Candice Huffine: Biography, Career Beginnings and Diversity for Modelling


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Who is Candice Huffine?

Candice Huffine is a plus size model who has been represented by IMG Model. She came to the limelight after making history by being the very first ever plus-size model to get featured in the Pirelli Calendar.   As a plus-size model, Huffine is known for her A-list work like being featured in productions like CR Fashion Book, Italian Vogue (cover), Vogue, W, V Magazine, I-D, and Glamour. She has worked with the best industry names, for example, Mert and Marcus and Steven Meiseland also with Carine Roitfeld.

In 2015, she turned into the first plus-size model to be featured in the Pirelli Calendar and 2016 she got worldwide consideration for Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel crusade. She has shown up in multiple New York Fashion Week including 2017 Fall/Winter walking the runway for noted personalities like Sophie Theallet and Christian Siriano and Prabal Gurung.

A few years ago, she may not have had the opportunity to work with high-fashion magazines, let alone receive an invitation to borrow clothing for an exclusive insider event. Huffine is at the helm of a new tier of models pushing to expand boundaries for curvy models and to eliminate the label “plus” from the fashion vernacular. That hardly sounds like an unrealistic goal in a country in which the average dress size is a 12 to 14. But for an industry that has been accused of having a dangerous obsession with thinness, this is a true revolution. 

What is Candice Huffine net worth?

Her estimated net worth in 2019 is 10 million dollars 

Who is Candice Huffine spouse/partner?

Candice Huffine is married to Matt Powers for more than seven years.

Candice Huffine is a happily married woman. Although she kept her dating history and different personal things away from her fans and the media, she confirmed her relationship by tying the knot with her long-term boyfriend Matt Powers after dating for several years. They married on October 2011. Going through her photos which she shares on her social media with her better half, it appears that they have a blessed family.

What is Candice Huffine’s height?

Candice Huffine has the following body measurements and features: 

Build: Voluptuous

Height: 5 ft 11 in or 180 cm

Weight: 92 kg or 203 pounds

Hair Color: Dark Brown

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Dress Size: 14-16 (US) or 44-46 (EU)

Bra Size: 38D

Shoe Size: 38.5 (EU) or 5.5 (UK) or 8 (US) 

When is Candice Huffine’s birthday? 

Plus size model Candice Huffine celebrates her birthday on 15 thOctober. She was born in 1984.

On Her Fitness

Candice exercises and eats healthy to maintain her curvier body and shape. 

However, she does not remain under pressure about going to the gym. If she feels bloated, she makes changes in her lifestyle to get back to the previous better shape.

She runs, does yoga, just like any other person in the modelling business.

Candice does not use butter in her meals and puts very little salt in her meals as he does not like it. She cooks her meals, mostly. All her meals do contain a salad besides main dish (like meat) and starch. Her husband is good at pasta, though.

Career Beginnings 

Huffine, 31, had a non-traditional path as a plus size model and to the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Many of her counterparts started out on straight boards ( models sizes 0 to 6) then switched to plus boards (above size 10) when puberty set in or the strain of maintaining an unnaturally thin frame became too much.

Huffine says that in her second year in high school in the US state of Maryland, an audience member at a pageant said she should visit modelling agencies in New York. She took the plunge and went on the trip with her mother, Holley Huffine, a fragrance representative for L’Oreal. The two saw a dozen agencies – and Huffine was rejected by all but the last. The agency asked her to she join a new division that represented models larger than a standard size. She was a size 6 but had curves.

I walked away with a contract signed as a plus model, which is the interesting thing. I didn’t know that existed,” she says.

After high school, she moved to New York to pursue modelling full time, sharing an apartment with an aunt to temper her parents’ fears about living in the city at such a young age.

She took periodic modelling assignments, mainly in Europe, because “the plus industry then was quite new and the American market desired a more mature woman who was around a size 16. I was a kid who was a 10.”

To support her income, she took odd jobs. Candice Huffine said that she was a reservationist, a waitress in Times Square and a coat-check girl from listings she found on Craigslist.

Huffine hustled with side positions until her shoots became so demanding that she could support herself with modelling.

“That’s when I first felt like I made it,” she says. “I’ll never forget one of my very first agents told me that I would maybe make enough money to cover college, but modelling would never be a long-term or full-time gig. Maybe she said that because no one knew what the future of ’plus size’ modelling was, so I can’t be mad at her in any way. I can just be really, really glad she was wrong.”

Candice Huffine on the Fashion Industry’s Diversity Problem

“There’s endless misconceptions that we’re constantly trying to debunk. One of the simple ones is that the curvy girl isn’t into fashion. She’s not fashionable, she doesn’t want trends. We’ve already clearly made it known that we want fashion, as well. Another one that’s always bothered me is that it’s hard to get to a good place with your body. And look, we’re all human and we’re all women, and yes there are days where it’s not all rainbows and love, but not all curvy women have tried and failed at being skinny and are just now at a good place with their body. There’s so many of us who have just been living like this all the time and are cool with it. So to make it feel like your body is a trend, and that it’s cool right now, I’m kind of like, “I’ve been cool with it for a long time, I’m good” Candice stated on Harpers Bazaar. 


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