Denise Bidot

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Denise Bidot
Bidot advertising for Chromat in 2018
Denise Marie Bidot

(1986-06-13) June 13, 1986 (age 37)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Years active2014–present
Known forThere Is No Wrong Way to Be a Woman[2]
PartnerLil Wayne (2020–2022)[3]
Modeling information
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair colorBrunette
Eye colorBrown
AgencyCreative Artists Agency (New York, Los Angeles)[1]

Denise Marie Bidot[4][better source needed] (born June 13, 1986)[5][better source needed] is an American plus-size fashion model.

Early life[edit]

Bidot was born in Miami, Florida. Her mother is of Puerto Rican descent while her father is of Kuwaiti descent.[6] Bidot’s mother was a beauty pageant winner who was aspiring to become a professional model, but had struggled to make it in the business due to her plus-size figure and was failing to lose weight.[7] Bidot had started acting at the age of 12, then started traveling to California at the age of 18 to pursue an acting career. She had faced the same challenges as her mother did with being told to lose weight in order to make it in acting.[8] After giving up on acting, Bidot decided to work behind the scenes as a makeup artist.[8]


While working as a makeup artist, Bidot was discovered by a photographer who had approached her about getting into modelling, to which she agreed.[9] In 2014, Bidot became the first plus-size model to walk the runway for two straight-size brands during New York Fashion Week.[10] Bidot has worked for clients such as Nordstrom, Forever21, Target, Old Navy, Lane Bryant, Levi's, Macy's. Bidot has been featured on several television shows including nuvoTV's Curvy Girls,[11][12] HBO's Habla Women,[13] and Yahoo! En Español web series Mama vs. Mama. She has also been included on segments on The Tyra Banks Show and The Real. In 2016, Bidot launched a lifestyle movement called "There Is No Wrong Way to Be a Woman".[14][15] Bidot is one of the featured models in the 2016 documentary film Straight/Curve.[16] In December 2016, Bidot's picture of her wearing a two piece bathing suit in Lane Bryant's new resort collection ad campaign with the photo unretouched showing her stretch marks went viral within hours.[17] In 2018, Bidot joined Univision's reality television beauty pageant Nuestra Belleza Latina as a main judge.[18][19]

Personal life[edit]

Bidot has a daughter named Joselyn Adams who was born in 2008 to childhood sweetheart Joshua Adams.[20][21]

Bidot began dating rapper and producer Lil Wayne in June 2020.[22] They broke up that November once Bidot noticed Wayne supporting former president of the United States, Donald Trump.[23] The pair later reconciled shortly after, but ended their relationship again in early 2022.[24][25]


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  2. ^ "Mission". Retrieved March 5, 2020.
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  4. ^ "Denise Bidot". Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "Denise Bidot birth reference results". Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  6. ^ "Model Denise Bidot Interview: There Is No Wrong Way to Be a Woman". June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  7. ^ Bidot, Denise (September 29, 2016). "Denise Bidot: "My Mom Sacrificed Her Dreams So That I Could Live Out Mine"". Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Denise Bidot on Beauty and Body Confidence at Any Size". The Cut. July 12, 2016. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  9. ^ Nunez, Alanna (October 31, 2014). "Plus-Size Model Denise Bidot: "Your Uniqueness Is What Makes You Beautiful"". Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "More Than a Trend? Women of All Sizes on the New York Fashion Week Runways". ELLE. September 6, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  11. ^ "Curvy Girls Trends, Tips and Tricks – Regal Gold Boutique". Archived from the original on February 19, 2019. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "From Makeup Artist to Model: Curvy Girls' Denise Bidot Shares How She Did It!". Cosmopolitan. October 16, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  13. ^ Puga, Kristina (April 5, 2013). "[VIDEO] HBO Latino's "Habla Women" captures the real stories of Latinas". Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  14. ^ "Denise Bidot: Plus-Size Model on Modeling and Motherhood". People. April 27, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  15. ^ Gabrielle Olya. "Denise Bidot Launches 'There Is No Wrong Way to Be a Woman' Campaign". People. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  16. ^ Jamie Feldman (November 1, 2016). "Now THIS Is A Fashion Shoot That's Actually Inclusive". The Huffington Post. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  17. ^ Goldberg, Haley. "Lane Bryant's New Ad Celebrates the Beauty of Stretch Marks". Self. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  18. ^ "Giselle Blondet Returns to Nuestra Belleza Latina". Univision. August 27, 2018.
  19. ^ "Denise Bidot Daughter, Husband Info, Measurements, Parents". July 3, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  20. ^ "My Birth Story: Denise Bidot". November 2, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  21. ^ "Denise Bidot walks the runway at NYFW with her 11-year-old daughter". September 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  22. ^ "Lil Wayne Is Reportedly Dating Model Denise Bidot". May 12, 2020. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  23. ^ "Lil Wayne Addresses Breakup With Denise Bidot". iHeart. November 1, 2020. Retrieved March 19, 2024.
  24. ^ "Exclusive: Single, happy and with a new look, Denise Bidot moves back to New York!". HOLA. January 24, 2022. Retrieved March 19, 2024.
  25. ^ "Who Is Lil Wayne's Ex-Girlfriend? All About Denise Bidot". Peoplemag. Retrieved March 19, 2024.