Pirelli Calendar to feature first-ever plus-size model

By Emily Wickwire

The body acceptance movement has been growing in an unexpected place: fashion. In the wake of recent industry initiatives to celebrate fuller-bodied women, the famed Pirelli Calendar looks set to continue the momentum. 



Candice Huffine, a plus-size model signed with Muse NYC, will be included in the Italian company's 2015 calendar, according to Women's Wear Daily. This will mark the first time in Pirelli's 50-year history that a plus-size model will be among its pages. 

The 29-year-old from Maryland, who's appeared in German Vogue, W Magazine and Harper's Bazaar, among others, will star alongside the likes of supermodels Adriana Lima and Natalia Vodianova in the upcoming edition. 

No one knows what this means more than Huffine, who at a size 13 has already clinched a number of exclusive modeling opportunities, including appearing on the cover of a 2011 issue of Italian Vogue.

The calendar is set to be released in November.