We are so honored to have Always For Me on board for the May 2011 Issue of PLUS Model Magazine.

This “City Girl” traveled to Apple Valley Desert in California for the shoot, because we wanted to bring something completely different to our readers.  Our cover model Kelsey Olson braved the two-hour drive into the desert, high winds and desert inhabitants to pull off one the most amazing shoots we have ever done for PMM.

As a size 16 model, Kelsey represents what the industry was all about when I first began my career, and with this issue – Kelsey and photographer Michael Hermogeno show us what true freedom looks like – when you are Free To Be You.

Being a mother changed me in so many ways, I was never the type of woman who felt that I needed to be a mother to be a complete woman, but having Madison almost three years ago made me a better person in ways I never knew how. Mother’s Day has always been very special to me and in this issue we are celebrating Plus Size Industry Super Moms. It’s not easy to be in this industry, and being a mother just makes it a bit more interesting.

As Full Figured Fashion Week get’s closer, and creates a bigger buzz each week, PLUS Model Magazine is happy to announce two amazing giveaways. Sonsi.com is giving away two, All Inclusive VIP tickets to all of the events at Full Figured Fashion Week.  In addition, Full Figured Fashion Week is giving away two tickets to the opening night! To enter visit the PMM Blog atwww.plus-model-mag.com.  With all these events, you will need something to wear and Tennille White has some of this seasons most beautiful looks and she is giving away a $250 gift certificate in this issue!

I want to thank everyone who came out to the WALK MS Fund Raiser on April 29th sponsored byLane Bryant.  We had an amazing time and raised money towards living in a world free from MS.  I want to thank Gwen DeVoe – FFF Week, host Shanda Freeman, True Sheroes and the numerous designers and brands who donated and participated in the weekend events. Check out our recap!

Lastly, I want to thank you for supporting PLUS Model Magazine and for allowing me this platform to reach plus size women of all ages and sizes.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Madeline Figueroa-Jones
& the PLUS Model Magazine Team