Posted on: 07/13/2013

Following curvy models on Instagram inspires me

Following curvy models on Instagram inspires me":Size 18 student beats 5,000 girls to land contract with top agency in "selfie" modelling competition. Curvy Simone Charles wants to be a role model for young girls - the kind she never had. The size 18 student from London beat more than 5,000 entrants to win a social media modelling competition for plus size women. Simone,20,is now signed to Models 1 and will grace the August cover of plus size fashion. She is also now the face and body of new luxury denim line Beauty in Curves. The competition required wannabe models to enter via uploading Instagram "selfies" online and became the largest of it"s kind,eclipsing "straight" social media modelling comps as more than 5,000 girls size 12plus entered their pics. At 5ft 10inches tall Simone she has a gorgeous hourglass figure and her bikini-clad selfie got the judge"s attention immediately. "This is an amazing opportunity for normal people to enter the modelling industry,"Simone. "I am celebrating my incredible win with my family. Everyone"s really excited and appreciates what a big deal it is for me. "I"ve done a little bit of amateur modelling in the past for small scale fashion designers,and won a plus size modelling contest,Miss Curvaceous,in 2012." But her Models 1 win is her biggest break yet and Simone is preparing herself for what"s to come.