me like this.” “I want to be sure that I am not defined by the way I look right now. I look at [my unibrow] like it’s winged eyeliner or red lipstick. In five years I might look back and think, ‘that was a cool phase!’ But until people start to accept others for this specific feature on their face, I won’t feel ready to move on from it.” Take a look at Sophia’s bold brows along with some other women who are redefining modern beauty with their body hair. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Meet the model proudly rocking her unibrow This model suffers from a rare genetic disorder – but that won’t stop her Model with facial birthmark is on a mission to help others embrace differences
A Playboy model, Victoria Xipolitakis from Argentina, recently rode the New York City subway covered in dollar bills to give away.
Earlier this week, transgender model Munroe Bergdorf became the first trans woman to front a L'Oréal U.K. campaign. Her dream has quickly come to an end as L'Oréal just announced it is ending its partnership with the activist/model because of her Facebook rant about racism.
Mekhi Alante Lucky, whose mug shot propelled him to fame on the internet, has been signed by St. Claire Modeling.
Elle Macpherson, the 53-year-old model and mother-of-three, has filled her Instagram with bikini-clad, beachy photos, where she shows herself in her happy place.
Gisele Bündchen went back to her Brazilian roots this week when she spearheaded the launch of Rosa Chá's summer 2018 swimwear collection in São Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday. And she didn't forget her best accessory — her two-fingers-in-the-air peace sign.
There is much more to model Lyric Mariah Heard than meets the eye: Besides her obviously gorgeous looks, the model also has only one foot, and two disfigured hands.
Model Mel Brady responded with a bold, sexy video of herself modeling underwear and a lengthy plea for women to support each other, instead of tearing each other down.
Plus size model, body activist and total babe Ashely Graham continues to break barriers. Graham, who was the first plus size model to grace the covers of Vogue and Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition , ecently added a New York Magazine to her already impressive resume. But aside from absolutely slaying her 1940s-style shoot , Graham also openly discussed how white privilege has played a roll in her success as a plus size model. “I know I’m on this pedestal because of white privilege,” said Graham in the feature. “To not see black or Latina women as famous in my industry is crazy! I have to talk about it. I want to give those women kudos because they are the ones who paved the way for me.” While we love Graham and her messages of body positivity and female empowerment, we’d also love to see more curvy women in the spotlight. So we’ve rounded up seven plus size models of colour that we think more people should know about. Click through the gallery to see more and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA .