Moderator and Host of the Question & Answer, Erica Watson: Born and raised in Chicago with a BA and MA from Columbia College Chicago, Erica Watson is an actor, stand-up comedian, writer and film/television director. She is featured in the upcoming feature film “Side Effects” with Jude Law & Catherine Zeta-Jones. She appeared in the Oscar nominated film “Precious,” following starring in the feature film “Dirty Laundry.” She has also been featured on TV Guide’s Stand-up In Stilettos, TLC’s Big Sexy, The Dr. Phil Show, The Oxygen Network, The WE Channel, Black Entertainment (BET), MSG-TV and is a recurring talking head for The TV Guide Network. Her critically acclaimed 1 woman show “Fat Bitch!” is touring around the US, and is a funny, yet thought provoking look at America’s obsession with weight. Erica is also a blogger for the Huffington Post and recently starred in Delia & Nora Ephron’s Broadway play “Love, Loss and What I Wore” and starred in the Chicago tour as well.
|Asia Mone’t is a New York Native, Asia Mone’t is one of the most recognized faces in the plus size modeling industry. Asia Mone’t is one of the newest Faces of Ashley Stewart. Walking runway shows for Full Figured Fashion Week New York. Asia Mone’t is the first Plus Size Model to appear in a campaign for intimates brand Le Mystere. Her image has graced the pages of Essence, Glamour, Plus Model, Gemini Magazine and more. Asia Mone’t has also found success as a professional Bra fit model for fuller figures. She has provided her luscious physique to intimate apparel designers Wacoal America, Le Mystere, Elila, RedCats USA and more. Asia Mone’t was featured on Style Network’s hit reality show, “Glam Fairy,” modeling retailer Fashion to Figure. She has also appeared on BET’s “Rip the Runway Model Search “, Inside Edition, Extra TV, and The Today Show. Visit: www.AsiaMonet.com||Christina Mendez has graced the pages of Glamour, Essence, Latina, All You, The Source, Venus Diva , DTM and more. Her talent and beauty has been featured on: Tyra.com-Fiercely Real Model Figure, Fox News , The Rachel Ray Show, The Source, Lifetime Networks Matched in Manhattan and on Zimbio. Achieving nationwide campaigns, has afforded Christina to use her celebrity to a charity extremely close to her heart, Autism Speaks. As an Autism Speaks spokesperson for many years, Christina has volunteered much of her time to help raise awareness.Model, Activist and Entrepreneur, Christina Mendez is the epitome of The New Renaissance Woman. For her full bio, resume, portfolio and video reels visitwww.christinamendez.com.For booking & interviews:email@example.com|
|Jeannie Ferguson with over a decade behind the scenes as a Buyer, Merchandiser, Allocator, and Product Development Coordinator and in her present position as Product Manager is an asset to the fashion biz. At 5’3, size 14 and a killer strut she is now one of the most sought after Plus Petite Fit Models in the industry As well as half of the burgeoning fashion house BGU. Jeannie is also known for her expertise in runway, prin and fit with clients such as Rip The Runway, South Pole, Rocawear, Coogi, Beverly Hills Polo Club, Dereon, Bootylicious, Ed Hardy, American Rag, Karl Kani, Fit logic, Onni Knits, Notations and of course BGU.||Liris Crosse is a model, actress&pioneer in the fashion industry for full-figured women. She’s graced magazines from American Vogue,Essence,British Cosmopolitan to Vibe as well as done campaigns for Lane Bryant& Ashley Stewart. She also made her mark in the video vixen market& has been hailed as 1 of the Eye Candy Models of the decade by XXL Magazine. Liris has appeared in the films “The Best Man”, “Baby Boy”& on tv shows”The Wire”, Law & Order SVU and starred in the 1st of its kind hip hop musical “The Jim Jones Project”. She is currently the face of designer Qristyl Frazier’s Nirvana Line which is being sold from her site www.qristylfrazierdesigns.com ! Liris was the premiere host for the 1st ever Curves Rocks Weekend in her hometown of Baltimore July 27-29th 2012. Her website is www.LirisCrosse.com.|
