You have always wanted to be a model, but never knew where to begin. That is Until NOW! Helping you further on your career lands the Plus Academy in your hood for the aspiring Curvy.Confident.Chic. plus size models!
Just announced, Gwen DeVoe, the Plus Academy founder, is expanding her academy across the United States! Please read the latest news for those of you aspiring to break into the plus size fashion scene!
New York, New York-Gwen DeVoe, C.E.O. of DeVoe Signature Events has risen to international prominence recently for creating and producing the first ever Full Figured Fashion Week in New York.
Featured in the finale fashion show were models whose careers have been shaped by training through Gwen DeVoe’s Plus Academy, the country’s leading training and development academy dedicated to plus size women and teens.
Since 1999, The Plus Academy has provided unsurpassed training and guidance, helping to launch the careers of several plus models, many of whom have appeared in print ads, runway showcases, television programs, online magazines, designer showcases, pageants and more. They have also offered a variety of personal development and lifestyle workshops for plus size women and pre-teenagers.
Gwen has expanded her Academy to reach plus size women on a regional level. Coming in March, The Plus Academy will debut across the country. Workshops will be taught by a team of professionals who are experienced in the plus size market and in conducting workshops associated with issues affecting plus size models.
“I am delighted to announce the openings of several Plus Academy programs across the nation” beams Gwen DeVoe. “…aspiring plus models need a place where they can get credible training in an industry that is already very tough to maneuver. We pride ourselves on being the number one resource for all things related to the plus modeling industry.”
Open houses for The Academy locations in New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Virginia and Chicago will commence in February 2010 with classes beginning in March, 2010.
Several successful plus models have received their training from The Plus Academy. Former student and plus model Shanta Washington feels that her training at The Academy was essential to her growth as a model. “The Plus Academy served as the gateway to success AND self acceptance for me at a pivotal time in my life, Shanta reflects. The Academy was the greatest starting point for me as an aspiring model while at the same time, the instructors and volunteers helped me to become in touch with my inner self…they taught me self acceptance on another level. I would never trade my experiences and the knowledge gained through The Plus Academy and the Director, Gwen DeVoe for anything in the world…I owe my career to it!” Shanta has gone on to appear in several magazines, including Essence.
For more information regarding Open House dates and Plus Academy locations across the country, please visit The Plus Academy Fan Page on Facebook or email your nearest regional representative at the following addresses:
The Plus Academy ATLANTA
Director: Rhonda Wilkins
The Plus Academy NEW YORK
Director: Tonya Giddens
The Plus Academy CHICAGO
Director: Myisha Hill