Paloma Elsesser transcends the standard look for a model of her caliber. Plus-size? Curvy? She doesn’t care what you call her, as long as you see her for who she is on the inside. Well, 130K+ Instagram fans do just that, following @palomija as she navigates the NYC fashion scene, speaking her mind and proudly showing off her style. Her honesty and courage has paid off, as Paloma found herself modeling Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line in 2017. She also appeared on billboards, baring her body for Glossier’s #bodyhero campaign. The LA native wrote that the experience helped her, “shed my insecurities in pursuit of greater impact and awareness.” With features in W magazine, Vogue, and People in the last year, it seems the world is taking notice.