PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE May 2016 Issue - Page 133

Empowering. It is empowering women of all shapes and sizes to accept themselves for who they are. It is a movement of total body positivity and self love. It is breaking the mold, and changing the fashion industry as we speak. It isn’t about being big or small, tall or short, but about being the best version of yourself and loving every second of it. I read a study in Women’s Health Magazine that surveyed 6,400 women about how they feel about their beauty and the survey showed that only 2% of women think they are truly beautiful. I whole heartedly believe that this industry is going to change those statistics and help all women love the skin they are in. Who are your favorite plus designers, models, bloggers and/or celebrities? My favorite plus designers/brands would have to be Fashion To Figure, Charlotte Russe Plus, Forever 21 Plus, Lord and Taylor, Addition Elle, Lane Bryant, Eloquii and Asos. My favorite models are definitely my fellow plus models especially Christen Marucci and Maggie Hightower. Not only are they two of my favorite plus models, but they are amazing women and friends. Ashley Graham is a huge inspiration to me. She is a plus size model who has come so far in this industry. She is not only an inspiration to me, but she inspires all women all over the world. Where do you see yourself in the next year? I hope to see myself working full time in this industry. There is nothing I would love more than to get the chance to work with some of the biggest names in designer fashion. On top of that, I’d love to travel and work with designers in different countries. That would be an amazing experience.