XLGirls hasn’t shown many legends of plumperdom in new years. This photo-shoot looks back at the great Roberta Smallwood, one of the sweethearts who blazed the trail for full-figured models at a time when the niche was so diminutive, it was greatly difficult to find magazines and films with her kind of body, unlike today. Roberta was living in Phoenix, Arizona when this babe sent her Polaroid shots to John Fox, TSG’s president. The year was 1989. Mr. Fox quickly arranged to send photographer James Hamilton to Arizona. Roberta later went to Los Angeles and then Palm Springs for more shoots. These video titles were Hardcore Plumpers, The Finest of Voluptuous Volume 1 and The Plumpers of Sundance Spa. Roberta only modeled for a short time in advance of absolutely retiring. Life is different now because of technology. Fresh models use Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and two hundred other social sites to stay in the public eye. Not so for Roberta who became a legend in a time previous to science revolutionized communication.