Actress Danielle Brooks is doing an amazing job representing full figured women. The 26-year-old star of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ almost broke the internet when she along with singer Jazmine Sullivan and blogger Gabi Fresh graced the cover of Ebony Magazine and their “Body Brigade” issue.
Now Danielle can officially add model to her resume as she was hand picked by designer Christian Siriano to be the face of his new plus size collection for Lane Bryant.
“I really appreciate a designer of his stature saying ‘I’m going to design for every woman.’ There is such a huge market. The plus-size industry is huge” said Danielle who previously wore a custom tropical gown designed by Christian to last year’s Emmy Awards.
Danielle, who is also busy starring in the revival of “The Color Purple” on Broadway told People Magazine that she’s proud to be a size 14. “I’m embracing it and learning to love my size where I am, and not be ashamed of being plus-size,” she says.
“What is there to be ashamed of? I’m sexy. I’m fine. It’s just a number that we’ve given it…I’m embracing where I am and trying to stay fit and healthy in the midst of that.”
You go girl! Check out some of the outfits from the new collection and let us know if you plan to add these pieces to your wardrobe?