Being plus size can be sexy. Ask Dascha Polanco. - Q&A: Orange Star Dascha Polanco: Actress on being a Hollywood minority, breaking the ‘stigma’ and why Joy will resonate with the LGBT community:

Being a plus size can be hard for some people. But not for Dascha Polanco the Dominican American actress, best known for playing the character Dayanara Diaz on Orange Is the New Black.[1]

This lady is proud of her curves and she flaunts it, proving that being a plus size can be sexy and alluring and can break the status quo sometimes.

The following Instagram pictures  of Dascha having fun with her curves on vacation are causing quite a stir.

To see more of her plus size fabulousness – check her out on instagram as ‘sheidash.’

She rocks her plus size unapologetically.

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During an interview with Rolling Out, the Dominican star discussed typecasting. She noted how being a size 8 affects her chances in the fashion industry, challenging her to break barriers with her curvy figure.

While Polanco was photographed in the front row at several fashion shows during the Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week — including those of Zac Posen, Mara Hoffman, Jay Godfrey and Custo Barcelona — she explained that, unlike other actresses, she rarely gets asked by designers to wear their clothing.

“There’s a lot of brands that don’t want to dress me because I’m not sample size … but it just goes to show I have a decision as well, I don’t have to dress with your clothing. It’s not me waiting for you to dress me now … I chooseI choose who I want to be dressed by,” she said.

Regardless, Polanco has proven herself to be one to watch on the red carpet, mainly due to her confidence and acceptance of her curves.

“I’m definitely breaking the mold. I’m not a size zero, I’m still looking good as a size 8,” she explained. “I’m secure in myself. People have opinions. Formany I can be fat, but for many I can be voluptuous, for many I could be a nice chicken thigh to steak to filet mignon. To each his own.”


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2 thoughts on “Being plus size can be sexy. Ask Dascha Polanco.

  1. I adore her! But in all reality she is NOT size 8. If she is going to embrace the fact that she’s an inspiration for curvy women then she needs to admit that is plus sized. Shes at least a 16w at the very, very, very smallest. And there’s nothing wrong with that! Shes gorgeous but no need to falsify the truth. Embrace yourself. TRULY, after all it’s just a number.


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