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Tonya Giddens

Location: New York, NY United States
Birthday: Jan 6th
Joined: Dec 5th, 2013
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Tonya Giddens is a former plus model that attended the prominent Historically Black College/University Norfolk State University in Virginia, concentrating on a degree in Radio and Television Production.
Tonya veered away from the world of mass communication to enter into the world of fashion. She completed the Plus Academy, a training program for up and coming plus size models and went on to appear in numerous fashion shows as well as being featured in Sister 2 Sister magazine and Fashion Manuscript (the bible of the fashion industry), among other publications. Her television credits include Fox 5′s Good Day New York and BET.
Tonya retired from the plus modeling industry and has been the Beauty Director of Full Figured Fashion Week®, the groundbreaking and highly successful fashion event dedicated to showcasing the visibility of plus size women, since its inception in 2009.
A former pageant queen (Ms. Exquisite Full Figured USA 2012) Tonya created the Ms. Full Figured HBCU Pageant™( Launching in 2016, she hopes that the Ms. Full Figured HBCU Pageant™ will serve as a springboard to nurture and empower young plus size women at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.Tonya is also launching her very own talk show, What’s the T, in Fall 2015.
In addition to all these accomplishments Tonya is also the President of the New York chapter of the Norfolk State University Alumni Association.
Current Whereabouts:
I am the Creator/Executive Producer of The Ms. Full Figured HBCU Pageant™, launching March 2015.
Life & Professional Aspirations:
To be the best at what I do and not step on people to get to where I want to go.
Education   (request update)
Norfolk State University class of 1992
Undergrad Major: Mass Communication
High School: HS Of Music & Art in , class of 1988
Activities & Accomplishments:
Vocal Major
I currently work with SE as SE
I have 0 years of experience working in the Arts, Entertainment, and Media industry.
Plus Model/Student casting Plus Model/Student casting
Ms. Full Figured HBCU™ is looking for Plus Models and Plus students attending HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) to participate in the first ever Fashion Showcase which will be held ...more
Posted by Tonya Giddens on September 17th, 2014 • 606 Views
Casting for Upcoming Event Casting for Upcoming Event
The Ms. Full Figured HBCU Pageant™ is casting for the first ever Fashion Showcase Sunday December 15. If you know a student attending an HBCU between sizes 14-24 we are looking for you! We are also l ...more
Posted by Tonya Giddens on December 5th, 2013 • 592 Views
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