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Top 10 Plus Size Models

Written by: Editorial Staff

May 26, 2011
Filed Under Celebrities, Fashion 


One of the top ten plus size modelsContributed by Tim Brugger, Top 10 Guru

Thank goodness, with the assistance of one of our Top 10 plus size models win on America’s Next Top Model, and the realization by much of the world that stick thin is just plain wrong, big girls are taking it to the runways in record numbers.

And, man is it about time; betting on whether or not the wafer-thin model was going to pass out before the end of shoot was getting kind of boring.

10. Barbara Brickner

One of the top ten plus size models

The only problem with this natural beauty is that we may not see her around too much longer. After conquering the modeling biz, Barbara is talking about pursuing her dream of becoming a country music star. While that’s all fine and dandy for country music (as K.T. Oslin might say), it will leave a lot of broken hearted modeling fans. That may be her first big hit right there.

9. Mia Tyler

One of the top ten fashion models

Liv’s sister, Steven’s daughter, and an attitude to match both have lifted Mia to the top of the plus size model heap. Not the natural beauty of some of the others on our Top 10 list, she more than makes up for it with an in-your-face outlook. Oh, and more tattoos than Dennis Rodman, though she’s able to pull it off. With Rodman, it’s just plain scary.

8. Justine Legault

One of the top ten plus size models

Canada can do away with the also-ran image when it comes to plus size models, thanks to Justine Legault. Justine doesn’t require 3 days of primping and preening to look beautiful, for her it’s about as easy as getting out of bed in the morning. Apparently, she does that very, very well.

7. Natalie Laughlin

One of the top ten plus size models

Noted for being the first plus size model to adorn a Times Square billboard (actually, 5 of them to be precise), Natalie is ridiculously hot. Big, small, short, tall; it doesn’t matter a lick for this dark haired beauty; she’ll likely blow them all away.

6. Toccara Jones

One of the top ten plus size models

A final three contestant in the America’s Next Top Model show, Toccara is even flaunting her own workout video for real sized women. If you didn’t follow ANTM, like many you may not know how to pronounce here name; but who cares?

5. Crystal Renn

One of the top ten plus size models

To quote the infamous Bowser (of Sha Na Na fame); Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah. Crystal looks as good modeling lingerie as she does dressed up for a night on the town, and she’s been compensated for doing both, a LOT. At her current pace, Crystal will pass #3 on our list as the highest paid plus size model of all time; tough to argue.

4. Christina Mendez

One of the top ten plus size models

Incredibly beautiful, hugely successful, and spends most waking moments when she’s not modeling working with the advocacy group, Autism speaks in support of finding a cure. Wow; as gorgeous inside as out, Christina is the complete package and then some.

3. Emme Aronson

One of the top ten plus size models

As the highest paid plus size model of all time, it’s fairly common knowledge that Emme put plus size models on the map, and has led the way ever since. To her credit, she’s not sat on her laurels, but rather uses her fame to advocate healthy living, being comfortable with who you are, and even writing a book or two on the side.

2. Whitney Thompson

One of the top ten plus size models

Whitney cranked up the already torrid pace set by the likes of Top Ten Plus Size Model #3 Emme, when she became America’s Next Top Model winner a few years ago. Needless to say, this Floridian beauty continues to get gigs with some of the largest retailers in the world, and there’s no end in sight. Thank goodness!

1. Kate Dillon

One of the top ten plus size models

Ms. Dillon isn’t only the #1 Plus Size Model in the world as per our meticulously researched scientific study; she was also voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world, irregardless of size or shape. Sure, we conducted in-depth research and worldwide studies, but frankly, it was a waste of time and money. I mean, a quick peek at Kate and you realize this one’s kind of a no-brainer.

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8 Responses to “Top 10 Plus Size Models”

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  2. Hmmm..... on May 27th, 2011 10:00 pm

    These are great but I DO NOT think you can have the TOP 10 plus size models WITHOUT Mia Amber Davis! I’m just saying!

  3. #1 on May 28th, 2011 7:04 pm

    Luv Luv Cristina on twitter, she keeps it totally REAL< 100percent all day long! Unlike the other faker than fake models on twitter. Naturally beautiful and a great mom! Yes Mia Amber should be on this list or #11.

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  5. MelodieMichelle on June 1st, 2011 1:26 am

    I can’t begin to express my gratitude for this top 10 compilation. Yes,I did grow up with Emme and admired her for her stance.EMME did put plus size on the mainstream but I look like Mia Amber Davis,whom put my curves in the mainstream.This void takes the power out of this list for me..Not to take anything away from anybody,because there are quite a few more on the list that I adore.

  6. Diva on June 2nd, 2011 9:29 pm

    Mia amber Davis worked so hard and had a long and sucessful career.In loving memory to her and I speak with all respect she should be on this list she is a inspiration for all fullfigured women ,she will always be remembered for being beautiful,positive and most of all a roll model for aspiring full figure models.

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  8. Natresha Lemon on December 27th, 2011 9:07 am

    Hi,my name is Natresha. I have the passion to model and do cover speads for plus size modeling agencies. I like this website it gives every thing that i model needs.