A Brazilian Model Takes Top Honors — And, No, We’re Not Talking About Gisele

Chances are you’ve never heard of Fluvia Lacerda, but all that’s about to change. Fluvia was just named the Best Plus Commercial Print Model of the Year by Full Figure Fashion Week. She’ll officially receive the award this weekend at Full Figured Fashion Week, for her work with brands like Torrid, Monif C., Igigi and Fashion Bug and has been featured in the pages of Glamour, Bust and Playboy Brazil.

“The fact that I won this award is a major deal and I’m very passionate about my work, mostly because I feel that I represent the body image of many women,” said Lacerda. “I’m not only a healthy woman, but one who wears a size 18 and am confident about it.”

And she even blogs!

In one blog, she talks about how “my body is not meant to be hidden. Deal with it.” In the post, she explains that it’s an insult to full-figured women to recommend that they use fashion tricks to create the illusion of slimness. “I don’t WANT clothes that promise to ”slim” me, I’m very happy with my PLUS SIZED BODY. I find that tag line offensive…yes, I have said that already…maybe if I repeat enough times people will get it, because I know I’m not alone on this one!”

Kudos to Fluvia, and her blog — we know we’ll be reading this one on the regular.