Every “body” is the perfect body regardless of their size and weight. While the body positivity has deeply personal meanings for everyone, it’s mainly about inclusivity and self-love. Our society should acknowledge every people who continue to remain silent because of body-shaming or skinny-shaming.
Amid many body-positive influencers, Cleveland based entrepreneur Alysse Dalessandro has been a leading voice in the body-positive movement. She’s the creator/designer of the body positive fashion brand and style blog, Ready to Stare. She has been breaking down beauty and industry standards via fashion and writing since the inception of her blog.
This year will bring a new joy in Dalessandro’s life as she’ll be exchanging wedding vows with her husband-to-be in September. She is more than excited to announce her lovely fiance as her “husband.” But who is Alysse Dalessandro fiance or husband-to-be?
Let’s find out while exploring Dalessandro’s bio, including her age, family, birthday, weight, wedding date, and other wiki facts.
|Birth Name||Alysse Dalessandro|
|Birthday||9th December 1988|
|Height||5 feet 1 inch|
|Profession||Plus size fashion blogger, writer, designer, body-positive advocate, and professional speaker|
|Siblings||Sister: Marisa Pisani nee Dalessandro|
|Net worth||Under review|
Alysse Dalessandro Bio | Early Life, Achievements & Profession
Born in the year 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio, Alysse Dalessandro is an American queer plus size fashion blogger, social influencer, designer, body-positive advocate, and professional speaker. Her anonymous parents raised her in Cleveland area until she turned 18.
From a very young age, Alysse began drawing and designing clothes and started sewing around the age of 10. She moved to Chicago at the age of 18 and enrolled in Loyola University Chicago. She completed double majors for Gender Studies and Journalism.
Alysse made her own jewelry starting in high school. As she always wanted to be a fashion designer, she started a jewelry brand named, Ready to Stare in 2012 at the age of 24 in Chicago. She then moved to Atlanta and ended up moving back to Cleveland in late 2015 to devote herself on growing Ready to Stare. She started living with her parents at home so that Ready to Stare could have a workspace and showroom.
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Being at @lanebryant today and helping everyone shop the new LIVI pieces was a great way to kick off the year. People of all ages and sizes tried on this look after seeing it on me including Mama Stare of course! What I love about LIVI is that it’s a mix of activewear and athleisure. I got the soft joggers to lounge in and high waisted leggings that won’t roll down when I’m getting active! Head to your local @lanebryant to shop these pieces or check online! I tried on most of the collection so slide in those DMs with questions about fit or fabrication. Also THANK YOU to everyone who helped me pick which outfit to wear from my stories. This was a hit! ❤️ #ad #LIVILife #lanebryant #bodyposi
Alysse has been featured on several notable press outlets including Good Morning America, People, VICE, Allure, Buzzfeed, and Glamour. American actress Gabourey Sidibe even wore her jewelry designs on the cover of NYLON Magazine. In 2018, Cleveland Magazine named her one of their “Most Interesting People” for her work in the body positive community. In Spring 2018, PHAT Girl Fresh Presents Lifestyled Honors also honored her, naming Alysse one of 12 “Plus Size Bloggers to Watch” in 2018.
Alysse is also a member of the “Fohr Freshman Class,” which tends to increase diversity in the influencer space. She is now looking forward to working on bridal content as well. As a blogger, she dreams of uplifting those people in the LGBTQ, body-positive communities, and plus size fashion whom the fashion industry has otherwise ignored.
Alysse Dalessandro Husband-To-Be | Wedding Updates
Alysse is all set to wed her husband-to-be, Giovonni Santiago, an advocate for transgender equality. Her fiance, Giovonni runs a non-profit organization called, Meta Centre Inc., dedicated to empowering transgender and gender non-conforming youth to live an authentic life. Gio is available on Instagram with the handle @cockyflytransguy.
Alysse met the love of her life, Gio, at a networking night for Plexus: LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce in Northeast Ohio. They share a love of travel and working towards social change, channeling some major power couple vibes.
Alysse introduced her boyfriend, Gio, to her Instagram fans in December 2017 during the celebration of her 29th birthday. However, the two began dating in November 2017. Cleveland Magazine honored both of them as their “Most Interesting People of 2018.”
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The best part about being one of @clevelandmagazine’s Most Interesting People of 2018? I was honored alongside my now boyfriend @cockyflytransguy! We realized on our first date that we were both picked and I’m glad we had the hunch to ask to take a picture together at the shoot! Our meeting was truly fate and I feel so lucky to have a someone in my life who matches not only my drive but also my passion to make a difference! Here’s to keeping it interesting! 📸: @angelomerendino
In August 2018, Giovonni proposed Alysse for the marriage while attending the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference. Alysse shared the news of her engagement to Gio with a lengthy caption that said:
Meeting Gio changed my life. He has taught me how to be compassionate in the face of hate. He is strong and resilient when I feel weak. He is silly when I get stuck in a negative thought. He is everything I ever wanted but never believed I deserved. Find yourself and love will find you.
Two months after the engagement, Alysse and Gio did an engagement shoot with Gra Photography. They even infused their personal style into their engagement photos. Now, the two are planning for their upcoming wedding, scheduled for 22nd September this year.
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A lot of y’all have asked for the wedding date so consider this to be your official #SaveTheDate notice! #ad @cockyflytransguy and I teamed up with @mintedweddings to create our Save the Date cards, Wedding Invites and even custom stamps! @minted is a designer marketplace where independent artists submit designs that get voted on to be put into production. I loved that we were able to support creators and stick to our budget too! Learn more about the process and see the full Save the Date now on readytostare.com! #minted #ReadytoSantiago #lgbtcouple #plussizebrides #weddinginvitations #mintedweddings 💍👰🏻🤵🏽
Alysse has already begun shopping for her wedding dress with Bombshell Bridal Boutique. Her wedding dress shopping trip was aired live on her IGTV and YouTube. No doubt, she is enjoying the bliss of being engaged to Gio and can’t wait longer to marry him.
Alysse Dalessandro Wiki Facts
- Alysse celebrates her birthday on 9th December. Her current age is 30. Her birth sign is Sagittarius.
- She is 5 feet 1 inch tall. She doesn’t like to talk about her body weight.
- Alysse has a sister named, Marisa Pisani. Her grandfather, Major Dalessandro pushed her for years to start her jewelry design business.
- She had lived in Rome for a semester in college.
- Barbadian singer Rihanna is a fashion icon to her. Traveling as a fashion blogger is her ultimate dream.