14 Curvy Models Who Broke The Mould

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Although, if you take a look at most fashion magazines, adverts and movies, it wouldn't seem like it. There seem to be strict guidelines for what's considered "sexy", especially among women. But Hollywood and the fashion industry is starting to change their tune - at least a bit. Now we (occasionally) see plus-sized beauties gracing the covers of magazines - not often, but more frequently than ever before. Sure, there's still a long way to go before we see more variety in Hollywood, but hopefully we will get there sooner rather than later. Looking at these stunning plus size models, how can deny that all these women are all gorgeous? These 14 hot models prove that beauty and sex appeal comes in all sizes.

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13 Justine Legault

Canadien Justine Legault is a natural in front of the camera as proven by this photo, taken for the cover of Elle Quebec. She is 5'9 and a size 14-16.

12 Christina Mendez

Christina is one of the first Hispanic real-sized models to appear in major fashion campaigns. She wears a size 12.

11 Barbara Brickner

Barbara Brickner has been a plus-size model for over 10 years. She's best known for modeling for Elena Miro, appearing in their 2000 calendar.

10 Anansa Sims

Anansa Sims was just born with great genes apparently. Her mother is supermodel Beverly Johnson, who just so happened to be the first black woman to be featured on the cover of Vogue magazine in 1974.

9 Mia Tyler

If her last name sounds familiar, it's because she's the sister of Liv Tyler and the daughter of none other than Steven Tyler. Mia is 5'7” and wears a size 12-16.

8 Fluvia Lacerda

Some consider her the plus-sized Gisele Bundchen... but Fluvia is out to prove that she's very much her own person. Fluvia is a size 18 and already taking the world by storm. This Brazilian beauty has already been featured in Vogue Italia.


7 Chloe Marshall

Chloe Marshall was the first plus-sized woman to compete for the Miss England crown. She may not have won, but this 5'10, size 16 model proved that you didn't have to be skinny to be considered beautiful.

6 Kate Dillon

Originally, Kate Dillon starved herself to be a runway-ready, but then transitioned into becoming one of the first plus-sized models. She's also been named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.

5 Natalie Laughlin

Natalie Laughlin was the first plus-sized model featured on a billboard in Time's Square. This curvy beauty is 5'9 and a size 12-14.

4 Tara Lynn

Best known for being featured on the pages of French Elle Magazine, Tara Lynn is a size 14/16.

3 Toccara Jones

Toccara Jones didn't win America's Next Top Model, but she finished in 7th place and even won “Covergirl of the Week” five times over the course of the show. This 5'9 beauty signed with the prestigious Wilhemina Models. Toccara is a size 12.

2 Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham is lingerie model best known for Lane Bryant. She's a size 5'9, a size 16, and breathtakingly beautiful.

Whitney Thompson

This size-16 beauty is best known for winning America's Next Top Model, and being the first plus-sized girl to do so.

1 Elly Mayday

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Elly Mayday is a plus-sized model for Forever Yours lingerie. Not only is she awesome for showcasing off her beautiful curves, but even while Elly fought cancer, she continued to model even as she lost all of her hair.

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