PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE May 2016 Issue - Page 20

letter from the editor madeline jones | editor-in-chief Be On the Cover! One of my personal gripes is that we often look for inspiration and validation outside the plus size industry when we have some pretty amazing people among us. One of those women is our cover model Desiree Jenkins. As a visibly plus size model, the industry who is supposed to celebrate her body does not always do so. Together with photographer Jose Pagan and our fabulous team, we put together a “print” story that I’m sure you will love as much as I do. Eating disorders are not something we talk about much in the industry, but this month, model Danielle Braverman shares her story with us about working as a “straight” size model and nearly starving herself to maintain a weight that was suitable for her agents. Today, as a healthy size 14, Danielle is thriving and shares her story with other young women battling the same challenges she faced.