Top 8 Short Height Plus Size Models Breaking the Stereotypes

Plus size models with short height. A few years back it would be impossible to imagine a girl with short height and plus size to be a model. But times have changed. People no longer want to limit themselves because of what society defines as beautiful.

You are beautiful if you feel that way, this is what the plus size models prove. They prove that beauty can come in all sizes and all shapes and this break all the typical stereotypes associated with beauty. These girls set their own trends and inspire others to do the same.

Most Popular Short Plus Size Models

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It is generally considered that to be a model, a girl must be more than 6 feet tall. The models we will be discussing today are all shorter than this. Yes, today we have with us a list of the world’s sexiest girls. They are all what some people would call as “overweight” or “plus-size” and yet they manage to be more fashionable than the slimmest girls around. These girls are all under the height of 5′ 7″ and so come in the category of curvy supermodels with comparatively average or short height.

Before we move on, it is important to understand what a model is and what qualifies one to be a plus size model. In simple terms, a model is someone who helps advertise or promote products and services, in particular, fashion clothing. They use their bodies for displaying these products and they’re paid for this work.

A plus size model was traditionally defined as someone who’s above size 12, however, this definition can vary from one country to another or even from one society to another within the same country. A few decades back, girls were expected to be taller than 6 feet and be incredibly skinny to be considered for the modeling industry, however, as times have changed, so have these standards. Today, any girl who aspires to be a model can choose to do so, no matter what her age, size, height or color is. Have a look at these ladies who are breaking all these stereotypes and are fighting body shamers with their success and positive body image.

↓ 8 – Nadia Aboulhosn

She’s a Lebanese-American fashion blogger and model who’s currently based in Florida. Apart from being great at modeling and blogging, she’s also a designer and has worked with many top brand’s clothing lines.

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↓ 7 – Tess Holliday – The Shortest Plus Size Supermodel

Here’s the latest edition to the list of short plus size models. Ever imagined that a plus size girl with a height of 5’4″ can be a supermodel? Well here is Tess Holliday, due to her short height and size 22 she was criticized and rejected by many for pursuing a career in the modelling world. But just this year she was able to get a contract and be featured in Vogue. Despite being bullied and rejected all her life, this girl broke all stereotypes and did what she dreamed of. She is the girl who became the world’s first size 22 supermodel!




↓ 6 – Mia Tyler

This girl is so much more than just a model. She is an actress, a public speaker and also an advocate so she surely is a role model for any plus size girl. Her height is 5 feet and 6 inches. The right outfit choice surely makes plus size girls look all the more beautiful, for some outfit ideas, have a look at 18 gorgeous party outfits for plus size women this season.


↓ 5 – Miranda Walz

She is such a confident and beautiful girl. Despite being plus size and a height of just 5′ 7″, she can give goosebumps to anyone. Also have a look at African curvy women-15 fashionable African Plus size models.

↓ 4 – Louise Green

Louise isn’t a model professionally but we have seen her on the cover of several magazines and she is an inspiration to many women, which is why we believe that she deserves to be on this list. She’s 5 feet and 6 inches tall and works as a plus size fitness trainer. She doesn’t believe in losing weight or dieting but stresses that one can be fit, no matter what their size is. She too has been fighting criticism and negativity with great strength like all the other models in our list.

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↓ 3 – Christina Schmidt

Her height is 5′ and 6″ and she belongs to Canada. Christina has enjoyed her life not just as a model but also as a highly acclaimed actress. She’s often seen motivating and encouraging curvy women and believes that curvy girls always have an advantage over skinny ones when it comes to styling. She loves being a role model and having a positive influence on curvy girls around the world. We also recommend that you have a look at these 12 Hot Plus Size Street Style Fashion Ideas for This Season.

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↓ 2 – Diana Veras

At 5′ 7″ tall, this young and beautiful model is not just another pretty face, but a pioneer for body positivity and an active campaigner of racial diversity. She has an amazing 10 step guide to feeling beautiful which involves finding your identity and building on the things that you’re passionate about. Her stylish outfits and photoshoots make her Instagram account one that’s truly worth following.

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↓ 1 – Sarah Chiwaya

Sarah too is not a professional model, but a blogger, however, have a look at her Instagram and you’ll see that she’s as talented as any top model. And can you guess her height? She’s 5 feet and 4 inches tall! Even we couldn’t believe that! Being so petite and curvy has always meant that she was unable to find the right outfit sizes and had to go for tailored outfits, but this hasn’t stopped her from looking great and stylish.

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We hope that you found these ladies to be as inspiring as we did and if you feel we missed someone out of this list, do let us know in the comments!


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  5. Tara Augurson
  6. Jomarie
  7. Ashley Wang
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  9. Tess
  10. Nombulelo
  11. Carley
  12. Kajal
  13. Sabrina harris
  14. Michelle Ramirez
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  15. Matilda
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