If you have it, then flaunt it… this is something that India’s top plus sized models surely seem to believe in. Some years back being slim, skinny and having a sleek body, were all considered as prerequisites for becoming a model. But in present times one would find the plus sized models breaking these rules for certain.
The profiles of such models are surely on rise in today’s fashion industry. Just to make it clear it’s not them entering and giving some random shoots, these plus size models have been pretty effective and impressive.
Their confidence and acceptance of their body has not just created a new career for themselves but also enlightened those who considered it as a curse to have a curvy body. Now, just talking about them won’t be enough so, let’s know the top plus size models in India.
Payal Soni, an Instagram star with more than 50k followers and a blue tick on her account is surely a sensation. She is one of the hottest plus-size models in India. Being born in Rajasthan this 22-year-old Mumbai-based model, never had expected would become a body-positivity advocate for so many women. She has also been crowned as Miss Curvy Queen 2017 West India.
One of the few models who smashed stereotypes and became a successful model and belly dancer. Former programmer at a huge company, she ditched the office job to follow her dreams against all odds. At first she tried to shed some pounds to become eligible for fashion world, but soon she realized that her beauty is in her curves and she is perfect just the way she is. After this there was no going back for this model.
Yet, another remarkable Plus Size Model of India and also a body positivity influencer. In her interviews she opens up the various challenges she as a plus size model faced like many a times she had to model for brands and walk the ramp free of cost for which other models got paid. But this didn’t stop her but rather gave a motive to work hard. She has come along remarkably well to make a name in the fashion world and her journey is extremely inspiring.
This 25 year old beauty like others has struggled in her own ways. She was repeatedly rejected for her dusty skin and curves. Told by many producer to come back thinner and fairer. Until, she found a place with Sabyasachi, becoming the face of the brand for the international Women’ Day shoot. As of today she is an active Sabyasachi model and also stands as an inspiration for Indian women all across the country.
A model and also a fashion blogger, Aashna Bhagwani pursues plus size fashion where everyone can be comfortable in their skin. Born in Pune, she has worked with many famous brands like Shein, Fastrack, etc.
Aashna started blogging in 2014. She writes about Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle ,etc. Today she stands with a net worth in crores.
A pretty perfect example where inner strength and determination help one be the best. Anil Pamnani surely deserves to be talked about- selected among Top 10 finalists in the Lakme Fashion Week among 160 plus-sized participants. A time where boys end up drinking proteins and prefer 6 pack abs over their body ,Anil has now become a face of inspiration for all. He surely proves to one that to be happy you need not be slim.
Ishleen Kaur Sethi
The Curvy princess, famously called as by many, Ishleen whose beautiful wedding pictures caught everyone’s attention on Instagram. Currently living in Australia has more than 60 thousand followers on her Instagram page. She started blogging in 2013.She is an example of beauty knows no shape. Alongside being the Curvy Princess she is also called the body-positive bride by her fans.
Tinder is the most well-known Indian plus size model who has not just limited her journey of modeling to India but got international recognition after becoming the first Indian plus-size model in America. She has been featured in several campaigns for brands internationally. She used to be a tech worker in Silicon Alley before taking on modelling. Without depending on anybody she decided to make a career out of her beauty in which she became pretty famous.
Being unsure about his looks and body weight in the initial stages of his life Kais was always neglected by people around him. But this didn’t bring down his morale. He was selected in the plus sized models who walked on the ramps of Lakme Fashion Week. Among hundreds of competitors he certainly had a zing of his own which resulted in him bagging the prize.
Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar
“You have your own sunshine”- truly said and accepted by all. Take it from Tanvi, a swimsuit plus-size model had been body-shamed and not accepted into dance school because of her weight. But it was her husband who gave the much required push. He was the one who started photographing her in a swimsuit during their vacations at Maldives. This incident gave her enough confidence, a ray of hope was just enough for Tanvi to turn into a full-time plus size model who gained even more recognition after the Lakme Fashion Week Show.
A graduate from Electronics and Communication engineer and MBA in marketing, Shreya used to work as a Research Strategies before she started her career in modeling. Today you would find her promoting style crackers, website from where one can buy plus size clothes. Apart from being a strategist, blogging and fashion modelling she also runs a tiffin service in Mumbai by the name- “Tiffin Kart”.
She often says to her followers-”The moment you realize the uniqueness you bring to the table, there’s no looking back” from it.
Thus, to all the viewers never feel demotivated because of people laughing, giggling but make it a source of inspiration and keep running ahead to make the laughing people sit and clap for you in the near future.