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Over 1,000 Online Entries Received Immediately

SECAUCUS, N.J. – With today’s high profile role models, plus-size women are celebrating their curves like never before!  That is especially evident in a new nationwide search for full-figured models launched by two fashion industry icons.  Ashley Stewart, a leading retailer of full-figured clothing, and PLUS Model Magazine, a recognized media expert on plus-size fashion, are looking for aspiring models to be featured in a magazine spread and social media campaign this summer.  More than one thousand online entries were received almost as soon as the Ashley Stewart and PLUS Model Magazine Model Search contest was announced.  

            In addition to online entries, aspiring models will be photographed and interviewed in person by Madeline Jones, PLUS Model Magazine Editor-In-Chief, at Ashley Stewart stores in Atlanta (Stonecrest Mall, Lithonia, May 5), Los Angeles (Culver City Mall, May 18), and New York City (Harlem, May 25). 


            Kathy Clair, Ashley Stewart Vice President of Marketing, explains the model search.  “We’re always looking for fresh new talent to represent our brand and what it stands for.  Ashley Stewart and PLUS Model Magazine are dedicated to helping full-figured women express their inner spirit with chic confidence and on-trend style.  The winner of this model search will be someone who embraces the distinctive Ashley Stewart look with enthusiasm and poise.”

            staffjpegs00854 done-colorsmalShe adds, “This is a very competitive industry.  Through this contest, we hope to help an aspiring full-figured model start her career and achieve her dreams.”

            Ms. Jones, a recognized champion of plus size women, says, “I’ve been an Ashley Stewart customer for many years and am delighted to partner with a brand that demonstrates such positive passion for full-figured fashion.  Ashley Stewart and PLUS Model Magazine are like-minded in the way we see today’s contemporary plus-size woman.  She’s sexy, fabulous, and loves fashion!”

            Celebrating its 7-year anniversary this summer, PLUS Model Magazine has become a highly sought after resource on matters regarding the plus-size industry.  Ms. Jones has appeared on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, BET, MTV, and Nuvo TV – to name a few.

            Model search applicants must be U.S. residents 18 years or older and may not be under exclusive contract with a modeling agency.  The Grand Prize winner will be flown to New York City for a photo shoot and interview to be published in the August issue of PLUS Model Magazine.  She will receive the wardrobe worn in the photo shoot and will be featured in Ashley Stewart ( marketing and on the PLUS Model Magazine ( website.  Second and third place winners will receive an Ashley Stewart gift certificate.

            Since opening its first store in 1991, the Ashley Stewart brand has been a trend-setter in plus-size fashion.  As the retail chain has grown, it has remained true to its tradition of caring relationships with the customers and communities it serves.  Ashley Stewart’s mission to empower plus-size women with fashion confidence is enthusiastically embraced by its loyal customers.

To enter the Ashley Stewart and PLUS Model Magazine Model Search electronically, email the following information to [email protected]:

·         Full body shot and head shot

·         Height

·         Size

·         State of residence

·         Email address


For complete details, go to  Entry deadline is May 31.

Read the April 2013 Issue of PLUS Model Magazine

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  1. Gwendolyn Smith

    May 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Would love to be a model for Ashley Stewart

  2. Deborah D Hie

    May 13, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I have always wanted to be a full figure model. I don’t know how to get started, need help.

  3. Tanisha Crosby

    May 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I would love to model for Ashley stewart I have been asking the sales associates for about two years about ways to model for your store.

  4. Antoinette Hastings

    May 22, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I would love to have a chance to be a Ashley Stuart model

  5. Latoya Abron

    May 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I would love to be a model for Ashley Stewart.

  6. Sharon Hart

    May 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I would love the opportunity to represent Ashley Stewart

  7. charondi robinson

    May 29, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I was drove down to the search that was held in ny it was an amazing experience and I would give anything to become a model for ashley stewart I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for 3 years now, good luck ladies

  8. Natoya Harvey

    June 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I would love a chance to experience the joy of becoming a plus size model

  9. lashae haney

    June 26, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I would love to be a plus size model always been my dream

  10. Lilliam Cyprian

    July 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I would love to be a plus size model.

  11. Yana Yashae

    July 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I have the perfect face for your magazine..

  12. Wendy Griffin

    July 15, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I wold love to be a plus size model , I live I Houston Tx 7053

  13. Wendy Griffin

    July 15, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I wold love to be a plus size model , I live I Houston Tx 7053 .

  14. Nikia Coates

    July 19, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I would love to have an opportunity to model for Ashley Stewart, I live in Detroit, MI

  15. Tesha

    July 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I would the chance to try out for plus modeling I have what it takes if giving a chance.

  16. Unique Brown

    August 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I would love love love to model for Ashley Stewart

  17. Dorothy Phillips

    November 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Interested into becoming a plus size model

  18. Anthony

    November 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm

  19. Christian Dillard

    November 15, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Please come to Pittsburgh so that I can audition!!!!!!!

  20. Andrea

    November 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Am from NY and I was always interested in being a full sized model.
    How would I go about getting an audition with Ashley.

  21. Wendy

    November 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I Am From Michigan I have 4 years experience in the modeling industry Also local Pagents would like to get back into modeling again.

  22. Risha

    November 25, 2013 at 12:02 am

    I am very interested in becoming a plus size model with your company. My height 5,7; Sz 18-20W. Love your apparel!

  23. Brindy McIntyre

    November 25, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I would love to be a plus size model. I have fibromyalgia ( Neurological disorder), and just want to be able to do something for myself and my confidence. I wear from size 11-14. Although I have no experience, everyone I know well tells me I am photogenic. You can look at pics on my Facebook account. Thank you for your time and consideration.

  24. Candy Jennylu John

    September 26, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I would love to be a model for Ashley Stewart. I don’t have any experience in modelling but I’m a very quick learner. I reside in the Caribbean.

  25. lavonne

    October 7, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I got the look and the personality to be one of Ashley’s models.

  26. yullunda

    February 10, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I would love to be a plus size model.

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