Standing at a staggering 5’10, Taylor Edwards is one of America’s most beautiful plus size model. Like most women in the country, she was not born skinny. Weighing over 200 pounds and wearing a size 14, she managed to conquer her self-esteem issues after childbirth. She lost close to 100 pounds postpartum. That was the turning point in her life. She took the idea of getting into the modeling industry and made it a reality. No longer ashamed of her size, she started using her pretty face, amazing smile and curvy physique to be an inspiration to mothers who are looking to showcase their talents during their motherhood years. Taylor Edwards has hundreds of photo shoots to her credit and she’s currently in high demand.
The soccer mom and Psychology degree major sat down with Industry Rules to discuss her career and life during COVID-19.
AF: How have you been under the world’s COVID-19 pandemic?
TE: I cannot complain. This past year has been scary and uncharted territory. Unlike many, I have been blessed with my health and my family’s health. I am grateful for the additional quality time my family and I have had together. There was an enormous amount of anxiety in the beginning of the pandemic; about how things would effect us. We had to make a lot of adjustments. In the end, it all worked out.
AF: Can you list some highlights of your career?
TE: I just keep setting goals. Most of the time, I’m already onto the next goal before I realize I’ve already hit the previous one. I tend to just keep trekking. I focus on the tasks ahead of me while trying to stay as positive as possible. Every now and then I stop to take a breath and realize just how far I’ve come. Those moments of quiet self-recognition and realization, of what I am capable of, are the biggest highlights of them all.
AF: What are some of things you’ve learned while being a model?
Like anything in life, I am always growing and learning. There are so many different facets to this career. Experience is really the only way that anyone can learn these things. Modeling consists of more then I ever imagined. These last 12 years have opened my eyes to a lot. I look forward to what the next 12 have to teach me.
When I was younger, there was this idea of the perfect body. The perfect beauty. The model look. But, today, it’s our imperfections that sometimes land a job opportunity. The little things that set us apart from the rest. That make us memorable.
AF: Who has been your hardest critic? What did you learn from that person?
TE: I have always been my hardest critic. Although my inner voice is a big part of what keeps pushing me to achieve more, it can also be debilitating. I have had to learn to quiet my own negative talk and refuse to allow my insecurities to hold me back. Every time I push through them and achieve despite of them, I am reminded of my true power.
AF: What advice would you give another female who’s looking to become a model?
Keep going! Keep trying! Keep your head up! Anything in life worth having, is worth working for.
AF: What’s next for you career and how can people find you for business opportunities?
TE: You can always find me on Instagram: @curvemodeltayloredwards or reach out to my agent email@example.com. I don’t know what’s next. Whatever it is, I have faith that it will be exactly what I need. I very much look forward to finding out.
Photo by Jay Marble & MUA: Stephanie Powers