Meet Charnelle Paulse, a professional Curve model and currently the face of the biggest plus size brand in the country #Donna. Chanelle started modelling in 2012, representing Jet’s plus size brand called Donatella and was the face for them in 2013/2014. The e-commerce online stores that she currently represents are Zando, Superbalist and Spree.
“From a very young age, I always wanted to be a model, but as I grew older I realised that my body was different and that it was going to be very difficult for me to break into the modelling industry. Until 5years ago in 2012 I came across an article in a magazine and read about ‘plus size’ modelling. The magazine had mentioned that “plus size” was an up and coming modelling trend in the country. After reading that, I instantly knew that is what I was going to do.”
Charnelle is a driven and fun- loving individual. She is passionate about how humans treat one another more than anything in this world – “Respect is such a big deal for me” says Chanelle. Happily married, the middle child of 2 sisters, a former professional dancer and house DJ (this woman has some spinning skills) A love for Asian food, and is out here changing the world one curve at a time. Stay tuned to next week’s blog post to read all about how Chanelle became the confident woman she is today.
Hair By – Star Styles (Tracey Serfontein)
Make Up By – Shelby Lee Souma
Photography by – Tegan Smith Photography