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Candice Huffine

Candice Huffine: American Plus-size Model

Candice Huffine is an international fashion model, body positivity activist, runner, and the owner of the size-inclusive activewear line DAY/WON.

Robyn Lawley and Tara Lynn made history when they appeared alongside her on a Vogue Italia cover that marked an important breakthrough for curvier models. Renowned for breaking down barriers within fashion, she is represented by IMG and has worked alongside Steven Meisel.

Candice Huffine’s Biography

Candice Huffine is an American plus-size model and body positivity activist. She has appeared in international publications like CR Fashion Book, Vogue, i-D, and Italian Vogue (cover), as well as walking runways at New York Fashion Week for designers like Prabal Gurung, Sophie Theallet, and Christian Siriano. Through her natural beauty and authentic talent, Huffine has managed to overcome stereotypes associated with plus-size models while becoming one of the industry icons.

Curvy model and accomplished runner, she completed two half-marathons and over 700 miles of training this past year alone. Inspired by running, she launched her athleisure apparel line called DAY/WON in 2017 as an effort to encourage women to push past their comfort zones and turn limitations into opportunities.

Born October 15, 1984, in Washington DC and raised in Bowie Maryland, she began modeling at 16 and signed to IMG Models.

In 2015, she made history by becoming the first plus-size model ever featured in Pirelli Calendar and garnered international acclaim through Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign. Since then she has graced multiple New York Fashion Week runways while serving as an ambassador for their New York Road Runners team.

Regarding her personal life, she prefers to keep things private. It is known that she is married to filmmaker Matt Powers. In 2016, she collaborated with Women’s Running magazine on Project Start to encourage more women to start running journey.

Candice Huffine has become an outspoken champion for body positivity and size diversity movements within fashion, spreading her message worldwide. Speaking at numerous events worldwide, her message has reached people from diverse backgrounds. If you would like to book Candice for your event please reach out to The American Speakers Bureau to inquire about fees and availability.

Candice Huffine’s Career

Candice Huffine’s career is taking off fast! Fashionista reports that the 31-year-old plus-size supermodel has recently signed with major agency IMG as part of their Curve division and continues to break boundaries within her field, even becoming an IMG spokesperson in its “Make it Happen” campaign.

Huffine started her modeling career on “straight boards,” or sizes 0 to 6, before realizing she wanted to change the conversation about body image in modeling. Rejecting demands from agencies to reduce weight, she quickly made herself known as an advocate of her size in productions such as CR Fashion Book and Pirelli Calendar; covering Vogue Italia and Glamour with appearances as well as walking every season of New York Fashion Week since 2017 as well as appearing in campaigns from Lane Bryant and Torrid.

Huffine combined her love of fitness and fashion when she launched DAY/WON, her size-inclusive activewear line, in 2017. DAY/WON is committed to encouraging women to step outside of their comfort zones and face new challenges head-on; additionally, Huffine completed both Boston and NYC Marathons last year.

Huffine has also been an advocate of diversity within fashion, participating in an eye-opening panel discussion at this year’s New York Fashion Week that addressed the dire need for greater representation within the industry. When not on the runway or spreading her message of inclusivity through action, Huffine can typically be found running on her treadmill.

Fossil smartwatches boast eye-catching palettes of colors that she uses in an inclusive color-themed event she co-hosted with Fossil at LA Fitness, making for an impressive show at this event. She partnered with Women’s Running Magazine on Project Start – an initiative to encourage women to start running journeys – for further insight into how chubby models like her are changing fashion industry dynamics, check out her inspiring Instagram account.

Candice Huffine’s Personal Life

American curvy model Jillian Michaels is represented by IMG Models and has become known for breaking down barriers in the fashion industry. She made history when she became the first plus-size model to appear in Pirelli Calendar; later that same year she made international headlines as part of Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign; additionally, she has graced runways at New York Fashion Week for designers such as Prabal Gurung and 11 Honore – as well as being photographed by Carine Roitfeld and Steven Meisel among others.

Candice Huffine is an avid proponent of body positivity and body acceptance. She was one of the early curve models to break into mainstream modeling and continues to inspire women worldwide through modeling, fitness, and entrepreneurship.

As a pioneering trailblazer, it was only natural for her to launch DAY/WON in 2017 as an inclusive athleisure brand that celebrated women of all shapes and sizes. Her designs aim to encourage them to step outside their comfort zones and face challenges head-on – turning impossible into possible. The brand offers yoga leggings to running shorts – even children’s wear – making their designs accessible.

Huffine has a happy marriage and many close friends. On Valentine’s Day, she introduced Shelly Lynch-Sparks on Instagram as her partner; quickly their followers fell in love with this couple!

Hyphen & Co, led by interior designer Lynch-Sparks of New York, embraces an aesthetic focused on pattern and color. Together they support local female-owned businesses. Their Williamsburg loft was constructed in 1915 with exposed concrete beams and white surfaces providing Lynch-Sparks’ creative flare an outlet.

Huffine has made history despite being turned down by eight modeling agencies; one told her to lose over a stone! Despite being rejected by eight agencies, her journey has led her to embrace her body while inspiring a generation of women to embrace their bodies and change how the fashion industry portrays women of all sizes. Maidenform launched its first iconic lingerie campaign featuring curvier models like Candice and Devyn Garcia instead of stringy thongs as part of their marketing push.

Candice Huffine’s Style

Candice Huffine has quickly become one of the most iconic faces in fashion, representing curvier beauty across global runways and magazines. As both model and body-positivity activist, Candice captivates in various capacities-from fronting campaigns to launching her activewear line. Additionally, Candice made history when she was the first plus-size woman ever featured in the Pirelli calendar (alongside Ashley Graham and Georgia Pratt) as well as walking multiple seasons of New York Fashion Week including 2017 Fall shows from Sophie Theallet and Prabal Gurung respectively.

Huffine has also made strides to become an influential voice in wellness by creating her activewear line, DAY/WON, which features sizes 0 through 32. This brand was designed with both fit and sustainability in mind; featuring sustainable materials like recycled polyurethane foam and cotton fibers. Furthermore, she’s included yoga and dance into her workouts by posting daily videos to Instagram; body positivity dance classes were held with Jessie Diaz-Herrera of Curves With Moves as part of this routine.

Huffine joins other Victoria’s Secret models such as Bella Hadid, Adut Akech, Taylor Hill, Paloma Elsesser, Imaan Hammam Devyn Garcia, and Jill Kortleve in Victoria’s Secret’s latest campaign celebrating Valentine’s Day with the Dreamer Teddy and Rose Garden Bralette being worn.

Huffine has found great success in her professional endeavors, yet still finds time for helping women of all shapes and sizes through advocacy work. In addition to this advocacy work, she hosts a weekly podcast and appears regularly on Instagram Live to share knowledge about fitness, self-love, and community building. In addition to these efforts, she serves as an ambassador for the International Campaign to End Violence Against Women as well as being active with Girl Scouts of America’s National Council of Girls’ Leadership.


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