Ashley Shandrel Luther
April 15, 1988
Aylesbury, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Died||March 1, 2019 (aged 30)|
|Known for||Plus-size modeling, ovarian cancer advocacy|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
Ashley Shandrel Luther (April 15, 1988 – March 1, 2019), better known as Elly Mayday, was a Canadian model and activist for women's health. She was known for battling ovarian cancer throughout her modeling career. She was photographed with surgical scars and a bald head from chemotherapy.
In 2013, she was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer only seen in elderly women. She was originally called a plus-size model by industry standards, a label which she rejected, saying that she embraced her size 14 body, and was normal size.
She was on the front a campaign for the Australian Women's Weekly and was one of six models featured in plus-size lingerie company Lane Bryant's #ImNoAngel campaign in April 2015. Her unretouched surgery scars were visible in the photographs.
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- "Elly Mayday - Dorothy Combs". Dorothy Combs Models. Archived from the original on March 6, 2019. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
- "Elly Mayday on Instagram: 'Elly Mayday's given name was Ashley Shandrel Luther. She was born on April 15, 1988 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Ashley was deeply loved by her..." Instagram.
- Donaldson James, Susan (January 21, 2014). "Plus Model Elly Mayday Continues to Pose Despite Bald Head, Scars". ABC News. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
- Cachero, Paulina (March 5, 2019). "Body positive model Elly Mayday dies at 30 from ovarian cancer". Yahoo News. Retrieved March 15, 2019.