Summertime is here again and now it’s time for this years selection of our best curvy models of 2016. This selection is called ‘Best Curvy Bodies’, because it is all about the swimsuits. Without a doubt one of the biggest steps for the Plus Size Community is Model Ashley Graham being on the cover of Swim Suit Illustrated this 2016, among other Top Magazines although there has been much controversy, but to each his own.
The judges are Lyz Lupo the Editor-in-Chief of Style & Curve, Fernando Ferreiro an internationally known painter who made portraits of a lot of plus size models and Matt Gotowchikow the founder of the page Plus Size & Beautiful. We also wanted a man’s point of view. These plus models are from all over the world and we respect their excellent work letting our future generation of girls know that being Plus is OK…
Matt’s point of view is ”The majority of women today are size 12 and up, and I want to see the media represent women of today, and not the unrealistic and ridiculous expectation of what society thinks women should look like. It’s no wonder that girls growing up these days are so insecure and unhappy about how they look, because they’re taught that they need to look like the women in these fashion
magazines and magazines like Swim Sports Illustrated, and that’s completely unrealistic! I would like magazines to recognize women who are of course beautiful, but also confident, and a good representation that women don’t have to be a size 2 to be sexy, especially in Swimwear.”
Ferreiro’s point of view is “I think all these models are perfect choices to be featured in magazines, swim suit campaigns etc. because they represent a kind of natural beauty that radiates confidence, they are women with unquestionably photogenic and they convey a healthy and full of positive energy way of life. Their bodies are well proportioned and curvaceous and they know how to be sexy and natural in front of the camera. They are beauties with real charisma that grab the attention of women and men alike and the camera loves them.”
Hope you agree with our selection below:
Name: JOBY BACH
Name: ANA GARCIA
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Name: DENISE BIDOT
Photo was for www.swimsuitsforall.com
Name: TIA PROVOST
Name: BABI MONTEIRO
Name: LEXI PLACOURAKIS
Name: NICOLE LE BRIS
Name: KELSEY OLSON
Country: USA and DENMARK
The models for this selection were chosen by Lyz. Fernando and Matt. They are the ones with the most votes from all jury members.
We hope enjoyed our choices.
Style & Curve team