Plus-Size Modeling Contests

Mark These Plus-Size Modeling Contests on Your Calendar!

Are you a budding plus-size model? Are you looking into plus-size modeling agencies and contests? Remember that plus-size modeling is no different from any other type of modeling: you need more than curves to make it in the business. Before leaping into modeling contests, think about:

  • Are you tall enough? Most models are at least 5 feet 9 inches, and some are much larger.
  • Do you have the right curves? You must be at least a size 12, and most plus-size models have slimmer waists than hips.
  • Are you ambitious and tough enough? Modeling is a tough career path, and many women are attracted to the field. That means you need to be able to handle criticism, rejection, and even cat calls if you plan to push forward in your chosen field.

If your answers to these questions are yes, yes, and yes, and you feel ready to try a plus-size modeling contents, review this ever-growing list of magazine, company, and agency plus modeling contests that happen each year-- or that have happened in the past. Mark your calendars, and start researching your break into plus modeling.

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Torrid's House of Dreams

Win an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to walk the runway for Torrid and become the new face of Torrid online. Torrid stores around the United States host the contest.

Become a member of the PLUS model directory to have your information entered automatically for this contest. Online portfolios are necessary to apply, and if you win, you will fill out a short Q&A for PLUS Model magazine. More »

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