8 Asian American And Pacific Islander Plus Size Influencers and Activists You Need To Know

Naomi Watanabe

Naomi Watanabe is a Japanese comedian, actress, and fashion designer. She rose to fame in 2008 for her imitation of Beyoncé, after which she was given the title “the Japanese Beyoncé”. She has also launched her own fashion line called Punyus

Priscilla  Katerena

Priscilla Katerena is a a plus size model of Black and Samoan descent. A few years ago, TCF had the pleasure of interviewing her on a special project The Polynesian exchange, a photo project celebrating her polynesian heritage alongside other plus polynesian models.

Allison Teng 

Allison Teng of CurvyGirlChic is seriously an OG when it comes to plus size fashion bloggers! I remember following her way back in the day and being inspired by her OOTD's! She is still an amazing style resource and a beacon of positivity!

Veronica Pome'e

Veronica made history as Sports Illustrated’s first Tongan model featured in 2019! She also made history as the first Polynesian to open for Chromat during NYFW!

Ratnadevi Manokaran

Ratnadevi Manokaran, a plus size model and content creator, for her amazing style, fat activism, and mental health awareness!

Yumi Nu 

Yumi Nu made history as the first "Asian Curve" model for Sports Illustrated this year! She also is a singer and songwriter!



Aarti Olivia Dubey

Aarti uses their platform to educate and inform.

She is a plus size creator whose words and images have been featured in countless publications!

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