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 attend, I had not been back “home” for 30 years. To be able to share the experience first hand was truly special for me, I’m excited about what is to come for the plus size fashion industry in Puerto Rico.

Designers and brands included Plump Couture, Marianne, Rainbow and Fernando Gantier. A full recap and pictures from the runway will be in the June issue of PLUS Model Magazine – Available June 1, 2012.

For more information on Fashion Passport 2013 email [email protected]

 Models Ana Garcia and Jessica Milagros wearing Plump Couture, Editor Madeline Figueroa-Jones wearing Lane Bryant.

Plus size model and fashion blogger Allison McGevna, Madeline Figueroa-Jones, models Griselangel Paula and Natalie Monet