Lingerie model for the clothing store Lane Bryant who has graced the cover of Elle Quebec and been featured in fashion magazines such as Glamour, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. She has done several Levi's campaigns and had appeared on MTV's Made as a coach.
She was first discovered when she was 12 years old by I & I agency at an Omaha mall. She attended a modeling convention in 2001, and would sign with Wilhelmina Models there before also signing with Ford Models in 2003.
She was named Full Figured Fashion Week's Model of the Year in 2012. She designed a lingerie line for Addition Elle in 2013. She was featured in an advertisement in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue for Swimsuits For All.
She grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska with two younger sisters. She married videographer Justin Ervin in 2010. In August 2019, she announced she was pregnant with her first child.
She and Kate Dillon Levin were both featured in the October 2009 Glamour editorial These Bodies are Beautiful at Every Size.