STYLE & CURVE’S TOP 20 FEATURED MODELS 2016

Last year we announced the first time our most favorite models. It was a selection of 10 models/bloggers that we found most interesting. The winner of last year was Ashley Graham and I am happy to see that we made the right decision, since she became the cover model for Sports Illustrated this year.

This year we want to do something else! You will not find the top curvy models like Ashley Graham, Candice Huffine, Tess Holliday, Liris Crosse or Denise Bidot. Not because we don’t like them, we love them. But this year we want to feature models that support Style & Curve. new models that we find very promising or models who became activists to raise awareness for curvy women. I tried to cut my list down to 10 models, but I found it too unfair to the other models. And I constantly changed the list. In the end, I cut my list to 20 Top Curvy Models named by Style & Curve.

Here are Style & Curve’s Top 20 Featured Models for 2016:

Joby Bach

Location: Montréal, Quebec – Canada
Website: http://jobybach.com/
Fanpage: Joby Bach Official
Instagram: @iamjobybach
Reason for Nomination:

Ever since Joby Bach discovered that Style & Curve shares her she became very fond of us. She is alwas supporting us and we think she is one of the hottest plus size models out there. She is a real beauty, has a strong personality and she is very entertaining.

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Barbra Monteiro

Location: Brasília, DF – Brasil
Fanpage: Babi Monteiro
Instagram: @barbramonteiro
Reason for Nomination:

Babi Monteiro is a fan and very fond of Style & Curve since the very beginning. We shared her success as a beauty queen in Brazil, we shared her work afterwards and we love to see how she is getting better and better each year. She is a very professional and dedicated model. With her support we got many fans from Brazil.

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Maria Jimenez Pacifico

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: http://www.mariajimenezpacifico.com/
Fanpage: Maria Jimenez Pacifico
Instagram: @mariajimenezpacifico
Reason for Nomination:

Maria Jimenez Pacifico got famous as the first plus size model of Island. Maria was living in Island for many years, but she was born in Columbia. Then she got even more famous as the first plus size model of Columbia. Maria created her own campaign again bullying, since she also experienced this and she was recently interviewed by CNN Spain about her campaign. Let’s see where live takes here, because we want to follow her proccess.

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Ana Garcia

Location: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Instagram: @anagplus
Reason for Nomination:

Ana Garcia is the most known plus size model from Puerto Rico. She was featured in many international magazines and she is always delivering beautiful pictures. We also shared her several times and we will keep on doing this in the future.

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Lilli Luxe

Location: Columbus, Ohio – USA
Website: http://lilliluxe.com/
Fanpage: Lilli Luxe
Instagram: @LilliLuxe
Reason for Nomination:

Lilli Luxe is our favorite Pin-Up model. She is friendly, funny, super sexy and just so beautiful. Besides modeling Lilli is a graphic designer, who turned her passion for pin-ups into life. We are excited to see her next shootings.

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Eva Believer

Location: London, United Kingdom
Fanpage: Eva Believer
Instagram: @eva_believer
Reason for Nomination:

Eva Believer is a plus size model from the UK. She is modeling for a while already, but we like her so much that we want to share her proccess with you.

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Rosie Mercado

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada – USA
Website: http://www.rosiemercado.com/
Fanpage: Rosie Mercado
Instagram: @rosiemercado
Reason for Nomination:

Rosie Mercado is known to most people by the show #Curvy Girls’. She got famous for her look with her wider hips. Rosie was a Make-up artist before starting to model and she is also good in moderation. She was in the news lately for loosing so much weight. Rosie said that she did that for herself. Seeing her proccess through the years I can say that she looks great nowadays. Rosie became a part of the Top20 for her long and successful history as a plus model and for her insprational personality.

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Hunter McGrady

Location: Los Angeles, California – USA
Website: Wilhelmina Agency
Fanpage: Hunter McGrady
Instagram: @huntermcgrady
Reason for Nomination:

I saw a picture of Hunter McGrady for the first time in 2015. Hunter has a great hourlass figure and is very beautiful. She is a promising plus model and land herself great jobs as a plus model. We will keep on following her this year.

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Goldie Bow

Location: Uimaharju, Itä-Suomen Lääni – Finland
Website: pin-up.fi (agency)
Fanpage: Goldie Bowhttps://www.facebook.com/goldiebow
Instagram: @goldiebow
Reason for Nomination:

Goldie Bow got discovered by Style & Curve. She won the profile pic contest for January 2015 and that pretty much was her moment to shine for internationally for the first time. Since then many other pages from the plus size community shared her. And we kept following her improvement. Plus she will be featured in the first issue of our Style & Curve Magazine.