|Nina Taylor Nina is widely known as an accomplished Editorial and Beauty plus size model. The 2011 Face of Full Figured Fashion Week™ , Miss District of Columbia Plus America 2011, Plus Size Model, MUA, Host, Motivational Speaker, Executive Producer, Writer, Hot Nerd, East Coast Beauty Editor for Daily Venus Diva Magazine. She also has an extensive background in theatre consulting and public speaking. Nina’s latest venture is as co- founder of NJC modeling Agency a plus size boutique modeling agency located in the Washington DC area.||Steffany Bready-Edwards aka SteffanyAllen is a Fashion Stylist & personal Style Coach now residing in Brooklyn, NY, She earned an AAS in Fashion Design from Bauder Fashion College. She began her work with Manolo Blahnik in 1995; starting out as an assistant in shipping/receiving and quickly being promoted to Manager of Production and Distribution, parting ways in 2009. She then created SteffanyAllen, LLC. SteffanyAllen, LLC, provides Personal Style Coaching and Fashion Styling in addition to writing as a columnist focusing on the plus/curvy/voluptuous woman. SteffanyAllen has provided fashion styling for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and Full Figured Fashion Week ™, in NYC and LA, editorial styling for Plus Model Magazine and has been a talent/guest wardrobe stylist for The Nate Berkus Show. Bready-Edwards’s work has been published in Belle-Noir Magazine, F.I.T Money Magazine. Contact information: Email: Steffany.Allen@gmail.com; Cell: 917.692.2253 Social Media: steffyfullstyle.blogspot | Facebook/SteffanyAllen | Twitter/SteffyFullStyle | www.steffanyallen.com|
|Samantha Lebbie is a Model, Stylist , Motivational Speaker and Entrepreneur. Samantha has recently done a Campaign for Ashley Stewart which can be seen online and in stores Nationwide. Samantha has been seen Ripping the runway of Full Figure Fashion Week, Curves Rock Fashion Weekend, to LA Fashion Week she has walked for top designers in the Plus Industry such Qryistal Frazier, Curvysta Plus, Jill Alexander, and Youtheary Khmer just to name a few. Samantha has been featured on EssenceOnline, LuckyMag and in Plus Model Magazine. Samantha’s purpose is to inspire others to dream more, do more, be more and become more. Facebook & Twitter SamanthaDModel
Her Website : www.SamanthaLebbie.com
|Doria Pagnotta is a double threat as a hairstylist and makeup artist licensed since 17 and has been extensively trained with the Paul Mitchell Hair Camp, Bobbi Brown studios and stars in The Style Network’s Jerseylicious, a reality show based on the The Gatsby Salon.|
|Nikki Gomez is an accomplished Plus Size Model turned Fashion Photographer.Nikki began her career in the fashion industry almost 10 years ago. After modeling for clients such as, Glamour Magazine, Figure Magazine, Latina Magazine, Saks Fifth Avenue, Coogi, Monif C. and more, she began working closely with some of the most notable plus size designers in the industry as a wholesale fashion representative. Those experiences lead Nikki to her true passion of fashion photography.In 2007 Nikki Gomez Photography was born. Behind the camera Nikki has been able to apply everything she learned as a model to her photography. She works carefully with new and experienced models to help them get the best images possible for their portfolios. Nikki gets great joy mentoring and advising new models.
After a brief hiatus from photography to pursue more modeling as well as a feature on TLC’s mini-series “Big Sexy,” Nikki has made her return to her passion of photography. Some of Nikkis most notable clients include many of the top models in the industry today as well as major modeling agencies such as Wilhelmina, Dorothy Combs, MSA, IPM, Click and many well known fashion designers and magazines.