11/12/2012 05:59 EST

Plus Size Models We Love

Known variously as plus-size, “Fiercely Real,” and curvy, full-figured models have carved out a niche for themselves in the entertainment industry. Embracing their bodies for what they are, these big beautiful women have made their mark in modelling, and helped women the world over realize that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Here are 10 models who are beautiful, successful and nowhere near a size 2. Love it!

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Otherwise known as Melissa Aronson, Emme is widely believed to be one of the most successful and highest paid models in the plus-size industry.

Mia Tyler

Daughter of Steven Tyler and sister of Liv, Mia Tyler is famous for her big Tyler lips, and spectacular Mia hips.

Robyn Lawley

The newest face of Ralph Lauren and the first plus-size model to grace one of the brand's stylish ad campaigns.

Toccara Jones

A former contestant of America’s Next Top Model, Toccara has since been featured on numerous magazine covers and editorial spreads.

Kate Dillon

Once an accomplished straight-size model, Kate rediscovered a love of food after seven years of starving herself. She’s now incredibly happy, and a wildly successful full-figured model.

Kimberly Locke

Singer and model Kimberley Locke shot to fame on American Idol. Signed by Ford Models, Kimberley landed a contract with Lane Bryant and became the face of their Seven7 Jeans Collection.

Queen Latifah

Known more for her acting career in recent years, Queen Latifah is the face of CoverGirl's Queen Collection, as well as a rapper and fashion designer to boot!

Whitney Thompson

Winner of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 10, Whitney has parlayed her success into numerous ad campaigns, magazine covers, and a massive billboard in Times Square.

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