For most models, a spread in Vogue is nothing short of a pipe dream.For plus-size models, it’s even more of a rarity. But Marquita Pring,who fluctuates between a size 12 and 14, has already been there, donethat. Now the 21-year-old New Yorker has a couple other things to tickoff her bucket list. “I want to have my own tapas place someday. In anideal world, I would just peace out to an island somewhere and open oneon the beach,” says Pring, who’s been repped by Ford since 2009. “We’dhave hummus, guacamole and fried ice cream.” Since posing for Vmagazine’s plus-size issue last year, her star has been on the rise. Shewalked in Jean Paul Gaultier’s spring show and then landed that VogueItalia cover this past June. Here, the young model chats about thoseexperiences, as well as padding up, shooting with Steven Meisel and hersecret meeting with Marc Jacobs.

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