Torrid Model Search

2012 is almost here and we hope to see a new Torrid Model Search this coming summer of 2012. The Plus size clothing line Torrid does a annual modeling contest where they search nationwide to find the curviest girls around to represent the brand.

Torrid model contest

Torrid hires plus size models to show off their fashion trends both in their catalogs and online. Torrid is the most popular plus size model search in the country and every year thousands of models apply.

Torrid looks for the trendy plus size model and helps curvy girls realize their dream of modeling since modeling is not just for the twigs.

Normally, the way it works is that during the summer months, Torrid stores across the country host the model search, take applications as well as hosting many other events for the ladies.

The model competition is called ‘Torrids House of Dreams Model Search’. The model search is a great way to get exposure and rumor has it that in recent years quite a few of their finalists ended up with modeling contracts with big agencies such as Ford Models and Wilhelmina.

Torrid sells many items including lots of denims, accessories, intimate apparel, shoes and gift items.  Torrid sells clothing for every occasion from casual sweaters and denim to party dresses. Torrid only offers plus sizes from 12 to 26 in very flattering styles no matter what size.

Torrid has stores in just about every mall from coast to coast. Along with taking applications in stores they usually do an online and mail in application as well for people who are not close enough to a store. The contest also sometimes includes online voting so everyone can participate and vote for their favorite model.

Aside from the annual model search, Torrid also does other events like last years High School Model competition and the hi school fashion advisory panel they created with 12 finalists.

Don’t want to wait for the search, well you do not have to. Torrid accepts applications from models by mail and email.

Here is what you need:

First and last name
Phone number and where you live
Email Address

Sizes in Torrid Clothing, you can check their site for sizing information



Two Photos- One should be a headshot and the other a full body shot. Make sure photos are well lit and under 2MB in size.

send the above to:
you can mail your information to:
Internet Torrid Model
Torrid, Inc.
18305 E. San Jose Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91748

BTW, Torrid is based in Southern California and normally wants models from the local area. Models outside of Southern California may still be considered but would have to travel to Southern California and have to pay for any travel expenses.

So post your comments and stay tuned for the latest information onTorrid’s model search for 2012 and 2013!

33 thoughts on “Torrid Model Search

  1. Eunice

    I was wondering if they’re still looking for people. I don’t know, I want to give it a try and to prove you can still look beautiful with extra fat. I’m a 3x/4x, 5’3, and 19. However, I’m far from California.

  2. Ricci Morgan

    My name is Ricci Morgan. I’m 15 going on 16. I weigh about 211 pound 5’6. I wear size 18 Jeans and large/xlarge shirt depending on the shirt! I have always wanted to be a model but I’ve always thought you have to be a twig to get hired anywhere but I realized models come in all shapes and sizes and I would love to be one!

  3. cassie reyes

    Hi I’m Cassie, I always thought about modeling, when I was younger. I’m 21 now and 5’11, about to be 6, I’m on the border line. I’m about 235, but I’m trying to lose more wait. I’m a bashful person, love smiling and talking to so many people. I would love to be part of torrid.

  4. livvy

    Hello I’m Livvy. I’ve always wanted to become a model and tried torrid millions of times to get into their modeling business. still I am not giving up on it.

    Height: 5’3

    weight: 200 lbs and losing weight in the process

    Shoes: 6-7 and a half

    shirt: XL-XXL because of large breast

    Pants: 20-18 Depends on the style

    I’m not sure how this really works out, but I would love to become a model and try new experiences each day of my life before I die. I shop at torrid when I’m near a mall. I love the clothing that fits me because I couldn’t in other stores and I love the designers on the cloths that torrid makes. I would love to become a plus size model and show the world that cute plus size girls can show their stuff and still be beautiful.

  5. My Facebook and other sites with my pictures (including Flicker) are linked to my resume.

    I would like to be a Plus size model. Criminals in Ohio were calling models, and in Las Vegas some rip off people who ‘roll’ others models. I would like to be a real model instead of a victim.

  6. Tempest Shardae Earl

    Hello my name is Tempest and I have been interested in plus size modeling for quite some time now. I love Torrid’s clothing because they make me feel my age, unlike many stores that make me feel that because I am plus sized that I should dress as if I am a frumpy old woman. I am a size 2 in Torrid Jeans and a 1 and a 2 in Torrid tops and I wear a 10m in shoes, I weigh 203lbs and I am between 5’8 and 5’9 in height. I will be sending my headshot and full body photos into you soon. I look forward to possibly working with you all.

  7. Marla

    My name is Marla. I am 24 years old. I am 6 ft tall size 16-18. I have no modeling experience but would love to give it a try.

  8. lateira

    hi my name is Lateira and I am 24 years old. I love taking pictures. I have a friend that takes lots of pictures of me. Torrid is my favorite clothing store. I want to become a plus size model that’s all I ever dream to be. I love the skin I’M in. I am a size 18 now and I am 5’3″. I am very photogenic.

  9. Sayda

    I was debating wether I should send this email out or not.
    I decided to do so since many people have told me I should look into becoming a plus size model.
    I am 5’11 and a size 18.
    Can you please give me information as to how to become one.
    Your attention is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

  10. Kari

    I want to be a model for Torrid.

  11. Ruth

    Do you guys know when the model search is? the deadline and all

  12. I’m 18, 5”6′. I about about a size 22-24 sometimes a 26 depending on how something is made. I love smiling, showing off, dressing up, and doing my hair. I’m very interested in being a Torrid Model, because I was always told I wasn’t pretty or I was too “f*#” to do anything. My father passed away and told me to do whatever I wanted to do. He would love it, if I were to become a model for Torrid.

