Meet Ophilia Alleyne, The First Size-18/20 Model to Be Featured on The Shopping Channel

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If you’ve watched The Shopping Channel lately, you may have noticed a new plus model being featured, front and center. We’re always supportive of seeing more size diversity in the industry so this has us very excited!

This stunning beauty is Canadian plus model Ophilia Alleyne and she is the first size 2X (size 18/20) model to be featured on The Shopping Channel:


Alleyne, who’s signed to b&m Models Toronto, is not new to the modeling scene. She’s been modeling since 2004, working for various plus brands (most notably Wal-Mart of Canada) and walked in runway shows including for The Fuller Woman Expo in Toronto and Caribbean Fashion Plus + Week. She recently hosted the Full Figured Fashion Week Model Casting Tour at their stop in Toronto.

She’s well known in the industry, not only as a model, but as an entrepreneur and positive force, inspiring women everywhere. She was the Body Confidence Canada Award Winner in 2014 and chosen last year as a recipient of the 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada Award.


Alleyne is receiving rave reviews on her Shopping Channel appearances with viewers posting on social media that they are happy to see a variety of models being used and they want to see Alleyne being used more.

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Congratulations to Alleyne on being the first size 2X model to be on The Shopping Channel and we hope this leads to more sizes being represented on-air.

You can follow Alleyne on Instagram here and on Facebook here.

Click here to check out her online portfolio on the b&m Models website.