PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE March 2015 Issue - Page 113

ERIN interview by tiffany bank What made you decide to become a plus size model? I was discovered for modeling when I was a freshman in college. The owner of an agency approached me at a Chipotle in Hollywood one night and offered me a contract with her agency. I decided to do it for extra money, while I worked on getting my degree. I eventually fell in love with it and after graduation I made it my focus. Whom do you look to for curvy inspiration? I look to so many different women for inspiration. When I Name: Erin Grady Resides in: Los Angeles, CA Height/size: 5’9/12 first started, Robyn Lawley was my biggest inspiration. I now appreciate the work of so many women like Bree Warren, CLICK - LA Agency Portfolio Amanda Tice and Ali Tate. For me specifically, I look for Favorite quote: “As we let the “inbetweeners”. The girls like me who are often told our own light shine, we unconsciously give other we are too small to be plus models but too big for straight people permission to do the modeling. Seeing their work and their drive, despite what same.” -Marianne Williamson people tell them, is what pushes me to keep going.