Plus-size Brazilian model, Fluvia Lacerda, stars in “16″, a short film that challenges the stereotypes of beauty currently set by the film, fashion, and advertising industries. The film is a departure from the norm, as Lacerda, is a size 16, rather than the usual size 2.
This provocative film is directed by Mark De Paola, a fashion photographer and director whose portfolio includes Armani and DKNY.
Lacerda has modeled for Torrid, Fashion Bug and Biluzik. In “16” she is shown in the shower, wearing lingerie, and then walking in an evening gown.
The two-minute film was commissioned by IGIGI, a women’s size 12+ fashion apparel retailer. “16” is the first film to be created and produced by a plus size womens’ fashion company.