Anna Kleinsorge, a plus size model who was a contestant on the Fox reality show More to Love, and stylist Kristen Turner, put together a video for RadarOnline.com on how to look stylish without spending a cent.
The girls picked a versatile Forever 21 dress out of Anna’s closet, creating casual, corporate and out-on-the-town looks, by adding different accessories, all of which were found in her closet. The result? Three fab looks without a cent spent!
RadarOnline.com had a few questions for the brunette beauty on her experience in the industry.
How did you get into modeling?
My very first agent took me on a trial basis. She said, "Your too big, but you’re really pretty. I don't know what I'm going to do with you, but we’ll try you out.” A couple months later she saw the Dove Real Women, Real Beauty campaign, called me into her office and told me to get some pictures taken, because I "should be modeling.”
Do you ever feel any pressure within the industry to lose weight?
All the time. If it's not, "you're too big" then it's 'you're too small, too tall, too young, too old, your hair's too long, too short" and on and on and on. I've heard almost everything at this point.
In this industry, it's a lot easier to say no than yes. Every new trend is a huge risk with a lot riding on it. If you want to be a part of it, you have to rise above all the excuses and prove you are worth the risk!
What do you think about Jessica Simpson's new television show?
I think the concept for Jessica’s show is amazing. How and why women feel beautiful differs around the world, but feeling beautiful is something I think we all strive for. Exposure to different traditions and practices can only expand how and what we view as beautiful and I look forward to seeing what Jessica discovers in her travels.
Do you have any tips on dressing for your body type?
1. Love what you got... No one else can work it the way you do
2. Accentuate your curves... They should be dangerous even in the blandest of outfits
3. Have fun. Find at least one feature you feel fabulous about that day and work you outfit around it! For example, my hands after a manicure... I’ll rock some fingerless gloves and accent the rest of my outfit with a similar color or texture.
Are there any things you can’t live without?
- Jo Malone Perfume in Orange Blossom
- Basic Black Hair Ties
- DKNY Wrap Sweater