WINNER ¦ MODELS 1 CURVY INSTAGRAM COMPETITION
Out of a record breaking 5,600 entries on instagram; a panel of judges from Models 1, SLiNK Magazine and denim brand Beauty In Curves chose Simone Charles as the winner of this highly coveted contract. Simone, 20, a student, from North London stands 5ft 10inches tall and has a perfect UK size 18 hourglass figure (bust 44 waist 36 hips 43).
Simone has officially been signed to our amazing curvy division and she will grace the front cover of the August issue SLiNK Magazine and become the face, and the body, of new luxury denim line Beauty in Curves…
The final shortlist of 12 girls, all sporting killer curves, were invited into Models 1 HQ where they were all photographed and interviewed before the winner was chosen. Runner up Lucinda Warby, a receptionist from Herefordshire (age 18 and UK size 16) was also offered a contract and two other finalists were invited into the agency for a further meeting. Response to the competition was unprecedented, attracting over 3,000 more entries than the Models 1 ‘straight size’ model search last year.
RUNNER UP: LUCINDA
Rivkie Baum, Editor of SLiNK says:
“Having interviewed the finalists I was really impressed and touched by their passion to create more diversity within fashion and their understanding of the complexity of body image amongst women. Their personal struggles were inspiring.”
Alice Dogruyol, Founder of Beauty in Curves says:
“When I created BC Jeans I had a body just like Simone’s in mind, a beautifully curvy hourglass figure. I am thrilled to have found such a gorgeous woman and can’t wait to shoot her wearing BC Jeans. The fashion and media industries have been dominated by one ideal for so long and it is time for more diverse body shapes to be admired. Thankfully there seems to be a really positive international shift in attitudes happening”.
Models 1 representative says:
“There has never been a better time to be a curvy model. Demand for our curvy girls just keeps growing and it is not just the size 12, 14 and 16’s that in are in demand, brands are looking for size 18 and 20 curves. We were so impressed by the calibre of girls that made it through to the final and we really look forward to developing Simone’s modelling career”.