In May, ASOS and Models1 Curve launched a UK plus model search on Instagram, looking for the next MODELS1CURVE superstar. The winner of that plus model search was announced this week and it’s 20-year old Lauren Punter.
“The prospect of walking into a model agency can be daunting and Models 1 wanted to open their doors to a wider audience by utilizing the power of social media and assuaging those initial nerves. We believe that beauty comes in different sizes.”
The plus model search was open solely to UK residents who were between the ages of 17 – 28 years old and a size UK 18 and above (which translates to a US size 14). Reportedly, 2,000 aspiring plus models submitted selfies in the span of 10 days and Lauren was the one that stood out from the rest.
“I am still in shock. I entered the competition on the final day and I have never done anything like this or entered a competition like this before. I feel so proud and grateful to be representing plus-size models and women alike. Growing up it wasn’t cool to be curvy, and the brands around at that time weren’t cool either, but now thankfully times are changing.”