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3:03 pm - 09/19/2012

Robyn Lawley Becomes First Plus Size Ralph Lauren Model



Plus-size shapes have been inching further and further into the mainstream, from magazine covers like Vogue Italia and Glamour to high-end designer lines like Burberry. But Robyn Lawley, one of the most successful plus-size models in the biz, is going where no plus-size stunner has gone before: Ralph Lauren.

Lawley announced her new gig as the first plus-size model for Ralph Lauren on "Good Morning America" today. The size 12 model, who stands at a statuesque 6 feet 2 inches tall, spoke to "GMA" about her journey to get here -- how she initially worked as a "straight" model at age 16, felt the pressure to diet and change her body, and eventually hit her stride as a plus-size mode at 19.

Now she's starring in a new Ralph Lauren campaign, not to mention landing magazine covers and lingerie ads. (This after her splashy start on the cover of Vogue Italia's famous plus-size issue.)

The majority of the industry may still select skinnier-than-thou models, but at age 23, Lawley is representative of the potential success a plus-size model can have. "There are so many plus-size models in New York doing so well at the moment," she tells "GMA," "and it's only going to get better."

We hope so -- if Ralph Lauren could come all this way, we bet other brands can too.

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