View Full Version : Introducing Lexi Placourakis

10th May 2010, 12:21
<br>The Ford/Robert Black agency of Arizona has always been uniquely positioned in the industry, maintaining ties with the worldwide Ford brand yet preserving a distinct identity.

Given the importance of showcasing true plus-size models in the face of the faux-plus push that is blighting the industry, we thought it worth singling out a relatively new face at Ford/Robert Black, <strong>Lexi Placourakis</strong>, a full size 14 with admirable measurements: 38d-<strong>36</strong>-<strong>46</strong>.

Miss Placourakis's initial test images are quite well done. This close shot is a marvel of sensuality, with its daring presentation of the model’s full arms and buxom decolletage. The wardrobe is admirably feminine, the hair styling rich and opulent.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi01.jpg"></center><p>A full length in a traditional abbreviated black dress shows off the model's shapely arms and accentuates her curvaceous hips. The setting could have been prettier, but the round geometric shape behind the model emphasizes her own <i>rondeur.</i><p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi10.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi10a.jpg" border="0" title=”Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>From black to white, this test photo shows the model in a much more attractive location. (What a pity, therefore, that the image is not in colour.) The white outfit plays up the model's generous proportions, and the hairstyle is quite provocative, as is the model's smouldering gaze. One senses the seductive fullness at her waist.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi02.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi02a.jpg" border="0" title=”Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Another silver-screen-style photograph further emphasizes the model's voluptuousness. The wardrobe styling is exceptionally attractive. The model's gaze is soft and enticing.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi03.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi03a.jpg" border="0" title=”Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Although the dress in this photograph is rather too formless, its sleeveless cut provides a very appealing view of the model's full, luscious arms--her finest figure feature.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi09.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi09a.jpg" border="0" title=”Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>A studio picture finds the model adopting an excellent pose--one that showcases her buxom features, as well as her gorgeously curvy midsection.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi04.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi04a.jpg" border="0" title=”Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>The styling in these images is well chosen, from the bohemian skirt to the closely fitted white top.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi05.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi05a.jpg" border="0" title=”Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>The following outfit may be a shade less interesting, but the yellow sash at the waist is a pretty detail. Throughout the images, Lexi's hairstyles display a "measured messiness" that is quite eye-catching.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi06.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi06a.jpg" border="0" title=”Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Her white camisole, from the earlier images above, makes a reappearance in this Polaroid, which shows the model with a gentle, approachable expression and acknowledges her shapely arms and voluptuous figure.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi08.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi08a.jpg" border="0" title=”Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>As an extra treat, fans who are intrigued by Miss Placourakis's look can view a brief online <strong>video</strong> of the model, linked below. It shows her in the outfit from her Polaroid shot, and displays the sumptuous fullness of her midsection better than any of her stills.

Lexi is an appealing new face with a fine figure, and thankfully qualifies as a true plus-size model. It will be interesting to see how her career progresses.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi11.jpg"></center><p>- <a href="http://www.modelwire.com/WebCs/portfolios/PortfolioView.aspx?pflID=d9d75212-a406-45bb-91bd-cf9abe24758e" target="_blank">Click here to view Lexi Placourakis video</a>

10th May 2010, 23:22
The name Placourakis would suggest that we have here a genuine Greek goddess! And she appears well deserving of the title on individual merit as well as ancestry.

27th May 2010, 01:38
<br>Fans of Ms. Placourakis (and she already has quite a few) will be delighted to learn that she has now also signed with Wilhelmina L.A., where she is listed as a sumptuous size 14/16. Hopefully this additional agency representation will help Lexi attract a host of jobs that will result in gorgeous, size-positive images--like the following Polaroid, which shows Lexi adopting a familiar S-curve pose, but executing it in a much better manner than the faux-plus model who popularized this stance, thanks to Ms. Placourakis's richer, shapelier figure. (Note in particular the soft, natural fullness of her arms and waist.)<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lp/lexi12.jpg"></center><p>Her Greek heritage is evident, for she is indeed a Classically proportioned beauty.

2nd June 2010, 09:36
Greek goddess indeed! She looks stunning, especially in the last picture, showing her soft and curvy waist.