Philomena Kwao


Philomena Kwao is a plus size model, based in London, represented by the prestigious Models1 Agency.  Unique in being the first black plus size model to hail from the UK, Philomena’s look is especially exceptional. Having been scouted earlier this year in an Evans/Style 369 Model search, Philomena has been quoted by her agent as being “the incredible addition to our books, leading the way in a new generation of curvy models”; also adding that Philomena “wowed the whole team with her striking beauty and grace in front of the camera.”

This year has seen Philomena grace the pages of Cosmopolitan UK in an 8 page fashion editorial entitled ;’The Body is Back’, and additionally Pride Magazine, Black Hair and Beauty Magazine and Monki Magazine. Additionally, Philomena was named the face of plus size fashion brand Style 369 and has worked with plus brand Evans and Chalou to date.

Philomena was nominated for the Rising Star category in the 2012 GUBA Awards and we are so pleased that she won on the 10th November, 2012 event.

Philomena is currently conducting a survey about how easy it is for people to find tailors / seamstresses when they want something custom made and explore ways to make this process more efficient (especially if you move to a new place or your usual tailor / seamstress is unavailable for when you need that item of clothing made). I am also trying to figure out where people draw their inspiration from regarding what styles to make etc.  Have you ever had the dilemma of needing something made but not being able to find the right person?  To take part, please click on her image above and share your views.

You can be part of Philomena’s journeys by liking her Philomena Fan Page and also by following her on twitter and instagram @Philomenakawo

Have a look at some of Philomena’s pictures in the gallery below. Click on a picture to start the slideshow.