Meet the Woman Who Is Making Headlines as Penthouse’s First Plus-Size Model

Kelly Shibari is a plus-size model who does not look like the typical models you see in a spread for Penthouse magazine. Throughout its history in publication, the magazine is known to promote models that fit the conventional standard of beauty—very thin, petite bodies. Half-Asian and curvaceous, Shibari is 43. She is considered unique in her adult entertainment industry. She has a…

Plus-Size Women Find Real Meaning of ‘Sexy’ After Daring Budoir Photo Shoot

Baring your body and stripping down to your underwear is not easy to do. Many women have self-esteem issues, whether they are regular folks, straight-size, or plus-size models.  Exposing yourself as you are is hard because there is constant unrealistic high standards of beauty placed by society.It is not surprising that many women have body issues because all over social media,…

Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham Walks the Runway to Show Another Perspective of Sexiness

Size 16 model Ashley Graham wowed audiences when she walked the runway during Fashion Week. As a very vocal advocate for the plus-size world, she is known for being the first plus-size model to appear in the prestigious publication Sports Illustrated. She is also one of the brand ambassadors for Lane Bryant's #ImNoAngel and #PlusIsEqual campaigns. At the New York…

TV Actress Lea DeLaria Talks About Body Positivy and Being a Butch Lesbian

Orange is the New Black's Lea DeLaria was featured on What's Underneath. Her piece titled "What's Not To Love?" shows her answering many questions about the struggle she went through as a lesbian.What's Underneath talks to people while they undress and show literally what's underneath. In this episode, you hear from DeLaria.In the video, she talks about butch culture, what…

Melissa McCarthy Plans to Ban “Plus-Size” Label with Own Clothing Line

Melissa McCarthy is a movie star, mother, comedian and fashion designer. She’s launching her clothing line Melissa McCarthy Seven7 at multiple major retailers.Melissa wants to do away with the plus size label. As a body positivity advocate, she does not like that women’s clothing is separated in stores. There’s no need to have larger women feel unworthy and unable to…

Straight/Curve: New Documentary on the Rise of Plus-Size Industry

Willowy and waif like bodies were all the rage back in the day.However, a new movement is taking the fashion world by storm that is redefining society’s definition of beauty.A new documentary that explores the rise of the plus size in the fashion industry will be hitting airwaves in the fall of 2016. Fittingly titled as Straight/Curve, the documentary explores…

Plus-Size Modeling’s FB Page Now Has Over 300K Likes

Plus-Size Modeling’s official Facebook page hits an all time high after it garnered over 300,000 likes this week. This outstanding achievement justifies the site's status as one of the leading advocates on embracing the plus-size community.Started in 2012, Plus-Size Modeling’s official Facebook page has become the ultimate go-to online source for all things big, beautiful, and inspiring. It has shown repeatedly that…

Pitch Perfect Star Rebel Wilson Launches Own Clothing Line

Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson has teamed up with plus-size fashion brand Torrid to release limited edition clothing which will come out in November of this year, just in time for the holidays.Torrid’s newest collection, which is named ‘Rebel for Torrid’ will showcase a ‘capsule collection’ that features twenty-five fashion pieces like tops, bottoms, jackets, dresses, and accessories. The term…