T L CARMINA interview by tiffany bank tiffanybank.net FB: facebook.com/TiffanyBank IG: @mstiffanybank TW: @TiffanyBank What made you decide to become a plus size model? I love working with other artists and fashion professionals to produce an image because artistic collaboration really drives me. But the main reason I wanted to become a plus model is that I am plus. This is the body I was given, and my job is to keep my body as healthy, balanced and happy as I can. Like many women of size I went through periods of intense self-hatred, but I came out much stronger and more confident on the other side. And, of course, I also like shoes and glamor as much as the next gal. Name: Carmina Suzanne Resides In: Buffalo, NY Whom do you look to for curvy inspiration? Height/ Size: 5’9”, size 14/16 Online portfolio While I don’t really dress in vintage styles anymore, I still look My favorite quote: “Never to designers and celebs from the 50s. Nigella Lawson is a big underestimate the stimulation of eccentricity.” Neil Simon, ‘Biloxi Blues’ inspiration for me. My pal Sarah Chiwaya at Curvily is always on top of the trends and she’s a go-to blogger for me.