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Caralyn Mirand

Caralyn Mirand got her start in plus size modeling as a high school student when she was selected for Tyra Banks’ Fiercely Real Model Search. Although she didn’t win the competition, it got her in with an editor at Seventeen Magazine, which launched her as a professional plus size model.

Since then, she’s worked with loads of clients in the fashion industry, gotten her college degree, and has launched a successful lifestyle blog. She’s preparing for her wedding in 2018 and is chronicling her journey on her blog and social media!

Caralyn has literally grown up in the industry, and while she’s been growing her career she’s also stayed true to her upstate NY roots, her own sense of identity, and her sense of self-worth! It’s awesome to hear how she got to where she is today, what she’s working on, and how she’s taking care of herself! Caralyn shares many insights and tips we can all apply to our own experiences.

Key takeaways:

  • Caralyn’s beginnings in the modeling world

  • What it’s like to be a college student and a working, traveling model

  • Growing up confident in your own skin

  • Seeing yourself on packaging in department stores

  • How Caralyn’s career has morphed as the fashion industry has become more size inclusive

  • What Caralyn’s learned about the importance of a properly-fitting bra!

  • Why it’s hard to be on the cusp between plus size and straight size

  • How Caralyn stays grounded when she gets negative feedback about her appearance from modeling clients

  • The ways that Caralyn stays on top of her healthy living routine while traveling

  • The importance of positive self talk

  • Caralyn’s experience at the Glamour “Woman of the Year” summit

Mentioned in this episode:

Caralyn’s blog

Caralyn’s Instagram

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