Mention the word “model” and what do you have in mind? Reed thin bodies come to mind, partly perpetuated by the fashion industry and media obsessed with the idea that “thin is beautiful.” However, gaining popularity and recognition nowadays are plus size models, known for their full-figured bodies with healthy and voluptuous curves. These plus size models are challenging the societal conventions of beauty. Here is a list of the top ten sexiest plus size models in the world today.
10 Courtney Maxwell
Based in Australia, this plus size model is one of the top sexiest plus size models around the world. She has shown to the world that a model does not have to be thin to be beautiful. She has graced various runways globally and landed in various magazines all over the world.
9 Stacey Hiett
Our ninth and eighth plus size models are a sister tandem, a force to reckon with in the field of plus size modeling. She is one half of the sister duo known as Team Hiett. American model Stacey Hiett is one of the super models of the Plus magazine. She is regarded as one of the top plus size super models around the world.
8 Shannon Hiett
Shannon Hiett became a model after she initially tried acting. Since then, Shannon has modeled for top clients around the world and appeared in various fashion magazines.
7 Fluvia Lacerda
The first Brazilian model on this list is Fluvia Lacerda. She is known around the world as the “plus size Gisele Bündchen” and not because they are both from Brazil. She is regarded as one of the most popular and sexiest plus size models not only in Brazil but throughout the rest of the world. She became a hot plus size model a few years ago and unlike many of her contemporaries, her popularity has only become brighter over time. Discovered by an editor of a magazine on a bus in Manhattan, this plus size beauty has since appeared in some of the most prestigious plus size brands all around the world.
“The first thing that comes to mind when you say the word fashion…is difficulty, because being a plus size women makes it quite hard to find options,” she once said.
6 Christina Schmidt
The sixth person on our list of top sexiest plus size models in the world is Christina Schmidt from Canada. In 2005, she became a prominent plus size model worldwide. She is also an in-demand professional runway model. Schmidt also has had some acting stints in Canada.
5 Mariesther Venegas
American model Mariesther Venegas stands at 5 feet and nine inches with a voluptuous measurement of 38C-35-48. This sexy plus size model was born in California and became a model when she entered a model search in 2010. She was immediately signed by a prestigious modeling agency and has worked as a top plus size model ever since. Venegas has worked with top clients in the glamorous modeling industry. She has also graced the pages of various model magazines such as Evolve, a plus model magazine in the United Kingdom.
4 Mia Tyler
Mia Tyler comes from a family of celebrities: daughter of legendary band singer and former American Idol judge Steven Tyler and actress Cyrinda Foxe. Tyler is the paternal half-sister of model and actress Liv Tyler (whose mother is the singer and model Bebe Buell). Tyler, born in December 1978, is also an actress in her own right, as well as an advocate and public speaker. She was previously married to Dave Buckner, former drummer of the band Papa Roach. Starting at the young age of 17, Tyler appeared on an MTV television show. She has also appeared in various elite fashion magazines such as Vogue, Seventeen, and Teen People, among others. Tyler has also graced the various fashion runways in Paris and New York. She also appeared on various reality shows on fashion and beauty. Tyler has had some acting roles including Rush Hour 3 and A Little Bit of Lipstick, to name a few. In 2008, she released an autobiography.
“I was always a big kid and I'm okay with that, but I know that it would have been better growing up if I had seen role models who had figures like me, beauty comes in all different packages,” she says.
3 Johanna Dray
Number three on the list comes from the land of croissants and the Eiffel Tower. She is Johanna Dray, a ground breaking plus size model from France. When she started modeling, there were no existing plus size agencies. With an educational background in fashion design, she became Europe’s first plus size model to start a collaborative clothing line for plus sizes. She has appeared in various prominent campaigns by fashion designers such as John Galliano and as well as high-fashion editorials for top magazines such as French Vogue, French ELLE, and Gala magazine.
2 Ashley Graham
Standing tall with 5 feet and nine inches and with body measurements of 38D-29.5-45, Graham is one of the sexiest plus size model from Nebraska. Born in 1988, she started doing plus size modeling in 2000. Graham is probably best known by fans and the public as a lingerie model for Lane Bryant, a prominent plus-size clothing shop in the United States.
Graham appeared in top fashion magazines including Vogue and Latina. Aside from various fashion photo shoots, Graham also appeared in some of the campaigns of top American clothing company Levi’s. She has also appeared in other campaigns of top fashion companies and manufacturers. She made headlines when a Lane Bryant commercial where she starred in became banned allegedly for showing too much of her skin.
1 Andrea Boschim
Brazilian model Andrea Boschim is among the sexiest plus size models out there. Born in 1978, the Hispanic model started her career in plus size modeling in 2002 through a contest. She competed with 70 other competitors to win the contest. Boschim started doing fashion photo shoots at first. In later years, she appeared in various television contests and programs in Brazil. Boschim appeared on the pages of renowned magazine “Veja”, the very first plus size model to do so. She has also worked as a fashion consultant for various fashion shows on television as well as other fashion events.
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