Curvy Model of The Month: Liris Crosse

The hot model featured in ESSENCE's summer swim issue shares her fashion and beauty secrets, and the key to finding the right swimsuit for your curves.

Celia L. Smith Aug, 01, 2013

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"We shot at this beautiful beach house right on the water in Key Largo. I wish I could've stayed for a week. I love the water. I also just love when I can work for Essence, period." shares the model about her recent swim shoot with the magazine.

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Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Ethnicity: Black
Measurements: 38-34-46

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"I love getting dressed-up. Who doesn't like feeling like a princess?"

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Crosse's style secret: "A great choice of belts to accentuate your waist."

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"Always make sure you have a great pair of Spanx to keep your curves neat," Crosse suggests.

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"I've been told I have dreamy eyes, full lips and I'm shaped like the number eight!"

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"The key is finding pieces that gives you the support and coverage you need as a curvy woman," Crosse tells us is the secret to shopping for swimsuits and undergarments.

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"I wash my face with Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser then moisturize with Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF30. At night I use Kiehl's Eye Alert," dishes the model on her beauty regimine.

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How does the model get into the groove on set? "Playing anything Beyonce. She always makes me feel like a sexy, confident diva."

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"If you look up the word driven in the dictionary, you should see my picture," Crosse says confidently.