The model movement continues! The Lions Model Management, who reps Irina Shayk, Kate Upton, and Stella Maxwell, has signed Jess Miller, one of four finalists in a national model search conducted with Universal Standard. Miller is the agency’s first plus-size model on their roster, and was found via a 12-city nationwide search to find campaign faces for the direct-to-consumer brand for women size 10-28.
“Growing up I was always interested in fashion and modeling, but making a career of it seemed out of reach since there weren’t many models working who I thought looked like me, so I naturally felt unwelcome,” Miller said in a statement released by The Lions. “I began to see modeling as a real opportunity for me as the industry has evolved over the past few years, with more models who have nontraditional looks achieving great success.”