5 Questions—CURVY GIRLS Edition: Ivory May

The CURVY GIRLS edition of 5 Questions continues with another cast member. We’re getting to know the ladies from NuvoTV’s hot reality show, before the June 11th premiere of Season 2! This time it’s the stunning Ivory May! Beautifully sassy and always one to shake things up a bit!

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Photo by Nicole LeBris

Name: Ivory May
Occupation: Plus-size supermodel
and creator of Ivory’s Bombshell Bootcamp
Hometown: Hilo, Hawaii
Current City: New York City
Web Site: www.ivorymay.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ivorymay
Twitter: @ivorymay
Instagram: @ivorymay

What do you love most about being a model?

I have received so many blessings since becoming a model 12 years ago. The travel has been wonderful, the money is great, the confidence it has brought me is invaluable. But, hands down, the best thing I have been blessed with because of this industry is the amazing friends it has brought me. Denise Bidot, Nicole LeBris, Casey McCabe, Erin Tinsley, Paulette Osborne, and Elizabeth Taylor just to name a few. These women are amazing and they inspire me daily and have helped me to become who I am.

What is your definition of a true “Curvy Girl?”

A Curvy Girl is someone who is confident in them self and doesn’t hold back; someone who embraces life and goes for it no matter what. Curvy girls support one another and are always there to lift you up if you’re feeling down. Curvy is an attitude more than it is a size.

Ivory May

Photo by Olan Montgomery

If you could model for ANY designer (dead or alive) who would it be and why?

Oh, gosh, now you KNOW I can’t just name one! Top of the list is Alexander McQueen. His pieces are just sickeningly beautiful. Then probably Max Azria for Herve Leger…what those designs do for women’s bodies is nothing short of AMAZING. I’d also kill to be the first plus-size model to work for Victoria’s Secret…that MUST be in the works, right?

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not in front of a camera?

That’s a tough one-I have so many interests and hobbies. I LOVE mentoring new models and I love inspiring women to be themselves which is why I created Ivory’s Bombshell Bootcamp. I also play beach volleyball at a competitive level and I love it. It is my physical passion and I’m so lucky it’s so good for my body. It feels so great to be active while also having fun. In addition, I play competitive Scrabble, love to cook, sing (read: Karaoke fiend), make up new cocktails, go sailing, play cards, help animal charities and have game nights with friends. Told you I have a lot of interests!

What helpful advice would give to a new or aspiring model?

Enroll in the next session of Ivory’s Bombshell Bootcamp! And know that this is a business, it’s not for the weak or faint of heart. And most of all, confidence is key!

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Photo by Nicole LeBris


CURVY GIRLS premieres June 11 at 10 p.m. only on NuvoTV!


*All images courtesy of Ivory May.