A PLUS-SIZE model is on a mission to challenge views about weight.

Rosie Sizer, 21, has been modelling for two years and is a size 16 to 18.

The mum, who lives in Tiptree, said: “Because I am a plus size model, I face a lot of bias and I get told I am fat, unattractive and, most annoyingly of all, I’m supposedly unhealthy.

“I made it my little mission to make sure women and men know it is actually OK to carry a little bit of extra weight and still love being yourself and to have a positive self image.”

Rosie said she eats three meals a day, practises pilates every day and walks.

Her modelling includes vintage, pin-up girl and edgier, alternative looks.

She has posed for a calendar and done shoots for clothing companies.

She is also moving into burlesque dancing and singing and said photographers she has worked with prefered to work with curvy women instead of those who are very slim.