Earlier this week I had the pleasure of interviewing DMV based-plus-size model, awesome cupcake baker, sister, friend, and very beautiful woman both inside and out, Yvonne Smith. I sought Yvonne out to interview because as herself; I’m a curvy-girl who loves fashion, helping my community, and our birthday’s are 5-days apart. In addition, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Yvonne’s work up-close and personal and she’s professional, fuN and such a natural. Well, I hope you enjoy this interview! xoxo
Hi Yvonne, it’s such a pleasure to interview you. I have been up close and personal with you on the set when you’re working and you work is amazing! You are very photogenic, fun and friendly. When and how did you know you wanted to pursue becoming a plus-size model?
Hello, thank you for the opportunity to have this interview! I first knew I wanted to be a model when I was in first grade and I used to have to dress the part in a lot of plays that I did. I loved taking pictures and being able to transform into a character with makeup and hair!!
What has been your most rewarding experience in the plus-size modeling world?
The most rewarding experience has been helping out with charity work, supporting research for diseases or conditions that are affecting the African-American community.
Designer: T Simone Designs
Who are some of your favorite designers that you have had the pleasure of working with?
Apple Bottom Jeans
T. Simone Designs
Intimate Expressions Lingerie
How would you describe yourself? Fun, Outgoing, Hard Working, Silly. (Mr. Bean and I share a birthday! )
As a model, you are your own brand, what would you like clients to experience as a result of working with you?
I would like for clients to experience a moment of awe when they see me in their designs. I would like for the client to experience satisfaction in knowing I took a part in helping to complete their vision for their art.
What are some of your favorite things to do outside plus-size modeling? Spend time with my doggies! Having fun with family and friends. Telling jokes!
Are there any other parts of the fashion world that you would like to explore? Yes, fashion styling.
What are some of your other talents? Drawing, Hairstyling. Cooking, Writing
What misconceptions do some people have about what it means being a full-figured woman? That we have to be afraid to show some skin!
Now for the FuN!
Describe an ideal date: Me: My rich husbands Black Card, Alysia, my two puppies Us: in hot Gucci Sunglasses and the BMW…or did the date have to be with a guy?
Who is your secret celebrity crush? Idris Elba
Dream Vacation? Vegas
Dream designer to work with? Diane Von Furstenberg
I hope you enjoyed Yvonne’s interview. You can follow her via twitter @ModelYve. For ALL bookings and inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yvonne is my eldest sister. I love her so much. #SisterLove