PLUS Model Magazine’s April Spotlight Model – Caryn Higgins by Tiffany Bank

What made you decide to become a plus size model?
I always loved to dress up when I was younger. I used to change my clothes several times a day just to show them off! That used to drive my mother crazy. I just loved fashion! I never considered being a model because I wasn’t a size 2. I was too embarrassed to tell people that being a model was my dream. I was a curvy girl and I didn’t think models were curvy. It took me 22 years to embrace my curves and follow my dream. I’m going to spend the rest of my life loving my curves as I should have all along.

Who are your favorite curvy role models?
Tara Lynn for one. She is fierce and you would be hard-pressed to find anyone to disagree. She has taken plus size modeling to the next level. She is in good company with girls like Laura Wells, Kelsey Olson, Denise Bidot… I could go on!

Finish this sentence – The plus industry is:
Inspiring. I struggled for so long hiding my curves and it is beautiful to see women embracing them. These women are modeling the latest fashions and showing the world that the average woman is gorgeous and shouldn’t be ashamed of the bodies they were given. That inspires me to be a model and maybe one day I can inspire others.

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