See Kaela Humphries's First Photo Shoot for The Limited's eloquii

04/06/2012 at 06:30 PM ET

Kaela Humphries Model Pictures
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That was fast! Just one month after landing a modeling contract with FORD Models’ FORD +, Kaela Humphries is starring in her first campaign, for The Limited’s new plus-size line, eloquii.

“It’s been really great,” Humphries tells PEOPLE. “The line is really fashion forward, the clothes fit and they look amazing. It’s been a really good experience.”

Humphries, older sis to Kris, had dabbled in modeling before last month, but only got serious about the industry recently. “I wasn’t ever like, ‘I’m going to be a model,'” she recalls. “I was a medical sales rep until last month.”

But four years ago, she was “discovered” by an agency rep in her home state of Minnesota, and “did little things here and there,” she says, before getting picked up by Wilhelmina models and ultimately appearing in spreads for Nordstrom and Kohl’s.

After a few years, Wilhelmina released her, so Humphries met with FORD + “to gauge if I had what it takes,” she explains. Obviously she did … and the rest is history. Tell us: What do you think of Humphries’s eloquii campaign?

–Reporting by Charlotte Triggs


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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

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Kassie on

Kaela is Beautiful_i saw her on KKTNY n I think her eyes are so mesmerising n she has a nice personality too.

No offence to anyone but she’s 100 times better looking than all the KKK’s

Good to see you give publicity to ROLEmodels like Kaela

Jennifer on

she is very pretty.

Tammy on

She may be considered a plus size model, but she looks like a normal American woman to me. Sad how people still think models have to look like stick figures. Wish we had more models like her.

Stayce on

She really is quite striking. I don’t like the pictures of her in the horizontal stripes, however. Horizontal stripes are not right for plus size women. That said, I love her eyes and her energy. Good for her!

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jw on

Wow, plus size? What’s with these labels? She looks like a curvy beautiful woman to me. Hope you have a great career, don’t change for the industry! Can’t say I am big fan of these particular outfits…

bbb on

@Tammy. I strongly disagree with you. She does not look like the average American. And there is something in between Kaela’s size and a stick figure model that would be perfectly normal and appropriate. Anorexia should not be promoted, but neither should obesity and as pretty as Kaela is she does fall into the category of obese, not morbidly obese but obese nonetheless.

Kasee on

bbb, agreed. Healthy should be the goal – not anorexic, but not overweight either. Just because something is average doesn’t make it healthy, as the average American IS overweight.

gwena on

Actually, unless you know her exact height and weight to measure her BMI, you don’t know if she’s obese. She just might be under it. She just might have a bigger frame. You don’t know her medical history.

Jeanne on

@bbb. In no way is Kaela obese. She is a healthy, curvy woman. She’s beautiful and I wish her the best in this industry that still focuses on rail-thin models. As a plus-size woman, I applaud her.

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