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 .
Sonny Turner may be considered a curvy or plus-size model, but when it comes down to it, being called ‘fat’ doesn’t bother the 19-year-old one bit. Sonny Turner may be considered a “curvy” model, but she loves her body. The 5’10” stunner recently sent out a strong plea to her nearly 100,000 Instagram followers: “STOP FAT PHOBIA.” Because when it comes down to it, being called “fat” doesn’t bother the 19-year-old one bit.
Plus-size model Candice Huffine just landed the cover of Vogue, and while her photo is gorgeous and ethereal, the moment is a missed opportunity for fuller-figured women. On Monday, Huffine posted a photo of her upcoming Vogue Mexico cover. In the image, the brunette beauty is completely naked, clutching a strategically placed bouquet of flowers.
Social media don’t always tell the truth about body perfection. On Tuesday, Marciel Hopkins, a plus-size model and former Miss South Africa finalist, posted two Instagram photos of herself wearing a white bra and underwear set. “Let’s talk about angles and poses,” Hopkins wrote to her 40,000 followers.
A number of plus-size models recently participated in Penningtons’ body positive #iwontcompromise campaign. A number of women paraded around in jeans and black bras in Toronto’s Union Station for a unique reason. The group was participating in plus-size retailer Penningtons’ new #iwontcompromise campaign, which was designed to celebrate women embracing their bodies and not compromising who they are.
As part of Yahoo’s global coverage of International Women’s Day 2017, Yahoo Canada profiled women from various backgrounds and professions and asked them “What’s next?” What happens after Women’s Day — what would women like to see happen next in their personal lives, in their respective careers, and as a whole for females across the nation? My name is Sarah De Melo. Although my family accepted me at my size, at school and my social life I always felt that I needed to be thin and that I wasn’t “good enough” at my size.
Danielle Brooks, who's been an advocate for full-figured women in entertainment like herself, wants to see 67 percent of women in America represented in modeling.
British model Iskra Lawrence is always inspiration. She brings a beautiful bubbly lightness to every shoot she does, and is incredible at…