Heidi Klum

Model Liris Crosse makes great strides as 'Project Runway' cast member

Model Liris Crosse makes great strides as 'Project Runway' cast member

Less than a year ago, Liris Crosse was ready to walk away from her career as a plus-sized model.

She had paid her dues working in New York City for more than a decade and was tired of being rejected for her size and color —especially in recent years. She was considering a change.

“I felt as though maybe it was time for me to go into a different direction and try something new,” said the 34-year-old Randallstown native.

Then things started turning around. First, she appeared on “The Steve Harvey Show” in May. Then she received the Model of the Year Award at Full Figured Fashion Week 2017, which was held in June in New York. And on Memorial Day, she learned that she was...

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