Instagram is filled with so many beautiful women that sometimes it is hard to know who to follow. The amazing thing about being an Instagram “model” is that there are no specific standards to abide by. This allows anyone to have the chance of accomplishing their dreams. So many women who have dreamed of being a model, however, have had countless doors closed on them because they have been “too big” or “not thin enough.” It is time that this changes once and for all.
In the past few years, the modeling industry has modified their standards of beauty, and plus size or full figured models have been working a lot more within the industry. With the hashtag #droptheplus trending worldwide, we at TheRichest thought it would be a good idea to narrow down who the ten sexiest plus size Instagram models are, and boy did we find ten gorgeous women.
The following women are all considered “plus size,” however they should just be considered beautiful. These women are inspirational and have given confidence to women struggling with body image issues around the globe. The following ten Instagram goddesses have beauty, brains and courage to help change the standard of what society considers beautiful, and for that we commend them!
10 Callie Thorpe
Callie Thorpe is a plus size diva who has been making quite the name for herself. This 27-year-old style blogger is also a plus-size model for Marie Claire magazine. With over 80,000 followers, Thorpe has definitely earned her spot on this list. Her blog From the Corners of the Curve is simply amazing. She is an inspiration for women everywhere and a perfect example that you don't need to be a size zero to be able to follow the latest trends. Her incredible style, adorable smile and cheeky personality are just a few of the reasons this model has received so much praise.
9 Tara Lynn
Tara Lynn is one of those women whose face looks like it was carved by angels. This plus size model has found so much success in the industry and she is not even close to being done. Her “big break” happened in 2011 when she was one of the women featured in Vogue Italia's famous plus size editorial spread. Like many women, Lynn struggled with body image issues and was always scrutinized for her body. Now however, she is laughing at all those body haters. That's especially easy to do now that she has a billboard in Times Square, definitely one way to know that you have made it!
8 Denise Bidot
Denise Bidot is a straight up goddess, plain and simple. This Miami-born Latina made a name for herself in the world of fashion when she became the first plus size model to walk the runaway during New York Fashion week in 2014. Not only has she killed it on the runway, but she has also appeared in some pretty epic campaigns for huge companies such as Target, Forever 21, Macy's and Nordstroms. Denise Bidot is also a spokesperson for “CURVES” which is a campaign to inspire an open conversation about self-love and body acceptance. Bidot is beautiful both inside and out and she is a great model for women everywhere.
7 Tess Holliday
Last year, Tess Holliday graced the cover of People magazine as the world's first size 22 super model. This mom, feminist, and model is breaking boundaries when it comes to self-acceptance and she is single-handedly helping girls around the world accept their bodies, which is simply outstanding. Tess Holliday loves her body and has influenced the rest of the world to see different types of beauty. She is an incredible model and role model and she is by far one of the most confident and sexiest women online. We at TheRichest can't wait to see what the future holds for this internet sensation.
6 Marquita Pring
With over 60,000 followers, the next plus size model is without a doubt one of the most naturally beautiful and effortlessly cool women in the industry. Pring has opened up and claimed that she does not like being labelled as a “plus size model” she claims she is simply a model and that society needs to stop defining beauty by size, even in the modeling industry. Marquita Pring is a seasoned professional when it comes to being fierce in front of the camera or slaying it on the runaway. At 5 foot 11, she owns not only her height but her curves, while at the same time, inspiring women around the globe to do the same.
5 Jennie Runk
Most of you probably recognize this gorgeous model from H&M's 2013 beachwear campaign. Since then, her career has taken off and she has not looked back. That H&M campaign was groundbreaking not only for her career but for women in the world of fashion. Runk is a real woman, with real curves and flaws which is why she has been such an inspiration to many. While many plus size models are using the hashtag #droptheplus, Runk, who is one of the biggest names in the plus size industry believes you should keep the plus. She believes that by erasing the plus size from the industry, that there will be more harm done then good
“Plus size women, some of whom don't fit into any clothing in mainstream stores, lose out if we abolish the term that describes them. These beautiful, plus sized women, who live in, beautiful, plus sized bodies of various shapes and sizes, will lose the only visibility and inclusion the media has provided them for a long time. If we drop the plus from the fashion industry, we are also dropping plus-size women from the body positivity movement.”
It is easy to see why she is truly an inspiration to women everywhere.
4 Saffi Karina
This plus size model has one of the most unique and beautiful faces in the industry and her 20,000-plus followers would agree. Not only is she a talented model, but she is also an actress and dancer. In 2013, this goddess was dropped by her agency for being “too big”. For most models, this would have been a discouraging moment that would lead to the end of their career. Instead, this incident just motivated Saffi to succeed even more in the industry. Her motivation and confidence is inspiring to women everywhere who have been told they are “too big” to model.
3 Philomena Kwao
There aren't many women who can pull off a shaved head quite as well as Ms. Philomena Kwao. This plus size model, humanitarian and writer has made quite a name for herself in the world of modeling. The London native began her modeling career in 2012 when she was scouted by a modelling agency and she has been working since then. Her stunning face and beautiful curves have made a ton of people fall in love with her. Not only is she beautiful, but she is passionate and intelligent, making her even sexier. Kwao has a bright future and career ahead of her and we at TheRichest believe she is one of the most inspirational and beautiful women on Instagram.
2 Fluvia Lacerda
Fluvia Lacerda is one of those women you have to follow on Instagram and her 100,000 followers would agree with us. This plus size model posts some of the most beautiful photos on Instagram along with some of the sexiest. Lacerda owns her curves and loves her body, which is something incredibly inspirational. The 35-year-old Brazilian native is also a mother which is her number one priority. Fluvia is an inspiration to women who suffer with self image issues everywhere. Her Instagram is a wonderful example of the beautiful diversity that can be present in models.
1 Ashley Graham
When it comes to being a plus size Instagram sensation, Ashley Graham was the obvious choice for number 1. You may recognize this beauty from the cover of Sports Illustrated's 2016 Swimsuit Edition. Ashley Graham is one of the newest “it” girls and if you aren't following her on Instagram yet, you should be. With over 1.8 million followers, this beauty must be doing something right. Graham's latest project has had a lot of women around the globe extremely jealous. You can now see this plus size goddess in DNCE's latest music video, where she and Joe Jonas get extremely steamy; definitely something to watch. Ashley Graham is gorgeous, talented and down to earth, which is why you should follow her...now!