Curvy Cutie of the Week: Keri Atikins

Keri Atikins is a Plus model from Portland, Oregon. Keri Atkins did not foresee a future in the fashion industry, let alone a career as a plus model. Most of her life, she felt as if fashion was not for her, due to her size. She never felt beautiful. She was always the tallest in her class, and she was always larger than any of the other girls. This encouraged a young Keri to ignore the fashion industry. In fact, Keri didn’t see a plus fashion campaign until she was a young adult. However, not long after this, Keri was approached by a store manager, asking her to consider plus modeling. This was a revelation. In this moment, Keri realized that a woman such as herself could be beautiful. And it was in this moment that Keri Atkins made it her personal goal to help other women realize the truth; all bodies are good bodies, and that fashion is for everyone. She’s been a plus model for over six years now.She’s a true beauty both inside an out.
She has  an extensive portfolio featuring editorial, and commercial print work as well as runway experience in the Northwest area. Keri has been published in USA Today, Huffington Post, Skorch Magazine, Pretty Pear Bride and many other notable publications and blogs. I have made appearances on local news stations such as KATU and KGW. And I have also been in an episode of MTV’s True Life.
Keri has walked in numerous  fashion shows . She has graced the runway for Full Figured Fashion Week in New York 2012. She has also walked in Portland Fashion Week for four consecutive years. Keri was named ‘Best Plus Model’ in 2012 at the Portland Fashion and Style Awards, an award ceremony honoring those in the Portland, OR fashion industry. She tries to stay busy in the industry and She loves what she does.
Showing the world that beauty has no size. Beauty comes in all colors, shapes and sizes. She continues to break boundaries in the plus industry every single day.
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  • Love reading and seeing positive attitude towards us curvy girls. Look absolutely stunning. Have tried getting into plus size in uk but unfortunately I don’t think I’m doing it right.. any tips or ideas.. or jobs even.. im a curvy size 18 and always get told I should be a model.. but not been snapped up just yet. Thanks in advance for any advice.


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