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Kaela Humphries (Kim Kardashian Former Sister-In-Law) Quit Her Job For Plus-Size Modeling (Photos)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: Mail Online

Photo Credit: Mail Online via Kaela Humphries Facebook – Elloquii

Posted: Thursday May 24, 2012 @1:31 a.m. PST

 

 

Kim Kardashian’s former sister-in-law, Kaela Humphries, has revealed why she quit her career as a medical sales rep to pursue plus-size modelling.

The 29-year-old sister of NBA star Kris Humphries moved to New York from Minnesota in March, after she signed on to Ford Model’s plus-size division.

As the new face of Limited’s Eloquii line, she told People magazine: ‘I didn’t know about plus-size modeling, or that you could make a career out of it!’

 

After a photographer saw Miss Humphries’ picture, saying she had ‘pretty eyes,’ she decided to ‘go for gold’ with full-time modelling.

Shortly after, she booked shoots with both Nordstrom and Kohl’s.

 

Miss Humphries, who attended college on a full sporting scholarship, said when she retired from swimming to focus on modelling she went up three dress sizes.

Standing at 5’11, she admits she recently lost 40lbs to fit the preferred U.S. size 16 of the plus-size modelling industry.

‘It’s competitive out there there,’ she explained.

Ms Humphries says she avoids carbs after 8pm and works out twice a day for up to two hours, but still indulges in treats every now and again.

She said: ‘Even if I am a plus-size model, I have to be in the best shape for me.’

‘And I’ll have the hamburger,’ she added, ‘But I should probably say I’m getting a salad.’

Ford is confident she will follow in the steps of Crystal Renn and Ashley Graham, saying in a statement: ‘A true size 16-18, Kaela will be in a league of her own.’

Ms Humphries became a household name after her brother married reality TV personality Kim Kardashian on in 2011.

Before it was announced that Ms Kardashian filed for divorce from Mr Humphries after 72 days of marriage, Ms Humphries appeared on Kim & Kourtney Take New York.

Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries, and Kaela Humphries. Photo Credit: Kim Kardashian

Kaela Humphries. Photo Credit: Kaela Humphries Facebook

Kaela Humphries. Photo Credit: Mail Online via Eloquii

Kaela Humphries. Photo Credit: Mail Online via Eloquii

Kris Humphries’s Sister Kaela Becomes A Plus-Size Model (Photo)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source: People

Photo Credit: People via Ford

Posted: Tuesday March 6, 2012 @ 5:50 p.m. PST

 

Kris Humphries isn’t the only member of his family with a cool job: his older sister, Kaela, just inked a deal with FORD Models’ FORD + division, which specializes in plus-size talent.

“The division that brought you Crystal Renn, Ashley Graham, Candice Huffine and Marquita Pring among others is excited at the prospect of bringing this beautiful, engaging young woman to markets worldwide,” the agency said in a release. “A true size 16-18, Kaela will be in a league of her own.”

The Minnesota native made her runway debut in the fall, walking in the over-the-top Richie Rich show during New York Fashion Week. She also appeared on Kim & Kourtney Take New York, and the recent CW semi-reality show Remodeled.

“There’s a word that I can’t stand, this world ‘plus-size’ model,” Paul Fisher, a longtime modeling agent featured on Remodeled, told Zap2It earlier this year when asked about Humphries. “Kaela, they call her a plus-size model. I don’t even know what this word plus means. She’s normal. She’s perfect. She’s beautiful.”

 

Kris Humphries's Sister Kaela. Photo Credit: People via Ford

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