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Laura Lee

Location: New York, New York – USA
Website: Bicostal Models Agency
Fanpage: Laura Lee – Model
Instagram: @misslauraleej
Reason for Nomination:

Since we saw a picture of Laura Lee, we kept following her. She deliveres always great pictures, even her selfies are worth sharing. We loved her pictures for Rue 107 the most and therefore we had to add her to our featured list.

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Danielle van Grondelle

Location: New York, New York – USA
Website: Muse NYC
Instagram: @daniellevangrondellemodel
Reason for Nomination:

I saw Danielle for the first time at the Anna Scholz for Sheego show in Berlin. And even after the show when she came out with the other models, I could only think: “WOW, what a beautiful woman”. Danielle looks great with and without make-up. She is traveling around the world. because she gets signed by great and trendy brands. This is one of the top models we just have to follow!

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Tatiana Minfir

Location:Rennes, France
Website: Facebook
Instagram: @shaniaty.m
Reason for Nomination:

I love the look of Tatiana. She lives in France and has Caribean and Irish roots. This mix turned out so nicely on her. I choosed her to model next to me for the first issue of Style & Curve magazine. And the mix of two curly ladies will look so great in the editional later.

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Iskra Lawrence

Location: New York, New York – USA
Website: JAG Models
Fanpage: Iskra Arabella Lawrence
Instagram: @iamiskra
Reason for Nomination:

I just discovered Iskra Lawrence a few months ago and I knew immidiatly that I got to keep on following this model. Iskra is from the UK and living in New York. She was told many times before that she is not tall enough for a model. But her curves and her confidence proved them so wrong. I would say she is the trendiest curvy model right now. That’s why she had to be part of our list.

 

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Eva Maria Perez Llano

Location: Madrid, Spain
Facebook: Yo No Soy 90 60 90
Instagram: @yonosoy906090
Reason for Nomination:

Eva Maria is modeling since many years as a plus model already. She also became an activist for plus size models, after a spanish designer said something bad about plus size women. We admire women who fight for the same cause as we do and therefore we had to add her in our list.

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Lissi Nunez Fuss

Location: Girona, Spain
Fanpage: Lissi Plus Size Model
Instagram: @curvylissima
Reason for Nomination:

Lissi Nunez Fuss is a young plus model from Spain. She has german origins through her mother and she is studying tourism. Besides her study she is modeling very successful and she just finished a spot with other plus size models to raise awareness for curvy women. She will also be featured in our first issue.

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Tia Duffy

Location: Toronto, Ontario – Canada
Fanpage: Tia Duffy Curvy Model
Charity: #BeBodyAware – article 1 + article 2
Instagram: @bebodyaware
Reason for Nomination:

Tia Duffy is a curvy model from Ireland. She is currently living in Canada. She was fighting to raise awareness for curvy women already in Ireland. But now she founded the Be Body Aware™ Project ©. This is a global fashion & educational project that documents & celebrates diversity. Here to make real changes to universal standards of beauty. This is what fashion needs nowadays.

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Tamara Unterschuetz

Location: New York, New York
Fanpage: TRUE Model Management
Instagram: @tamtam_0219
Reason for Nomination:

Tamara Unterschuetz is a pretty new model for us. We discovered her last year and since we think that her great looks will get her far, we sure want to follow her in the future.

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Tia Provost

Location: London, United Kingdom
Website: Models1 UK
Fanpage: Tia Provost
Instagram: @tiaprovost
Reason for Nomination:

Tia Provost is just a super sexy, very positive Aussie Girl. And then you see a picture of her and you think she must be a goddess. She clearly is one of the newer models that we want to follow also in the future.

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Denise Mercedes

Location: New York, New York – USA
Website: http://www.denisemercedes.com/
Fanpage: Denise Mercedes
Instagram: @denisemercedes
Reason for Nomination:

The curves and the confidence of Denise Mercedes speak for themselves. Every picture we shared so far got many likes by our fans. We discovered her just at the end of last year and now we will follow her journey also in the future.

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Audrey Littie

Location: Simi Valley, California – USA
Website: Hughes Models
Fanpage: Audrey Littie
Instagram: @audreylittie
Reason for Nomination:

A curvy body and a pretty face. That’s the best recipe to become a great plus model. Audrey Littie has both and we love her work already. Therefore we added her to our list.

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