We’ve seen models duke it out on America’s Next Top Model in the 2000’s, but these multi-talented muses are navigating the modeling industry in the age of social media. Our judges want to see who can become the next modeling sensation to go viral, get featured in high-end campaigns, and cultivate a hot new fan base. 7 plus-sized ladies compete to impress our panel of veteran fashion industry judges. This is Thick House!
Toccara Jones is an American television personality, fashion model, occasional actress, and singer who is best known as a contestant on the third season of the UPN series, America’s Next Top Model, where she finished in seventh place. She went on in the modeling world to become the “Cover Girl of the Week” four times and was voted one of the most memorable reality contestants by AOL Entertainment.
She has modeled for Ashley Stewart, Avon, Torrid, New York, and Company, Target, Essence magazine, Vibe magazine, and Smooth magazine. In May 2010, she landed her first major UK modeling job with High Street store Evans, modeling their Summer collection. Toccara has made TV appearances in Celebrity Fit Club, The Tyra Banks Show, Take the Cake, Celebrity Paranormal Project 1, Girlfriends, All of Us, America’s Next Top Model, Are We There Yet?, Think Like a Man, and Hotel California.
Kelly Augustine is a stylist, content creator, media personality, and lifestyle expert. The New York City native is a strong advocate for diversity, and has actively pushed for inclusion within the fashion and lifestyle spaces while using her influence to expand the narrow-mindedness of society’s archaic beauty standards.
As a stylist, Kelly’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Parents Magazine, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and The Ellen Show. Her clients have included Danielle Brooks, Monique Robinson, Constance Smith, Robyn Lawley, and many more.
Her colorful personality, trendsetting tendencies, and effortless style have been featured in prominent publications such as Essence Magazine, CRWNmag, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, and The Zoe Report. Always camera ready, Kelly was recruited for major campaigns including Lane Bryant’s Super Stretch Skinny Jean commercial, and NYDJ’s “How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her Body.”
The world is Kelly’s oyster and we’re all waiting to see what new treasures the multifaceted creator has to offer. An absolute force, she continues to branch out and find new avenues to tackle as she looks to use her platform to create true change.
While your dreams may be vivid, the way to achieve them can be a bit hazy. Through unwaveringly diligent faith, persistent work, and an unforgettable personal pizzazz, EJ King has primed his way into the industry he so desired and is continuing to flourish.
Born the second amongst 6 boys, EJ was always a determined child. He was set on making his way in Hollywood. With a slew of talents in tow, he started his career by doing extra work in movies like Dreamgirls and working on music videos and photo shoots styling hair, doing make-up, and wardrobe. He gradually transitioned to styling print ads for King Magazine and many others. As a celebrity stylist, image consultant and personal assistant, he worked with artists like Kelly Rowland, T-Pain, Nelly, Ashanti, Courtney Love, Day 26, Melanie Fiona, Keyshia Cole and many more. Most recently, he has been the stylist of Chris Brown and Megan Thee Stallion.
After almost 15 years in the business, he is taking on new adventures and trying his hand at acting and being a TV personality. Represented by Artistic Talent, he had the opportunity to be a judge on the upcoming show Thick House. He also landed a role on a new show playing a take no mess vigilante named Miss Toni.
EJ can’t give up fashion so he is doing it all. He is currently working on a small collection called “Fabric is Fabric”, which will allow people to look like a million dollars and not break the bank. For those who can afford it, there will also be a high end brand called “House of LeBloc”. These brands and many more will be available on an online showroom EJ is opening up with a stylist partner called Style Me Plz (SMP) Showroom.