Ashley Graham has an interesting response to women who ask her advice about becoming models. "And I say to them, 'Why would you want to become a model?'" Graham revealed. "'Why would you want to be picked apart all the time?'"
“Modeling is an expensive career when you first start — you have to pay for photo shoots and maintain your appearance."
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.
Curvy model Iskra Lawrence is putting herself in the hot seat by sharing “heavily” retouched photos from her early modeling days.
Mia Kang (pictured) is one of the models previously represented by Trump Models. The Trump Organization announced this week that it will be leaving the modeling industry after almost two decades. The announcement came after a report by Page Six that suggested several models planned to abandon the agency.
Zendaya Coleman often “claps back” on social media – this time it was to rescue a young woman and offer her a gig. Through social media, Zendaya Coleman has become a bit of a clapback queen. After she sent a sharply written letter to Giuliana Rancic for offensive comments she made about her faux locks, and sent a curt response to comedian Julie Klausner for her skinny-shaming, the star has made it clear she has no problem in fighting back in a public forum.
Chrissy Teigen was recently spotted at a beach photo shoot in Miami. Chrissy Teigen is no stranger to baring it all on the beach. The 31-year-old model has been featured in multiple tropical spreads for Sports Illustrated throughout her career — even appearing on the cover of the magazine’s 2014 swimsuit edition, alongside models Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge.
Appearing on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Taiwan, Coco Rocha wears a sequined ensemble against a cityscape background, shot while balancing in heels on a ledge.
There are a lot of reasons to want to get know Georgia May Jagger, model, brand ambassador and daughter of famous Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and model Jerry Hall.
Reality TV star Farrah Abraham has come under fire for having her 7-year-old daughter, Sophia, model in a bikini for a children's clothing line.
All images via Instagram/dylanjaggerlee It’s been a while since we’ve introduced you to yet another celebrity kid making their mark on the modeling world. Hopefully Dylan Jagger Lee was worth the wait. ALSO SEE: Meet Sistine Stallone: Rocky’s ‘knock out’ model daughter The 18-year-old son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee recently made headlines when he landed himself in the May issue of Nylon. Sure, he’s already worked with Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent and has been featured in a number of other fashion editorials, but Nylon is mainstream.
IMG Models is betting on it. The agency is launching a brand new men’s plus-size division called ‘Brawn,’ rather than the typical “big and tall.” As IMG’s president Ivan Bart told WWD, “Brawn has a body positive message. It’s those qualities that led Bart to sign actor and comedian Zach Miko as IMG’s first brawn model.
Wait, Gigi has moles? Yep, despite what magazines and advertisers may have you believe, the 20-year-old model has a spattering of prominent dark beauty marks scattered across her chest and torso. On the cover of the March issue of Vogue China, these have been completely removed causing fans to cry out in protest. ALSO SEE: Snickers pokes fun at Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue with Photoshop fails ad One commenter on Twitter asked, “Gigi, why does VS often photoshop out your moles?
The iconic face has been modeling since high school, signing on with Elite Model Management at age 17 after placing second in a Look of the Year contest. Since then, she has graced the covers of every major fashion magazine, appeared in campaigns for Revlon, Pepsi, Guess Jeans and (most recently) Balmain, and has acted in a number of movies. Of her official retirement, Crawford says to Hemispheres magazine, “I’m sure I’ll have my picture taken for 10 more years, but not as a model anymore.
Gigi Hadid walking in the spring 2016 Versace show at Milan Fashion Week. (Photo: Instagram) Gigi Hadid might not be the typical model, but that hasn’t stopped the 20-year-old from ruling the runway this fashion week. Hadid has been breaking the waif-like model mold with her athletic and curvy figure since she made her runway debut during the fall 2014 season, but like any young woman in the spotlight, she falls victim to negative comments, especially on social media. On Monday morning Hadid took to Instagram to post a message to all of those that feel like they have something to say about her body.
Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist made contouring cool. “This little girl is so beautiful and this is a fashion editorial..love this child.” To be clear, although Dedivanovic’s under attack, he did not do the makeup on Tillman (that credit goes to David and Josie Mugopus).
Missouri-born model Tess Holliday made headlines earlier this year when she was the first truly plus-size model to sign with a major modeling agency. In January, Anna Shillinglaw, the owner and director of the U.K-based agency, told the Daily News, “I think we’re the only agency with a model of her size. She is by far the largest model I have in the [Curves] division.” At 260 pounds and a size 22, many would argue that 29-year-old Holliday, whose real name is Tess Munster, isn’t just plus-size, but obese.
As reported by the Associated Press on Monday, France’s health minister, Marisol Touraine, plans to support the country’s efforts to ban advertising agencies from using models who have an underweight BMI. Olivier Véran, a socialist policy maker, has proposed two amendments to the bill: 1) modeling agencies will be banned from working with girls who are at risk of health issues and 2) advertisements that glorify being ultrathin and websites that promote anorexic behavior will become criminal offenses.
Photo: instagram.com/tessholliday Tess Holliday is 5’5”, weighs 260 pounds, and wears a size 22. Holliday, whose real name is Tess Munster, recently landed a contract with MiLk Model Management, making her the first model of her size and height to be brought onto a major agency. She is by far the largest model I have in the [Curves] division,” Anna Shillinglaw, the owner and director of the U.K-based agency, told the Daily News.
Big brands like Gucci, who recently promoted their head accessories designer, Alessandro Michele to creative director, showed cropped jackets slung over blouses with floppy bows—either a nod to Kurt Cobain or a statement that blurs gender boundaries. Related: Gender-Bending Fashion Takes Ahold of the Men’s Shows In casting, too, those regular hypersexual guys with bronzed, chiseled abs were replaced with androgynous models, so that it was a challenge to decipher whether the model wearing Look 22 at Rick Owens was actually a man or woman (though some of Owens’ garments exposed the genitalia of models—a real give away). Related: Tit For Nut: Rick Owens Embraces the Male Form Vivienne Westwood was even trickier this season, casting an androgynous woman to open her menswear show earlier this week. Courtesy of Elliott Sailors/Tristan Ewald In fact, Sailors, who used to pose on the beach in string bikinis for photographers Bruce Weber and Ellen von Unwerth, decided to shear her long blonde locks in favor of a more boyish look in 2012.