(PRWEB) October 7, 2004
VenusDivas.com, an online magazine dedicated exclusively to the full figured community, is pleased to announce our new contest, DREAM BIG.
"DREAM BIG is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the plus size woman," commented Valery Foley, VenusDivas.com cofounder and CEO." This contest offers a unique opportunity to change the public and media image of the curvy community by introducing them to confident, successful and dynamic Venus Diva Role Models."
"In the past 6 years, we have connected with phenomenal curvy women,Â reported Raul Amador, VenusDivas.com cofounder and CFO. Through DREAM BIG, we offer them a platform in which to share their accomplishments and voice."
Four DREAM BIG winners are chosen per year and will experience what it feels like to be a Venus Diva Princess for the day! Star treatment begins with being primped, styled and dressed in the latest designer fashions.
Next, star treatment continues as our winner sits for a photo session with the talented New York photographer Luke Jones and a heart-to-heart interview with our very own Diva Maddy. ÂWe love working with curvy women to learn their stories and bring out their inner beauty. Our goal is to make our DREAM BIG winner look as good as she feels!Â commented Maddy.
The winner's DREAM BIG story and pictures will appear in an upcoming issue of the Venus Diva Online Magazine.
About the Plus Size Industry:
When defining the plus size market, we are looking at more then half of the U.S. population. According to Michele Weston, author of Learning Curves: Living Your Life in Full and With Style (Crown), 68 percent of adult women in the United States -- about 65 million women -- wear a size 12 or above.
Awareness has grown of the curvy consumer. In the early 1990's there were approximately 200 vendors catering to the plus size market and today there are over 2000.
In a September 2001 report from MarketResearch.com, U.S. retail sales of womenÂs plus-size apparel approached $32 billion in year 2000, representing a 33% rate of growth since 1996, and capturing a 27% share of all U.S. womenÂs apparel sales Â making it the fastest-growing segment in the industry. Plus size U.S. apparel sales are expected to reach $47 billion by 2005, representing a 49% increase over year 2000 sales.
About the Parent Company, Venus Imaging Education, LLC:
VenusDivas.com is a subsidiary of Venus Imaging Education, LLC and is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington. Since 1998, Venus has been inspiring, celebrating and connecting Curvy Woman and Teens with size friendly resources and companies. Our Venus Diva motto? ÂYour Life. Your Dreams. Your Style. Your Curves.Â
With the help of the Venus Divas, leading full-figure industry experts, we offer the plus size community the latest information as well as expert advice on fashions to fit their curves, plus size modeling and performing, self esteem at any size, healthy lifestyles, curvy contests and much more.
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