Notable plus-size models include Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue models Robyn Lawley and Ashley Graham and Zach Miko, the first plus-size male model to represent Target. Another notable plus-size model is Whitney Thompson, who became the first plus-size model to win America's Next Top Model.Continue Reading
Robyn Lawley was a size 12 when she landed the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, one of the most sought-after modeling gigs in the world. In terms of the average size of American women, she is so far the most-representative model ever to have been cast in the iconic issue. She is also the first plus-size model to have appeared in Australian Vogue.
Ashley Graham has built her own lingerie and lifestyle brand, which she represents. She also designs the brands' offerings and has shown her collection at New York Fashion Week.
Zach Miko models big and tall men's clothing for Target. He is the only male model working for the chain who is representative of the men for whom the clothing is intended.
Whitney Thompson won the tenth season of America's Next Top Model. She also works alongside actors, fashion designers and Olympians to use her fame to help the National Eating Disorders Association create awareness about and encourage women to avoid eating disorders.Learn more about Art & Literature