Plus Size Model and Activist Denise Bidot – Mom Journey – Monday

Denise BidotBecoming single mom as a model, changing career trajectories,  when a makeup artist is discovered as a plus size model,  working as a model while pregnant, dealing with all-day morning sickness, epidural challenges, and returning to work quickly after childbirth. Plus Size Model and Activist Denise Bidot shares her Mom Journey with hosts Stacy Igel and Michelle Park.

(Denise’s Instagram: @denisebidot)

In this episode:

  • TGIM? Being glad to go back to work
  • When Michelle took a hard turn in her career because of her daughter’s birth, but she went back. Will she leave TV with the second one?
  • Stacy never really stopped working
  • Single mom Denise Bidot, and the origin of her last name
  • Getting into acting, how sports and music are not her strong suite, clumsiness
  • How she felt at home with theater
  • Unhappy in college, pursued acting in LA and hit walls
  • Denise pursued freelance makeup
  • Being discovered while doing makeup for a plus size model
  • Having a child a year after getting into modeling
  • Changing career trajectories
  • Working while pregnant, and losing a lot of weight because of all-day morning sickness
  • Denise’s easy childbirth of her daughter except for receiving the epidural
  • Going back to work quickly after childbirth, and never stopping
  • Denise’s @MOMSGOTTHIS moment, and getting it together with her mom


Denise Bidot is a plus size model, activist and pioneer of the widely acclaimed body positivity movement. Bidot, a Latina-Arab Miami native, has defied fashions standards since being discovered on a photo shoot back in 2006 where she was working as a makeup artist. Soon after, her modeling career took off and she became one of the most sought models in the curve category. Being the first plus size model to walk multiple runways during New York Fashion Week, her mission has and always will be to utilize her voice to promote change in the way the fashion industry views women and what it means to have a healthy body. As the founder of the No Wrong Way Movement, Bidot is an outspoken critic of representation in the fashion industry, starring in progressive advertisements for companies like Lane Bryant, Target and Dove, who notoriously push the envelope of fashion’s restrictive beauty standards. As a single mother of 10 year old daughter Joselyn, Bidot looks at the younger generation as her inspiration to continue to break down barriers when it comes to self love and acceptance. Bidot is based in New York City where she lives with her daughter and their adorable puppy Millie. For more information, please visit

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