First Ever International Plus Size Model Search Launches - Here Are Some Of The Stunning Contenders

Robyn Lawley and Candice Huffine are two of the most well known models in the world.

They also fly the the plus size flag, and in a bid to find more models like these beautiful women, the agencies that represent them have banded together to create the world's first international plus size model search competition.

The International Curve Model Search (ICMS) is being run by MiLK management (UK), Bella (Australia) and Natural Models (USA), alongside SLiNK magazine, the print plus size fashion glossy.

Candice Huffine

Robyn Lawley

Talking about the need for such a competition, SLiNK editor Rivkie Baum said to HuffPost UK Lifestyle: "It is a really exciting time to be in the plus size fashion industry. However in so many countries there is still a huge deficit in plus size fashion both retail and modelling opportunities.

"By opening up the competition worldwide and offering women the opportunity to be signed with the likes of MiLK, Bella and Natural, some of the top modelling agencies, this is an opportunity many haven't had before."

Asanah, US

Plus Size Model Hopefuls

The entrants must fit a set of requirements including a minimum height of 5ft8ins and must be between a size 12-24. For details of how to apply, click here.

Plus size modelling is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Candine Huffine was the first plus size model to feature in Pirelli's famous calendar, while Robyn Lawley was the first plus size model to feature in a Sports Illustrated ad campaign.