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This Plus-Size Model Straight-Up Slayed Recreations of Victoria’s Secret Ads

Despite speculation that Victoria’s Secret could soon be hiring its first plus-size Angel way back in 2015, the lingerie brand has yet to feature curvy models on its runways, in print ads, and beyond. In fact, the newly revealed 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show lineup features largely familiar faces. Plus-size model Tabria Majors didn’t need a company contract to slay its famous campaigns, however, taking matters into her own hands.


The 27-year-old has been making waves since she took to Instagram on Halloween to recreate three of own her personal favorite VS shoots. “Maybe I’ll be a Victoria’s Secret Angel this year for Halloween, since it ain’t happening in real life lol,” she wrote.

Taking on the likes of such well-renowned Angels as Candice Swanepoel and Jasmine Tookes, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit finalist wrote, “Just paying homage to a few of my favorite pics/outfits from VS here and showing that curvy girls can rock (and sell) lingerie just as well as straight size models.”

Since then, the pics have gone viral, racking up nearly 30,000 likes. Speaking with HuffPost Canada, the Brooklyn-based model opened up about her motivation for doing the photo shoot, declaring, “I really want to open the discussion of inclusivity in mainstream media. I just want to know why [Victoria’s Secret], and so many other companies, don’t cater to the average-sized woman.”

“The main argument I’ve heard is that it’s expensive, time-consuming, and companies don’t have the proper resources to expand their sizes,” she continued, shutting down any possible excuses. “I personally don’t believe that, primarily because the plus-size industry brings in billions of dollars each year, and the potential profit companies would make should counter any of their hesitations.”

The Tennessee native, who is a proud 218 pounds, is currently one of six finalists in SI’s Swim Search. If she wins, she would be helping Sports Illustrated debut its swimwear line and would snag a coveted spot in the 2018 swimsuit issue.

Fingers crossed!

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(Photo via Lars Niki/Getty)

Barbara Pavone
Barbara Pavone is a pop culture-obsessed writer based in beautiful (but ridiculously cold) Montreal, Canada. When she's not working, she's sipping on a Pimm's Cup and daydreaming about her celebrity hero, Saint West.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)