By Connie Wang, Refinery29
Getting represented as a model is hard enough, between having the right "look" for the current collections, the right hair type to maximize versatility, and the energy to work intense hours for weeks on end. And if you're not a size 0-2? In most cases, that's a deal-breaker. Niche "plus-size" divisions in agencies have represented a small-but-powerful group of models including Crystal Renn, Robyn Lawley, and icons like Emme, but one agency thinks that segregating "straight" sizes from "plus" isn't the way to go.
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Started by former Ford agents Gary Dakin and Jaclyn Sarka, Jag is "the first agency in New York that's dedicated solely to women of all sizes. The goal is putting girls of all sizes on the covers of magazines, in advertising, and not stopping." Just last month, Ford shut down its plus-size division along with its children and classics (older women) division,