She’s only 21 years old, but New Yorker Marquita Pring has already knocked down so many doors in fashion – and being a plus-sized model (according to warped industry standards), that makes her achievements all the more impressive. She’s been signed to Ford Models since 2009, but it wasn’t until she scored a plus-size issue shoot with V Magazine last year that things really started heating up. Since then, she’s walked runways for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, amongst others, and this June, she scored a major Vogue Italia cover for their plus size issue which we profiled right here on StyleBlazer (see here).
Size-wise, Marquita fluctuates between size 12 & 14, and coming up, you can expect to see her in many more shoots and fashion campaigns, and even a possible Marc Jacobs high profile project. As far as her future plans and dreams, she states the following:
“I want to have my own tapas place someday. In an ideal world, I would just peace out to an island somewhere and open one on the beach,” says Pring. “We’d have hummus, guacamole and fried ice cream.”