Friday, February 10, 2012

First Black Plus Size Super Model

Known as the First Black African American plus-size Supermodel Mia Amber Davis was and still is respected in the fashion industry. Not only have she graced the covers of magazines, she is best known as a television producer, plus size activist and motivational speaker. Her lovely impact on the fashion world not only impacted fashion, her kind and warm spirit touched curvy girls around the world. On May 10th, 2011 the fashion industry lost Mia from a blood clog in her lungs" Her early and timely death at the young age of 36 hit the fashion world hard. In honor of this beautiful life Mia was the 2011 plus Size Model of the Year! She will be missed......

Bio Via Sway 

Mia’s beginnings start as an intern-turned-production assistant for shows such as The Ricki Lake Show, and Def Comedy Jam as well as many others. Her efforts earned her a position as a producer on The Ricki Lake Show and from there she went on to produce a myriad of other pilots and television productions.
Mia was a producer for the long-running courtroom show Divorce Court and while producing she jumped at the opportunity to act as Rhonda in the movie Road Trip. Riding on the waves of Road Trip‘s success it was Mia’s first magazine cover of Belle that led her to realize that she wanted to become a full-time model. After conducting research and a 90 pound weight loss, Mia was signed on to be Ashley Stewart’s Great Woman of Style.