Jacqueline Migliorie Davis – Plus Size Model
Jacqueline is an aspiring plus sized model and actress & singer. In the past 18 months she has obtained many successes and overcame obstacles using her curvy figure in a business that has been traditionally friendlier to her smaller counterparts. With two co-starring movie roles, numerous background roles, and seven publications in various magazines, her future is filled with many more opportunities in store.
She possesses the strength and confidence to encourage women of all sizes and ages to believe in a body positive image. Her warm personality is a magnet to all who come in contact with her. Her aspirations are to bring women together be uplifting and helpful towards obtaining their goals, whatever they may be. She is a wife, mother, with strong family values first and before all. Suffering with the autoimmune disease lupus, she still pursues on in her achievements with the attempt of encouraging her sisters to prevail above and beyond any limitations they feel may inhibit their dreams.
Congratulations on all of your success as a Plus Size Model. How did you get started modelling? I first started modeling at age 17 for Nordstrom. I was enrolled with a modeling school in Seattle, became signed with a local agency, and was sent on a “go see” and was hired for their fall line fashion show.
What has been your favorite experience thus far – the one you are most proud of? My favorite experience has been walking as one of the Brand Ambassadors in the Las Vegas Woman Magazine Party for Ci Mee Fashions. It was a amazing experience getting to interact with the audience, and extremely uplifting to see that plus size models are being accepted alongside smaller models.
Just like any craft there is a learning curve – how did you learn how to model – both print and runway if applicable? Print modeling has been always a passion of mine. It started early on as a young woman, mimicking the models i would saw in magazines. I learned from my own mistakes on what best poses fit my facial and body structure from trial and error. Viewing my own shots in early photo shoots, and knowing what to do and not. I learned runway modeling from a school I attended at the age of 17. On the job shows and the designers ideas of how they wanted their fashions presented.
Did you have mentors or role models who helped and inspired you along the way? Beverley Johnson, Tyra Banks, and Ashley Graham have been inspirational to me in the modeling industry
The Plus Size Industry has changed and continues to evolve – how do you think as a model you are able to help make an impact in how the world sees plus size women? My goal as a plus sized woman is body acceptance. As most of us know the average woman is a size 14, so realistically most of our viewers are plus sized. I would like to see the term “plus sized” eventually go away because my thoughts are it separates us as models and women. My preference would be curvy fashions or just women’s fashions to be perfectly honest, with no other title in front of it.
You exude confidence with every step you take, were you always this confident? Tell us a little bit about the journey to confidence. I believe that confidence is a learned trait, and the women in my life have always displayed a great deal of it, mainly my mother. She has always professed to me to believe in myself, or others simply will not. Of course i have dealt with body acceptance as all of us women do at some time in my life, however, if there is something i felt needed change, i took it upon myself to make the change, such as my weight loss. I love being a curvy plus sized woman, but felt i needed to lose weight for health reasons and started a weight loss journey.
For our readers who are interested in starting a plus model career, what would you suggest are some top tips to get started? First ask yourself why do you want to do this job? What motivates you? Its still a job, hard work, with many disappointments and constant rejection. Can you handle that? Invest in yourself, training, and a portfolio that really shows your work and versatility will separate you from the rest. What type of a model do you want to be. Runway, print, spokes model, do your research. And most of all good luck!!
As a model you’ve had the opportunity to wear a variety of different styles, but what would we catch you in on an ‘off duty’ day? What would you call your fashion sense and how has this evolved through your modelling career? My off duty days would be yoga pants, comfortable top, no makeup and my hair up in a ponytail. I have a high fashion sense, however if i am not going anywhere its all about comfort. Earlier on i would not be caught dead without a full face of makeup but now i have accepted myself with enough confidence to not be concerned so much with how others view me.
What are you some of your favorite places to shop your style? Torrid, Lane Bryant and Charlotte Rousse
What does life look for you outside of the modelling world? My life is pretty normal outside the modeling world. I am a housewife and a mother to my 11 year old son, involved in my child’s school, sports and activities. I love to cook, sing and just have fun family time.
Thank you for taking time to chat with us today! What is one message you would like to leave with our readers today? If you have a dream or a goal, don’t let anyone or anything come in between you from achieving it. The positive energy you give out to the world will come back to you, continue to persevere, smile, and stay on track to your destiny.