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#ASTrueModel Winners Tennae LaChey (left) and Veronica Pome’e

Last October, Ashley Stewart announced they were partnering with True Model Management to launch a model search on Instagram where an aspiring model would win a modeling contract with the agency and get a campaign shoot with the retailer.

In January 2016, not one but two winners were announced on Ashley Stewart’s Instagram page. According to the retailer, the model search was the most popular contest the brand has held to date with 39K entries from aspiring models across the United States.

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If Veronica Pome’e looks familiar to you, it’s because she graces the cover of our July 2016 issue. She also has an exclusive interview in the issue on pages 100-106.

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“To me Ashley Stewart is a feeling. A feeling of empowerment. Having the freedom to be unapologetic in the way you carry yourself because feeling beautiful, confident, and sexy is not a privilege – it’s a birth right.” – Veronica Pome’e

Pome’e is not only a model but a body positive advocate who founded the movement called Change in Love USA at age 21. She believes that modeling has created a platform to raise awareness for the things that matter most to her including creating a safe place for freedom of expression and self love to the younger generation.

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Tennae LaChey is also a woman who is not just a model. She’s a licensed cosmetologist and make-up artist from Chicago. As someone who is immersed in the beauty industry, Tennae feels inspired as a plus size model, to tell women that beauty transcends all sizes. Her mission is to let all women know that they are beautiful just as they are.

“Beauty is one size fits all. Even if you aren’t aware, there is someone aspiring to be just like you; your confidence will boost their confidence.” ~ Tennae LaChey

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Both women are beautiful, driven, confident and ready to inspire plus size women to love themselves and embrace their bodies.

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We’re loving these new campaign images featuring these two beautiful models and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for these models on the rise.

Click here to visit Ashley Stewart’s website.

Click here to see Veronica’s online portfolio and here for Tennae’s online portfolio on the True Model Management website.

Images: Ashley Stewart