Rochelle Monique is a Speaker from the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. At an early age fashion and modeling became her muse. It was the images of models adorned on the cover of fashion magazines and television that sparked her interest in the field. After modeling for over 10 years for plus size brands like Ashley Stewart of Bowie and REBdolls, Rochelle noticed she would often get overlooked for high fashion editorials due to her weight. Maintaining a healthy weight has been a struggle most of her life. At her heaviest Rochelle weighed in at 380 pounds. Deciding it was time for a change, she embarked on a journey of weight loss that would change her life forever. Through Bariatric Surgery (VSG), diet and exercise Rochelle lost over 150 pounds in just a year. Now she helps others fight obesity through fashion consulting, weight loss coaching and motivational speaking engagements.
Rochelle has helped hundreds of women overcome their weight loss issues and fashion dilemmas through her Vlog. She launched the YouTube series "Losing Me" to chronicle the struggles and success of her experience with weight loss surgery. This series sparked an outpouring of support and she was featured in Vice Magazine Online and Black Women Losing Weight blog. She is a brand ambassador for fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands such as, REB Dolls, Fashion Nova, Pop Up Plus, JORD Watches, Smile Brilliant and Pantene. In 2017, she developed the Curves and Mimosas Brunch to encourage women to live their best life. The brunch brings together those in the health, beauty and fashion industry, providing speakers and vendors for a day of self-care. She’s created an apparel line that inspires women to "Smash Your Goals." Rochelle creates a space where people can embrace who they are while never giving up the fight to become better.
Rochelle Monique is breaking down all barriers that restrict curvy women. She is a model with a purpose to help women live a healthier lifestyle while slaying the fashion industry.