From powerhouse vocals to TV stardom, these plus size stars are reshaping the media landscape! We can’t wait to see what’s next for them….
This fearless female (pictured above), known for her candidness about body image via her songs and poetry, opens up in the pages of Glamour magazine’s August issue. The Grammy-nominated writer and songstress’ new album Heart On My Sleeve is planned to be released on October 14th. Mark your calendars!
Fresh off her Hair! performance at the Hollywood Bowl, this Glee alumni is making waves with her latest hit single “Colorblind.” She premiered the song on fellow curvy-girl Queen Latifah’s talk show and performed it on Glee as well. Triple-threat Amber is also a reigning Dancing With the Stars champion with a big heart. She acted as a campaign spokesperson for the Save the Music Foundation, mobilizing young people in the fight for keeping music education in schools and partnered with State Farm to promote safety awareness for young drivers.
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This soulful singer/songwriter can be seen on the big screen in Get on Up, the story of James Brown, and showing off her hourglass shape on this September’s issue of Essence magazine. Previously, this Grammy Award winning diva performed in the Canadian production of Rent and starred in The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, and the remake of Steel Magnolias.
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This Australian born model just made a splash on the cover of Spanish fashion magazine Yo Dona looking glamorous in a bikini. When she’s not steaming up the runway and glossies as a plus size model, Laura puts her celebrity to good use. She is an ambassador for protecting the Great Barrier Reef as well as Aussie Bodies nutritional products, where she promotes the importance of a healthy body image.
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From staring in her church’s nativity play at the age of six to graduating from Juilliard, this dramatics-queen has always been in the acting spotlight. Known for her role as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson on Orange is The New Black, Danielle will star in the indie feature I Dream Too Much, which is currently in production.
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