This 28-Year-Old Afro-Latina Will Be Featured on Plus-Size Modeling Competition Show ‘Thick House’

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
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A new modeling competition show is coming to Facebook Watch, and it’s a show most in America can relate to. Why? The contestants are more representative of what a number of women look like–meaning, they are bigger than a size two. The show is called Thick House, and if you don’t have it on your list to check out, you totally should.

The competition show is hosted by former America’s Next Top Model contestant Toccara Jones. Stylists EJ King and Kelly Augustine will be featured as judges on the show. Along the way there will be celebrity guest appearances including Glee actress and Dancing with the Stars season 17 winner Amber Riley.

The goal is to add more body positivity to the world and reinforce the idea that beauty isn’t one size. The contestants are plus-size, and that’s not industry plus-size; it’s real plus-size women. Angelica Nwandu, CEO and Founder of The Shade Room (the company behind Thick House) says, “I’m so happy that we showed different body types: We showed women who are a size 20; women who didn’t have an hourglass, small-waisted figure; women who have hips like mine.”

Among the seven contestants on the show is 28-year-old Afro-Latina Breanna Brim. Breanna is from Bakersfield, California. The one time waitress is hoping to launch a successful modeling career and eventually her own plus-size clothing line.

Thick House premieres this Sunday (May 16) on Facebook Watch at 4 p.m. PST.