Fresh Produce: Will Plus Size Models Invade Hollywood?

Wednesday, June 29 by
 

With 2011 being the year that the fashion industry eschewed peaches for cantaloupes melons, can we expect a flood of plus sized models to try their hand at acting in 2012?  The fashion world may have embraced “real women”, but will technical challenges make it impossible to show a size 12 woman on the silver screen?

If past history is going to predict the future then we would bet we’ll start seeing a few more plus-sized models following in the footsteps of previous models-turned-actress types.  Self-proclaimed double-threats of the recent past have had mixed results in Hollywood, with names like Rebecca Romijn, Sofia Vergara, Milla Jovovich and Cameron Diaz coming to mind.  That given, here are a few we think you should keep on your radar:

 

Plus Size ModelCandice Huffine

Huffine—38-33-43—is a Ford Model who recently made the cover of Vogue Italia’s June issue, in a bacchanalian photo spread shot by Steven Meisel.  The camera clearly loves this buxom Maryland beauty—could she be another Sophia Loren?

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Tara Lynn

Another one from Ford, Tara Lynn is no slouch in the beauty or brains department—graduating with a degree in languages, she speaks fluent French and Arabic and also a little Spanish. Part of the Italian Vogue trinity, Lynn’s on her way to becoming a household name.

 

Lizzie Miller

Lizzie Miller shot to fame after posing nude in a Glamour Magazine spread that showed her all too familiar to most women pooch of a tummy. This California girl already has her sight set beyond the plus-sized modeling revolution, touting herself as a singer and an actress. We think it’s only a matter of time before she makes her move towards the big the screen.

 

Crystal Renn

Author of Hungry, her memoir of going from an anorexic to plus-sized model, we think Renn may be the first plus-sized model to crossover into film. Already crowned as queen of the curvy in the fashion world—most, if not all of her fellow plus-sizers on this list call her their role model—Renn is the most successful size 12 model in America. There’s no way that magazines alone will be able to contain this bombshell.

 

Robyn Lawley

Following in the footsteps of models like Renn, Aussie native Robyn Lawley is ready to take the world by storm. Aside from gracing the covers of French Elle and Italian Vogue, Lawley is also a die-hard music fanatic working on her DJ skills and a closet movie nerd, quoting Star Wars and Lord Of The Rings among her favorites. Though she has denied that acting is in her future, the fact she counts her Exorcist and Gollum impressions as talents to brag about indict otherwise.


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COMMENTS

  1. June 29, 2011 5:15 pm

    Seth Green

    these are some gorgeous women


  2. June 29, 2011 5:15 pm

    Chet

    There was a time when these weren’t plus-sized women. I wish them the best of luck.


  3. June 29, 2011 5:15 pm

    Labellarosa

    Not to be picky but Crystal Renn’s not plus-size anymore, she lost weight and is modeling straight-size again.


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  10. June 29, 2011 5:15 pm

    Lcarden

    They are gorgeous women and I don’t really consider a size 12 plus
    size.  Before the starving model days they would not have been plus
    size.  I say if they want to go into movies, go for it.

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  11. June 29, 2011 5:15 pm

    Stephanie Johnson

    Marilyn Monroe was a size 12/14 she seem to do alright ! In fact all the model/actresses back in the day would have been considered plus size in todays term including Betty Paige.I say bring back the sexy volumpsious  women !!