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.
That male model was Austin Sparkman… and he ROCKED that runway!
But that got us thinking…
Why not represent men of all sizes, all the time?
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
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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_.
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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.
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This Missouri raised and L.A. based plus male model has a fierce runway walk and rocks the heck out of a beard! We love to see it!
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Not only does he serve countless looks on Instagram, but he and his beautiful wife also have a youtube channel together! check them out at Meet The Thorpes.
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Follow Tito if you want to see breathtaking photos in gorgeous places and effortlessly casual, yet put together looks!
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! 😍
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We love Diego's feed because it overflows with positivity and joy! The Brazilian influencer embraces his body and shows it off, unapologetically!
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Currently obsessed with Joshua! This pansexual plus model is making waves, and can currently be found on the front cover of this month's Plus Model Mag!
Photo Credit: @GeryFromLa
Gery is a model for the German outdoor and sportswear online shop, Renner XXL! We love he provides representation for plus folks who love the outdoors and outdoor activities!
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David is an award-winning saxophonist, producer, and beatmaker. He's also a plus model, most notably working with Good Counsel, a subscription membership service that caters to sizes M- 10XL.
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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!
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Loving Khakan's bold and fun sense of style! The PRINTS! The COLORS! We always feel inspired to have more fun with fashion whenever we visit his page.
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The 6'5 rugby player certainly makes an impact - on and off the field!
We love his style, a mix of sporty and sophisticated.
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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!!
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Kirklan is the CEO of XL Tribe, a magazine dedicated to showcasing plus male bloggers. He's also a photographer and podcaster!
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.
Photo Credit: @ben_jjames
Ben James is a male plus model and body-positive activist, using his platform of 207.5K followers on TikTok to promote body positivity and a healthy body image. You can follow James on TikTok, here.
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Alden is a lifestyle influencer and owner of Cool and Casual Studios, a vintage focused lifestyle shop. He's also a sustainably-minded design and image consultant!
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!
Photo Credit: @_adydelvalle
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 😉!
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