Candice Huffine

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Candice Huffine
Candice Huffine on Madison Plus.jpg
Huffine in 2010
Born (1984-10-15) October 15, 1984 (age 36)
Years active2000–present
Matt Powers
(m. 2011)
Modeling information

Candice Huffine (born October 15, 1984)[3] is an American plus-size model represented by IMG Models.[4] A former teenage beauty queen, she signed her first modeling commercial contract in 2000 and has since crossed over from the commercial world into high fashion.[5]

Early life[edit]

Huffine was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in suburban Maryland.[6]


As a plus-size model Huffine has become known for reducing barriers[7] in the fashion industry. Her A-list work includes being featured in publications such as CR Fashion Book, Italian Vogue (cover), Vogue, W, V Magazine, i-D and Glamour.[8] She has worked with top industry names such as Mert and Marcus and Steven Meisel as well as Carine Roitfeld.

In 2015 she became the first plus-size woman to be featured in the Pirelli Calendar[9] and it 2016 she gained international attention for Lane Bryant's #ImNoAngel campaign.[10] She has appeared in multiple New York Fashion Week's including 2017 Fall/Winter walking the runway for noted designers such as Prabal Gurung, Sophie Theallet and Christian Siriano.[11]

Project Start[edit]

In 2016 Huffine founded Project Start,[12] a collaborative initiative with Women's Running Magazine to encourage and inspire women to begin their running journey.

Personal life[edit]

She married Matt Powers in October 2011 in Brooklyn, New York.[13][14] The couple live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with their dog Jerry Brows.[15]


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  3. ^ "Biography". Fashion Encyclopedia. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Candice Huffine - IMG Models". Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  5. ^ NY Mag
  6. ^ "Biography". Fashion Encyclopedia. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  7. ^ "At size 6 Candice Huffine was a plus-size model. At size 12 she's cracking the haute ceiling". The Washington Post. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Candice Huffine - Model". Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Talking to Candice Huffine, the Pirelli Calendar's First Plus-Size Model". New York. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Lane Bryant Throws Shade at Victoria's Secret With #ImNoAngel Campaign". Life & Style. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Candice Huffine - Model". Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Project Start Is Telling 5 Runners' Stories From The Beginning". Women's Running. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  13. ^ Candice Huffine Married
  14. ^ "Wedding Video". Archived from the original on 2016-11-09. Retrieved 2017-02-17.
  15. ^ Steussy, Lauren (October 30, 2017). "This plus-size model is redefining what a runner's body looks like". NY Post. Retrieved 17 February 2019.

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