Rosie Mercado is an American television personality, plus-size model, and celebrity makeup artist. Rosie Mercado, also a fashion designer, is best known for being featured on National Geography Channel’s ‘Taboo’ and in reality show ‘Curvy Girls’ on NuvoTV. The mum-of-three recently made a headline when she impressively flaunts her 250 weight loss. Need some real-life inspiration, read this bio of Rosie Mercado!

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  • Birthday: March 28, 1980 (age 37)
  • Ethnicity: Mexican
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Plus-size model, television personality, and fashion designer


1. Family and Personal Life

Rosie Mercado is happily married to an Australian hunky, Kirby Braden Mercado since a long time. The couple has three children together, two sons and a daughter.

Rosie, native New Yorker, was raised in Riverside, California, however, spent most of her years in Las Vegas, Nevada, after her parents moved their business there. Born to entrepreneur parents, Rosie is of Latino descent as her parents are from Zacatecas & Guadalajara in Mexico.  

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  • Parents: N/A
  • Husband: Kirby Barden Mercado
  • Children: 3
  • Marital Status: Married

Rosie, as a child dreamt of having a modeling career, but had her insecurities mainly fueled by her weight issues. Throughout her young age, she admired Queen Latifah and Jennifer Lopez.

She was educated at Bishop Gorman High School. Later, she completed her higher education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a degree in Business Management.

‘Love is Blind’ and for the lovely couple, Rosie Mercado, the plus-size model, and her husband, Kirby Braden Mercado, a fitness freak, love came amazingly in all shape & sizes.

The couple has been together for many years and is still enjoying their conjugal life along with their three children. Together they welcomed their first child, a daughter in 2000. And, thereafter, in 2006, their second child, a son was born. Their youngest child, a son was born two years later in 2008.

Rosie Mercado’s daughter is a basketball enthusiast and her school’s vice president for cheerleading whereas one of her sons suffered some walking disabilities, however, is completely recovered in 2018.       


2. Body Measurements and Lifestyle

Rosie Mercado is a sexy Latino with gorgeous plus-size body measurements. Her figure is characterized by the wider hips & buttocks than bust, giving her pear body shape.

Rosie, age 37, stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches. She weighs 133 pounds and wears 40D bra size. Her beautiful face and stunning body measurements have graced the cover of several magazines including Plus.     

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  • Height: 5 feet 9 inch (175 cm)
  • Body Measurements: 44-39-59 inches
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: 133 kg (293 pounds)

Even though young Rosie was frequently bullied due to her heavier weight, today she has become very successful in the modeling industry, despite her weight. The brown-eyed and brown-hair beauty wears 24 (US) dress size.  

Gorgeous model, Rosie is such a role model for plus-size women who are facing body-shaming and bullies in a daily basis. She has remarkably set an example in term of body transformation.

Rosie Mercado got inspiration to weight loss from an embarrassing incident after an airline employee asked her to buy another seat on the plane. At the time, Rosie had reached the high weight of 410 lbs. The statement literally hurt her feelings and the brunette beauty decided to slim down.

The incident took place in 2016, and over the past two years, she has successfully lost 250 pounds. Her inspiring weight loss journey through several procedures has been well-documented on Instagram. The woman has lost some significant amount of weight but that doesn’t mean her curves are gone.   



3. Professional Career

Rosie Mercado is a special life coach & correspondent on CBS’s ‘The Doctors’ & ‘Dr. Phil’. She started off her career as a photographer, but it wasn’t easy back then as she struggled financially.

However, she broke into the American fashion industry within four years, after a celebrity photographer admired her beauty & asked her to try her hand on modeling. And in 2009, she participated in the ‘Miss Plus America’.

Career Timeline

  • 2011- Appeared on National Geography's 'Taboo'
  • 2013- Appeared on TV series 'Curvy Girls'
  • 2013- Launched her 1st clothing line

Similar, she won much other recognition, like People Choice Award, Cover Girl, and Runway Model awards. Rosie has done Full-Figured Fashion Week and also the Mitzy Fashion Show.

Apart from her modeling career, she also has an impressive career in media, starting out at age 15 as a morning radio host in Las Vegas. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including a guest appearance on ‘The Ricki Lake Show’, taking about healthy-size swim fashion.

In addition, Rosie has turned her makeup skill into a successful career. As a celebrity makeup artist, she has worked in television, magazines, and films. She also turned her designing skill into a business and launched her first clothing line in 2013, primarily focusing on the plus-size women.     



4. Salary and Net Worth 2018

Rosie Mercado net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. No doubt, she is amongst the highest earning plus-size models presently working in American fashion industry.

Rosie has accumulated most of her fortune through her career as a model, fashion designer, celebrity makeup artist and television celebrity.

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  • Net Worth: $4 million
  • Salary: N/A