Alyssa Alexander, is a Plus Size Model and body positive advocate. She was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and grew up as an Army Brat moving around the US & Europe every few years the majority of her life. She is currently based in Lexington, KY but travels to Los Angeles & NYC frequently for bookings! She has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Morehead State University, as well as a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.
Alyssa started freelance modeling in 2014 for local designers and photographers. It was always a dream of hers, but she never thought it was obtainable due to her height, and body size & shape. Having body insecurities all her life, it took her until her late 20s to finally feel confident enough in her body to pursue this dream. As modeling became a reality, she started to use her platform to spread a body positive message and inspire other women to follow their dreams and be confident in themselves, regardless of their shape, size, weight, height, race, skin color, etc. and became a voice of empowerment for those reluctant to pursue their dreams or those letting any factor hold them back in life.
As one of the Slink Jeans "Love Your Body" Model Search Winners for 2016 she was able to travel to Los Angeles for the first time to meet with the body positive company and participate in the photoshoot of a lifetime. Signed to Bicoastal Model Management she spends her time away from her full-time job traveling to cities such as Los Angeles, New York, & Miami for modeling opportunities.
In early 2017 Alyssa also participated in the Mac Duggal Dresses "This is Why I'm Fabulous" Model search and became a Semi-finalist to be the face of the Fabulouss Plus Size line. She had the opportunity to walk the runway in their Mac Duggal Fashion Week in Chicago as well as model the dresses in the photoshoot for the Spring/Summer 2018 Catalogue.
She has worked with and shot for a number of other companies including Party City, Xehar, Sea Angel Swim, Café Press, etc. She also walked in Full Figured Fashion Week 2017 as well as LA Fashion Week 2018 for designers Rene Tyler & Melissa Mercedes. She is set to walk in Miami Swim Week in July 2018.
Alyssa aims to bring attention to new or established brands celebrating the Body Positive Community and movement.