Full Figured Fashion Week Announces Dates For Casting Tour

 Models and aspiring models, it is that time of year again. No, not Christmas or New Years… It is time to knock the dust off those heels and start practicing you best runway presentation. Why? Because Full Figured Fashion Week is all geared up for it’s 2016 casting tour.

Yep, hot off the presses (social media), the Mogul Diva, Gwen DeVoe has announced the casting dates for 2016. As we all have learned this will determine who makes it to “the wall” and ultimately becomes a part of the elite group of models who will rip the runway during 2016 Full Figured Fashion Week.

Since I am officially a part of the FFFWeek team, I can tell you that this year the casting experience will be different. I won’t say better because the setup was already great, however this year you can look forward for a little more. Now don’t get it twisted, some things will never change; The Original Runway Diva , Sharon Quinn will still be watching to assure that models represent the brand… WELL! Oh yeah, and Sir Icon, Marco Mays will be on hand to make sure potential models are ready and well informed before they meet the queens of the plus size runway.

While I am not a model or a coach, I learned a few things from last years casting. I wasn’t gonna share but I think I will.

1. Bring your A game! Aside from being former models, Gwen and Sharon have worked with the greats. Mediocre won’t cut it.

2. Follow instructions! This a major production, respect that. If the attire is all black adhere to that. You wouldn’t want to be cast out for failure to follow directions.

3. A clean natural beat please! Ladies, please for the love of Christ don’t come to the casting with your face all caked up.

4. Be comfortable! Make sure you clothing and you shoes are cute, within the guideline but comfortable. You can’t walk trying to keep your skirt from riding up nor can you walk your best in shoes that pain your feet.

5. No selfies! Again I say, this is a major production; even if you don’t fully know the industry you must know that a certain level of professionalism is expected. Photo need to be current and one that shows you in your best light.

Now that I have given you the good news and added my two cents,  are you ladies ready?



  1. Brittany
    December 29, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    Can you please tell me when and what time the fffw castings calls will b held on.

    • Phat Girl Fresh
      December 29, 2015 / 5:30 pm

      If you look at the post, all the information is shown.

      • Brittany
        December 29, 2015 / 5:32 pm

        The post only says the Date,not the place and time?

        • Phat Girl Fresh
          December 29, 2015 / 5:37 pm

          Oh, okay I misunderstood what you were asking. The locations and times will be released at later dates. Sorry about that!

          • Brittany
            December 29, 2015 / 6:32 pm

            Ok No problem,Do you have any suggestions on where I could book a hotel in NYC for the Jan 8th casting call? and the information on that. I don’t know to much about FFFW except that i keep mis sing the events because i only see tid bits about it from different bloggers page after ithe iso over,I am just trying to stay ahrad this year so i dont missue oit . I realy would like to get some clarity and get further involved. Do they normally have casting calls in January and the event the month after? What exactly are the casting calls for? Is there a way I can get alerts on the events ahead of time.How does it all work?

          • January 1, 2016 / 2:32 am

            The event is in June. You have to your research because I am not sure about hotels in the city. However, for a model, you need to bring your “A game”! Good luck.

  2. leila
    January 2, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    I am french living in NYC and i have a QUESTION: what is the A game? i have a “portfolio” but not that…
    Someone to help me?
    thanks in advance

    • January 2, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      Youe A Game is just your best!!

  3. Brittany
    January 3, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    Do you know what the attire will be? I Do not live in NYC. Is there anything that you can tell me to prepare for the 9th.I am a little confused on how we can be exspected to bring Our “A” game if we do not no the credentials or where abouts of the contest.Is there any contact info you can give me of someone to ask or us thus how it normally goes,whenever they post the info we find out?

  4. Keyva
    January 4, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    Im bringing my A game just need location and time

      • Keyva
        January 4, 2016 / 7:32 pm

        It doesnt have actual location just nyc and no time

        • January 4, 2016 / 7:38 pm

          Those details will be announced later!

          • Leila
            January 5, 2016 / 11:59 am


            the Event for NYC it’s the 9th and we are the 5th… And no news about the place and the hour… It’s kind of weird Right?!


          • January 5, 2016 / 12:58 pm

            No, this event has been in place since 2009. It is a staple in the plus size community, they just have a way of doing things. The dates are announced ahead of time to give models the opportunity to prepare in the event that they have to travel. However, as the dates get closer, they announce locations and times. That is just the way they do things. I can assure you, there is no funny business I have attended the castings and the event.

        • January 5, 2016 / 12:59 pm

          The locations and times are announced at a later date.

  5. Leila
    January 9, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    today is the 9th and … NO NEWS about the event in NYC….
    SOMEONe can help me?
    thank you in advance

    • January 9, 2016 / 12:46 pm

      There is a new post up with the dates. It posted earlier this week.

  6. Leila
    January 9, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    sorry for my question but where?
    I AM VERY INTERESted by this event.