Inspirations: Tatiana Gaião by Patricia Morgado

The Brazilian plus size model Tatiana Gaião has a very inspiring life story. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, she has struggled with self esteem issues and has learned to love her beautiful body .

She’s the plus size version of the Girl from Ipanema.

She’s an inspiration to curvy women n Brazil (myself included) and a dear friend. I’d like More of me to Love community to get to know her better.

Tatiana is a military nurse at the fire department in Rio de Janeiro and her modeling career has happened almost by chance.

She’s participated in one of the Model for a Day editions and her beautiful pictures were featured on well known plus size blogs in Brazil.

After that, she enrolled in the First Miss Plus Size contest in Brazil. Guess what? She won and has become the first Miss Plus Size in 2010!