For centuries, the modeling industry had one look and very few sizes. The majority of them were thin, tall, and usually a size four or smaller. The lack of representation of women of various shapes and sizes left many women feeling inadequate, insecure, and not enough when it comes to beauty standards. Thankfully, times are changing, and we are seeing more and more diversity, reflecting more of the real world and all its beautiful shades and sizes. There are a number of models who have made a splash in the world of full-figured modeling, opening the doors for other curvy models to follow after them. We want to celebrate them and fill you in on some of these fabulous ladies’ achievements and accomplishments. Here are 15 plus-size models you should know about!
[Additional reporting by Yvette Montoya]