  13. Toni Shumake

    Hi my name is Toni Shumake, i am 25 years old 5″8 and i wear a size 20. I am a very trendy person and love to wear heels, i would also have to say that i am a very photogenic person. i don’t have any modeling background but i would love to begin and i am very interested in being a torrid model.

  14. Peral Carrington

    Hello, I am very interested in becoming a plus size model for Torrid. I love that you have clothing just for the plus sise ladie that keep them in style and feeling sexy at the same time. I am 5’7 and I 209 lbs. I have modeled before but it has been a long time.

  15. Danielle Mavrak

    I am Danielle, but where i am from my nickname for myself is Dani Mavs, quite catchy. I am only 18 years old, but i know i have what it takes. All i need is one chance for success.

  16. Nakita

    Hi, my name is Nakita Walker and im 25 years old. im 5’7 and wear size 20. i carry my weight very well and i have all the curves in the right places. i will love to be a torrid model so i can represent for the big girls. we are all beautiful

  17. blanca chavez

    hello i am blanca chavez i am 21 years old and i am 5’7 i been modeling for 3 years in this clothing line name i have experience in modeling and runways .. this is my third time applying for torrid and hopefully i have a chance with you guys this year ….love you guys and to all thick girl around the world


  18. Unique Davis

    Hi my name is Unique im 18 years old…..although my name is definately unique i tend to wear the name quite well…..u see im not your avergae model plus size at that because i stand at only 5″2 an im a cnfident size 20 but i carry my weight in all the right places…….i am simply just asking for one chance not two nor three just One Chance to fullfill my dream of becoming a modell for Torrid

  19. shirly

    hi i am shirley i’m a plus size model i am 5’7 and i want to be a part of this!

  20. Geraldine Mata

    I would love to model for Torrid, it shows that thick chicks like us can be fierce and nothing should stop us from accomplishing dreams. ;)XOXO

  21. Hi my name is jamie. I’m a size 24 and I’m 6’1 I’m not sure about my weight ,but I’m loving torrid fashion and I would love to show off my curves in torrid clothing its sexy, sheek and on me it looks very dominate. I just love torrid

  22. Melissa Collins

    Can you please let me know the time date and place and I’ll be there:)

  23. Myka Drake

    i want in!!! 😀

  24. Kay B

    Thin girls can’t win because the curvy girls are coming in…I can’t wait till the competition begins

  25. Rachel Caver

    Hi I will love to model for torrid I am 51 inch waist 5’8is my hieght I am very porportion out

  26. wakeitha Eubanks

    Hello im Wakeitha Eubanks and i would LOVE to model for torrid, it would truly be a dream come true, i have always been a plus size girl that loved every curve i have,im also a fun people’s person that i believe would be great to representive for torrid 2012. Please contact me for any upcoming events that i can enter into, im also willing to travel. My contact number is. Thank you all and i hope to hear from you soon. My sizes are a 2 in shirts and i wear a 16 in pants, body is also toned.

  27. Jocelyn

    I am HIGHLY interested to become the next new face for Torrids 2012 modeling contest. I have been a BIG fan of Torrids for 3 years and I have some of their clothing. But fo the past two years I applied to be a plus size model for Torrids and got an email saying they weren’t sponsoring any more model contests at that time. I was highly disappointed because I live in a small city in Georgia that doesn’t feature acting/modeling type industry opportunities. I’m a fulltime dishwasher at a hotel undesirally, & its been my childhood dream to act/model. I really hope this
    changes because this will definitely change my life, and my dreams will come true.

  28. Dominique

    Does the body shot have to be with just a bra and underwear or clothed?

  29. Kim

    I am very much interest in your 2012 model search, I am 5’5 after heels closer to 5’8-5’9 as I tend to wear them high. I currently have one of my Avant Garde comp card in beautiful black Torrid dress. Please keep me updated with information.

  30. My name is Lhea and Im a size 15/16 and would LOVE to model for Torrid. I have been trying to be a Model for Torrid since I was 23 years old and would really appreciate the chance to model your clothing for you and show the world of young plus size ladies that you can be plus size and still have style. Confidence comes from within but the clothes help to boosst that confidence by 10 and TORRID has that look 🙂

  31. Elsie

    Hi, I am 5’6″ and 150 lbs. I am a size 10 which is too big for regular modeling and too small for plus size. I am right in between and I do not know what to do. I love Torrid stores and I shop at Torrid often usually taking clothes that are a size too large just because I love their styles so much. I am only 15 and still growing so I figure I will be a size 12 soon, even though I would rather be smaller my family is all plus sizes and I am very curvy. I would love to model for Torrid and I hope my size does not get in the way since I know I am still growing.

    1. Elsie

      I also have to mention that I love the dresses that Torrid offers and my sister got her prom dress from there.

  32. Allison

    My name is Allison and I am a size 16. I have thought about being a plus size model and I want the opportunity to do so. I am really tall. I am 5’11” and 170 lbs. I work out a lot so I do not look fat, but I am a very curvy girl. I shop at Torrid all the time both in the store and online. Torrid is my favorite clothing store because they have clothes that fit me very well unlike most other shops where it is almost impossible to find anything in my size. Please pick me to model in your next photo shoot. It would be a dream come true.

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