Chyna McGarity has worked as a model for more than 30 years and is an expert in her field. Her career has included every aspect of the modeling industry, from commercial print, editorial, catalog, runway, tradeshows, bridal, industrials and as a spokesperson. She has continued to achieve and excel at her career and walk the catwalk for major clients such as Hanes‐Just My Size, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Liz Claiborne, Sara Lee Advertising, Cato’s, Charming Shops, Kohl’s, Carson Pirie & Scott, Jones New York, Champion Jogbra, Delta Burke Designs, Emme Style, Kmart, JCPenney, and Sears ‐ just to name a few. Also, Chyna has been a guest on National Television for E! Entertainment with The View/Barbara Walters, Delta Burke, and Dateline NBC.
Chyna is the author of Not a Number, Nor a Size JUST REAL ‐ Getting Started in Plus Size Modeling. Her e‐book talks about ‐ How to get started in the industry, Modeling as a Business, A Model’s Toolbox, other types of modeling, How to select an Agency and a Photographer, What questions should be asked, Freelance Modeling, sample contracts, resources and much more. She is also featured in Getting Well: Mind, Body & Spirit and “You’re On Stage! Image, Etiquette, Branding & Style” She shares her personal experiences on what it takes to be a successful model, and gives insight regarding the pros and cons of the plus modeling industry. It is important to do your research on any type of endeavor, whether it is choosing a college, obtaining employment, or pursuing a modeling or fashion career. Also, an individual must maintain the highest degree of personal self‐esteem and unyielding spirituality in order to cope with the setbacks which are inevitable in this competitive market place.
Chyna McGarity is also the Founder of PurpleCasketCampaign, an organization that provides nurturing, caring and support for victims of Domestic Violence and advocates by providing education and resources to the community to take a stand against domestic violence. Having personally experienced the trauma of domestic violence over twenty years ago, today she is a passionate survivor whose goal is to help others walk in the fullness of their potential. Chyna upholds the mission to reverse the cycle of abuse for both male and female victims. A woman of great vision, Chyna’s mission is to communicate to all that the proper guidance and education combined with the will to succeed are the key to success…against all odds!