SERVING THE WORLD, WITH SOME GODDESS CURVES
DO YOU DARE TO LOVE YOURSELF?
The greatest adventure in life is the journey to self-love and self-actualization. The moment we choose to accept our flaws, we begin to glow and bask in the beauty of our own skin.
Meet Tricia Campbell a plus size supermodel, designer, and entrepreneur of Glamour Glamour Swimwear revolutionizing the standards of plus-size beauty.
“ Success is when you get to express the true gifts that you received from God to serve the world. ” – Tricia Campbell
Tricia Campbell was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and attended the Mount Alvernia High School. She then migrated to New York City to live with her parents. At the age of 13, her parents decided to send her to grooming/modeling school because she was a Tomboy. But little did they know, their baby girl would walk the runway into stardom. A Fashion Designer at heart, Tricia Campbell is also an advocate for plus size women.
“ The Tricia Campbell brand Glamour Glamour is all about Body Positivity, Women Empowerment, and Glamour ” – Tricia Campbell
Tricia Campbell uses her web of keen ideas to create pieces that are fresh in colors and fitted, tailored to fit every curvaceous body parts of a lady. It’s time for the average plus size women to feel flawsome; accepting what people see as flaws and embracing her awesome sauce. Tricia follows her passion and not just for the paycheck.
“ Glamour Glamour Swimwear was inspired while shooting in Guadeloupe. There was not enough swimsuit on set. We needed more swimsuits and we couldn’t find any in my dress size on the island; they were not large enough. That was it, I decided to start a swimwear line for plus size women.” – Tricia Campbell
Growing up in Montego Bay, she enjoyed the food and the parties especially the beach scenes. However, she would always notice the dull attire of plus size women at the beach. Destiny has paved the way for her Glamour Glamour Swimwear. Tricia Campbell spent a little time and effort to solve a fashion problem.
“ What makes Glamour Glamour Swimwear unique is the bright and vibrant colors. The swimsuits are exclusively designed for plus size women. All suits are lined with power mesh to help support, shape, contour and uplift our beautiful curves. The design process starts when I touch and feel the fabrics that I will use for my swimsuits, then I start sketching. I have a Bachelors in Fashion Designing that I received from the Fashion Institute of Technology and I used it to the best of my abilities ” – Tricia Campbell
Phat just got a lot sexier with Glamour Glamour Swimwear by Tricia Campbell.
Glamour Glamour Swimwear aims to inspire and boost the confidence of plus size women.
She encourages plus size women everywhere to adore and make a toast to their luscious curves.
Tricia Campbell is a trendsetter; fearless, genuine and she believes strongly in self-awareness.
“ Just seeing women wearing GGSW makes me more passionate about my swimwear line. It means so much to me when my customers look bright, vibrant and comfortable in their bodies.” – Tricia Campbell
Like the Jamaican proverb says, “ One, one coco full basket ” which translates to “ Do not expect to achieve success overnight, take it slowly.” Tricia Campbell is a plus size supermodel who has represented for top brands such as Macy ’s, Bloomingdales, BET Networks and Just My Size. She has stylishly graced the pages of some of the world’s top magazines such as Sister 2 Sister, VIBE, Essence, and the Oprah Magazine. She has also been distinctively awarded for the only plus size sexy model to have been featured on BET Rip The Runway. But success did not come overnight, her patience and perseverance got her through.
“ Modeling found me while working on 7th Avenue. As a designer, my boss would ask me to model in their showroom. That’s how my professional plus size modeling career started. I then fell in love with modeling. My favorite part about being a designer and model is seeing, trying on all the new garments for next year’s fashion” – Tricia Campbell
Every star has their share of favorite designers and stylists that inspires them. Tricia Campbell’s favorite designers and stylists are some of Hollywood’s biggest players in the game. Plus size designers Robert E Knight and Monif C, Versace, Alexander Wang are just a few designers she admires. She also loves the works of stylist such as Stephanie Allen as well as Oprah Winfrey’s stylist. Tricia keeps up-to-date with fashion trends when traveling, watching Youtube videos, Instagram, Pinterest and looking at trend Forecast or just watching people on the streets of New York City.
A typical day for this supermodel is spent doing Fit modeling for several design companies like Under Armour, Jessica Simpson, Eye Candy, Victoria Secret just to name a few. She also does photo shoots for O magazine as Oprah’s standing model, attend dance classes or workout classes. And as a Fashion Designer, she spends her day looking for daily trends, send packages to customers and works closely with her website developer to ensure that Glamour Glamour is kept up-to-date. Some of her proudest moments in the industry are modeling as Oprah’s standing model for her O magazine covers. She enjoys traveling to model in Alaska, China and Hong Kong and shooting with photographer Ruven Afananador.
“ Some of the challenges I face in the modeling world are being type casted. Sometimes I have to remind my agents, clients, and photographers that I am a muse. I can work in all styles of modeling. I can do Fit modeling, PrintE-commerce, Social Media, Showroom, TV Commercial all of it. I’m all about being a trailblazer , it’s time for more size diversity, age and color diversity in
fashion. This is one factor of the business that needs to change.”
In the future, she hopes to do a collaboration with supermodel Karlie Kloss on her runway show as well as Tyra Banks. She will be exhibiting more designs for Glamour Glamour Swimsuits in April. She encourages the citizens of Jamaica to support their designers and buy Jamaican. She embraces the uniqueness of her cultural background.
Special Message to young and upcoming plus-size models:
“ Get a mentor , learn the craft of modeling and network. Please know why you want to model and stay consistent. This is a business , so be ready to work hard. NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS” – Tricia Campbell