PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE May 2016 Issue - Page 94

Desiree: I feel great working as a plus size model. I have always been a curvy woman and now I’m blessed to be able to model and show my curves off in a positive way! PMM: Most people think models can’t be friends, but while we were shooting, your followers on social media were clamoring for you. These followers included other models. Tell me about the other side of this topic that most people seldom hear about. Desiree: Honestly, I’ve experienced nothing but great support and encouragement from other models in the industry. We all root and cheer each other on as a team! It’s so empowering to see models come together and build each other up instead of tearing each other down in an industry that can be difficult to make it in. plusmodelmag.com 5.16 #plusmodelmag inspiration + style PMM: What advice would you give to aspiring models looking to start a career as a plus size model? Desiree: My advice is to be fierce and confident. Not to be afraid of what YOU want to do and accomplish. Not to give anyone the power to dictate how you feel. Do your research and figure out in which direction you want to go as a model. This industry is tough, so you must work hard! Once you’ve embraced these things about yourself and this industry, you will be UNSTOPPABLE! Social Media: IG: instagram.com/desireejenkins_/ Facebook: facebook.com/desiree.jenkins.54 Agency/Portfolio: Bicoastalmodels.com Pants: Eloquii Crop Top: Forever21 Denim Shirt: Slink Jeans Sneakers: Forever21 Bracelets: Forever21 Rings: Forever21 & H&M