Top 10 Plus-Size Models Who’re Hotter Than Angels

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"I'm no angel; I'm all kinds of sexy." That's what the models in Lane Bryant's new ad for Cacique Intimates say. Clearly, the hashtag is referring to the teeny-tiny Victoria's Secret Angels, which the Lane Bryant models proudly are not: Cacique Intimates runs in sizes 12 through 28. 

While we certainly wouldn’t argue that the fashion world’s progress toward becoming more inclusionary of different female forms is done—far from it, actually—there are a few women out there who have certainly helped it come a long, long way. 

We came up with the Top 10 plus-size women who truly changed the game when it comes to the fashion world’s penchant for straight-size models.

10.Whitney Thompson

Thompson made history last year when she won Cycle 10 of America’s Next Top Model, making her the first plus-size model to do so. 

9.Toccara Jones

Jones was the first plus-size model to compete on America’s Next Top Model. She didn’t win that season, but she had the distinct honor of opening the door for other plus-size women to compete on the show. 

8.Crystal Renn

When Renn first tried to pursue modeling at age 14, she was told by an agent that she would need to lose a third of her body weight if she ever wanted to succeed. She tried to do it, only to have a series of eating disorders totally disrupt her body. She now pursues plus-size modeling—with an enormous amount of success. 

7.Justine Legault

Legault made history when she landed the cover of an issue of ELLE Quebec—one of the first times ELLE had ever cast a plus-size model for the cover of any issue. 

6.Candice Huffine

 

Huffine made waves earlier this year when she was the only plus-size model cast in the iconic Pirelli Calendar for 2015. 

5.Kate Dillon

Dillon is one of the plus-size modeling world’s most well-known names and figures. She became more of a household name when she spoke out about her struggle with anorexia while trying to work as a straight-size model. 

4.Robyn Lawley

Australian model Robyn Lawley makes no bones about the fact that she is unsatisfied with the way the fashion industry treats models who aren’t straight-size. Like many plus-size models, Lawley once lost a ton of weight to fit into sample sizes, then gained it all back and pursued plus-size modeling. 

She once openly blamed designers for the lack of opportunity for plus-size models in the industry. 

3.Tara Lynn

Lynn was always encouraged as a teenager to model, but she always thought she would have to lose a ton of weight to do it. It wasn’t until a bit later that she learned about plus-size modeling, and the rest is history—she landed on the cover of ELLE Spain in November 2013.

2.Ashley Graham

 

Graham is one of the few women on our list who has expanded her modeling career into a bona fide empire. She has modeled for Lane Bryant, has her own collection of eponymous lingerie, has appeared in Vogue and Glamour, and was the face of a Levi’s campaign. 

1.Emme Aronson

Emme Aronson has the rare privilege of being one of the very few plus-size models known only by her first name. She rose to fame during the heyday of the supermodel (the ‘90s), and was the first plus-size model to break into pop culture as a first-name figure. 

See Also: Top 10 Sexiest Plus Size Models

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