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Tara Lynn (born July 26, 1982) is an American model[5] from Tacoma, Washington. She is best known as a lingerie model for plus-size clothing.[6]

Tara Lynn
Born (1982-07-26) July 26, 1982 (age 35)
Tacoma, Washington
Occupation Model
Years active 2000-present
Modeling information
Agency IMG Models (New York, Paris, Milan, London, Sydney) [1][2][3]
Francina Models (Barcelona)
Heffner Management (Seattle) [4]


Early lifeEdit

Lynn was born on July 26, 1982 in Tacoma, Washington, where she grew up.[7]


Tara Lynn drew attention in the fashion world after being featured in V and in the French Elle’s plus-size fashion shoot. She has also appeared on the cover of the June, 2011 Vogue Italia on the Spanish July 2010 XL-Semanal, in Elle-Québec and in Time magazine in 2010.[8] She has also been featured Glamour.[9] She appeared on the covers of various issues of Lucky Fall Jeans' promotional magazine.[10]

Lynn has appeared in advertisings for H&M.[11]

When Lynn was the covergirl for Elle, the picture was accompanied by the tagline 'The Body' implying that hers is the shape women should aspire to - rather than a slim figure.[12] Since then, Lynn has become one the faces of plus-size modelling.[13] In an interview she admitted to being bullied at as a teenager: 'I was a size 14/16 (UK size 18-20) in high school, and it wasn't the easiest thing. (...) As a 16, I definitely felt like my weight was holding me back. I was supposed to have these bones protruding from my body and clearly that's not the case, and not the way my body's meant to be.'[14]