Kaela Humphries: I Feel 'Really Blessed' to Be Modeling

06/01/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

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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joanne1965 on

Oh great…another nobody is becoming famous for nothing other than knowing someone who is famous for their name who became famous for doing nothing….excellent…

Cass on

Reality check! You’re not blessed chicky…your brother is Kris Humphries and that’s why you are modelling.

LAURA on

Wow — Joanne’s comment screams with bitterness. You shouldn’t be so cranky!!!! Kaela seems nice and is fortunate enough to have a little spotlight. Good for her! She’s enjoying herself and I wish her well!!!!!!

SaraP on

Good for her! I think she is beautiful,real, and genuine. Who cares how she became famous? She will be a better role model than Kim K. Keep up the good work!!

Jac on

Give me a break, people. She’s modeling because she’s gorgeous. She’s plus size but has a beautiful, curvaceous figure. She’s has breathtaking eyes, too. Was it easier for her to get into it due to who she knows? Absolutely. That shouldn’t take away from the fact that she is gorgeous. If given the opportunity – you would take it!

Crystal on

How sad that she & her abusive brother used Kim K to get 15 mins of fame! No one cares Kaela!! She should join Jenny Craig. Fat is unhealthy. She’s no role model!

christa on

Crystal, you are full of it, Kris Humphries was set up by the K’s, I understand when you are not bright, you believe the lies the Karshidtians.

Jon on

I liked The VIDEO, good for her, Kaela seems so Genuine & nice, I’m glad it all happened for her, congrats to her, good luck!

KAL1205 on

Crystal, you are sad.

Courtney on

you knit wits Kaela was modeling before Kris got involved with the Kardashians she’s been in Lane Bryant ads for a few years

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