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• Hunter McGrady is a plus-size model and healthy body image activist
• She was born in 1993 and raised in Los Angeles, California
• Her breakthrough came when she joined the Wilhelmina Models agency and posed in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
• She is currently signed to Wilhelmina Models Curve Division in New York and Los Angeles and has worked with many brands
• She is an active social media user and a body-positive advocate with the hashtag #AllWorthy.
Hunter McGrady was born on the 4th May 1993, in Westlake Village, California USA, and so is currently aged 25. She is a plus-size model and healthy body image activist, probably best recognized for her being the curviest model to appear in the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition” in 2017, as well as in such magazines as “Vogue”.
Would you like to know more about Hunter’s career as a plus-size model? Is she married? How rich is she, as of now? If you are interested, stay tuned.
Concerning her early life, Hunter McGrady spent her childhood in Los Angeles, California, where she was raised alongside her sister by their parents Brynja and Michael McGrady. Her father is an actor best known for his roles in such TV and film titles as “American Crime Story”, “Southland” and “Ray Donovan”. Her mother, Brynja, is recognized for being a model, as are her grandmother and aunt. Regarding her education, there is no information about that in the media.
Talking about her career, Hunter became interested in modeling at the age of 15; however, several modeling agencies told her that she had to lose three inches from her hips to then work as a size zero model, however, in the following year she started as a regular size model, but from the very beginning she had a lot of problems with her size, and as she did not get too many modeling assignments due to her weight, so she decided to try everything from working out for hours to a ‘starvation diet’. All of that led her to start suffering from depression and insecurity, so by the age of 19 she gave up her career, however, her life subsequently changed for the better when she noticed the cover of “Vogue Italia”, which featured such plus-size models as Candice Huffine, Tara Lynn and Robyn Lawley, encouraging her to pursue her career as a plus-size model.
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Hunter’s professional plus-size modeling career officially began when she joined the Wilhelmina Models agency. At that time, she was already size 14, but she had three modeling assignments for “Lucky Brand Jeans”, “Miami Swim Week” and “Forever 21” in less than a week. Then Various offers came one after another, adding a considerable amount to her net worth and increasing enormously her popularity in the fashion industry.
Her career reached its zenith when she participated in the casting for “SI Swimsuit 2017 Model Search”. Although she did not win the competition, she was chosen to be featured on the spread of “Sports Illustrated” magazine’s edition in December of 2016, the curviest model to appear in SI, and especially as she posed on the beach wearing only body paint.
To speak further about her career, Hunter continued to work with SI, and most recently she was a part of the project called “In Her Own Words” in 2018, which represents her official rookie debut. She did a photoshoot during which she had an opportunity to write on her body some words that are very important to her, such as Boundless, Confident, Fearless, Worthy, Powerful and Resilient.
Apart from her collaboration with SI, Hunter is currently signed to Wilhelmina Models Curve Division in New York and Los Angeles. She has worked for such bands as Bare Necessities, Lucky Brand and Lane Bryant, and moreover has also posed for “Swimsuit For All” by Ashley Graham, and appeared as a model for the clothing line “Seven7” design by Melissa McCarthy. Beside that, Hunter also appeared on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week in September of 2017, as well as at the LOFT fashion show, all of which considerably increased her net worth.
She has been an active member of the fashion industry as a professional plus-size model for a while, so if you ever wondered how rich Hunter McGrady is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $6 million, accumulated through her successful career, which makes her one of the wealthiest plus-size models worldwide.
Hunter McGrady is also known for being a healthy body image activist, as she had serious health issues due to her starvation diet in an attempt to lose weight when she was only 16 years old. She is now active in promoting a healthy body image, running the body-positive movement with the hashtag #AllWorthy via her posts on the social media scene. Additionally, Hunter currently collaborates with the JED Foundation for Suicide Prevention, serving in the positions of ambassador and mental health advocate.
Regarding her personal life, Hunter is now in a relationship with her fiancé Brian Keys, who she met online. An interesting fact is that Brian’s ex-girlfriend showed him Hunter on Snapchat. After six months of following her, when she went to New York, Brian contacted her and asked to go out on a date with him. After dating for approximately a year and a half they became engaged in December of 2016 in New York’s Central Park. There is no information about her fiancé Brian, except that he has daughter from a previous relationship.
If i lined up everybody in the whole wide world and could choose anybody, I would choose you. Everytime. 12.29.17 #engaged pic.twitter.com/x2hSEl9fE5
— Hunter McGrady (@HunterMcGrady) December 30, 2017
Speaking about her appearance, Hunter McGrady is apparently a young and beautifully curved lady, though she prefers the term ‘size-inclusive’. She has long wavy blonde hair and green colored eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.80m), while her weight is reputed to be around 238lbs (108kgs), and her vital statistics are 46-40-54.
In addition, Hunter is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, which she uses not only to promote her upcoming projects, but also to share various other contents. She has an Instagram account on which she has almost 500,000 followers, as well as a Twitter account. She also has an official Facebook page, and is active on Snapchat as HunterMcGrady.