While most photographers dream of getting stick-thin super models to pose in front of their lens, Italian photographer Yossi Loloi, 36, has gone in an opposite direction. He has produced these shocking images of super-sized women, in all their glory for the sake of art. Each woman in the project weighs a staggering 30 stone and the heaviest is almost 43 stone and hides nothing from the intrusive glare of the lens. His fascination with women of size led him to New York’s underground ‘fat acceptance’ scene in 2006 where he began taking these provocative images of women, known as SSBBW (Super-sized Big Beautiful Women).
And now meet the plus size woman who accidentally stumbled into a £30K per-year erotic modelling career after posting a nude picture that went VIRAL and now has over six hundred THOUSAND followers on social media. Plus size model and wildlife and exotics rehabilitator, Yazmin Fox (36), living in Cambridge, UK, estimates she is a UK dress size 24. Yazmin prides herself on not being preoccupied with what she weighs and refuses to own scales – she has made it her mission to use her status as an online star to show that beauty comes from inner-confidence.
Just over a year ago, one of her friends dared her to post a picture of her in her underwear on Instagram, knowing that she was confident and comfortable in her own skin. The image was only intended to be on her account for a few days, but due to it blowing up on the internet with photographers and agencies worldwide asking to sign her, she decided to go with the flow and just over a year later has accumulated a following of over 600k. Yazmin has never been interested in fashion or the celebrity lifestyle and never thought about herself as a plus size model, but now realises that her new career could be beneficial for her and her rescue.
A plus-side model has become an unlikely internet sensation – by reclaiming the word ‘fat’ and proudly wearing exactly what she wants. And with the launch of her #wewearwhatwewant hashtag, Simone Mariposa from South Los Angeles has become an inspiration for plus-size women across the world. The 23-year-old, who wears a US dress size 22, makes no secret of the fact she is ‘fat’, spelling it out in capital letters on her social media bios. After the positive feedback from her hashtag, Simone is looking at new ways to continue her quest of empowering women.
A modelling shot for internet fan site ‘Super Size Big Beautiful Women’ (SSBBWs). Big model Susanne Eman is saying ‘Supersize Me’ for real – in her bid to become the fattest woman ever. The 50-stone bombshell aims to reach a whopping 115 stone by guzzling more and more food every day. And she’s closing in on her ‘half way’ milestone to top the scales at 57 stone by the end of the year. The curvy momma – a 32-year-old single mum-of-two from Casa Grande, Arizona – ups her calorie count every week to pile on pounds. And Susanne – who is causing a stir between online fans of ‘Super Size Big Beautiful Women’ (SSBBWs) – steadily increases her intake to get bigger. But she says she can reach her goal ‘healthily’ by having blood oxygen, and blood pressure tests every day – and exercising. Astonishingly, she and her son’s visits to the local supermarket last between six and eight HOURS. Her bizarre mission began after she couldn’t stop gaining weight naturally – but found her life got better. Despite warnings from her doctor that the mission could kill her, Susanne says she wants to prove that people can get fat wisely and teach others that it’s OK to be fat.