Sunday Omony

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Sunday Omony
Born Kitgum District, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity African
Citizenship Canadian
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color Black
Measurements 38" bust
32" waist
Dress size 16
Shoe size 10
Website
http://www.sundayomony.com/

Sunday Omony is an Ugandan-Canadian plus-size model and activist.

Career[edit]

Omony hosted Canada's Miss Exotika beauty pagent in 2013.[1] She worked as a procurement analyst in the oil industry.[2]

Modeling[edit]

Omony started modeling when she was sixteen.[3] She was first spotted by a Mode Models agent in 2002 at a career fair. She modeled for African magazines FabAfriq and Tropics.[4] She has modeled for Italian Vogue,[5] Old Navy and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.[6]

She started losing weight when she first started modeling, pressured to be skinny by industry standards. Instead, she became a full-time plus-size model.[3][7] She has been interviewed on the CBC's Daybreak Alberta about her plus-size modeling and activism.[8]

Activism[edit]

Omony started the non-profit organization Immigrant Youth Empowerment Society in 2004. The mission of the organization is to empower young people in their neighborhoods around education and family life.[3][6] She also works with the FEED1 Project, Hearts 4 Peace,[4] and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.[6] Omony has her own TV show, the Sunday Omony Show, which airs on Shaw TV.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Omony was born in the Kitgum District of Uganda before moving to Canada when she was 6.[4] She is the oldest of four siblings.[7] In 1991, she moved to Canada.[3] She lives in Calgary, Alberta. Omony is studying for a bachelor's degree in Communications and Culture from the University of Calgary.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunday Omony and Marilou Ignacio Set to Host Miss Exotika Calgary". Calgary Fashion. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Guinot, Venicia. "Africa Day Interview: Sunday Omony". Tropics Magazine. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Sunday Omony Fashion and humanitarian work". October 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Uganda; Omony, Successful Plus-Size Model". The Observer (Kampala). March 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ Olsen, Linda. "Model aiming to make big difference". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d Tayler, Theresa (June 23, 2011). "Fiercely real role model; Local fashion model lends her talent to humanitarian work.". Canwest News Service. 
  7. ^ a b "Interview Exclusive: Sunday Omony on Plus Size Modeling". Adunagow Magazine. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sunday Omony". Daybreak Alberta. CBC. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Women of Vision". YouTube. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

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