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Model: Jennifer Barreto-Leyva


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websites

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Barreto-Leyva/10035077319
Twitter: @BarretoLeyva
Model Mayhem: www.modelmayhem.com/jabl
Blogger: www.jenniferbarreto/leyva.blogspot.com



BIO: Jennifer Barreto-Leyva was born on December 12, 1978 in Caracas, Venezuela.

She spent her childhood and youth in the town of Los Teques, together with her parents and sister, where she received a well-rounded education full of discipline and love and was instilled with the highest values of citizenship and family at the prestigious Colegio San Jose de Tarbes, completing her education at the Instituto Privado Juan XXIII.

Steered by her sense of justice, which characterizes this Sagittarian, Jennifer decided to study law at the Universidad Santa Maria where she graduated with a specialty in the field of Appearance-based Discrimination.

This attorney and passionate writer, has dedicated herself since 1999 to the tireless fight of showing that being plus size and not achieving the ideal measurements of 36-24-36 is not a requirement for being a beautiful and successful woman from her popular columns on www.gordos.com, www.dcglamourplus.com, Just as beautiful Magazine, Latina Lista and
www.hechayderecha.com.ve has thousands of followers due to the human angle she takes in her articles.


Jen, as her fans call her, has been known to leave a strong impression upon Hispanic women, since being the first Latin American woman to be plus size model and to participate in the Miss Universe Pageant for Plus-Size Women, which resulted in her winning the Popular Vote among her fellow contestants. In addition, Jennifer was the first Venezuelan to blaze the trail in competing in a competition of this kind. Her exotic beauty was always compared from early age with Bárbara Palacios, Miss Venezuela and Miss Universe 1986.

Determined to break paradigms, Jennifer has proposed that the true beauty of women is reflected through their example, showing that success and the beauty of human beings cannot be measured by size.


Making her voice heard since the beginning of 2004 in different media and interviews with the most prestigious journalists, Jennifer has achieved raising awareness of plus-size women and leaving a positive message for all in Latin America.

This justice-seeking diva dedicates her days to helping thousands of people, by personally providing responsible and free professional guidance on how to handle problems dealing with self-esteem, discrimination, fashion and being overweight.

Now going after new challenges, Jennifer has set out to break again the paradigms and in the process is becoming the first plus-size model of Venezuela to fight passionately in being the best representative on the international stage of extra-large girls.

At the end of 2009 she started as the producer and host of unique fashion segment totally focus on plus sizes of TV show “Ellas y sus noches" on Puerto Rico, never seen on Hispanic TV before.

On July of 2010, Jennifer has become into the first Latina to be the cover of VOGUE Curvy on July 2010.

Currently is also the Owner and Editor of the first online magazine in history for Spanish-speakers plus size people: Belleza XL www.bellezaxl.com

Recently has become as the only blogger at Estilos Blog a project based in Miami, Florida www.estilosblog.com to talk about image issues, plus size and self esteem subjects. Estilos Blog is a platform with celebrities from all over Latinamerica.

Recently has started a very bold column Sexo XL on the magazine Sexo Sentido, talking about self esteem, sex and relationships for plus size people.

Currently is also the correspondent for Venezuela on Fox News Latino.

On February of 2012 has started with her column Vida Curvy on Columna Estilos www.columnaestilos.com the number one column of entertainment for Latinos in United States, giving advices on fashion, discrimination and life issues for her curvy readers.

“The beauty of each woman goes far beyond having a little curve or very sharp ones. Rather, it is knowing how to respond to what life throws at you, however delicate, and knowing how strong a mark to leave each time you go after your dreams



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