Kat is so sweet and shy yet she is very brave. Despite being so timid she pulled it together and her courage brought her to plus modeling for the very first time. I was thrilled when I met Kat as a possible model and glad to know she photographed with plenty of personality. ~Satu
Name: Katrina (Kat) Potts
Weight/Size: 175 lbs / 14
Why did you model for Plush Cat/Satu? Most of my life I have always been the "bigger" girl in my family. Being exposed to the more blunt Asian culture I always heard "Your face is so beautiful, a shame... you should lose some weight." So, I grew use to this label. After giving birth I had started to climb back up the scale, my confidence dwindled. But one evening I saw a piece on TV for plus-sized models. They were so confident! Beautiful! Wow! They were the Plush Cats! I quickly wrote down their website and signed up as quickly as I could. The audition was a wonderful experience. Women complimenting each other left and right. It really was a support group. Satu with her camera brought out a confidence in me that had been buried. I modeled for Satu as a friend, I modeled for the Plush Cats as a woman.
What did you gain from the experience? After my first fashion shoot I went shopping for new clothes. I hadn't been shopping for years, why was I starting now? I saw myself looking at size 14's and not feeling ashamed when skimming past the 6's. I even went and revised my "fat" photos. Hey, they weren't that bad after all. With the Plush Cats I gained a new sense of worth and self appreciation. (And a killer pair of heels!)
Do you do other modeling? I'd like to do more modeling but with my location in Phoenix, AZ, it's a bit difficult. Every now and then when I am in town I meet up with the Plush Cats for a show. Being on the stage is a terrifying yet revitalizing experience. I'm hooked.
What's your day job? Currently I spend my days studying CADrafting at a local college. Looking into possibly Landscaping. Argh! So many choices! I have a child-like look on it. I miss Legos and piecing together a hide out for my GI Joes with sticks. I credit my toddler son for this. But he's not a job, he's my life.
What do you hope your picture says to other women? I want my photo to give the impression of ease to other women. When I first saw it, it surprised me. Oh my gosh, I was modeling in lingerie! I knew I was... but it didn't feel that way. I'm hoping it isn't interpreted as being "easy" because that is not how I felt at all. I could have been naked and would have felt the same. I was covered with something much more meaningful than any piece of clothing.
What do you hope your picture says to men? To the men that will see my picture, I hope it has a subtle approach. I hope they take a moment to read the 'article' instilled in my photo. There's a whole story behind everything in it. Don't stare too long! I'm only Miss February. Wait until you see the rest of us!
Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite word: Namjai - Translated loosely means an outpouring of the heart without thought. There is great pride in this concept.
Favourite flower: Jasmine
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