It had never even occurred to me a plus size person could wear a bikini, let alone someone my size at a US 24/26. It wasn’t even in the realm of possibility to me. But with this season’s crop of fatkinis, I couldn’t resist trying them all out. I reviewed several different swimsuits on Plump Pinup Life & Style.
When I dyed my hair bright red, I joked about the “Little Mermaid realness” I was serving. After a year hiatus from performing, a producer asked me to revive my burlesque act. I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I joked about doing a Little Mermaid bit and it killed. So, I got to work on the costuming and started impersonating Ariel.
But the mermaid costume was only a jumping off point. I kept making burlesque costumes, including bras that were too beautiful to cover up. I’ve made several different styles, debuting them in a runway show and modeling them with a burlesque photographer. As a fat person, dressing in revealing, larger-than-life garments is so liberating to me.
More shots are on Plump Pinup Life & Style.
US size 26