Plus-size and beautiful: More curvy women taking to the runway

The growing demand for fashionable clothing among curvy women has led to more plus-size women taking to the runway and they want to show that big can be gorgeous too

She was often taunted about her weight - even by her own family - and was made goalkeeper during football games in primary school due to her size, but it is clear who has the last laugh.

Few people back then would have imagined that 31-year-old Fiona Tan - who tips the scales at 102kg and wears XXXXL dresses - would go on to be a sought-after model for home-grown labels. 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2018, with the headline 'Plus-size and beautiful'. Print Edition | Subscribe