Positively Plus Profile: Tressa Thomas

by M Stagg | The Voluptua Project™


Tressa Thomas of ThYck Troupe of Chicago

Positively Plus/Suave Gents features the men and women of the curvy community doing something to better the lives of others. Anyone is eligible for a feature. All that is required is a desire to uplift the community in which you live. Please provide the information below to be considered via the contact page:

Name | Business Name (if applicable) | Location (City/State/Province) | Contact # (Optional) | Primary Business Email Address | Your Background/Why You Started Your Business | Product/Service Offering (if applicable) | How are you/will you be of service to the community | A Brief Bio – Please Limit to 300 Words | 1 Full Body Image (3/4 images are also acceptable)

This week, TVP is proud to present Tressa Thomas!

Tressa the Individual

When you speak to Tressa it is immediately and unquestionably evident that she is a people person. Hailing from Mt. Prospect, IL, Tressa is a dedicated professional with a sincere belief that the greatest way to help yourself is to help others. She is more than just a pretty face and voluptuous body. She is an intelligent, talented individual on a mission to make the world a better place. Read on to find out more about this dynamic diva!

Tressa the Professional

Tressa is a seasoned actress and film maker having appeared in one of my favorite movies, The Five Heartbeats. Additionally, she appeared alongside R&B powerhouse Patti LaBelle on the film’s soundtrack for the song We haven’t Finished Yet. More about Tressa’s acting credits can be found here.

As a model, she has been featured in Plus Model Magazine and Venus Diva Magazine. She is also a spokes model for E’LON Couture Cosmetics. Tressa has also started a modeling troupe for local divalicious plus women called ThYck Troupe of Chicago (more on this below).

Tressa is also an excellent vocalist and has a performed the role of Ruth Brown in the NBC made-for-TV movie The Little Richard Story. Recently, she released her first single on iTunes called ThYck Glow (Click the link to support Tressa by downloading the song!).

Tressa in the Community

TTOC LogoTressa is big (no pun intended) on positive body image, empowering the full figured woman and establishing opportunities that bring attention to the plus community. ThYck Troupe of Chicago is the embodiment of that movement. The following is taken from the About page of the TTOC site:

“The ThYck Troupe of Chicago was founded in 2010 as a group of empowerment, self-confidence, self-respect and sisterhood. Many women, regardless of ethnicity, size or shape, struggle with their self image. Full-figured women, in particular, often find it harder to dispel the “stigmas” society has placed on them, and are often looking for creative outlets to share their talents and abilities. The ThYck Troupe of Chicago has the goal of providing such an outlet; using beauty, elegance, integrity, self-expression and a “mean strut” as our driving forces.”

Want to know more? Click the links below.

Facebook | TTOC on Facebook | Modeling PortfolioTressa’s Official Site


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