Jennie Runk Talks Body Confidence And Her “Plus-Size” Label

“I don’t have any issues with the term ‘plus-size,’” says the sensational new star of H&M’s famous plus-size swimwear campaign .

Via: Courtesy of Ford Models.

BuzzFeed: There's been a huge response to your H&M swimwear campaign. Did that come as a surprise?
Runk: Absolutely. It was just another job for me. I saw the pictures afterwards and thought, oh, these were pretty photos — but that was all. After all, I see myself in a bikini or underwear all the time! So the response has been quite a surprise. I can't complain about it, though.

Via: H&M; Ford Models

You've been modeling for over a decade now. How did you get started in the industry?
I was scouted while I was volunteering at a PetSmart store, actually, in Missouri where I grew up. I was 13. I said "no thanks" [to the scouts] at first, but my mom talked me into it. My mom is my number one fan. So I worked in development in the midwest before moving to New York — there I signed first with Wilhelmina, and then later with Ford.

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