María Jimenez Pacifico, a Dorothy Perkins model, who used to be severely bullied at school for being overweight is now starting a revolution of plus sized models.
Unfortunately, bullying is a common problem that kids face in the playground. But as the saying goes, success is the best revenge.
That couldn’t be truer for model, Maria Jimenez Pacifico who suffered torment from her classmates back at school.
Even when she began modelling, she says she would often feel upset because her body didn’t match the pictures she saw in all the other magazines.
She is now a leading face of many Dorothy Perkins ad campaigns and considered to be a leading light and inspiration to plus sized models (between sizes 14 - 22) not only in Columbia, but across the world.
Other leading faces in the world of plus sized modelling include American, Ashley Graham. The likes of Pacifico and Graham are changing the way people interpret models and fighting for representation of all shapes and sizes.
Dorothy Perkins was founded in 1909, selling women’s fashion across all sizes, catering for tall and petite women. They operate 576 stores in the UK alone.
There is a Dorothy Perkins reward scheme in place, where Dorothy Perkins customers can claim an account card. The card offers Dorothy Perkins vouchers, coupons and more.
As well as out of house brands, Dorothy Perkins also has a large range of own brand products to purchase online or in store.
The company was founded in 1919, and owned by the Farmer family.
There are currently over 600 stores in the UK and a further 90 worldwide.
Dorothy Perkins stores were named after a pink English Rose.