Brazil has become the international hot spot for plus size models, as well as the leading exporter of Lard Biscuit hot chicks. First came Fluvia Lacerda, then Julia Pires, and now the lovely Cleo Fernandes. After struggling with her weight and eating disorders as a teenager, Cleo first got into modeling as a part-time job for extra income. She cites Fluvia Lacerda as a major inspiration whose photos encouraged her to enter the field. Cleo quickly found success and went on to win the crown of Miss Plus Size Brazil 2012 at the age of 24. The sweet-faced brunette stands 5' 9" and weighs 216 pounds, with plush measurements of 44-34-49.
"After I started modeling, my point of view about my body began to change," Cleo says. "I was leaving behind that desire of having a skinny body, and began to have my own opinion on beauty, putting aside the social standards. I defend happiness independent of the scale and believe that beauty goes far beyond your dress size!"