Gabi Fresh, also known as Gabi Gregg, is known as the “OG Fat Girl.” On LiveJournal, before the age of influencers, she wrote blog posts about dressing and living as a fat woman. In a viral 2012 post, the model, designer, writer, and entrepreneur was among the first and now longest-standing online voices to argue that worshiping thinness is a paradigm humans have the power to reject.
Today, she’s shifted her following to Instagram, where she promotes other rulebreakers, makes a compelling case for fat women wearing caftans, and runs a great body-positive empire based on the belief that everyone deserves to wear clothes they love. Gabi’s refusal — and the solar way she loves her body — has helped inspire an army of women to do the same, as evidenced by her Instagram comments.
Find out more about this glamorous plus-size icon by reading on.
Who Is Gabi Fresh?
Gabi is a fashion blogger and plus-size model. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, on September 9, 1986. In 2008, Gregg graduated from Mount Holyoke College with an International Relations degree.
Her mother’s name is Sharon, and her father’s name is yet to be revealed, though she has shared a few throwback photos of him on social media. She has two younger sisters. There is no other information about her childhood.
Gabi Gregg is best known for posting on Instagram her gorgeous, attractive, sizzling modeling photos, fashionable outfits, and videos. She is also the apparel brand Swimsuits For All’s official partner.
Gregg was raised in Detroit, Michigan, with her siblings and parents. She has always been fascinated with modeling and fashion and decided to pursue a career in the field at a young age. The model rose to prominence as a fashion blogger and curvy model on Instagram, where her photos and videos quickly gained thousands of followers.
Gabi has been a promoter and face of many sports, fashion, apparel, makeup, and lingerie brands as a fashion blogger and model, including Athleta, Versed, and many others. In addition, she has appeared on the covers of several fashion and entertainment magazines, including Seventeen, Glamour, and Teen Vogue.
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After winning a contest, she became MTV’s first-ever Twitter Jockey in 2010. Gabi Fresh is the name of her blog, which focuses on beauty, her swimsuit line, fashion, and the various events she gets to attend. Her blog celebrated its tenth anniversary in July of 2018.
Gabi is involved in numerous clothing brands, including Premme, a plus-size clothing line, and Swimsuits for All, which she co-founded with her friend Mason. Her lingerie line is called Playful Promises.
Before focusing on her career as a fashion designer, she worked as a brand consultant, fashion editor, and influencer. She has appeared in advertisements for Soap and Glory US, Smirnoff US, Target, Visa US, and SK-II.
Plus-size Lingerie Collection by Gabi Gregg
The self-proclaimed “OG Fat Girl” has done everything, from launching her fashion brand, Premme, with blogger Nicolette Mason, to developing bikinis with Swimsuits For All. Her latest project is more seductive than ever.
Gabi Gregg has been working with Playful Promises for some time, producing the size-inclusive lingerie that the plus-size community sorely requires. And her most recent collection may be her best yet.
Gabi took to Instagram to announce her latest collaboration with the London-based lingerie brand, available in sizes up to 4X. Gabi’s latest collection includes many styles and prints, from bright colors to cheetah prints to neutrals and simple blacks.
Gabi’s first post from the collection featured her in high-waisted briefs and an electric blue bra that was truly stunning. In other photos, she wore a black bra and briefs, followed by a turquoise one.
Aside from the images Gabi shared, the collection’s other pieces are available in blush, floral print, red, and metallic blue. What’s the best part? All pieces are under $49 (with most options under $20) and come in sizes 12-24 and bra sizes 36-44 B-K.
Each piece is designed to support the body while making you feel stylish and comfortable. The entire collection is available on the Playful Promises website, and given how quickly her past releases have sold out, we recommend you act quickly if you want one of the pieces. We don’t need to get our hands on one piece to see that Gabi has done it again!
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The new collection has something for everyone: red lace, colors, black satin, prints, and even blue garter belts. Each piece is playful and risqué, with cut-outs, straps, and mesh paneling, signaling a new direction in the plus-size intimates market, which rarely strays from conservative, classic, and frankly boring designs.
Gregg also doesn’t skimp on support, including dual shoulder straps, full cups, underwires, and more. Bottoms include high-waisted briefs, bikinis, and thongs to accommodate every customer’s lingerie style.
Gabi on Accepting That Thinness Shouldn’t Be Her Number One Priority
Like most adolescent girls, Gabi struggled greatly with her body image as she grew up. All she wanted as a chubby black child from a lower-middle-class family was to fit in. Gabi grew into her identity as she grew older, but she still believed that her life would dramatically improve if she lost weight.
The model was introduced to niche fashion and body positivity forums online during college, where plus-size women divulged their daily outfits and connected over common experiences. Living in a larger body impacts how society treats you, and eventually connecting with those who understood your experience is validating and healing. Gabi realized that she was okay with her weight after consistent visibility and representation and that the strive for thinness shouldn’t be her top obsession in life.
Gregg gradually started feeling better about her own body. She reclaimed the term “fat” and began blogging about plus-size fashion resources and her style, quickly gaining a sizable fan base. Creating a close-knit community of women who were thrilled to finally have a place to celebrate each other and share where to get the latest fashion gave the model a sense of purpose while fostering her self-confidence.
Cornell, her on-again, off-again boyfriend, has been her boyfriend since 2014. In a previous interview, she admitted to having anxiety, depression, and ADD.
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