Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fashion Front Update: The Face of Full Figured Fashion Week

Nina Taylor was selected as the winner of the 2011 Face of Full Figured Fashion Week Cover Model Search. Nina is a native of Washington DC. In May 2006 she completed her bachelors degree in Psychology in Pittsburgh, PA, December of 2009 she went on to complete her Master's degree in Human Resource Development focusing on education and training. Full time, Nina has a career in medical education in the field of Oncology and Virology (Cancer, HIV and Hepatitis.) She is responsible for the organizations, continuing medical education program accreditation as well as managing an educational tool for Cancer and HIV physicians domestically and internationally.

Nina has always had an interest in fashion and beauty. Within the past few years she has seen a shift in the standard of beauty due to progressive, exceptional full figured women who believe in the plus size industry and the undeniable talent within the curvy community. In the past, fashion and modeling have all been exclusionary to full figure women. In today's society, full-figured women are breaking out of their shells, embracing themselves and excelling in not only careers, but fashion modeling and social platforms within their communities. Nina saw this shift and wanted to take her place among other great plus size women. Nina draws inspiration from celebrities such as Jill Scott, Oprah, Mae West, Emme, Mia Tyler, Mia Amber, Velvet D'Amour, Ethel Waters, Ashley Graham and Queen Latifah. Nina enjoys modeling, makeup and photography as it serves as an exciting creative release to her highly scientific background.

Nina has a strong passion to serve her community, she works with and provides support for pregnant teens, autistic children and donates her knowledge and skills in makeup, fashion and beauty to women in the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. She also takes interest in the youth and serves as a mentor to two teenage girls (Ages 13 & 19). She works closely with a Chamber of Commerce to assist in generating ideas for small business owners and minority entrepreneurs. Nina also has an extensive background in theater, consulting, public speaking and is a fan of paintball, the Pittsburgh Steelers and classic black and white movies.

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