The Delightful Denise Mercedes

“People said I couldn’t be a model because I was too short or too fat. Don’t ever let anybody tell you that you can’t do something because trust me, if you work hard for it, it will happen. I promise it will.” – Denise Mercedes

image3-2-600x900Denise Mercedes is a Latina from Jersey. She is a model, actress, body positive activist that showcases her curves and opinions with no filter.

She is 5’4 and based out of New York. She is represented by MSA Models New York.

Denise’s fierceness can be witnessed on her social media profiles where she inspires followers daily.

She is a great role model for young girls because she continuously preaches finding one’s inner strength and projecting it outside through personal style and confidence.

Body rolls and cellulite never stopped her so why let it stop you? I dare you to follow her and not fall in love.


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Denise’s Official Blog Site 



+To be Positively Plus +

182ff3e62b687a579c3d820a9d40e114This blog is dedicated to creating awareness of any and all plus sized models, through highlights of specific models and outlining their achievements and accomplishments.

I will include their social mdeia handles so that these fabulous people can be all over your newsfeeds! My goal is to show appreciation to the men and women of the plus sized modeling world.

But just so we are clear, the celebration of plus sized models on this blog does not mean that I do not like traditional models. This blog is simply focused on the plus sized modeling world because it is the one that I am most familiar with and interested in.

About four years that I realized that there was an underground movement going on that was determined to change hearts and minds when it came to traditional western beauty ideals. The work of the men and women of this movement has not gone unnoticed or unheard of. These people are working towards widening the scope of beauty, these people are calling for an upheaval of the entire fashion and beauty industry perspective.

These people are models, bloggers, friends, peers, designers, writers, actors, teachers, and most importantly, these people are making possible the best thing that has happened to the American Fashion and Beauty Industry. My blog will be showcasing the faces of this body positive movement. So if you enjoy beautiful people who are unapologetic-ally fabulous you are in the right place! Welcome to Positively Plus.


Julia Woods