Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! I wanted to kick off this fabulous month by highlighting some of the Latinas that inspired me, and countless other Latinas growing up! These are the PIONEERS of the plus-size game! These Latina plus size pioneers paved the way for so many by shattering outdated beauty standards and following their dreams.
Seeing someone who looks like you, doing something you never thought possible, was truly inspirational and life-changing for me. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for these bellezas!
It goes to show how powerful representation is, and why we must continue to push for diversity in the fashion industry!
Here are 14 Latina Plus Size Pioneers to Know!
1. Grisel Paula
This model turned CEO belleza is originally from San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic. In 2008, she scored a 6-page spread in Ebony magazine shortly after being signed to…