My name is Jakaliene Rivera, I’m a confident 21 year old plus size model born and raised in West Chester , NY. My nationality is Puerto Rican and I am a curvaceous size 16. Being that I am 5’10 has been a blessing since it gives me the opportunity to do runway and print. I am currently signed with IPM MODEL MANAGEMENT based out of New York City.
When I was 18 years old I competed in the Miss New York pageant. I was the only girl with curves and I did become insecure. Here I am in my bathing suit next to so many women who didn’t have my body shape. It mad me feel like I had to move forward and it motivated me to give the competition my all…I felt like I was doing this for curvy women everywhere!
When the plus size industry was introduced to me, I went for it full force! I always wanted to inspire women who are curvy, because to me, it’s a beautiful thing when a woman is confident inside and out. The plus size industry has made me more confident in so many ways, it represents all shapes and sizes and that we are all so beautiful. There have been a number of women who have inspired me and I wanted to be able to do the same for others.
My journey in modeling so far has been a learning experience and a great one at that. I have worked for Miss Tina, Glamour Magazine, and Full Figure Fashion Week. Also, I have done online modeling for Baby Phat,Derion, Roca Wear and Apple Bottoms. There is definitely a passion inside of me for this industry and modeling and I am so happy I am able to inspire women who are full figured. I am truly blessed and following my dream for something I love to do.
I want to thank all the designers out there that make plus size clothes and all the women who inspired me and brought me up to realize that having curves is beautiful and don’t ever feel insecure about it.
For Jakaliene’s booking info please contact her agency at: IPM MODEL MANAGEMENT