The topic of size diversity in the modeling world has really intensified this year with the recent Lane Bryant, Evans’, Simply Be‘s hashtag campaigns and size 22 model Tess Holliday being the first model of her size and height to be signed by a major agency (MiLK Model Management). Another agency has now made a huge move in adding a size 22/24 model to its roster.
Bridge Models announced this week that they have signed gorgeous plus size model Olivia Campbell. You may have seen the British model on Monif C’s website or in PMM where we featured her a few times, interviewing the model regarding her views on size diversity in the industry and being a larger model in the business.
Olivia has worked diligently on building her modeling career on her own and it has paid off. For her to land a major campaign with Monif C. while being unsigned as well as walking in runway shows that gave her visibility, speaks volumes to her determination to being a successful plus model. This latest development in her career is well-deserved and we can’t wait to see her in more campaigns.
She is proof that if you want something bad enough and work hard towards it, that hard work pays off.
Olivia stated on her Facebook page:
“I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that I am now officially signed by Bridge Models. I am beyond excited for several reasons. Firstly, it’s something I’ve been working towards for a long time. I managed to achieve so many wonderful things while representing myself as a freelance model but I came to a point where I think I achieved everything I could on my own so it is an absolute honour and pleasure to become apart of the Bridge model family.”
“And secondly, on a more personal note I’m pleased to see another major agency expanding their sizes and adding more diversity to their model boards. It is such a pleasure to become their first size 22+ model and I hope it’s the beginning of seeing even more agencies signing visibly plus models, bravo for diversity.”
Bridge Models said in an official statement:
“At Bridge, we believe in models having a voice and a platform to speak about their passions and beliefs. Olivia is not only a beautiful model but also a strong and powerful role model and we are very excited to have her on board.”
Click here to learn more about Olivia Campbell on the Bridge Models website.