It Girl, Elly Mayday

It won’t come as a surprise that we have a serious love for Elly Mayday! She is on her way to becoming a household name as she paves her way through the fashion world making a name for herself as a premier plus size model. We were super excited to have Elly part of our “I Have Great Genes” model search back in 2013, but when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer sadly she had to pull out. Shortly after she was signed with JAG Models we were so happy that we would finally be able to work with her! After her diagnosis and losing her signature long blonde locks, Elly was determined not to stop modelling and show the world that beauty comes within!

Elly's submission photos for our 2013 model search!

Elly’s submission photos for our 2013 model search!

A proud Canadian, Elly is from Vancouver B.C. and first got into modelling in 2009 after working with local photographers and students helping them build up theirs and her own portfolio. After approaching several agencies and not being signed she started pursue another career; a flight attendant!

In 2012 Elly entered a Pin-Up contest at a local car show, in which the winner would have the chance to do a photo shoot with a professional photographer. And after she won Elly began being approached for tons of different opportunities to work with local designers, and the work hasn’t stopped since. You can see Elly on our website modelling some great looks this season!

Elly in our Holiday 2014 collection available at

Elly in our Holiday 2014 collection available at

Elly’s signature style is Pin-Up, which is very reminiscent of the 1950’s style models. This look has definitely gotten her recognition, but she has said that she went into Pin-Up modeling because it was a community that embraced a curvier shape.

Keep an eye out for this rising star in the plus size fashion world! You can follow Elly on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and check out her second annual calendar that features exclusive photos of the model that she created for ovarian cancer awareness at

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Jen is the Online Content & Communications Manager at Addition Elle. With her passion for fashion and creative flair, she’s dedicated to bringing you all the latest trends. Her all-time favorite things include nail polish, celebrity gossip and the color pink. Jen’s current obsessions are destroyed jeans, anything cat-themed and red lipstick.

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