Nia Jax, WWE star and body-positive advocate has added another skill set to her ever-evolving resume: Runway modeling. Nia Jax walks the runway during the Dia&Co fashion show and industry panel at the CURVYcon at Metropolitan Pavilion West on September 8, 2017 in New York City. The 33-year-old professional wrestler (whose real name is Savelina Fanene) walked the runway at theCURVYCon fashion show on Friday — alongside fellow curvy models Liza Golden, Precious Lee, and Marquita Pring — while wearing a navy blue-and-white top with blue jeans and a cranberry-colored hat, and also a black, lace top with a black bra underneath.
Could this be the year that “diversity” moves from buzzword to action? 2014 saw curvy models make their way into the mainstream media thanks to women like Myla Dalbesio, Candice Huffine, and Kate Upton. And now the fashion industry is actually paying attention to this growing, but mostly ignored market. Instead of just treating women size 12 and up as a novelty, The New York Times reports that brands starting to develop chic, trendy clothes just for them.