Telethia Penn, was born in Atlanta Georgia and raised east of Atlanta in Conyers Ga. Raised in a single parent home with her younger sister, Telethia’s mom taught her daughters; strength, self worth and independence. After graduating from Rockdale High school, she attended Artistic Beauty College. Telethia says, “I always had a passion for beauty and I cherished the opportunity to make women feel beautiful and gleam at their reflections.” With hair being her first love she also had an interest in fashion and modeling, but I felt out of place because of her height and size. Agencies and people said she was, “too tall and too big.” But, she refused to take no for answer.
Telethia decided to take living her dreams into her own hands by seeking professional training and attending John Cassablanca Modeling and Acting school. It was there she learned pose and everything that modeling required . She found her niche and one show lead to another and then another.
During her career, Telethia has had the pleasure of gracing runways in premier shows in Atlanta and beyond. She has traveled and been featured in crowning shows of the plus industry. She has been apart of the ground breaking Full Figure Fashion Week in New York. She has also traveled to Miami and London for awesome Plus fashion events. She has had the pleasure of working with the best designers, top models, trainers and show producers.
Although the 6’2 beauty is very accomplished and respected in the plus size industry, there is so much more she wants to accomplish. It is her dream to one day create a clothing line for Plus Tall women. “I want to help plus women embrace there curves and know that there is a place for us in the fashion world and we can have curves and maintain a healthy and have life without any health issues. Love the skin you’re in.”