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Kelly Shibari Featured as First-Ever Plus Size Model in Penthouse Magazine

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Reposted with permission by Lainie Speiser

Following Success of Groundbreaking ‘Penthouse Forum’ Cover, Japanese-Irish Beauty Now Featured in Flagship Publication, with Art Direction by Pop Culture Icon Jim Rose

NEW YORK — Kelly Shibari is featured as the first-ever plus size model featured in Penthouse Magazine. In a gorgeous multi-page pictorial for its Pop Shots project, the circus-themed images were shot by world renowned photographer Tommy O and art directed by pop culture icon Jim Rose.

Shibari initially made history in June 2014, as the first plus size model ever to appear in a mainstream gentlemen’s magazine, when she was featured on the cover of Penthouse offshoot Penthouse Forum. The issue was met with resounding positive attention from both adult and mainstream media.

“For Penthouse, 2015 has been a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the magazine, and of its mission to honor the grace and allure of the female form,” says Managing Director Kelly Holland. “’Pop Shots,’ which features artists and cultural icons depicting their personal vision of beauty, has been a large part of that Golden Jubilee, and over the past year and a half it has resulted in a series of visually inventive, stunning, and stimulating layouts.”

Holland continues, “We couldn’t be happier with where our guest art directors have taken us, and the groundbreaking pictorial by sideshow impresario Jim Rose in the January 2016 issue is no exception. Jim brought out the strength, sensuality, and sexual appeal of all his models — BBW star Kelly Shibari, Giraffe Woman Sydney V. Smith, and adult actress Sarah Jessie — allowing Penthouse to once again showcase the multifaceted magnificence of women in the modern world.”

Of Shibari, Jim Rose says, “Kelly has a traditional strength, and she’s really intelligent. I just think of a mother seeing a child getting hit by a car, and being able to lift that car off that child, by summoning that kind of adrenaline and energy. I’ve always gotten the sense she can do that – that she has the mental strength to be able to channel her energy in herculean ways.”

“Kelly’s confidence, poise, and professionalism can be an example to models of any size,” adds Tommy O. “No sideshow for her; in our ‘Three Ring Circus’ shoot, Kelly definitely takes Center Ring!”

“I’m over the moon!” says Shibari. “I was so thrilled with how my Penthouse Forum issue was received by the public – there’s always some trepidation when you break into new territory, to an audience who is not used to seeing a plus size woman on their magazine’s pages. For Penthouse to then have me in their flagship publication is amazing. I am beyond grateful, and doubly so, for having Jim [Rose] conceptualize this shoot. He is someone whom I cherish dearly, and for whom I am so happy to have been able to model.”

The January 2016 issue hits stands nationwide December 22. To view past Pop Shots collaborations, order back issues, read online articles, and more, visit http://penthousemagazine.com.

A promotional tour starts today, with a full day of interviews in Los Angeles, followed by a weeklong media tour in New York, ending with an issue release party. For more information, fans may follow the highly accessible Kelly’s social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook. Her NY media and appearance schedule will be released shortly.

About Kelly Shibari:

From her background in design and construction in mainstream film and television production, to having performed in front of the camera as the sexually charged figurehead for chubby Asian girls everywhere, Kelly Shibari is a stereotype-breaking tour-de-force. During her 8 years in the adult entertainment industry as a much-sought-after performer, Kelly’s accolades are well-documented: named 2013 & 2014 BBW Performer of the Year at EXXXOTICA’s fan-based awards, The Fannys, and BBW Performer of the Year at the 2015 Inked Awards, Kelly was also named Best BBW Performer at the 2013 & 2014 NightMoves Awards, who also bestowed upon her several Best BBW Release awards. She is also the recipient of two Feminist Porn Awards and an XBIZ Award, and has the distinct honor of having been the only plus size Fleshlight Girl in the company’s history. Kelly appears in the Rammstein music video for Mein Land, hand-selected by iconic director Jonas Akerlund to appear as the only plus-sized model in the video. She can also be seen in the series finale of the FX series Sons of Anarchy. A co-director, writer, and host for Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size, Kelly is also the only plus size model ever to appear in Penthouse Magazine’s popular offshoot, Penthouse Forum (June 2014) as well as its flagship publication (January 2016). Kelly has parlayed her experience and network in the industry into a successful PR and Marketing firm; in addition to representing clients in the sexuality and novelty fields, Kelly has also been a brand ambassador for several pleasure products companies, and was featured as the cover model for online retailer SheVibe’s September 2014 issue. For more information, visit http://ThePRSMGroup.com, http://Twitter.com/KellyShibari, and http://Facebook.com/KellyShibari.

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