Are you interested in being a plus size model? Full figured models have never been more popular than they are now. Advertisers and producers know that consumers want to see real women in ads and not just super skinny models who are a size 2 or below. There has simply never been a better time to be a full figured model.

If you think you’d like to become a plus size model but you’re not sure if it’s right for you, or even if you’re right for the plus size modelling industry, we have outlined a few of the basics to help you get a feel for plus size modelling.

If you want to become this type of model, obviously the first thing that you need to check is that you fall within the criteria that modelling agencies will be looking for. This type of model is usually a size 14 to 18 and above. A plus size model will also be expected to have a healthy body that is well proportioned. You should have a good ratio between your vital statistics (chest, waist, hips), you’ll need to be relatively tall, around 5′ 9″ or above – and great legs are definitely a bonus for plus size models!

Being Comfortable In Your Plus Size Model Skin

You are expected to promote clothing and products in a positive way – so you will need to take care of your body if you want modelling agencies to employ you. You need to be well toned, even as a larger lady and you will need good healthy skin, a great smile with good teeth and a shiny head of well cared for hair.

To become a model, modelling agencies will be looking for confidence and a great personality. You need to be able to demonstrate these characteristics through live plus size modelling work, such as catwalk modelling and also photographic work. If you’re not sure whether you have the confidence to be a model, then it’s a good idea to have a ‘practice run’ by attending a ‘model for a day’ photo shoot or something similar. This will give you the chance to practice poses and get a feel of what it’s like to be a plus side model living their life in front of the camera. Another advantage of doing a practice modelling shoot is that you may be able to take away some photos to use in model portfolio. You will need a variety of photos in your modelling portfolio, including a good full length body shot and also a facial close up.

Looking After Your Plus Size Model Curves

Another thing that is vital for any model is a good work ethic. Any modelling agency will tell you that the industry is hard work! As you become a plus sized model you will need to attend casting calls and be prepared for long days in the studio on modelling shoots. You may be required to travel quite a lot as a model and you will need to retain your charm and enthusiasm regardless of how tired you may feel.

The above is another good reason to take care of your health. Drinking plenty of water, following a healthy diet and having a regular exercise routine will help you to retain your beautiful plus size modelling features and will keep your curves in tiptop condition. This healthy lifestyle will also help to give you plenty of energy, making it easier to cope with the stresses and strains of life as a plus size model.

Life as a model can be very rewarding, setting a good example to young girls by showing them that you don’t have to be a skinny size 6 to be attractive. It’s no secret that the modelling industry is competitive, whether you’re a plus size model or otherwise – but if you think you’ve got what it takes to become a plus size model, take the plunge and arrange to see a modelling agency today, it could be the best thing you’ve ever done!

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  1. I love FabuPlus magazine! I am 4 feet 10 inches, so maybe I’d be a good cover model. I exercise daily, taking Spin classes and other activities. I am visually impaired, and therefore participate on an adaptive BaseBall team for the blind. If chosen, I believe I would be a great role model for girls everywhere.

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