Andy Garcia's Daughter Alessandra Sizzles in Lingerie Shoot for Plus-Size Magazine SLiNK
There’s a stunning newcomer on the plus-size modeling scene – and she happens to have a famous dad.
The shoot features stunning shots of Alessandra in lingerie and heels, as she shows off her curvy body in sultry poses for the magazine’s 18th issue.
“Modeling has been an incredible way to be proud of my body,” Alessandra tells PEOPLE in a statement. “The SLiNK photoshoot allowed me to show my confidence and that all woman can be sexy!!”
Alessandra, 24, previously modeled for Vogue Italia in 2012, and landed ad campaigns for H&M and clothing brand Healthy Is The New Skinny a year later.
[IMAGE “4” “” “std” ] SLiNK is a fashion and lifestyle magazine for curvy women, and to highlight that, they launched a worldwide search for new, plus-size models in March, with new cover star Brielle taking the top prize.
SLiNK spoke to PEOPLE about the competition, which was open to women sizes 12 to 24.
“This is the first of its kind,” the editor of SLiNK, Rivkie Baum, told PEOPLE. “While there have been plus-size model competitions before, this is the most wide-reaching, and it is open to women of a wide size range. This is a real shot at a fantastic, life-changing career and we all can’t wait to give someone that chance.”
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It’s all part of SLiNK‘s goal to be inclusive of all women, regardless of shape.
“Most magazines feature clothing that the average-size consumer simply can’t fit into,” Baum said. “I wanted to create something where the models were curvier and the clothing accessible to women of different sizes.”