The Plus Academy VIRGINIA’s Fall Open House

Open House: Saturday, August 7, 2010
Time: 1:00pm -4:00pm
Location: Ashley Stewart, Whiteoak Village Mall, 4501 S. Laburnum Avenue,  (Richmond, Virginia 23231)

 *Ladies, if you make a deposit of $100 at the Open House, you will receive a 10% discount off of total course fee

The Plus Academy is the leading model training and development program, exclusively for plus size women.

Several successful plus models have received their training from The Plus Academy. Former student and plus model Shanta Washington feels that her training at The Academy was essential to her growth as a model. “The Plus Academy served as the gateway to success AND self acceptance for me at a pivotal time in my life…”, Shanta reflects. “The Academy was the greatest starting point for me as an aspiring model while at the same time, the instructors and volunteers helped me to become in touch with my inner self…they taught me self acceptance on another level. I would never trade my experiences and the knowledge gained through The Plus Academy and the Director, Gwen DeVoe for anything in the world…I owe my career to it!” Shanta has gone on to appear in several magazines, including Essence.

For more information regarding Open House dates and Plus Academy locations across the country, please visit The Plus Academy Fan Page on Facebook or email your nearest regional representative at the following addresses:

The Plus Academy ATLANTA
Director: Rhonda Wilkins


The Plus Academy DETROIT
Director: Cassandra Jones-McBryde


The Plus Academy VIRGINIA
Director: Bella Styles

The Plus Academy NEW YORK
Director: Tonya Giddens


 Plus Academy CHICAGO
Director: Myisha Hill


The Plus Academy BAY AREA
Director: Marie Leggette

Here’s a video clip of the first ever “Full Figured Fashion Week” from June 2009. Some of these plus-size models started their careers by attending ‘The Plus Academy”:



 Our classes are taught by a team of professionals who are experienced in the plus size market and in conducting workshops associated with issues affecting plus size women.

Gwen DeVoe, C.E.O. of DeVoe Signature Events has risen to international prominence recently for creating and producing the first ever Full Figured Fashion Week in New York.

Featured in the finale fashion show were models whose careers have been shaped by training through Gwen DeVoe’s Plus Academy, the country’s leading training and development academy dedicated to plus size women and teens.

 Since 1999, The Plus Academy has provided unsurpassed training and guidance, helping to launch the careers of several plus models, many of whom have appeared in print ads, runway showcases, television programs, online magazines, designer showcases, pageants and more. They have also offered a variety of personal development and lifestyle workshops for plus size women and pre-teenagers.