One on One With Plus Model Anita Marshall

doublecover_march2013Her smile is infectious and her curves are giving everyone something to talk about. She is the face you are seeing everywhere from Nordstrom and Macy’s to Monif C and Ashley Stewart. Our cover model Anita Marshall reveals her journey to the modeling industry in this in-depth interview.

Maddy: How did you go from this beautiful girl on Tumblr to a Dorothy Combs Model?

Anita: I always wanted to be a model but my weight got in the way. I was about 300 pounds and the feedback was always, you are too big to model. I tried out for America’s Next Top Model and they told me to my face I was TOO big. I decided to lose the weight and eat healthier and the weight began to come off. I was going to give up, but this lady I worked with asked me not to give up and try it one more time. I did some research and sent my photos into Dorothy Combs Models and a month later I received a call from Dorothy and I was signed a few weeks later.

Maddy: What was your first job as a professional model? Looking back to that first experience what if anything did you learn from it?

Anita: My first job was Macy’s and having worked in retail before and having to deal with many personalities I believe I was prepared to deal with being in new places with new people. I went in and was not stand off-ish but I was very cautious of what I said and to whom. My advice to new models is be yourself but do not put all your business out there.

Maddy: You are one of the curvier models that is working out there. How do you feel about that?

Check out her entire interview in this month’s issue of PLUS Model Magazine