One of the country’s first completely plus-size male fashion show’s will take place on November 9, and all men with fuller figures or ‘dad bods’ are being called to participate.

The Radisson RED Hotel, located at the V&A Waterfront, is casting men to walk in the show. Twelve men will be selected to model for a brand-new plus-size men’s range, which is created by a secret designer.

The fashion show will be overseen by fashion show director Mary Reynolds, and the hotel is excited to celebrate men of all sizes. “While it’s promising to see women being a focal point of this conversation, we want people to include larger men in the movement toward body confidence and equal representation,” hotel curator Leonie Andereya said.

Actor, body positivity advocate and spokesperson for the #PlusisEqual campaign TJ Ngoma stipulates that visibility and representation are the vital ingredients to create real and lasting change.

“I want to see a person who looks like me on billboards and runways,” said Ngoma.

Body positivity among plus-size men is slowly gaining more traction both locally and internationally.

To attend the casting or for more information, email [email protected] or visit the #PlusIsEqual casting call event page on Facebook:

Picture: TJ Ngoma/Instagram

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.