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5 Questions with Dominican Plus Size Model and Blogger Nadia Peña

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Plus Size Model and Blogger Nadia Peña. Photo Credit Nicole LeBris

Hola Estrellitas! Today, I am bringing you an exclusive interview with Dominican Plus Size Model and Blogger Nadia Peña. This fierce Latina resides in Miami and she is prove that you can have it all and be successful. She is a mother and an influencer. Her beauty and vibrant personality has led her to work in numerous areas of fashion including editorial, ecommerce, catalog, runway, tv & film. Her list of clients includes Alfred Angelo, Avenue, Belk, Bealls, BonTon, Kohl’s, HSN, Kmart, Macy’s, Latina Magazine, Figure Magazine, Grace Magazine, Plus Model Magazine, Rafaella, Stage stores & many more. Check it out!

1-How did you get started in Modeling?
I started modeling 17 years ago. I got discovered by an agent in New York City while working for a high-end spa on 5th Avenue.

2-What are your favorite plus size brands or designers?
My favorite plus size brand is Eloquii. They have great fit! And I feel like they are the brand that keep pushing the envelope for plus size fashion in terms of design, styling, and inclusivity. Some of my favorite brands/designers are Banana Republic, Diane Von Furstenberg, Christian Siriano and Michael Costello.

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Latina Plus Size Model Nadia Peña. Photo Credit Nicole LeBris

3-What advice would you give to any up and coming plus size model?
To get up and go for it! Don’t wait for anyone to grab you by the hand and show you the ropes. It’s a journey and you need to go discover what your natural god given talent is and share it with others. That’s called purpose!

4-Tell us about any upcoming projects and how can we follow your journey?
I’m excited about my new baby: My Blog. Check it out on my website at You can also follow my journey on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at @IAMNadiap

4-We like to end our interviews by asking for a favorite quote, what is yours?
It is from the Bible, Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding and he shall make your path straight”.

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Latina Model Nadia Pena. Photo Credit Nicole Lebris

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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