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Former Stratford College pupil looking to make it big in the modelling world

Stratford Editorial 29th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A FORMER Stratford College student is looking to quite literally make it big in the modelling world.

Charlotte Griffiths co-founded Bridge Models in London which recently gained fame as the first in the country to sign plus size male models.

Encouraged by an increasing acceptance within the fashion industry towards plus size female models, the agency signed 23 year-old gardener and personal trainer Ben Whit as its first plus size male model.

Charlotte studied drama, media and film studies and English Literature at Stratford College and worked as a model before founding the modelling agency.

She said: “Having the experience as a model was invaluable. It helped me understand the industry and the demands in a way I probably never could have working just behind the desk.

“We launched the first ‘Curve Campaign’ for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer last year and continued to support with an editorial shoot this spring.”

Despite a change in attitudes, Charlotte is aware the fashion industry still faces criticism for the way it portrays body image, but hopes she and Bridge Models can help break down such barriers.

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