The 6 Finalists of The everyBODY Model Search Contest Are…


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In April, we announced the launch of the everyBODY Model Search where we joined forces with fashion designer MarlaWynne to find two extraordinary women who live with confidence and have a passion for spreading a body positive message. These phenomenal women will be our cover models for the September 2016 issue of PLUS Model Magazine.

For the first time, PLUS Model Magazine will feature two cover models, one of which will be a “missy” size. When we speak of body diversity, we don’t just mean “plus size” but all sizes, all bodies.

Our two winners will be flown to New York City where they will be treated to a 3-night stay at one of our favorite hotels, win a fabulous new MarlaWynne wardrobe (worth $1,000) and of course, participate in the cover fashion shoot for the September 2016 Fall Fashion issue of Plus Model Magazine.

The search closed last month and we are excited to announce our six (6) finalists — three are plus size and three are “missy” size. We had an overwhelming response to our contest with over 5,841 entries and over a 100,000 unique votes. Those finalists are:

  • Kathy Vargas
  • Marjorie Burnett
  • Brianna Dickson
  • Meara Oberdieck
  • Stephanie Frais
  • Trina Notaro

The winners will be announced next Tuesday, June 14, in a special Facebook Live broadcast which will be hosted by MarlaWynne and PMM Editor-in-Chief Madeline Jones. We will announce all the information on the blog prior to the broadcast.

The winners will also be announced on all of our social media channels as well.

Congratulations to the finalists and ALL the women who entered. You are all beautiful and we were so happy to read all of your stories! Be inspired!