Robyn Lawley (born 13 June 1989) is an Australian model from the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. She is best known as one of three cover models of Vogue Italia’s June 2011 issue, the second plus-size model to cover Elle France, the first plus-size model to be shot for Australian Vogue and GQ Australia and the first Australian plus size model to be on the cover of Australia Cosmopolitan. She has worked with notable photographers including Greg Kadel, Kenneth Willardt, Rankin, Raphael Mazzucco and Steven Meisel. She is also notable for being the first plus-size model to appear in a campaign for Ralph Lauren.She was the first model for Mango’s line Violeta by Mango. Lawley’s first beauty campaign was Barneys New York Holiday 2013. Robyn’s swimwear line, in sizes 8 (US) to 18 (US), launched in August 2013. Robyn was voted the winner of the Australian Cosmopolitan Fun, Fearless Female, Rising Star Award 2011. Robyn was also selected for Sydney Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People of the year award for 2011. In June 2013, Robyn was awarded Model of the Year during the Full Figured Fashion Week. Lawley has written two articles on body image for The Daily Beast. Robyn released a cookbook in 2014, Robyn Lawley Eats. In 2015, Robyn became Sports Illustrated’s first plus-sized model to be featured in the magazine’s annual Swimsuit Issue.
Lawley is represented by Bella Models, Wilhelmina Models in New York, and Milk Management in the United Kingdom.
Lawley’s career has improved since she decided to switch from straight size to “plus-size” modeling. Her first magazine shoot was for Dolly in 2006. At the beginning of her career she has appeared for the plus size clothing range for New Zealand brand EziBuy. Since then she has been on the cover of high-end fashion magazine French Elle in April 2011, two covers of French Revue des Modes Fall Winter 2011 issue, and one of the May 2012 covers of French Marie Claire.