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Deadline Extended to March 31st!

We are now accepting applications from Southern California residents for Season 3 of the Curvaceous Magazine Model Search...

(All other models please email you name, home state, and a couple of photos using the link on the main page.)


What is Curvaceous Magazine?
  Curvaceous is a sexy and provocative electronic magazine that features amazing photographic layouts of plus models. Founded in August, 2001, the magazine was forced into hiatus when Publisher Michael L. Belanger came down with a slight case of almost dying. Now back at the helm with a new heart valve (and a really cool scar), Belanger looks forward to making the world a curvier place, one Cover-Girl at a time. Curvaceous resumed online publication on August 8, 2004, after Season 1 of the Curvaceous Magazine Model Search.



What is the Curvaceous Magazine Model Search?
  It's an Internet Reality Series which follows 8 plus models through weeks of competiton to see which one will be the August Anniversary Cover-girl for Curvaceous Magazine. Thousands of visitors from around the world tune in each week to see who goes forward, and who goes home. Season 3 of the series will go into production in Spring of 2006



What is an Internet Reality Series?
  It's basically a combination of 2 things you probably already love (or hate), an Internet Website and a Reality TV Show. Visitors to Curvaceous Magazine follow the competition week to week by viewing Quicktime movies and interactive web pages.



What are the requirements to enter the Model Search?
  You must be a female-born legal southern California resident (residing in zip codes 90000 to 93599) age 18 or older at the time of entry. You must be a size 14 or larger. There is no height restriction. In addition, you must be willing to appear in an Internet Reality Series and to travel at your own expense to several Southern California Model Search Events (8 WEEKEND DAYS IN APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE, 2006) (See Official Rules for further eligibility requirements.)



Do I have to be a California Resident?
  Yes. Season 3 of the show is limited to southern California residents only. You must reside in zip codes 90000 to 93599 to enter or win. We look forward to making future Model Search events accessible to all U.S. models.



What dates do I need to be available on?

If chosen as a quarter-finalist (see 'How are the quarter-finalists selected' below) you will need to be prepared to attend all Required Dates or be disqualified. The current list of Required Dates is:


These dates are subject to change with notice. As the Judges will be eliminating competitors throughout the Judging Period, only the 3 finalists will be required to attend all Required Dates.



How much does it cost to enter?
  The non-reimbursable processing fee is $25, payable in U.S. funds only, in the form of a check or money order payable to CURVACEOUS MAGAZINE. Do NOT send cash.



How do I enter?

To enter:

  • Download and read the Official Rules
  • Download, print, and fill out the Official Entry Form
  • Enclose 2 recent snapshots or photos of yourself at your curvaceous best (color, 3X5 mininum size, one close-up, one full-body) see examples below
  • Download, print, and have your photographer fill out the Photographer's Release (even if you are your own photographer.)
  • Mail the Official Entry Form, the 2 Photographs, the Photographer's Release, and your $25 non-reimbursable Processing Fee (check or money order only, payable to CURVACEOUS MAGAZINE) to the address shown in the Official Rules before March 31, 2006. Submissions become the property of Curvaceous Magazine and will not be returned. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2006 to be eligible.


Can you give me an example of what kinds of photos to send in?

The Close-up should show your face clearly, in good light, filling the entire frame. Wear makeup as you would for a night out on the town. Be cute, and don't forget to smile!

The Full-body should show you standing from head to toe, almost touching the top and bottom of the frame. Wear an outfit that shows off your curves. See the other pictures on this page for ideas.



How are the Quarter-Finalists selected?
  24 Quarter-Finalists will be selected from the eligible entries by the contest Judges.



How are the Semi-Finalists selected?
  In April, 2006, each of the 24 Quarter-Finalists will attend a Call-Back Interview with the Contest Judges. The Contest Judges will then select 8 Semi-Finalists who will continue forward in the competition.




How are the Finalists selected?
  During the Judging Period the Contest Judges will eliminate all but 3 Semi-Finalists from the competition based on their performance and behavior during several real-world modeling assignments including but not limited to runway, print, video, fashion, swimwear, lingerie, and semi-nude modeling.



How is the Cover-Girl selected?
  During the Final Judging one Cover-Girl will be selected from the three Finalists by the Contest Judges based on their performance and behavior during individual Curvaceous Magazine Cover Shoots including but not limited to print, video, swimwear, lingerie, and semi-nude modeling.



What constitutes semi-nude modeling?
  In general, any modeling where you give the impression of being nude without actually showing nudity. This includes see-through tops and bras, topless but covered shots, thong panties, and bare backsides. Don't freak out. We've enlisted some of the most talented designers and stylists in the plus size world to create layouts which shows off your best assets (bust, legs, and tush) while leaving the rest to the imagination.



What are the prizes?

The 3 Finalists will receive:

  • A Model Makeover
  • Advanced Model Training
  • A Photo Shoot
  • A Publicity Package
  • A percentage of the profits from the individual Curvaceous Magazine 2005 Cover Shoot DVD in which they appear.

In addition, one Cover-Girl will receive an additional percentage of the profits from the individual Curvaceous Magazine 2006 Cover Shoot DVD in which she appears and a guaranteed cover story and photo layout in the August 2006 edition of


The prize-list continues to grow.
Check back for updates!





Have a question about the Model Search that's not answered in the FAQ? Contact us below or by phone at (310) 766-1133

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