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Plus Model Spotlight: Catching Up With Sunni, A Former Cover Model


Plus Model Spotlight: Catching Up With Sunni, A Former Cover Model

Plus Model Spotlight:  Catching Up With Sunni Russell, A Former Cover Model

Photographer:  Jerry Russell

Photographer: Jerry Russell

This month we’re catching up with four of of our former cover models.  The first cover model that we’re featuring is Sunni Russell.  Sunni graced our cover in February 2010, then again in January 2013.  In this interview we get to catch up with Sunni as she shares some great tips for anyone who has dreams of being a future cover model.

What drew you to plus size modeling?

I have been into fashion ever since I was a toddler. It’s just a part of me. My mother did some modeling and pageants and I wanted to follow in her footsteps. After I uploaded a few snap shots to a modeling website, I was encouraged to audition for a local modeling competition about 10 years ago, I came in second place, and things took off from there. I’ve been modeling ever since.

Can you describe your modeling path since appearing on our cover. What are you currently doing?

I have continued to work for local designers/boutiques in the Baltimore/DC area and participated in fashion shows such as Plus Night Out and Curvy Closets. Right now I am just taking opportunities as they come and will possibly start my own projects in the near future.

Photographer:  Rob Morton (Studio Tre Lynn)

Photographer: Rob Morton (Studio Tre Lynn)

Was there anything particular about that helped prepare you for your current path?

Daily Venus Diva has given me much appreciated exposure and helped others get a glimpse into the who I really am as a model. It showed me that my hard work and efforts have not gone unnoticed. It’s always an honor to be apart of a company that empowers women of all sizes and I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to represent such a wonderful magazine.

What advice would you give to women who want to be plus size models?

Research! Research! Research! Become comfortable with who you are and know the ins and outs of the industry. Familiarize yourself with top models, agencies,designers, magazines, photographers, stylists, etc. and include yourself in industry events. Always stay true to yourself and persevere.

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