Search is on for plus-size models

Posted at 06/25/2010 2:29 PM | Updated as of 06/25/2010 2:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Curvy fashionistas who have always dreamed of becoming a fashion model will now have the chance to have their dream come true. A Filipino fashion boutique for plus-size women just launched a search for its new face this year.

Moda Plus recently launched its first ever Moda Plus Online Model Search to break the age-old belief that models have to be thin.

“Fashion comes in all shapes and sizes. Moda Plus is a venue for big size women who love fashion and want to confidently show it to the world. With our Online Model Search, we are reaching out and making dreams come true to the plus size market,” said Mark Siggaoat, Manels’ Operations Head.

The search is to be conducted via Facebook. Interested parties must have a Facebook account, be a "fan" of the Moda Plus Facebook page, and a "friend" of the Moda Plus Model Search page.

Candidates must be between 18 to 30 years old. They must send a maximum of 3 profile shots with their name, age, contact details, and vital statistics to the Moda Plus Search page.

Entries will be posted on the wall of the official fan page of Moda Plus to generate votes from the public.

The contest runs from June 15 to August 15.

Moda Plus caters to plus-size women who want fashionable clothes that are made of high quality fabrics with designs that fit a woman's body curves. It is a company of Manels, a leather goods company.

For more information on the Moda Plus Model Search, visit www.facebook.com/modaplus.