Plus size model, body activist and total babe Ashely Graham continues to break barriers. Graham, who was the first plus size model to grace the covers of Vogue and Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition , ecently added a New York Magazine to her already impressive resume. But aside from absolutely slaying her 1940s-style shoot , Graham also openly discussed how white privilege has played a roll in her success as a plus size model. “I know I’m on this pedestal because of white privilege,” said Graham in the feature. “To not see black or Latina women as famous in my industry is crazy! I have to talk about it. I want to give those women kudos because they are the ones who paved the way for me.” While we love Graham and her messages of body positivity and female empowerment, we’d also love to see more curvy women in the spotlight. So we’ve rounded up seven plus size models of colour that we think more people should know about. Click through the gallery to see more and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA .
Korean plus-size models are challenging beauty ideals and making their mark on social media in a country quickly earning credit as a top fashion capital.
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The 19-year-old model from New York is breaking out of the brow mold and proudly rocking her unibrow. Just like Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, the teenage beauty was blessed with a naturally bushy brow. “My mum always told me it’s good to have thick brows because she plucked her thin ones off in the ’90s when pencil brows were in,” she continues.
Supermodel Ashley Graham has been breaking stereotypes on what models are supposed to look like for years now. From being the first so-called “curvy model” to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition to not being shy about sharing pictures of her cellulite, she has inspired many women to embrace their bodies what matter what their shape or style.
Despite stating his intent was not about "race change," some of Paintdatface’s Instagram followers took offense and called his latest work “blackface.”
David Byers, a fitness model, was arrested on suspicion of robbery. But his modeling photos are grabbing all of the attention.
Between fashion weeks and magazine covers, hot felon turned model Jeremy Meeks seemed to be on a roll — that is, until he landed in London. Meeks was on his way to the British capital Monday for the release party of his first magazine cover when immigration officers turned him away, sending him back to the U.S.
Marc Jacobs has made a statement with his latest ad. The photo is a waist-down shot of two models with long legs — and one has the skin condition vitiligo.
A little boy with a severe congenital condition has a new career as a fashion model. Loui Legend, a boy who was born with a severe congenital disease, is a fashion model, wearing one of the designs created in his honor. Two-year-old Loui Legend was born with Treacher-Collins syndrome, a condition that affects the development of bones and other tissues of the face.
Raudha Athif, 21, a model and medical student, was found dead in her college dorm from an apparent suicide. Medical student and model Raudha Athif was found dead in her dorm room yesterday in an apparent suicide. Athif, 21, had appeared in Vogue India last year and was studying in Bangladesh at the Islami Bank Medical College at the time of her death.
Moscow Fashion Week is rolling along quite well, literally. On Thursday, models using wheelchairs hit the runway for the NP Open World collection show at the Gostiny Dvor shopping center. The women in wheelchairs, who ranged in age, were joined by other models who walked the runway.