Brisbane plus size model Georgina Burke has signed on as the first ever official face of US fashion retailer Torrid.
The outspoken beauty has created a reputation for herself as an advocate of plus size models and has already worked with other major US retailers in the market.
The 23-year-old beauty made her Torrid debut on the cover of their swimsuit catalogue and will continue to front the brand’s campaign as the face of its 236 stores worldwide that cater to size 12-28.
Discovered in Brisbane in 2011, Georgina says the US market has provided her with constant work since and she doesn’t shy away from the constant talk over plus size modelling.
“Size should never be an issue… too many of us don’t love ourselves enough, and it’s just not right,” she says.
“Beautiful people come in all sizes and I am so pleased that Torrid is a label that recognises that.”
The blonde beauty says it’s been a whirlwind of a year thanks to a solid stream of work in the US.
“If you had talked to me a few years ago, I never would have thought I would be working full-time in the US as a model. I do miss home sometimes though … I’m still so proud to call myself a Brisbane girl.”
Vivien’s Model Management’s Queensland manager Georgia Barclay says Georgina was always destined for international success.
“Georgina is not only gorgeous, but is such a professional and we noticed this as soon as she stepped foot in the agency,” she says.
“Signing on a plus-size model as the face of a brand has not been done for a while … this is definitely a career-defining move for her, and we are just so happy to see her continue to grow into such an international success.”