We recently sat down with Kia Stewart, plus size model, from Ikon Models.

Ikon was founded in 1996 by former model Cynthia Saldana. Cynthia’s goal was to establish a sincere, honest agency with strong values and high standards. In only 13 short years, it quickly became a major force in the competitive New York modeling and talent market. The boutique-style agency prides itself on consistently serving each client’s needs as well as fulfilling the models’ and actors’ career goals. Ikon Model Management represents models for fashion/beauty, commercial/advertising and editorial/runway.

We have only one question for Kia, today. Show us your BOLD!

Well I feel any curvy woman has a presence and has a certain dynamic of confidence that shines and makes them elite. In itself that is me my boldness exudes from inner love of self acceptance. I am 5″11 a size 12 and I have curves. I’m healthy I find myself attractive and everytime I’m out I’m complimented on just those things. As a young woman growing up in a media that puts so much pressures on you to fit a certain mold you have to be bold enough to have self love and say ” I am who I am, I am blessed to even be here so let’s work!”

You can learn more about Kia Stewart from her twitter @KgorjuzCurves or check out www.ikonmodels.com!

If you’re BOLD (and we know you are!) contact us and tell us about yourself!

Check out a slideshow of Kia Stewart’s portfolio photos, below!

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