Meet “The Naomi Campbell of Plus” Who Just Snagged the Sexiest Lingerie Campaign
There’s been a lot of speculation lately about whether or not underwear giant Victoria’s Secret is ever going to hire a plus-size model. Considering the plus-size lingerie industry commands an impressive $9 billion in profits, it seems like a no brainer. With gorgeous models like Denise Bidot fronting un-retouched swimsuit campaigns and actress Melissa McCarthy coming out with her own line, body positive clothing has never had greater visibility. And when Baltimore-native and plus-size model Liris Crosse landed the recent Goddess Lingerie lookbook campaign, she made history.
Liris Crosse is the first black model to star in a campaign for the UK plus-size lingerie brand. But she wants to make it clear that this monumental job was NOT because they needed to fulfill some diversity requirement, though she in her blog, she did acknowledge that “it is a great step for model diversity within the industry.” But she also wrote, “They didn’t book me cause I am [a] black model, but rather I was the best model for the job.”
And if you take a peek at her pics, you’ll see she’s absolutely right. She’s got the look and the experience and she slays. According to her bio, Liris has previously been featured in campaigns by Lane Bryant, has graced the pages of Glamour and been featured in a slew of music videos, commercials and editorials. It’s not her first time at the rodeo.
But it is her time to shine.
What do you think of Liris’ campaign? Tell us in the comments below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!