"I've always wanted to be a model, and now is a great time to start." - Saundra
Saundra came to our recent modeling auditions and we took to her right away. Standing 5'10" wearing a size 16/18 she was ready to smile for the camera and show off her beauty. She heard about Urban Thick from one of our modeling ads on Facebook. It just so happened that a friend of hers saw the ad and by knowing Saundra's aspirations, immediately shared it with her. Within minutes she was registering on the site, making sure her photo stood out from the rest.
We hold auditions on a monthly basis, looking for women with different curvy body types, features, confidence, and beauty. We'd speculated that Saundra would be a good fit for us so before the shoot we gave her a call. Soon after she was posing for our photographer and later being placed on the roster for future shoots.
The Lesson: Never let go of your desires, sometimes it's only a matter of time. ~Let your curves be heard!
Ebony Walker, originally from Richmond, VA , knew at an early age that she wanted to do something big in life. For years she was told she was beautiful and she should be on television. Never taking it seriously, she continued to "live life" the way society thought was right. Settling down, getting married and having kids became her realty. After years of the same thing, day in and day out, Ebony stepped out on faith and started pursuing what her heart desired. She googled full figured events near her and made it her business to be seen. She attended her first event in Baltimore,MD. Curves Rock Weeked which was sure to help her meet the "it" people in the fashion industry of DMV. After winning the amateaur runway walk, there was no stopping her. Never being shy of the camera, she started booking with well known photographers to build her portfolio. She showed these photos online and became a hit.
Ebony hopes to inspire all women to go after their dreams and be comfortable in their skin no matter their age. She is truly and example that beauty is ageless. At 33 years old, she is just starting to really live life. Her favorite quote is " Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can wear". She lives by those words each and everyday.
Ebony is one of the featured models for the Miss Diva Kurves 2016 Kurves Calendar. You can purchase a calendar using this link:
Once you get to the Paypal page look for the line that says "Type Name of Model Who Referred You:" and type my name (Ebony)
"Beauty is more than an outsider's view of your body. Beauty is your soul's introduction to the world" - Dina
My intentions behind starting Urban Thick was to create a platform whereby plus size curvy women could buy and sell beautiful clothing for affordable prices. What I didn't realize at the time was that I was stepping into the fashion arena. In this world, clothes and beauty are defined and worn mostly by women wearing a size 0. Hence curvy women were often left out of advertisements or seen very little. But things are starting to change. With popular events such as New Year's Full Figure Fashion Week originated by former runway model Gwen DeVoe. As well as top paid plus size models like Tess Holliday, more beautiful women with larger body sizes are redefining beauty standards to the world!For many curvy women identifying their beauty is difficult even though positive plus size images are being shown more now than before. The awareness of beauty for all body-types have a long way to go in many mainstream media markets. Therefore, until that day comes Urban Thick will continue to be a plus positive cheerleader! We work with beautiful plus size women everyday and we'll continue to promote them and the various body-types out there using our cute trendy clothes as an avenue for change. Submit your photo and apply for our next blog post! We want to celebrate the beauty in you!Your Curvy Executive Officer!
Dina, your curvy social media consultant & owner of Urban Thick. The original online plus size boutique, consignment & resale store for women with curves, She is also a plus size woman that enjoys shopping for beautiful, colorful curvy clothing at affordable prices. Living a frugal lifestyle as well as an advocate for positive body images & acceptance. An Entrepreneur for the past 10-years. An Online Seller, lover of great music and most of all an authentic down to earth person, with high moral values and standards. Let Your curves be heard, by joining our community today!