10 Job Opportunities for Aspiring Plus Models

It’s certain you wish to find out what a plus size modelling career involves and why you too can aspire to become a model. This post should give you a clear idea of where you can fit in as a plus size model.

Many curvy girls who have the right shape to become a plus size model don’t realise the potentials of their voluptuous bodies. And if you are reading this you probably aspire to become a model but you are a bit hesitant about the acceptance of your shape in the modelling industry.

However, being fat isn’t such a big deal when it comes to today’s fashion and style, and with the high demand for curvy girls to showcase stylish clothes, accessories, lingerie and swimwear, manufacturers in the fashion industry now seek plus size women.

But what does full figure modelling involve?

Having a career as a plus size model has many similarities to that of stick thin models. Jobs are just as diverse and opportunities equally abound but most don’t know it. The only difference between you and a thinner model is in your size, shape, and weight.

They model stylish clothes, and so can you too. They model for the make-up industry, you can too. They model lingerie and swimwear; you can aspire to do that as well. They are on print, and so can you too.


However, you’ve got the curves to show off; but they don’t.

Don’t worry that the precise definition of plus size varies; there is no concrete agreement in the industry yet as to exactly what size a plus size woman is.

Some in the fashion industry believe that any professional fashion model over a size 12 is plus size, which doesn’t really make much sense. Another school of thought whose views correspond with our (consumers) definition of fat is that plus size starts from size 18. Now, that’s a bit more realistic.


10 Career Prospects


Now that you know there is a great demand for curvy plus size models, it is certain you’ll wish to know choices and career opportunities open in the industry.

It might be hard to believe, but there are many types of prospects that exist for teens and women from sizes 14 and up. The opportunities are vast and available for all curvy and fat shapes and silhouettes as you’ll observe in the following list. Top jobs include:

  1. Runway modelling
  2. Plus size catalogue modelling
  3. Swimwear and lingerie modelling
  4. Plus size maternity
  5. Trade show modelling
  6. Modelling for TV commercials
  7. Movie extras
  8. Plus size modelling for commercial print
  9. Plus size modelling for fashion print
  10. Weight loss industry modelling

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For more details from the relevant agencies, contact Model Scouts


Who Hires Curvy Models?


It’s a good thing to first know the career prospects of plus size modelling, but who are the top companies and corporations that hire fat models?

As a model, you don’t just work for the clothing industry (fashion); you can also work for product manufacturers (ad campaigns, brand images), fashion accessories industry, the media (TV commercials, newspaper ads, calendars, and billboards), lingerie and swimwear industry, plus size fashion designers and the weight loss industry.

Companies that hire models to showcase their plus products include:

  • Macy’s
  • Lane Bryant
  • Avenues
  • Catherine’s
  • Always for Me
  • Hips and Curves
  • Fashion Bug
  • Ulla Popken
  • Junonia
  • Swimsuit for All
  • Silhouettes
  • Torrid

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Today you will find a good number of famous plus size models who adorn glossy magazine covers. Many of them are also working as “spokes-models” for diverse fashion and other consumer products.

A good example is Barbara Brickner who is a famous plus-size fashion model and has appeared in many magazines, including the popular Glamour Magazine and Women’s World. You too can aspire to be like her, a successful curvy model.


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13 Responses to “Jobs You Can Do as a Full Bodied Plus Size Model”

  1. charlotte says:

    I would like to join the modelling beacuse i am a cruvey girl without a flat stomack but i would like to join u please

  2. Viryabo says:

    Please visit Model Scouts.
    They cater for all sizes, ages, and heights. But i think you need to work on your stomach if you wish to get a headway.
    Hope this helps.

  3. portia says:

    I would love to join.i am curvey ,confident and not afraid to show my body…

  4. Hello my name is Nikola and i originally from Slovakia . I curve model and i actually looking for job.

  5. natoshia govan says:

    Hi I’m natoshia govan and I really want to model a lot of people tells me I need to model so I want to put and a effort to becoming a model I’ll be so happy

  6. Emilia Marchese says:

    I would like to be a plus size model. I’m curvy in all the right places I have a little bit of a stomach, I have a great smile and a beautiful face.

  7. Erna Fe Valdes says:

    Hi Mdm and Sir
    MY name is Erna Im 31 years old from Philippines and currently in Singapore
    Being in a modelling industry will always be my dream..I may not be perfect on everything but im always willing to learn for the best.
    Please give any consideration and Chances.Hope to hear from you soon .Thank you

  8. Angel Bryant says:

    I will love to be an plus size model an represent arer beautiful curvy bodies because when being plus size i dont think we get that much attention because we are plus size an i think we should be notice more just like other models

  9. sindiswa says:

    I will love to be a curvy model it my dream to show people and curvy women who thinks they are not sexy that anything is possible#curvy women rocks

  10. Sonia urias says:

    I’m interest in working in curvy and with a beautiful shape face please contact me

  11. Dineo says:

    I’m a young chubby girl who always loved modeling and fashion even though I’m a plus size I would like to enter the plus size modeling to show the chubby ladies out there who has low self-esteem on their body’s and show the world what can we also do as chubby ladies not only slim ladies can model and show out their body’s but chubby ladies also can do.

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