Anansa Sims was born with all the right genetics in place: her mother, was a supermodel who was the first African-American model on the cover of American Vogue  in 1974. As one of the most successful plus sized models, Anansa walked the Lane Bryant show in 2011, was in the September 2011 issue of Glamour, and has been included in national campaigns for Vassarette, Kohl's, Kmart and Forever 21.