Paloma Elsesser Continues to Slay The Plus Size Modeling Game
Paloma Elsesser is breaking barriers in the fashion world and kicking down the door on those misconceptions of what a model should look like.
The plus size model doesn’t have a traditional hourglass curvy body and she is not a size 10 or 12. But she has proven that she doesn’t need to be those things in order to be a successful plus size model. We didn’t call her one of the plus size trailblazers to watch in 2018 for nothing.
“I wasn’t scouted in a mall as a kid. I went through my whole life thinking I’m a pretty, chubby girl. I’ve never been skinny, so it’s something that was really born out of the visibility that social media granted me.
I’m not super tall, and I don’t have this classic plus-size body, but I’m special in my own way, and I think that story is really inspiring to a lot of girls.”
We love that she’s so transparent about everything from being different to hating jeans when she was younger because she couldn’t get a good fitting pair as she told Vogue in a recent interview:
“When I was younger, finding jeans were like my hell, being a little thicker. I started wearing men’s jeans, and I remember going to Tilly’s, a fake skate shop in the Valley, and I found a weird stretch pair of women’s Dickies. I remember I wore them until they ripped in the thighs.”
She’s a member of the International Girl Crew, which partnered with Nike on a collection of retro and colorful sneakers promoting diversity within the crew and how their differences bring them and keep them together. Elsesser also was featured in billboards for Glossier, a beauty brand, in their #BodyHero campaign last fall.