Kris Humphries isn’t the only one who got on the media’s radar when he married Kim Kardashian; his big sister got put on too. After signing a contract with Ford Model’s plus-size division, 29-year-old Kaela Humphries has quit her job in Minnesota and moved to New York to focus on her modeling career full-time.
Before she became the face of Limited’s Eloquii line, Kaela told PEOPLE she was clueless that she had this type of potential. “I didn’t know about plus-size modeling, or that you could make a career out of it!”
She definitely knows now after landing shoots with Nordstrom and Kohl’s. The 5-foot-11 beauty, who lost weight to drop down to the standard size 16 in the plus modeling world, gave her career a hefty boost after she was seen on the reality show, Kim & Kourtney Take Over New York. Now Kaela’s focus is on maintaining the figure she has.
“It’s competitive out there there,” she explained, saying she avoids eating carbs after 8pm and works out twice a day for up to two hours. “Even if I am a plus-size model, I have to be in the best shape for me.”
Ford isn’t worried, they expect her to follow in the footsteps of household names in the plus modeling world like Crystal Renn and Ashley Graham, saying in a statement: “A true size 16-18, Kaela will be in a league of her own.”
At least something good came out of Kris and Kim’s marriage.