You know you’ve seen her somewhere, but where? One of the most prolific pin-up and lingerie models today, Elly Mayday is a Canadian jewel in the industry. Flirty… feminine… and plus-size. Yes – you read correctly. And guess what? People love her.
Hailing from Vancouver, BC, Elly is a great advocate for full-figured and alternative beauty. Her measurements were 34-29-44 as of last June, and she proudly calls herself “The Curvy Canadian”. She even had green hair for a while! And with most of her work being in lingerie and swimsuit photos, it tells you that you don’t have to be thin to be successful in the modeling industry, or loved by the general public.
But there’s one thing I admire about Elly Mayday more than anything. Last year, Elly was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. And so, at the age of 25, she underwent chemotherapy and a hysterectomy to save her life. Instead of shying away from the camera while in treatment, this fellow Canuck continued to model – displaying her scars and hair loss for all to see.
I’m sure we all know someone who has been through the ravages of battling cancer, and we know how strong and brave those people are. Having said that, I think Elly’s are some of the most powerful pin-up images I’ve ever seen. It makes me proud to say that I am a Canadian; cut from the same cloth as this beautiful and inspiring woman.
For more information about Elly Mayday, please check out her Official Fanpage on Facebook. In addition, please consider checking out Ovarian Cancer Canada to learn more about detecting ovarian cancer, and what we can do to help find better detection methods, better treatments, and a cure. According to their website, there are 17,000 women living with ovarian cancer in Canada, and it is the most fatal cancer among women. There is no early detection test for it like breast cancer, and sadly, many women that have been diagnosed with it find out when its already reached Stage 4.
We’ve all seen what breast cancer research has done for that type of cancer – think of what we can do if the same amount of time, attention, and money were put towards this?
Always with love,
The Canuck Pin-up