NEW YORK — Jul 05, 2012 / ( — PLUS Model Magazine (PMM), the #1 magazine celebrating the plus size fashion and plus modeling industry, who hit viral status in January for their explosive editorial, “PLUS SIZE BODIES, WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM ANYWAY?” celebrates July with six consecutive years in virtual print!  Since July 2006, PMM has inspired readers to thrive in their curves, crave contemporary fashion and design their life on their own terms, sans apologies.

PLUS Model Magazine is more than just a magazine,” comments Madeline Jones, Editor-in-Chief. “It’s become part of the plus size industry in a way we could not have imagined.”

When asked about the original concept for PMM, Jones shared, “Back in 2006, there was nothing comparable for the plus size industry and thus we decided to take it upon ourselves to create an outlet where plus size fashion and the modeling industry would be celebrated. Since then we have grown by leaps and bounds, with over two million visitors and 200+ media hits including interviews with ABC World News with Diane,, Entertainment Tonight and more.”

Gracing the cover of the July Anniversary issue of PMM is Tyra Bank’s Fiercely Real model search winner, Jakaliene Rivera. She’s young and passionate about the industry and of her Latina roots. Jones comments, “This curvy Puerto Rican beauty has been on our radar and we are happy to see her career taking off.” In this issue, PMM also features an Editorial with Plus Supermodel Fluvia Lacerda, who graced the very first cover of PLUS in July 2006.

Also featured in the Anniversary issue is Nicci Gilbert, lead singer of the R&B group, Brownstone, in a heart-to-heart exclusive about life, her new show R&B Divas and her new line, Curvato Clothing.

This issue finishes with an 87-page full color photo wrap-up of Full Figured Fashion Week(TM) (FFFWeek) 2012, which took place in NY this past June with PMM as Title Media Sponsor.

A final comment from Jones concerning the future of PMM, “I’m gearing up for another 6 years of plus size fashion, great imagery and pushing the envelope.”

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