Thanks to the stunning plus size model Yanderis "Yandi" Lodos for sitting down for a Q&A with me while on location in New York City during the shoot of Sydney's Closet Spring 2014 Collection of plus size wedding dresses. We could have talked for hours but we did have to get back on the set to shoot Yandi's last dress. She was a real trooper wading in the creek wearing bright yellow wader under a lace bridal gown! And we got an amazing shot!
MEET THE MODEL: Q: How did you get started as a plus size model? A. I started about 12 years ago, I went to a "cattle call" type casting. They were looking for all shapes and sizes for modeling and acting. I'm a musical theater major so I went into this casting solely for the acting portion... and to my surprise I got absolutely NO call backs for acting :( but 12 for modeling. I was about a size 12 at the time and had no clue there was this wonderful world of plus size modeling. Q: What’s the one favorite item in your closet you’d never be persuaded to give away? A. My thespian jersey from High School, I mean I will never wear it again but it has very dear sentiment to me. Q. If you could spend an hour with any celebrity, who would it be? A. Britney Spears, I've grown up with her and I have a ton of questions I would love to ask her. Q: You never leave home without what item in your bag (can’t be your phone!)? A. First thought was MY PHONE lol but a girl can never leave home without her pocketbook!! Q: If you wanted to stop traffic, what would you wear? A. Can't go wrong with a LBD (little black dress)
Q. What fashion trend(s) are you obsessing over right now? A. I'm kind of obsessed with crop tops! I think they're so flattering and it's always fun to show a little skin, after all I am from the sunshine state! Q: What’s the best steal or deal you ever got clothes shopping? A. My jean jacket! I got that puppy on sale. Best $50 bucks I have ever spent. Q: Name the charity of your choice? A. St. Jude Q. If you could live anywhere, where would home be? A. I would love to live in Europe, everything is 100X's more romantic there. Q: What is your dream date? A. Too feel completely comfortable and safe with the person. And to have flowing conversation! Q. What’s your guilty food pleasure? A. Kettle Corn popcorn! Yum! I can totally live off that stuff. Loved getting to know Yandi better? Meet Ana Garcia, another one of our gorgeous models who poses in Sydney's Closet informal plus size bridal gowns.