H&M model Jennie Runk

H&M's latest catalog, the 24-year-old plus-size Missouri model Jennie Runk scored legions of fans nearly overnight with her sexy swimsuit shots. Now she wants to use her fame to help body-conscious girls amp up their self-confidence.

“I found it strange that people made such a fuss about how my body looks in a bikini, since I don't usually give it much thought but this is exactly the kind of thing I've always wanted to accomplish, showing women that it's OK to be confident even if you're not the popular notion of ‘perfect’. This message is especially important for teenage girls. Being a teenage girl is incredibly difficult. They need all the help and support they can get.” she said.