Friday, May 1, 2009

Plus Sized Icon Emme: Today, Plus Size Models Direct Their Own Fortunes

Twice named as one of People magazine's ‘50 Most Beautiful People’ during the 1990s, and the first plus-size model to attain supermodel status, Emme is in fact far more than just a model.

In fact, if she’d never even become a model, her list of achievements would still be incredibly impressive.
Aside from her high profile modelling career, Emme has published three successful books (“True Beauty: Positive Attitudes & Practical Tips from the World's Leading Plus Size Model”, “Life's Little Emergencies: Everyday Rescue for Beauty, Fashion, Relationships, and Life”, and "Morning Has Broken: A Couples Journey Through Depression").

She is also a well known figure on US television, having hosted E! Channel’s hugely popular Fashion Emergency show, where she offered fashion advice to women of all ages. In 1997, she even appeared in front of a US Congressional subcommittee to speak about eating disorders.

There is even an Emme doll on the market, all profits from which go to charity organisations.

“Emme is a really inspiring example of how much you can achieve with talent and determination,” says Managing Director at major UK modelling agency Models Direct Damian O’Connor.
“More than that, her modelling career just goes to show that there are no hard and fast rules about how a model should look.

In many ways, Emme really shifted the boundaries of the modelling industry, and put plus size modelling on the map.”
“Today, we have many clients coming to us to specifically ask for plus size models for a particular job,” says O’Connor. “The public want to see models that they can actually relate to, and more and more advertisers are realising this.”

Source: PR

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