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Chenese Lewis and Plus Model Mag break the mold with 18Plus

There is a change amongst the plus size community…. mainly due to the media’s attention or lack there of to the Curvy.Confident.Chic. plus size DIVA! To keep a healthy representation of the “Plus Size” model in a “Plus Size” light and realness, Plus Model Magazine embarks upon a pledge to ensure a strong representation of size 18+ models throughout their magazine.

Please read below for the latest at Plus Model Magazine…

PLUS Model Magazine Announces Chenese Lewis as Editor of 18PLUS

PLUS Model Magazine ( the premiere virtual magazine celebrating the plus size fashion, beauty, arts and plus size modeling industries is pleased to announce that Chenese Lewis has been named Editor of 18PLUS. Approaching her second year as host of the extremely popular PLUS Model Radio, the #1 podcast for plus size women, Chenese is not only a familiar face to PLUS readers, but to the plus size community as a whole. She brings passion, dedication, and creative talent to her new position, combined with her industry expertise, she has quickly become one of the community’s quintessential experts able to lead as well as blend and connect the plus size industry with the plus size woman.

Always dedicated to pushing the envelope, PLUS Model Magazine plans to feature plus size models and entertainers size 18 and above in a section which will be called “18PLUS”, as a result of reader feedback. 18PLUS will be a new addition to PLUS Model Magazine starting in 2010, and has already been introduced in the PLUS Model Magazine Blog. PLUS has always included models and entertainers size 18 and above, but the new monthly section will further diverse each issue of PLUS Model Magazine to consistently show a wider range of plus size beauty.

“Chenese is a well loved leader in the plus size community, with her Love Your Body campaign she is a voice for women of all sizes,  as a result she has a very diverse group of fans and supporters which gives her the ability to carry our message of acceptance further. I can’t wait to see her take 18PLUS to the next level!” shares Madeline Figueroa-Jones, PLUS editor.

About Chenese Lewis

Chenese Lewis is an actress, host, and plus size model. She made history by being the first woman crowned Miss Plus America in 2003 and as a plus size model she has modeled for many companies including Torrid, Kmart, and served as the celebrity face for Sizeappeal. Her unique story and prestigious career have been featured by countless media outlets such as Dr. Phil, The Insider, and Figure Magazine. As an actress her work on B.E.T’s hit show “Hell Date” showed her impeccable improvisational and comedic skills, which kept millions tuning in weekly. The Louisiana native is the Chief Creative Officer for Chenese Lewis Productions, LLC a media company established in 2007 based on the principal that you don’t have to be a size 0 to be beautiful. She is the creator and host of Hollywood NOW’s “Love Your Body Day” an annual event where women of all sizes come together to celebrate a day of self-acceptance to promote positive body image and PLUS Model Radio, the #1 podcast for plus size women.

About PLUS Model Magazine

Launched July 1, 2006, PLUS Model Magazine is the premiere magazine celebrating and inspiring the plus size fashion and plus size modeling industry. Designed as a fusion of technology and gloss, PLUS inspires the plus size woman, one of more than 40 million females in the United States alone who wear a size 14 and up, to thrive in her curves, crave contemporary fashion and design her life on her own terms, sans apologies. PLUS Model Magazine brings aspiring and professional plus size models the inspiration, information and resources they need to know to have a successful plus size modeling career. The pages of PLUS also embrace fashion forward designers and plus size clothing companies working to redefine fashion for curves.

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