Swerve: Plus-Sized Models Who Shut It Down was originally published on globalgrind.com

1. Jordyn Woods

Jordyn Woods

The model and BFF of Kylie Jenner has amassed a huge social network following (1.2 million) preaching body positive messages, and self love.

2. Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham made history by becoming the first plus-sized model in history to appear on the cover of the massively popular Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2016.

3. Toccara


Toccara gained fame when she appeared on the third season of America’s Next Top Model, where she finished in seventh place. She has since graced the covers of numerous magazines and was honored by the Middletown, Ohio NAACP.

4. Barbie Ferreira

Barbie Ferreira

A plus-sized lingerie model is famous for being strongly opposed to retouching images of her body, wanting to promote body positivity and self-love.

5. Olivia Campbell

Olivia Campbell

The model made news when she appeared in a video where she asked people to reclaim the term fat. “For me fat’s not a bad thing. I am fat. It’s just a descriptive word.” Adding, “One of the reasons now that I think I’m so sexy and I own my body and my curves and […]

6. Andrea Michelle

Andrea Michelle

Michelle has gained a following from her fearless work in front of the camera and on the runway.

7. Philomena Kwao

Philomena Kwao

Kwao is quickly gaining notoriety in the world of fashion, starring in recent campaigns for Torrid, Addition Elle, Swimsuits for All, and appeared with Green in the SI Swimsuit Issue.

8. Jade Allwaze

Jade Allwaze

With highly recognizable green eyes and a chic gap-tooth smile, it’s no surprise that Allwaze has made appearances on not only Full Figured Fashion Week, but also the world-famous New York Fashion Week.

9. Melissa Henrius

Melissa Henrius

The Haitian model has offered her beauty for brands such as Ashley Stewart and Tru Diva Designs.

10. Precious Lee

Precious Lee

Lee is one of the most popular plus-sized models, she recently headlined and walked for Lane Bryants new campaign, of which she said, “I feel like it will help inspire people to do things that they didn’t think they were able to do, and to see that there are different forms of beauty and actually […]

11. Fluvia Lacerda

Fluvia Lacerda

The Brazilian beauty was discovered when riding a bus in New York City and a fashion magazine producer approached her and asked her if she would want to pursue a career in modeling.

12. Anansa Sims

Anansa Sims

She was born into the world of modeling, as her mother, Beverly Johnson also walked the runway. She is married to former NFL player David Patterson.