The B-Styles Curvy Girl of the Day: “Tiffany Bank of the New Plus-Size Fashion Reality Show, “Big Sexy”
Today’s “Curvy Girl of the Day” spotlight goes to none other than Ms. Tiffany Bank. Tiffany will be one of the new cast members of TLC’s new plus-size fashion reality show called, “Big Sexy”, airing on August 30th. I first blogged on this new venture last week, and today I have an exclusive Q & A with Tiffany.
I first met Tiffany in 2009 here in Richmond when she came down to do the “Tropical Divas” fashion show. We have since run into each other at different events in New York from time to time and she is always a pleasure to be around. (Not to mention the fact that my son was a major flirt with Tiffany one time when they met, lol). I know if you follow me on twitter and facebook that I have been constantly talking about the “Big Sexy” premiere but I’m just so excited for this project. I hope that it has a really positive outcome and that each one of my readers will support.
Now on to a little more about Ms. Tiffany. Tiffany Bank is a plus-size model, actress, host and writer/producer. She has modeled for brand names such as Liz Claiborne, Elie Tahari, and DKNY. Tiffany has walked the catwalk for designers including Monif C., Ashely Stewart, Abby Z. and Lane Bryant and department stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales. Tiffany has appeared in Obvious Magazine, Manik Magazine, Igigi.com, All You Magazine, Newsweek.com, TV Guide, NY Daily News Entertainment Section, WE Television, The Tyra Banks Show, and Sex and the City 2. She is currently a regular contributing writer for PLUS Model Magazine and is pursuing acting and hosting. Check Tiffany out on the new TLC series, “BIG SEXY”, airing Aug. 30th at 10pm.
Q & A with Tiffany Bank:
“What was your experience like working on Sex and the City 2?
It was such an amazing experience to be on set with the whole cast of Sex and the City 2. Getting to chat with all the girls was mind blowing to me and I never thought in a million years I would be working on set with actors that I grew up watching. It was inspiring and surreal!
You are also a contributing writer for “Plus Model Magazine”, how do you juggle acting, modeling and writing?
I’m honored that I get to be apart of such a great team at PLUS Model Magazine and Maddy, my editor, is an inspiration to me so it’s awesome. As far as juggling all three, well, there just isn’t enough hours in the day. *laughs* I love what I do and I love learning. I try to make time for everything and invest wisely but I admit it gets challenging at times. But, I’m having fun so I welcome the challenge 😉
How were you chosen to be a part of the new show, “Big Sexy”?
I auditioned for them and they kept asking me back for interviews and ta-daaaaa! Here I am! *laughs*
Do you feel you will get any negative flack from doing a plus-size reality show? if so, how do you handle naysayers?
I think anytime you put yourself in the public eye you will get criticism. That’s a given. I’ve read a couple interesting comments on blogs but overall the reaction has been really positive. I don’t mind the negative feedback because it’s expected and I think that maybe if those people take a chance on us they may be pleasantly surprised.
What do you hope for other curvy women across the world to be able to take from the show?
The girls and I had reoccurring discussions about how important this was for us to represent curvy women in a positive light so I hope that at least one woman feels inspired to liberate herself and do what makes her happy.
Do you have any advice for aspiring curvy models on how to get signed with an agency such as Click who you are represented through?
Do your homework, be prepared, invest wisely and never give up. I realized that things *never* come easy or quickly and you just have to have a lot of patience. And, oh, remember to have fun!
Do you have any other upcoming projects that you are working on?
I have an editorial coming out and a few other things that I will announce on my website and fan page very soon 🙂 Thank you SO much for your love and support!!!