With killer curves and tons of confidence, this plus-size model is at the top of her game.
ESSENCE: Did you always want to be in this industry?
PRECIOUS LEE: No! I grew up around beauty and fashion but never considered there was a place for my size as a model. I had actually intended to become a sports and entertainment attorney. I always wanted to be an advocate for someone or an entity that was underrepresented, so being a plus-size model and body activist is amazing.
ESSENCE: You’re so fearless when it comes to showing off your incredible frame. How do you remain so confident?
P.L.: It’s important to embrace where you are no matter what, because at the end of the day that’s where you are now and you deserve to feel good about yourself. I also work on my indomitable spirit daily by doing things that make me feel good. You have to work on you every day.
ESSENCE: Which fashion brands do you think are great for fuller figures?
P.L.: Of course you have your curvy girl go-tos like Lane Bryant. BCBG is moderately priced and has a good size range. Wolford is so good for sexy shapewear that you can wear out. And I’m developing my own line—so stay tuned!
ESSENCE: What are your must-have, would-die-without beauty products?
P.L.: I have to have a facial toner. I adore Lancôme Tonique Radiance. And if you don’t own a Clarisonic brush, get one now! I love the different brushes you can use to customize what you need for your skin.
This article originally appeared in the December issue of ESSENCE Magazine, on newsstands now.
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