Plus size models
There has never been a better time for girls who are size 14 -16 to have a modeling career.
The advertising world has caught on to the market demands of having trendy, fashionable clothing for fuller size women who make up most of the American population.
Many designers now have ready to wear plus size clothing for department stores to specialty shops .
A large percentage of the New York modeling agencies now also have plus models available on the modeling boards from junior plus to classic.
Requirements for Plus size models
- Plus size models can be between the sizes of 12 - 18 some can be size 10 depending on agency needs.
- Models must have good body lines, excellent legs are also important, good classic, contemporary look there is no room for too funky looks.
- Models must carry themselves well and know how to work their body for camera angles.
- Plus size models must be comfortable in their own skin, so that it shows on film.
- Girls are between the height of 5'9 - 5-11, they must have the height to carry the clothes.
- The ideal plus size girl is 5'10 and a size 14.
- Hair length should be just to shoulder or longer with lots of body for fullness.
- Plus size models must pay particular attention to skin, hair, nails, smooth leggs and many of the plus girls do lingerie - so perfect measurements help.
How to submit photos
Girls can mail 2 photos from the post office .
One photo must be a smile, the other some type of body shot .. showing off legs in photograph.
Photos can be taken in a swim suit, or lingerie or tank top and skirt or shorts.
Same requirements above to be emailed to the agency plus size division director.
Please include your sizes and measurements.
Please also note if you have modeled before.
Many of the plus girls have modeled before either when they were younger or as junior models.
There are many missy models who move into the plus divisions as there is less competition and it is easier for some girls to work this market without having to fit the strict requirements of missy model's sizes.
In todays more politically correct world, models of all shapes and sizes can now find work as promotional models.
'Enhance your model figure with great fitting women's dresses, such as forever unique dresses from Very.co.uk'.
What to expect
There is a lot to expect as this is a fast growing market.
With lots of room for a great girl with an excellent body line, great smile and excellent skin with a personality that shines through the photographs.
You can expect to work print work for advertising, catalogs, plus catalogs, department store, runway .. the list is endless and comparable to the missy models( straight size models 4-8).
If you can bring high energy to the set and Have fun! and project fun in your photos you will do quite well in this field.Plus Size Ny Model Agent tips from Aida Brigman
Plus Size Models AgenciesNew York Agencies
Click Models Management, Inc.
129 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
Special Sizes: (212) 206-1414
Fax: (212) 206-6228
124 E. 40th St., Suite 1103
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 490-1162
IKON New York
140 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212) 691-2363
PO Box 7529, FDR Station
New York, NY 10150
Tel: (212) 744-6123
Ford Models 12+ Division
142 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012
Tel: (212) 219-6500
Fax: (212) 966-1531
300 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
Tel: (212) 473-4884
Fax: (212) 473-3223