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Holly Macgillivray, 25, from Bembridge has beaten over 1000 curvy women from around the world to become the only size 18 beauty in the top 10 of curve loving competition, Star in a Bra – a search to find the new face and body of D plus underwear brand, Curvy Kate.

The shapely cruise ship singing siren is hoping to be crowned Curvy Kate’s latest brand ambassador to help spread body positivity and acceptance.

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Macgillivray was first selected to be in the top 25 of the competition and after an intense online vote was later chosen to be in the top 10 with 9 other curvy international women. These women from all over the world then attended a Curvy Kate make-over and photoshoot in London and the professional photos have now been released so the winner of Star in a Bra 2015 can be crowned by a final public vote.

The champion will join the brand’s curvy line up at their summer shoot, enjoy an all-expense paid trip to the Mediterranean for two with £1000 spending money and also be awarded a year-long modelling contract with Bridge Models Limited.

Curvy beauty Holly says:

“It would be so empowering to win and it would just prove that anyone who doubted me really had no reason to. If just one size 18 girl looks at these pictures of me and feels better about herself and realises she IS beautiful then it’ll all be worth it. I look to plus-size bloggers for my confidence and I hope I can do the same for someone else.”

With the public outcry for the use of more realistic images in the media, the Star in a Bra competition champions the use of customer role models and promotes a positive approach to body image, which all women can relate to. Known for their use of non-professional models, Curvy Kate show their fans exactly how their lingerie will look and fit on a variety of body shapes, cementing the message there isn’t one type of ‘perfect body’. With a ‘open to all policy’ and a  message of diversity and fun, Curvy Kate want to find a confident girl with killer curves to model in all their PR and Marketing campaigns.

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To vote for your favourite curves head to or vote on the Curvy Kate Facebook page.


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