In the plus size fashion industry, big & tall models are incredibly underrepresented. In fact, in this InStyle article, Gianluca Russo points out that at New York Fashion Week: Men’s (Fall/Winter 2020), only one plus size male model walked a runway.
Seems like Savage x Fenty got the memo! She made sure to have one of the most diverse and inclusive fashion shows in recent memory! And yes, she included plus size male models!
We hope that this is the beginning of making plus male models and big & tall influencers more mainstream! Plus size men deserve to see themselves in ad campaigns, branded sponsorships, tv and fashion magazines, too!
So, what we have done is fashion a fun little roundup of a few plus size male models and big & tall influencers that you should know, follow, and support!
20 Fly Plus Size Male Models and Big & Tall Influencers to Know
Believe it or not, Steven G.'s says his first shoot was the Savage x Fenty shoot! This breakout star is not only a plus model; he's also a skilled photographer! Follow his photography page: @stevengphotography_.
David Fadd is a plus-size model and a fierce advocate for body positivity. Here's here to prove that plus size men can be super stylish, and love their bodies. Watch this short video, featuring David and how he's championing body positivity for men.
Yaniel, the self-described handbag KING is a must-follow for all things style, body positivity, and yes... handbags! His cool, polished looks are always paired with the perfect accessories. Closet Goals! 😍
Koichi looks as amazing without clothes as he does with them on! His tattooed body itself is a beautiful work of art! We love to see this diversity in plus size models and influencers. More tattooed plus-size folks, please!
Matthew is an accomplished opera singer and voice teacher. In fact, the Wall Street Journal called declared him "a voice to watch". His style in a word: GLAM! We want those brows... and a makeup tutorial stat!!
Emeka Okeke AKA Soouizz, was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and has lived in NYC since 2010. Since that time, Soouizz has become a successful plus model and influencer, most recently appearing in the latest Savage x Fenty runway show.
Formerly known as ABearNamedTroy, Lord Troy is an artist in every sense of the word. He uses his platform to showcase his eclectic and genderbending style and to promote body positivity and inclusivity. Follow him to keep up with his amazing style and new music!
If you’d like to see more diversity in fashion for the big & tall influencers via plus size male models, make sure to support and follow these fantastic male influencers listed above. ALSO! Challenge the brands you know and love to have them share and show more!
Each have a wonderful sense of style and are, of course, wonderful eye candy! Right?
We hope you enjoyed this list of plus male influencers! Don’t forget to tell them The Curvy Fashionista sent you 😉!
Mayra Mejia (She/Her) is a fat-positive, queer Salvadoran-American editor, writer, activist, and content creator. Passionate about fostering strong and inclusive body positive spaces, she founded PLUSH DMV, a DC-based fat-positive community.