For most models, a spread in Vogue is nothing short of a pipe dream. For plus-size models, it's even more of a rarity. But Marquita Pring, who fluctuates between a size 12 and 14, has already been there, done that. Now the 21-year-old New Yorker has a couple other things to tick off her bucket list. "I want to have my own tapas place someday. In an ideal world, I would just peace out to an island somewhere and open one on the beach," says Pring, who's been repped by Ford since 2009.
"We'd have hummus, guacamole and fried ice cream." Since posing for V magazine's plus-size issue last year, her star has been on the rise. She walked in Jean Paul Gaultier's spring show and then landed that Vogue Italia cover this past June. Here, the young model chats about those experiences, as well as padding up, shooting with Steven Meisel and her secret meeting with Marc Jacobs.
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