Alyssa Alexander, is a Plus Size Model, Actress, influencer, content creator, coach, entrepreneur, 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 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. 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 also walked in Full Figured Fashion Week 2017 as well as LA Fashion Week 2018 for designers Rene Tyler & Melissa Mercedes. She also participated in Miami Swim Week in July of 2018.
Over her 8+ years of working in the industry she has worked as talent for a number of well-known brands including Kohl's, Lane Bryant, JCPenney, Ross, Levi's, Stella & Dot, Reebok, Party City, Walmart, DSW, Texaco, Ashley Stewart, Kay Jewelers, Third Love, Delta, etc.
Currently, signed to Talent agencies for many different areas of the industry (Modeling, Print, Commercial, Voiceover, Theatrical) and in many different areas and markets in the US, she spends her time as a full-time Model, Actress, influencer, content creator, coach, entrepreneur. She loves traveling for bookings and is frequently back and forth between Los Angeles, Miami, NYC, & the midwest.
Alyssa aims to continue bringing attention to new or established brands focused on celebrating the Body Positive Community and movement.