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21 Questions With… Model Candice Huffine

model Candice Huffine

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Model Candice Huffine, who recently appeared on the cover of ELLE, has been a successful curve model for almost 20 years. A leader in the body positive movement, she recently launched athletic apparel line Day/Won to help women of all sizes feel gorgeous and confident when working out. Candice is personable, relatable and just the kind of woman we should be celebrating. See what we mean as she answers our quickfire questions.

  1. The first thing I do in the morning is… kiss my puppy, Jerry.
  2. The last thing I googled was… places to move my retirement account. #adultingishard
  3. If my days had one extra hour… if Beyoncé gets it all done in 24, I can, too!
  4. The best beauty advice I ever received was… don’t over-pluck your eyebrows.
  5. My desert island beauty product is… Sugar Sport SPF 30 by Fresh.
  6. The best makeup artist tip I learned backstage was… a brush of the brow and curl of the lash changes everrrrrrrything.
  7. When I’m stressed… I clean the house.
  8. When my self-confidence has taken a hit… I go hit a punching bag at Overthrow. And get some laughs in with my girl gang.
  9. My guilty pleasure is… beer and The Real Housewives of every city.
  10. My most memorable career highlight was… landing the cover of Italian Vogue.
  11. When it comes to working out… I run!!!!
  12. The reason I started my own activewear line instead of a ready-to-wear line is… because I’ve lived in activewear since I became a runner and have been marathon training. Setting previously unimaginable goals for myself — like running the New York City Marathon — changed my life, so I wanted to make gear available for ALL women to be able to get out and do the same!
  13.  If you looked at my desktop you’d see… a sign taped on the wall that says, “Your Butt Looks Great Today,” an award I received from Woman Magazine in Spain for Model of the Year for Representing the Diversity of Women, computer, fabric books.
  14. My most memorable travel experience was… my honeymoon in Maui. It was the first time I actually got away from poolside lounging and actually went on adventures. It changed the way I travel forever.
  15.  I’m dying to splurge on… property.
  16. The thing I’m most looking forward to in 2018 is… growing my brand Day/Won!
  17. My favorite place to shop is… Amazon!
  18. When it comes to the plus-size industry, I wish people knew… how to stop treating it like a side note.
  19. My most treasured possession is… nothing material, my husband and dog are all I need to be happy.
  20. My biggest fashion regret is… NONE! I mean not all are fire, but experimenting is the most fun part.
  21. One thing I wish people knew about me is… that I’m exactly the same person on and off social media — not out to paint a picture of perfection, but rather show you that just being you and happy is all you should strive for. Oh, and that I’m a pretty decent singer!