Smallwood: Plumper Legend

Smallwood: Plumper Legend

XLGirls hasn’t shown many legends of plumperdom in fresh years. This photo-shoot looks back at the great Roberta Smallwood, one of the sweethearts who blazed the trail for full-figured glamour models at a time when the niche was so small, it was highly difficult to discover magazines and films with her kind of body, unlike today. Roberta was living in Phoenix, Arizona when she sent her Polaroid shots to John Fox, TSG’s president. The year was 1989. Mr. Fox quickly arranged to send photographer James Hamilton to Arizona. Roberta later went to Los Angeles and then Palm Springs for more shoots. Those movie titles were Hardcore Plumpers, The Best of Voluptuous Volume 1 and The Plumpers of Sundance Spa. Roberta merely modeled for a short time before totally retiring. Life is different now coz of technology. Fresh models use Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and 2 hundred other social sites to stay in the public eye. Not so for Roberta who became a legend in a time before science revolutionized communication.

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