The plus-size model Tara Lynn
Posted on November 10 2014
There are many reasons to admire Tara Lynn: The plus-size model, who covers this month's issue of ELLE Spain, has not only helped redefine the industry's standards of beauty, but encouraged women of all sizes to embrace their natural shape, too.
But make no mistake: Lynn knows better than anyone that it's easier said than done. She's very candid about the challenges that came with growing up as a size 14/16 and admits that it wasn't until college that she grew to accept her body. With a newfound appreciation for her voluptuous frame, she then mustered up the courage to walk into a modeling agency—a move that would not only change her life as she knew it, but also launch a movement.
Since she made her foray into the modeling world, the all-American beauty has starred in numerous controversial editorials, covered ELLE France, which deemed her "The Body," fronted H&M's "Big Is Beautiful" campaign, and worked with storied fashion photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier and Steven Meisel.
Behind-the-scenes, Lynn holds a degree in linguistics (she speaks French and Spanish) and is a classically trained singer who admires the work of 19th century French composers like Debussy and Fauré. In addition to belting out tunes, she spends her free time reading, writing, painting, and hanging with pals such as fellow plus-size model Robyn Lawley—who, for the record, makes a killer gluten-free French onion soup.