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Liis Windischmann is a Canadian plus-size model based in Toronto, Ontario.

Liis Windischmann
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Known forPlus-size model

Early yearsEdit

Windischmann first modeled at the age of 16.[1] She was told to lose weight, which she decided against.[1] Four years later she was spotted by a talent scout in a mall and began to work as a plus-size model.[1]


Windischmann has worked with brands including Addition Elle, Reitman's and Laura.[2] In 2006, she hosted a half-hour TV show for Canadian Learning Television on modelling.[3] In 2007 she created the Fenomenal Calendar of plus size women and she created the Walk the Catwalk event where she encouraged the use of more sample sizes.[2] She was the director of Ben Barry Agency.[4] She is also the Fashion Insider for LouLou Magazine’s 14+.[4]

In 2011, Windischmann was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.[1] As a result of her illness, she lost nearly 50 pounds.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Thompson, June (14 December 2014). "Gratitude and trust: a mantra for the New Year". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "An Interview With Plus Size Model Liis Windischmann". She Does the City. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  3. ^ "She'll teach you to strike a pose". National Post. 29 May 2006. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Liis Windischmann". Plus Models Today. Retrieved 8 July 2014.