Curvy playmate Riley Ticotin was once dropped by modeling agency as she 'wasn't skinny enough'
The magazine revealed that January's playmate—"first Playmate of her size to grace the pages of Playboy"—was starring in the issue whose theme is equality
Playboy chose Riley Ticotin to become the adult company's January playmate in a vindication of sort for the model who was once dropped by her agency for not being "skinny enough."
The adult outlet revealed that the model was starring in the issue whose theme is equality. According to Fox News, a representative for the magazine shared, "Riley is the first Playmate of her size to grace the pages of Playboy."
It has been a long journey for Ticotin, who has been determined to love and celebrate her curves in front of the camera thus proving that there is no one definition of being sexy. The 26-year-old opened up and shared why she is not a fan of the term 'plus-size'. "I stand with the fact that I'm a model and that's it. I don't think we should be labeling people by size. I think that's part of the problem."
"I do get frustrated though that sometimes I feel the need to clarify when I say I'm a model and they're like, Oh. And I'm like, no, I'm a plus model. That does frustrate me a bit. But at the end of the day, as far as I'm concerned, as far as everyone goes, we're all just models," she shared.
Opening up about the time she began modeling, Ticotin said, "I started when I was 15 and I kept getting approached in the malls and stuff. And then my friend and I decided to submit photos to an agency. They signed me and that is how I got started. But then they dropped me because I never got skinny enough."
She also got candid on being dropped because of her size and how it made her feel. Ticotin shared, "I coped fine, I guess. I was in school and I was focused on getting my education. Modeling just felt supplementary so it didn't feel like the end of the world for me. So I just dealt with it... And then someone, who's now my agent, approached me on Facebook. That is how I became a curve model."
She went to say that it has been frustrating that some brands dont use curvy models, but despite that she has managed to have a great career.