Five hot new plus-size models
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MERCY WATSON: Age: 25 / Height: 174cm / Resume highlights: Fayreform lingerie, Cosmopolitan magazine. / Favourite brands: Alexander Wang, Helmet Lang, Acne and Ellery. /
Favourite food: 'I love cooking and trying new dishes so anything with lots of fresh veggies and steak or fish.' / The last thing you Googled? 'How to get Netflix so I could watch House of Cards season 2.'
GEORGINA BURKE: Age: 23 / Height: 180cm / Resume Run-Down: Torrid, Macy's, Bloomingdale's. / Go-to online store? 'I don't have one particular website but Nordstrom has the best customer service.' / Thoughts on the term 'plus size'? 'It doesn't faze me ... But we do not need to be categorised. We are all models!'
FIONA FALKINER: Age: 31 / Height: 181cm / Resume Run-Down: Bellecurve, Myer, Bonds, Virtu, Marie Claire magazine, Cleo magazine and Cosmopolitan magazine. / Favourite brand? Bellecurve at Target Australia. / Biggest secret: 'I have size 11 feet.'
ABBY VALDES: Height: 178cm / Resume Run-Down: Tommy Hilfiger, Levis, Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Faik Sonmez / Best online shop: Net-a-Porter / Thoughts on the term 'plus size'? 'I think plus size is a dirty word. Almost like being called fat.' / Favourite food? Italian.
CANDICE HUFFINE: Age: 28 / Height: 180cm / Resume Run-Down: i-D, Harper's Bazaar, W Magazine and Vogue Germany. / Thoughts on the term 'plus size': 'I understand its existence, but I personally don't use the term in my private life; I prefer curvy.'
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You know the Caras, Joans and Karlies of fashion land, but are you up to speed on the stunning new crop of curvy women making their mark in modelling?
Didn't think so.
The controversy around the term "plus size" isn't going anywhere, with many calling out the industry on their use of the term itself, for promoting unhealthy body image, and for a lack of diversity in the way women are portrayed in the media.
Basically, there's a lot to talk about. So we caught up with five names making waves in the "plus size" modelling game to get their quick thoughts about fashion, food and everything in between.
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