While the term “plus size” still continues to be a hot button topic in the modeling industry…

We’re seeing more and more models that are using the hashtag #VisiblyPlusSize on Instagram and we LOVE it!

Model Alex Larosa kicked off this movement when she started using the hashtag #VisiblyPlusSize on her Instagram posts last year. The hashtag has now evolved to be more specific and model-centered.

Larosa has made no secret of her pride in being called a plus size model and embracing that term as one of empowerment and beauty. And she isn’t the only one!

Here’s 12 #visiblyplusmodels you should be following on Instagram including Larosa, who all embrace the term with pride (listed in no particular order):

#1: Lyanna Lynettelyanna-lynette-torrid

@lyannalynette

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#2: Cherella Rowenacherella-rowena-ig-image

@chrlla_

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#3: Nedra Phillipsnedra-phillips-jpp

@arden6

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#4: Desiree Jenkinsdesiree-jenkins-ig-image

@desireejenkins_

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#5: Isabella Forgetisabella-forget-ig-image

@isabellaforget

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#6: Alex Larosaalex-larosa-ig-image

@missalexlarosa

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#7: Morgan Louisemorgan-5

@morganlouise.plus

#8: Alysse Dalessandro15624347_1327592140646310_8437872417346420736_n

@readytostare

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#9: Marj Beemarj-bee-ig-image

@marj___bee

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#10: Erica Lauren

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Photo credit: Shannon Laurine for Thick Chic Boutique

@theericalauren

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#11: Candice Kellycandace-kelly-ck-image

@candicekellyxo

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#12: Tess Hollidaytess-holliday-ig-image

@tessholliday

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Who are your favorite visibly plus size models? Let us know on social media at @plusmodelmag.

To see more gorgeous visibly plus size models on Instagram, check out the hashtag #visiblyplussize.