June 01, 2012 01:00 PM
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Landing a plus-size modeling contract and a clothing campaign happened quickly for Kaela Humphries — and the rising star knows she’s one in a million.

“I just feel really blessed,” she tells PEOPLE in the clip above. “I know that it doesn’t happen right away for everyone.”

Humphries — older sister of Kim Kardashian ex Kris — was scouted by FORD Models’ FORD+ division earlier this year, and left her job to take a chance on the gig. “They are the best people to work with in the industry, and it was just an opportunity that I did not want to pass up,” she says.

Working with the agency and the Limited’s plus-size line, eloquii, has given Humphries the chance to be a voice for women of her size. “I get to celebrate the body that I’m in, I get to be who I am, and model great clothes and work with great people,” she shares. “I feel ecstatic every day.”

To hear more from Humphries, watch the clip above.


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