Chubby Vogue Divas 1#

My Name is Desiree


A Sotho Woman

Also known as Moratuoa ngwanana wa ha Lekhoaba,

A clan where ladies are full-figured, voluptuous, strong and gorgeous.


I am fortunate to be a size 40. I love being bold and beautiful

.. Contrary to the everyday stories about curvy creatures like me, I took charge of how I look, I never let anybody bring me down because of my fully-fledged features, I rather made the next person feel hungry.

from those moments on, I decided I am going to be a sister that lifts the African figure up, help those who don’t see how amazing they really are see how great it is.

Without much talking, I will take my calculated strides and YOU WILL KNOW I HAVE ARRIVED. I will move my body in such a way that it will seem as if a symphony will be behind every move.. I will speak with a strong voice and laugh boldly to my body’s capacity.

It was when my confidence was high, when my speech, gestures and laughter spoke to my embrace that Charmain Carrol had spotted that difference and proposed a photoshoot. This was an opportunity to express myself visually. I agreed. I loved it.

My body spoke to me, she was happy to twist and turn in angles that I had never known existed, she was more than flattered, only the camera understood her language.






Here’s to the sisters with curves- ubuhle bakho is deep.

Love your big. Show your beautiful

 Photoshoot done in Randburg Johannesburg on the 25-10-2014 


17 thoughts on “Chubby Vogue Divas 1#

  1. wow… to think I always become stressed and depressed when I gain weight to a size 34. This just changed my mind-set of big bodies. Big is beautiful indeed, you are beautiful! 🙂

  2. Jerrrr…. You beautiful! And truly the photographer knows what he was doing. I love them all but my personal best were you wear a black dress and you been shot from the side and those heels too OOOOooo…plus that calve uuuu….dam

  3. I am inspired, as I’m a size 38, I hve an african curved body too but most of the tym I feel depressed coz of my size, nd wanting to luk a bit slimmer, but after reading this nd seeing these pictures, I just luv bieng me now.

  4. Woooow Moratua u look fabulouse… My weight depresses me as am a size 38. But now am realy inspired to accept nd love my curves. U are a true inspiration to us all

  5. wow ratu…I love the Spirit that’s driving you right now, being a health student, I must say, I will never advice any patient to become skinny, but to lead a healthy lifestyle and nomatter your dress size, your an expression of healthy lifestyle, I see it in your smile, in your eyes and in your heart, a healthy person is someone who is beautiful from the inside.

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