- 1 Early Life and Education: Growing Up in San Diego
- 2 Career Beginnings: Natural Models LA and Promoting a Healthy Body Image
- 3 The Next Step: A move to NYC and Wilhelmina Models
- 4 Continued Success: Fashion Nova, Volcom and more
- 5 Personal Life: Does She Have a Boyfriend?
- 6 What is Venezia Cruz’s Net Worth?
- 7 Hr Body: What Are Venezia Cruz’s Body Measurements?
- 8 Social Media Presence
Born under the sign of Aquarius, on 14 February 1998, Venezia Cruz is a 21-year-old plus-sized model currently based in New York City. Signed to several fashion agencies, she has managed to overcome the stereotypes surrounding plus-sized models in the fashion industry. Her work portfolio includes photoshoots and promo videos for many prominent high fashion and streetwear brands.
Early Life and Education: Growing Up in San Diego
Venezia was born to an American family in San Diego, California, where she spent most of her childhood. It is also speculated that she has Latin roots, judging by her surname and physiognomy. Her parents’ identities are unknown, which is a sign that she doesn’t want her personal life mixing with her career. While attending high school, Venezia tried her hand at modeling, but was hesitant because of her curvy figure. However, plus-sized models became more prominent, and she was noticed by several talent agencies, and went on to break into the modeling scene. Her breakthrough came at a perfect time for women all around the world.
Career Beginnings: Natural Models LA and Promoting a Healthy Body Image
During her high school days, Venezia signed her first contract with Natural Models LA. This distinguished talent agency was founded by Braford and Katie Willcox, in an effort to shift the public preference from unrealistic standards to a realistic and attainable body image for women of all ages. The agency features a roster of models with freckles, Vitiligo and types of bodily “imperfections” that were once considered taboo in the fashion world. During her time at Natural Models LA, Venezia developed confidence in her figure, which was also aided by her Instagram account becoming increasingly popular.
The Next Step: A move to NYC and Wilhelmina Models
Upon getting her first taste of the fashion industry, Venezia made a decision to move to The Big Apple and further expand her career -. New York City is known as the fashion capital of the world, and is home to some of the biggest names in the industry, so for this young aspiring model to relocate was a good move. She immediately attracted the interest of Wilhelmina Models, a renowned talent agency founded by Dutch model Wilhelmina Cooper, and representing some of the most famous names in the fashion and music world, such as Nicki Minaj, Normani, Leona Lewis and Sora Choi. Venezia fitted right into their plans of assembling a roster of plus-sized models, and with her growing popularity, the partnership was a match made in heaven. Somewhere around this time, Venezia also signed a contract with Osbrink Agency, a powerhouse in both entertainment and the fashion industry.
Continued Success: Fashion Nova, Volcom and more
In 2018. Venezia became the new face of Fashion Nova, a brand that provides budget alternatives to high-fashion solutions such as Gucci, Versace and Louis Vuitton. In particular, Venezia is the face of Fashion Nova Curve, a special subsidiary dedicated to women with curvy body types and soon-to-be mothers. This caused a spike in her popularity, as she joined the likes of Cardi B and other famous Fashion Nova representatives. The same year, she also started promoting Forever 21, becoming an essential face of their plus-size collection. In early 2019, Venezia scored another hit when she became the new face of Volcom’s line for plus-sized women. The renowned streetwear and outdoor clothing brand found the perfect person to market their products for curvier body types.
Personal Life: Does She Have a Boyfriend?
As far as we know, Venezia Cruz is currently single and focused on her modeling career. However, we do know that she had a boyfriend to whom she dedicated an Instagram post in 2016, even though it seems that they separated. She is a known fan of fellow Californian rapper ScHoolboy Q, whose songs we can regularly hear in her Instagram stories. While being featured in the Curve Model Stories series by the popular YouTube channel AllGoodThingsNetwork, Venezia said: ‘I like men that are willing to cook me dinner. It doesn’t matter if it’s the microwave – it’s the effort that counts.’ In the same interview, she also stated ‘I like people that are positive because sometimes I’m not having the best day and in situations like these, you need your partner to give you a little push.’ Venezia also loves traveling and she’s more than happy to post photos from places like Colombia, Santa Monica and other destinations.
What is Venezia Cruz’s Net Worth?
According to several reputable sources, Venezia Cruz already has a net worth of close to $1 million, as of mid-2019, accumulated through several campaigns for brands like Fashion Nova and Volcom, as well as appearances in magazines. Given her current popularity and the way she’s regarded in the fashion industry, this number is only going to rise in the foreseeable future. Signed to three agencies, Venezia has no shortage of work opportunities, and she’s slowly building her brand, one Instagram post at a time.
Hr Body: What Are Venezia Cruz’s Body Measurements?
Venezia stands at 5’7’’ (170cm) and her weight is 187 lbs (85kg). She has a 43’ (110cm) bust size, a 31’ (79cm) waist size, rounded up by a hip diameter of 45’ (116cm). As for her bra size, she wears a 48D (US)/ 110D (US) cup, and her shoe size is US9, while the dresses she wears range from size 14 to 16. With her luscious brown hair and big brown eyes, she is definitely one of the brightest prospects in the modern fashion world.
Social Media Presence
Venezia’s popularity is a direct result of her presence on Instagram. Her account has 320,000 followers, and it all started with a mirror selfie back in 2013. She now effectively uses Instagram as a marketing platform to promote the brands she is signed to. Fashion Nova in particular uses an Instagram-centric marketing strategy, which perfectly coincides with young models like Venezia. In addition to product promotion, Venezia never hesitates to post messages of encouragement to her followers, always promoting a healthy and natural way of life.