PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE April 2016 Issue - Page 129

T L FRANKIE interview by tiffany bank FB: IG: @mstiffanybank TW: @TiffanyBank What made you decide to become a plus size model? I have always had interest in becoming a model but it was not until I was chosen as a model for a body diversity campaign that I really began pursuing it. The other women who were in the campaign were of all shapes, sizes and colors and their confidence was contagious! I had no experience and yet the designer still believed in me and chose me to do a solo fit Name: Frankie Tavares Resides In: Middletown, NY Height/Size: 5’8” Size 18 segment with her. I remember leaving the shoot so proud of myself and eager to pursue modeling. Once the campaign Online portfolio launched I started receiving messages from women of all ages My favorite quote: telling me how I’ve inspired them to pursue their dreams as “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are well as feeling more comfortable & confident in their bodies . Modeling is helping me become a stronger person, more powerful beyond measure.” fearless and aware of what I am truly capable of. In the process -Marianne Williamson I am helping women. It doesn’t get any better than that!