Weight: 115 lbs
Dress Size: 1
Shoe Size: 8/8.5
Hair Length: Long
Eye Color : Turquoise/ Blue
Nationality: Italian/Irish/Native American
I was born in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut. Shortly after I had moved to Ruckersville, Virginia. I spent most of my childhood days spending time with my family and friends, studying, or outdoors enjoying nature. Even as a child I knew when I put my heart into something nothing could stop me. It was not easy growing up. However I feel that because of those challenging times, I have become the strong person that I am today.
At a young age, I knew I wanted to inspire and help people. At first I thought that nursing and music would be my only avenue to do that. But then I realized that modeling is also another way I can have a voice in helping people. Through my work I hope to inspire and motivate those who feel trapped by what troubles them.
Before pursuing modeling, I invested my time into working as a nurse for five years. I also performed full time as a musician. I sing, play piano, and play guitar by ear. One day my life changed when I was scouted at a local store. The rest was history. Now I am recognized as an international model. I am also a full time musician, actress, painter, and fashion designer. I have been published 40 times in various international fashion magazines, as well as being featured as a cover model 4 times. I have walked in 30 runway shows across the United States in just three years. I have walked in shows such as New York Fashion Week, Atlantic City Fashion Week, New England Fashion Week, New Hampshire Fashion Week, and RAW Artists Premiere Show. I have starred in commercials and ads for international fashion designers. I am also the brand ambassador for fashion designers Monteza, Get Go Apparel, Del Ray Trends and Society 21.
Shooting a variety of modeling looks has allowed myself to gain a bevy of experience in a number of genres, thus making a great addition to any photo shoot. Currently I am signed to a worldwide agency known as Wilhelmina Models. Wilhelmina Models is one of the top three modeling agencies in the world. I am also signed to 3W Management INC from Connecticut.
2018 embarked on a year of great change for me. I took a turn away from modeling and music. I became the owner and designer of my very own clothing line called Rebelle. I established my own brand to show off what makes people feel unique and stand out. Rebelle is all about being yourself and representing oneself as an individual. Establishing the clothing line in 2018, Rebelle has already taken off and been featured in several fashion shows across the United States. For the launch of my brand Rebelle I performed, modeled, and designed all at one show called New England Fashion Week. That was the first time that was ever done in history. Rebelle was also published in international fashion magazines known as Edith Magazine and Katwalk Kids Fashion Magazine.
Now to know that I am helping inspire those to go after their dreams is remarkable. I have created a positive message for the youth and for women to embrace being themselves and that they don’t need to cover up their natural beauty. Just knowing I can encourage and inspire others is the most rewarding gift.
I believe that modeling isn’t about stereotypes. It’s about creating looks and showing your individuality. I believe that your weaknesses are only weaknesses if you allow them to be. Just like I did, you can turn those weaknesses into strengths that can set you apart and help motivate you unto bigger and better things.
Despite the high-profile life I lead, I’m still happiest and most comfortable hiding away on a beach with a pair of sunglasses, soft sand and some Reggae music. I love exercising and worshipping the sun. I am purely vegetarian so I am all about good nutrition and finding new ways to keep my body in top shape.
I couldn’t be more grateful for my team, fans, and those who supported me along the way. At the end of the day I just want to put a smile on your faces and make my parents proud. I can’t express enough thanks to the fans who have supported me over the years. Your daily encouragement and care is what keeps my spirits up and puts a smile on my face.
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