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Meredith 21st July 2010 11:48

Brazilian plus-size models
Like most everyone else, I am sick to death of faux-plus models being passed off as plus-size, both in Europe and in America. Recently, however, I was pleased to discover the existence of a growing plus-size industry in Brazil, where the models apparently tend to be more genuinely full-figured.

A post on a Brazilian Web log alerted me to an exciting new photoshoot by photographer Spartacus Breches which showcases some of Brazil's top plus-size models in editorial-style images.

The pictures are extremely sensual and very, very size-positive.

The standout images are the half-nude demin photos. (I've posted links to larger versions below the pictures.) You can definitely sense the fullness of the model's figures, especially the girl with the gorgeous profile, on the left, whose name is Andrea Boschim.

The most size-positive of all of the pictures is this one, which celebrates the sensuality of the models' bodies, especially Andrea's. She has such pretty curves along her back, and such a soft waist. Hers is what a true plus-size model's physique should look like, and this image show how lovingly such a figure should be photographed.

This picture shows Andrea in a cute swimsuit. This image showcases the soft fullness of her arms and legs.

In the next photo, Andrea stands beside the one other interesting model in this campaign, Mayara Russi. I love the fact that the picture displays the visible swell of Ms. Boschim's abdomen, a very natural and beautiful roundness such as many full-figured women possess. Images like these show that such attributes are beautiful.

Here are two cutouts of Mayara and Andrea. You can see the seductive fullness of Mayara's soft waist.

An artistic portrait of Andrea, in a pretty top that emphasizes her buxom contours.

This headshot of Mayara displays the gorgeous fullness of her face, along with another attractive feature -- a smooth neck area with no visible clavicle.

These Brazilian models are truly lovely, and what's especially exciting about them is the fact that they look legitimately plus-size. Kudos to the photographer for emphasizing their curves and their fullness rather than minimizing their beautiful, womanly shapes.

Hannah 21st July 2010 20:28

Re: Brazilian plus-size models
The Web log that Meredith linked in her post notes that this shoot was meant to publicize Brazil's second annual plus-size "fashion weekend," which will be taking place in Sao Paolo in just a few days - on July 23rd and 24th.

The event seems to be inspired by FFFWeek in the U.S., and will feature a plus-size runway show. It has a Web site,

but unfortunately the information is in Portuguese. Still, the gallery offers a number of fine images. I love how authentically curvy the models are, with full arms and generous waists.

This appears to be Mayara Russi, one of the two girls in the photoshoot noted above. I'm not crazy about the outfit, but the model herself is beautiful:

Pretty girls all around.

It's nice to see that such an event is taking place in Brazil. Hopefully, it's another sign that the acceptance of larger bodies is spreading around the world. I just wish that plus-size models in the U.S. were as curvy as these Brazilian beauties!

Graham 2nd August 2010 22:44

Re: Brazilian plus-size models
I just discovered the most amazing video on YouTube. It features Andrea Boschim co-hosting a plus-size fashion show on what appears to be Brazilian TV. The styles are fantastic - bridal lingerie and bathing suits - and among the models in the show is Mayara Russi.

Andrea looks very pretty as the host in a tight pink sweater. But the high point is Mayara's segment. She enters at 4:42, and is by far the fullest-figured and most desirable of the models in the show. She models a one-piece swimsuit - and does she ever model it! She looks so ultra-confident with her luscious, abundant curves. At 5:12, the video offers a clear view of her sensually curvy back, which must be the most seductive visual that I have ever seen on television in my life. Her physique is so soft, so full - it's the very definition of femininity. Her arms are also round and alluring.

Chad 14th August 2010 13:18

Re: Brazilian plus-size models
Andrea, Mayara, and a couple of other Brazilian goddesses recently appears on what appears to be a Brazilian equivalent of a TV talk show, like Tyra or Oprah. The girls were introduced, said a few words each, and then, in subsequent section, were joined by several skinnier models. I'm guessing that there was some sort of debate between the two groups.

At any rate, the second of the eight video clips (the first being just a brief intro by the host) is the most interesting. Andrea is introduced at 0:12, and looks very glamorous. Mayara is then introduced at 1:52, and her even richer, fuller figure evokes tremendous enthusiasm on the part of the studio audience.

Mayara's hairstyle is gorgeous.

Later, there's an on-location video at 6:02, featuring especially luscious shots of Mayara from what appears to have been Brazil's "Fashion Weekend Plus Size" at 6:13 and 6:32.

The rest of the videos from this show aren't really worth viewing, as it's all just talk, although there are a few nice close-ups of Andrea and Mayara, and another heart-attack-inducingly gorgeous shot of Mayara from the FWPS at 3:16 in section four.

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Karsten 19th August 2010 10:59

Re: Brazilian plus-size models
I found the videos for another TV program in which Andrea and Mayara also appeared. This isn't as interesting as the previous shows, because it's almost all just talk, but still, both Andrea and Mayara wear sleeveless dresses and look gorgeous, so fans will want to take a look.

Here's part one:

Here are the other parts. In the second section Andrea begins speaking at 6:00, Mayara at 7:50.

Third part:

Fourth part. This includes an extended clip about Brazil's "Fashion Weekend Plus Size," with shots of Mayara (looking stunning!) at 3:18, 4:22, 5:21, and 7:19:

Fifth part:

tkds 20th August 2010 23:43

Re: Brazilian plus-size models
Every time I think I have seen Mayara at her most beautiful, I am wrong, because something else is posted in which she surpasses everything which has come before. She is at her softest and most feminine here, and the way her hair cascades around her body is intoxicating. The first clip is a must see because she makes her entrance onto the set, and once again she obviously steals the show.

Courtney 21st August 2010 17:07

Re: Brazilian plus-size models
It's so refreshing to see truly confident, genuinely plus-size women! Everything about these models is unapologetic and it's exciting. Imagine the possibilities of seeing that attitude flourish among women everywhere. Imagine the power of a generation of women united in self-love.

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