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Ashley Stewart and TRUE Model Management announce two model winners from national model search


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Ashley Stewart Model Search Winners Veronica Pome’e and Tennae Lachey
Photo courtesy of Ashley Stewart

Plus size retailer Ashley Stewart in partnership with TRUE Model Management recently announced the two plus size model winners of their national search.

The winners were Veronica Pome’e from California and Tennae Lachey from Chicago. Ashley Stewart launched an Instagram model search in 2015 and it quickly became the most popular contest that the brand has ever done to date with 39k entries.

Originally, Ashley Stewart and
TRUE Model Management were only looking for one model winner but after all of the
overwhelming amazing entries and touching background stories of the ladies, they decided to pick two grand prize
winners who both won a modeling contract with TRUE Model Management and a
campaign shoot with Ashley Stewart.
Let me tell you guys a little bit about these two amazing women, Tennae LaChey is a licensed cosmetologist & make-up artist
turned model who has spent the last seven years working in the hair and makeup
industry creating one-of-a-kind looks for her clients. Tennae feels inspired to
tell women as a plus size model that beauty transcends all sizes. Her mission
is to let all women know that they are beautiful just as they are. “Beauty is
one size fits all”, says Tennae.
Veronica Pome’e is a Tongan
dreamer whose personal journey to self-love inspired her to help others as a
body positive advocate & model who founded the movement called Change in
Love USA at age 21. Since founding Change in Love, Veronica has coordinated 7
charity fashion shows over a period of 3 years, as well as partnered with
various non-profit organizations such as United Way and Restoring Hope.
Ashley Stewart has become one of the most profitable, fastest growing and socially engaged plus size fashion brands in the industry. The brand also announced recently the hiring of Andrea Berner, former VP of Business and Legal Affairs at the Miss Universe Organization and VP and Head of Global Licensing at IMG Legal. Andrea will be a Senior VP and General Counsel for the brand. Andrea also wants to continue Ashley Stewart’s growth and national exposure with the launch of “Rock the Block” an all-day shopping, fashion and beauty event that will be held on July 16 in Brooklyn.
We wish nothing but success to these two great plus size models on the rise. You can see them on the July 2016 campaign for Ashley Stewart.
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By Farrah Estrella

Farrah Estrella is an award winning Latina, plus size, fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. A native of the Dominican Republic, she was a previous writer for and has been the editor of the Estrella Fashion Report since 2012. Follow her on twitter at @FarrahEstrella and @EstrellaFReport

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