5. Christina Mendez
This New York City native was featured in the pages of Essence, Latina Magazine, and Vogue.it over the course of her modeling career. Last month Christina made history as she walked in Adrian Alicea’s haute couture fashion show as the only plus-sized model integrated with smaller models. She also modeled for House of Dereon, Ashley Stewart, PZI Jeans and Madrag.
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