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Re-Defining Beauty Her Way

Posted By: Lisa Meade

Taking a stand to not step away is exactly what model Elly Mayday is doing and will continue to do. After a tremendous struggle with cancer and chemotherapy, this plus-size model proudly came back to her career and in a very powerful stand did photo shoot after photo shoot of her amazing body with scars and all. A vibrant and powerful woman who is redefining beauty HER way!

Plus-Sized Model Elly Mayday Continues to Pose Despite Bald Head, Scars

Author: Susan Donaldson James

After a hysterectomy at the age of 25 and months of grueling chemotherapy, plus-sized pin-up model Elly Mayday is changing the way ordinary women view themselves.

She called herself "the curvy Canadian" with measurements of 34-29-44, but since battling a rare form of ovarian cancer, Mayday is 40 pounds thinner but still modeling -- bald head, scars and all.

The daughter of a Saskatchewan farmer, she moved to Vancouver to work as a flight attendant for Sun Wing, a charter airline, before becoming a model. Just as she was ready to be signed with modeling agencies in New York and Los Angeles in 2013, she was diagnosed with cancer.

Mayday has serous carcinoma, a rare form of cancer that is usually seen in post-menopausal women. This week, she is undergoing more surgery to remove one of the last tumors and hot chemotherapy treatment, where organs are bathed in hot poison. Her family, who have been by Mayday's side, are hopeful.

For the last year, she has been the star model for a Vancouver company, Forever Yours Lingerie, which sells lacy undergarments -- from a B cup to K cup -- for women of all sizes.

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