Walking down the street, nothing about Dexter Mayfield screams “look at me!”—that is, until he starts dancing. And then you can’t take your eyes off the plus-size male model and professional dancer. He’s sexy and confident, which makes it no surprise he’s been a backup dancer for Sara Bareilles and Jennifer Lopez. But as Mayfield explains in this video from Great Big Story, his career has been an uphill battle to overcome stereotypes of bigger black men and still stay fierce. Clearly he’s winning that battle.