Melissa Shannon

Model Female Toronto, Ontario, Canada
My Website: Ben Barry Agency
Mayhem # 1141286

About Me

I started modelling at age 22 when I was approached by a local store in Toronto. From there I started working as a freelance model which lead me to Ben Barry when he was casting the models for Cheri Milaney's real women show at LG Fashion week. In 2009 I was cast to walk my first runway and signed to Ben's agency Ben Barry Agency. Since then I have enjoyed working for local day time tv shows such as The Marilyn Denis Show, Cityline, Steven & Chris, Breakfast Television, CTV Morning show, CHCH morning show and clients such as Toni Plus, Pennington's, Addition Elle, Canadian Living, AlliStyle and many more.

The past couple years have been a phenomenon in the plus size industry. Plus size fashion is becoming more and more on trend, designers are offering a broader range of sizes and society is loving it. The plus size industry is very small in Canada and print jobs are far and few between. I want to continue to perfect my craft and create images that speak to the majority of women. We are all beautiful. I hope to meet serious, talented people who are looking to create beautiful images.

Always willing to discuss creatives and tests.


2013 - Pennington's Style Study Model

2013 - Mass Exodus Fashion show

2013 - The Grid article on lack of Plus Size clothing in Toronto

2012 - Allistyle Spring/Summer '13 Toronto Fashion Week

2012 - CityLine with Lynn Spence

2012 - Marilyn Denis Show

2012 - Rent Frock Repeat Catalogue shoot

2012 - Toni Plus 20th Anniversary event

2012 - Toni Plus Fashion show Breakfast Television, Toronto

2011 - Canadian Living Magazine October 2011

2010 - Lola and Gigi,

2010 - Jessica Biffi for Addition Elle on Breakfast Television, Toronto

2010 - The Steven & Chris Show

2009 - Cheri Milani Fall/Winter '09 Toronto LG Fashion Week

2007 - 2009 Voluptuous Clothing

2007 - Voluptuous Clothing on Breakfast Television, Toronto



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