Rising Star – Plus Size Model Jeanna Sabatino Cover Model of Plus Model Magazine’s April Issue

Every once in a while, a model will come on to set, get in front of the camera, and create such magic, there is no doubt that you are watching a star in the making. I can tell you that when I saw model Jeanna Sabatino shoot for this month’s issue of PLUS Model Magazine’s SWAK Designs editorial, that is exactly what I and many other on our team thought. Jeanna transformed into boho chic with a gypsy flair that it is no wonder the editorial was entitled Bohemian Rhapsody. Not only is Jeanna a beautiful plus size model, she is a talented celebrity make-up artist, and mother of two.  Read Madeline Jones, Editor in Chief of PLUS Model Magazine’s interview with Jeanna.

Jeanna Sabatino came into our lives when we first noticed her on the plus size lingerie site, Hips and Curves. Jeanna is the fourth child out of five and grew up in San Fernando, CA. When she was very young she moved to NY and spent much of her young adult life in Brooklyn, but decided to relocate back to California to pursue a professional career as a makeup artist. How did she discover the plus size modeling industry? It’s a great story, enjoy!

What motivated your plus size-modeling career?
Originally, when someone suggested that I model plus size clothing, I was a little taken back, I was once straight sized and a size 4 (before having my daughter – I know MANY women can relate to this!) and I was hoping to return there. Now I was sporting my mama curves and decided that I should embrace my new look. My motivation for modeling is mostly because I believe that women of all sizes deserve to feel beautiful and to have cute clothes! Especially after having a baby! No one wants to look like a box and there weren’t a lot of options for a long time. I went to an open call at Wilhelmina and they were not interested so I focused on makeup gigs. One day I was browsing for makeup jobs on craigslist, and I came across an ad for a plus size lingerie model and decided to submit because I just knew lingerie would be such a great opportunity to feel sexy and embrace my body. I was called right away, much to my surprise, but I chickened out and ALMOST didn’t go to the go-see, my cousin forced me and Hips and Curves contracted me right away. Then, you scouted me and sent my pictures over to Heffner Model Management and they offered me a mother agency contract. Everything was happening so fast, and I felt like I was running before I could walk. I booked Kohl’s, and the next thing I knew, I was pregnant! {Read more…}

See Jeanna in Bohemian Rhapsody SWAK Designs Editorial {Pictures}


Read this month’s issue of PLUS Model Magazine Here