Empowered by PLUS Model Magazine

University of Tampa student Cateri Palmieri was changed by her recent NYC experience.

In February, PLUS Model Magazine announced the winners of its latest Real Woman/Real Model reader search. In March, the five chosen women graced the pages of the monthly magazine.

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But it is in April, via The Tampa Tribune, that arrives the best news of all. Before participating in the PLUS Model Magazine competition and Always For Me swimsuit shoot, Cateri Palmieri (pictured, left), a criminology student at the University of Tampa, was too embarrassed to hang out at the campus swimming pool. No longer:

“The modeling shoot in New York exceeded all expectations I could have imagined,” Palmieri says…

Since her return to campus, Palmieri is no longer afraid of going to the pool. “The idea of real women who show their curves and impact others to be self-assured is very empowering,” she says. “I plan on promoting this aspect to everything I do in life.”

The magazine started its Real Woman series last August and is already on the lookout for participants in the next, fifth installment, to be showcased in the June 2015 issue. The article in the Tribune was written by intern and fellow University of Tampa student Lauren Richey.
 
[Image via: plus-model-mag.com]