When you have something in common with one of the most popular and admired singers in the world, that’s something to feel good about.

Jill Scott is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist who’s also a poet and actress, known for roles in The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and Steel Magnolias.

Born on April 4, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jill Scott performed in a Canadian production of Rent before releasing her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? She has since released several more albums and earned three Grammy Awards as of 2013 while also working as an actress, starring in projects like Why Did I Get Married?, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and Steel Magnolias.

Very impressive credentials.

If you love curvy models, and many of us passionately do, then you have something in common with Jill.

She was once quoted as expressing, “Seriously, in America there are more big, curvy girls than there are little girls, and men love us, too.”

Yes we sure do.

There continues to be waves of momentum where the shapely models are having more opportunities to entertain and bring joy to the world.

Brazil of course is one of the meccas for beautiful shapely models glowing in stride on the catwalk. The enjoyable global news source, huffingtonpost.com exclaims, ““Plus Size Fashion Weekend in São Paulo was all about that bass! Fashion enthusiasts gathered at the Frei Caneca Convention Center to watch models hit the runway wearing winter 2015 looks by top designers of Brazil. Designers included Marisa, Predilect’s, Xica Vaidosa, Marden, Adelante, Attribute, Arthur Caliman, Mari Malpighi, Ênfase, Ramo Selvagem, Vislumbre and Korukru. Brazil may be preparing for winter, but these looks are hot for any season!”

That was 2015 but the season and message is timeless. Priceless too.

“I’m not slim. I’m a curvy girl: I’ve got thighs and a bum. I don’t mind baring the fact that I’ve got a bit of cellulite because everybody has. I find it off-putting when everybody on telly is the same size or looks the same build. For me, it’s important for people to watch someone normal”…Vicky McClure

If you paste FWPS Verão 2017 – Vislumbre on a Google search engine, then click on videos, you can see some exceptional curvy models walk the catwalk in Brazil. It’s worth a visit.

One curvy model that we have yet to write about caught our eye and we would like to introduce her to you.

Wait, she will speak for herself at Model Mayhem. “My name is Daisy Christina van Egmond. I am a Plus Size model in Holland and New York. I live in New York for almost 2 years. I was born and raised in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. I’m looking for a photographer that likes to work with me to expand both portfolios.”

Sounds like a great plan.

She’s attracting attention in the industry as the respected site curvymag.com shares, “Meet Daisy Christina van Egmond! She is a 23 years old current New Yorker from the Netherlands!

This Dutch beauty moved to New York City two years ago to pursue her dreams of becoming a plus size model. She met the love of her life and now married a very handsome New Yorker! Daisy started modeling at the age 17 in her home country of Holland. During that time the plus size industry was very small but it has become increasingly larger and now she dedicates her life to being a body loving advocate.”

Doesn’t she take great photos?

So if you are a new girl with curves in all of the right places, how can you break into the industry? We looked around and came across this article that seems to have some great ideas.

Please enjoy and follow through. We want to take a look at you too.

Getting Into Plus Sized Modeling

By Tiffany Provost 

In these modern times, modeling is for every shape and size. A need has grown for plus models as society finally recognizes that attractive bodies come in all shapes and sizes. If you are a larger person you can certainly consider being a plus-size model, here are some tips.

Ensure that you satisfy the requirements that are established. Certain requirements are necessary to become a plus-size model, such as being at least 5’8″ tall and having a shoe size including, but no less than, size 10. Plus-size models aren’t weighed, usually, but fitness obviously contributes to a better appearance. Modeling agencies prefer figures in proper proportions. Your success as a plus size model is dependent on these qualifications.

Create your portfolio. The first thing you need to get a plus-size modeling job is a good portfolio. Make an effort to present an attractive package that will show modeling agencies your past experience. When you are starting out the portfolio will likely be incomplete. Just include some good casual shots of yourself – preferably not too staged or posed. Remember to also include a variety of photo types in your portfolio (such as close-up shots, head-shots, and at least one head-to-toe shot). Only put in pictures of yourself wearing flattering and proper clothing.


Start calling phone numbers for modeling agencies, no matter how nervous you are. To get work as a plus-size model, you must research the right agencies–not all accept plus-sized models. Check into the history and record of any agency you’re considering. If you can find any other models to talk to, that would be a good idea. Do not, ever, outlay money in order to be considered (or in order to join) an agency specializing in plus models. This is not at all necessary, and is usually a scam to de-fraud desperate would-be models.

Be sure that they are impressed by you when you arrive. When going out to meet new agencies, be sure that you are fully prepared for the interview. Only wear clothing that fits nicely, that is neither too tight nor baggy. Garments that are overly tight or unattractive will automatically repel any prospective fashion model agent. Comfortable, semi-casual clothing is fine, but more formal is OK too. To give some height, add a pair of small heels that day.

Proceed to an open call. Many plus-size models have been discovered just by getting out there and attending open calls – but be prepared for a lot of people and a hectic day. Also be prepared to give your contact information, your past experience and even your personal interests. As part of the interview process, expect the plus-size industry professionals to measure you and ask you to pose for some pictures.


Remain calm and have good composure no matter how you feel during the open interview or even an open call. Everyone can expect to be criticized about some aspect of their look, but just let it go. You are bound to be recognized for your star quality, which will open up an opportunity for you to jumpstart your career as a plus-size model.

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About the author

Tiffany Provost writes about plus size modeling and other fashion and personal care tips for HowToDoThings.com.

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