Project Runway’s Ven Proves What Is Wrong With The Fashion Industry


Talk about throwing stones! Project Runway contestant Ven had a hissy fit about having to design for a size 14 during last nights REAL SIZE challenge. He is quoted as saying she is not fashion forward and has no shape. I thought this was the job of a designer, to create a silhouette that the […]

Plus Size Singer Natalie Ferraro Challenges Stereotypes In New Music Video


Natalie Ferraro is a long time friend of PLUS Model Magazine and we are so excited about her latest music venture, Ninja Betty and the Nunchix. We have seen her grow from her days as one of the original members of the burlesque group, The Glamazons, to the incredible artist she is today. Ninja Betty […]

PLUS Model Magazine’s Editor Featured In A Day In The Life Of…

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You Are More Than Your Size! PLUS Model Magazine’s Editor Featured In A Day In The Life Of… Alissa Wilson, fashion blogger and editor for Stylish Curves, gives us a very personal look at PLUS Model Magazine editor Madeline Figueroa-Jones. Alissa and Madeline met at the first Lane Bryant conference three years ago and developed a […]

Tyra Banks Writes Open Letter In Regards To Weight Debate


The opinions on the “Vogue Pact” vary from those that say this is a turning point in fashion history, to those that say this will not change a thing. The Daily Beast recently published a letter from Tyra Banks in “support” of the ban on underweight models or models who look like they may have […]

PLUS Model Magazine Attends Fashion Passport Plus Size Fashion Show In Puerto Rico


PLUS Model Magazine traveled to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico to attend Fashion Passport, a plus size fashion show celebrating the emerging plus size industry on the island. Organized by the beautiful Marilyn Arroyo, the show featured 17 plus size models ranging in size between 12 and 18. It was especially touching for me […]

She’s Not Plus Size! ASOS Curve Responds to Model Controversy


I have been an ultimate fan and dedicated consumer of the ASOS Curve brand for the past year. I find their clothing to be figure flattering, body conscious, and on trend; which is occasionally difficult to come by as far as plus size fashion goes. ASOS Curve crosses plus size fashion boundaries by providing plus […]

Beauty in All Sizes – Plus Size Bloggers

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Plus size bloggers offer a powerful voice from individual style to sharing everyday life experiences of the plus size woman.  Kat Kinsman penned an article for featuring three bloggers and their whys for what they do. Everyday, plus size women are torn down by members of society being accused of things ranging from advocating obesity […]

Catherine’s I Am Project Features Madeline Jones, Editor in Chief Plus Size

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Hope Begins With You Madeline Jones, Editor in Chief of PLUS Model Magazine is featured in Catherine’s “I Am” on hope. What are your hopes for the future? We asked PLUS Model Magazine Editor and former model, Madeline Figueroa-Jones, to share her thoughts. Read Madeline’s message below, plus check out our “links we love” for […]

Vogue Article Exposes Mom’s Fat-phobic Influence On Seven Year Old Daughter


I believe there are many reasons why people of size are discriminated against, and in this month’s issue of Vogue, we see one of the main reasons. A mom counting calories for her seven year old daughter and denying her dinner. Dara-Lynn Weiss, the author, was told by her pediatrician that her daughter was clinically […]

Would You Defend A Plus Size Shopper – ABC show What Would You Do

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Last night on ABC’s airing of “What Would You To?”  there is a segment entitled , “Would You Defend An Overweight Shopper?” While I am not a fan of how the question is asked, I already know what I would do in this situation. Not too long ago, after a water workout, a plus size […]