Victoria’s Secret is a brand that has become synonymous with the word lingerie. Over the years, audiences have been treated to the must-see fashion event of the year: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Each show features long and lean models including Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, and Candice Swanepoel. Women of all colors have been given the chance to sashay down the signature runway, but what’s noticeably lacking are plus-size models. This has prompted several online pleas for the brand to become more inclusive. After all, they do carry XL- and DDD-sized bras on their store shelves already.
So while people continue to wait for Victoria’s Secret to finally shift gears, there’s already a list of prospective plus-size lingerie models that would make perfect brand ambassadors. Meet the sexiest plus-size lingerie models who have the potential to rock a stereotype-crushing VS show in the future.
Sexy Plus-Size Lingerie Models Perfect for Victoria’s Secret
1. Robyn Lawley
Robyn Lawley made history as the first curve model to be featured on the pages of Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit edition. Lawley is a size 12 beauty who is a great role model for women everywhere. After she gave birth, she took to Instagram to show off her stretch marks with the caption “bad ass.”
2. Sabina Karlsson
Sabina Karlsson kick-started her career with an appearance on the reality show Scandinavia’s Next Top Model where she was labeled as “straight-sized.” She’s made the transition to plus-size modeling and has become successful ever since. Karlsson’s extensive modeling experience and her ability to perform well under pressure will fit right in the fast-paced environment of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
3. Ashley Graham
Last year, Ashley Graham posted an Instagram photo, asking Victoria’s Secret if she could be a part of the show. If you’re already a fan of this popular model, you know she’ll make an awesome angel! Graham is smart, confident, and undeniably sexy. She also happens to be a veteran on the runway, with Cristian Siriano and Addition Elle among the many designer brands she has walked for.
4. Philomena Kwao
Philomena Kwao may not be the most popular name on this list, but there’s already a lot of buzz surrounding her. The London-based model has modeled for brands like Torrid and Lane Bryant. She’s also been featured in articles for Elle magazine and Vice News. Her presence in the fashion industry is a bright spot for aspiring models, which would make her a great addition to Victoria’s Secret’s existing roster of models.
5. Iskra Lawrence
Iskra Lawrence stunned the world when she showcased her incredible physique in an ad campaign for American Eagle Outfitters’ Aerie intimates. What made the photos even more amazing was how she managed to pull everything off without the use of Photoshop! Lawrence makes it a point to ban any digital retouching on her photos. To further promote her stand against body-shaming, Lawrence became an ambassador for the National Disorder Association.
6. Jennie Runk
Victoria’s Secret models are known to ooze sex appeal and confidence. If there’s one plus-size model who’s found the perfect balance between the two, its Jennie Runk. Runk was one of the seven models who stripped down in the nude for a photo shoot for Glamour magazine. As an added plus, Runk has modeled for H & M’s swimwear line, proving that she knows a thing or two about showcasing her best assets.
7. Emma Sanders
If VS wants to go for a more rookie model, then they should look no further than Emma Sanders. Sanders has been named as one of the fastest rising plus-size models in fashion. Like a true angel, Sanders believes that all women deserve to feel beautiful, saying, “Celebrate a woman for everything she is, curvy, skinny, athletic, tall, petite, and most of all, everything she is within”.