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Former cleaner becomes Sports Illustrated swimsuit finalist

Sunday - 05/11/2017 22:42
TO MAKE ends meet as she was trying to find work as a model, Tabria Majors worked as a cleaner in LA. Now she is a Sports Illustrated swimsuit finalist.

SPORTS Illustrated Swimsuit Issue finalist Tabria Majors was ‘maid’ to model.

The 27-year-old beauty from Nashville, Tennessee, told the New York Post she had no desire to pose until an agency scouted her on Instagram in 2014.


Might be on the next tee 🤔😊 📸 @jessyjphoto

A post shared by Tabria Majors (@tabriamajors) on Oct 25, 2017 at 11:06am PDT

When she left her nine-to-five job as a production assistant in Los Angeles to pursue modelling full-time in 2015, she took a side gig as a maid to support her new career.

“Modelling is an expensive career when you first start — you have to invest in yourself and pay for photo shoots and maintain your appearance,” Majors said.

“When I told people at modelling jobs [that I was moonlighting as a cleaner], they looked at me with disgust.”


Like...who do I think I am? Lol #underboob 📸 @krishphotos HMU @angelalvarado 👙 @forever21

A post shared by Tabria Majors (@tabriamajors) on Sep 29, 2017 at 10:32am PDT

They’re not looking at her that way anymore. Majors cleaned her last home a year ago, and now she’s focused on her modelling career and podcast “The Thick,” where she talks about her experiences being a plus-size woman of colour.

Majors on the catwalk at in Miami Beach, Florida. Picture: Getty
Majors on the catwalk at in Miami Beach, Florida. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

Majors says her stint as a maid “taught me a lot — I can handle a lot more than [other] people can. I’ll do whatever I need to do to get where I wanna be.”

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and has been republished here with permission.

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