,By Margretta Sowah
Candice Huffine, a 31 year old plus size model, has followed suit in IMG’s circle of luxury. IMG’s Curve division includes models Ashley Graham, Chelsea Miller, Danielle Redman, Precious Lee, Tara Lynn and, as I stated in my other article The Big Boys Club, Zach Miko.
Lane Bryant has been at the forefront of modern body inclusivity for plus size models. Her campaigns ‘I’m No Angel’ and ‘Plus is Equal’ ad campaigns sparked a worldwide debate. Is plus-size the REAL size or are we all just trying to maintain unrealistic heights of visual acceptance? It was Huffine’s editorial feature V magazine’s ‘Curves Ahead’ and her runway debut for designer Sophie Theallet’s fall fashion show. She also walked in Carina Roitfield’s amfAR Gala show at the Cannes Film Festive.
Previously being signed to MuseNYC, Candice is taking strides in the fight to promote all body types exposure. From 2011 editorial debut to dominating social media now, Huffine was the first plus size model in the 2015 Pirelli calender. The industry is taking notice of these rare beauties, showing you can be bigger and better. The acknowledgment of different figures and features pushes to the wider market, reminding us we are represented.