LeAnne J. Mangano

Model Watch: LeAnne J. Mangano

LeAnne J. Mangano stands 5’10 and hopes to change the narrative on our the modeling industry see curvy women. This Bryn Mawr-native hopes to one day model for Prabal Gurung.

Name: LeAnne J. Mangano

Agency, if any: No agency yet, but working on it.

Age: 36

Height: 5’10

Instagram: @leanne_j_mangano

Where were you born? Bryn Mawr, PA, just outside of Philadelphia.

Ethnicity: Bi-racial. African-American and Sicilian.

Zodiac Sign: Pisces ♓

LeAnne J. Mangano

Favorite things: Old movies, all kinds of music, food, and traveling.

What music are you listening to at the moment? H.E.R., Leon Bridges, J Cole, and Teyana Taylor.

Favorite movie, tv show: Movies: Goodfellas, Stalag 17, Jaws. TV Shows: X-Files, Blackish, Project Runway.

Favorite designer, fragrance or grooming/beauty product: I love different designers for different reasons. Dolce & Gabbana are one of my favs for their ultra femininity; in both their clothes and their fragrances.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? Acting or working in non-profit.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway? I’m a science nerd and am a huge Star Trek fan.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country? Philly is a major city with a real neighborhood feel, not just manufactured cityscapes. Plus, if you’re a Foodie, you’ll be in heaven here!

LeAnne J. Mangano

Place you would love to visit: Nepal.

Which brand would you like to model? Prabal Gurung.

Favorite modeling experience so far? Modeling in Time Square this S/S 18 NYFW for designer Bella Rene.

Favorite season? Spring.

Favorite junk food? Cheese fries.

Where do you feel the most stuck in your modeling career? Trying to break through to a top modeling agency. Being a plus size model is hard enough, but being a visibly plus-size model (i.e., more significant than the standard size 10-12 model) makes it almost impossible to break into the next level. People don’t seem to be ready for curves yet.

LeAnne J. Mangano

Currently, you’re obsessed with or about? Exploring Thailand and South Asia.

3 Words that best describe you as a person? Compassionate. Nurturing. Adventurous.

Favorite entertainer or public personality? Tracee Ellis Ross, Solange Knowles, and Erykah Badu.

Your favorite quote? “Life is a banquet, and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death.” – Mame the Musical

Any shoutouts? Major ups to my family & friends. Their encouragement and support make all the difference.

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