BIOGRAPHY

Hello!

 

Thank you for visiting my page and supporting my journey through the modeling industry. I am humbled by the encouragement I have received from people within the industry and others who just enjoy the fashion world. I could not be more excited to share a lifelong dream come true with all of you who support me and my modeling endeavors! 

 

I originally started modeling when I lived on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, and continued expressing my love of the industry in Jacksonville, Florida. I then relocated to Tampa to attend college and presently work locally in the Tampa Bay area and surrounding beaches. I have been published in multiple on-line and print magazines, and continue to grow and learn through all the industry people I am blessed to cross paths with. I currently work with a few local non-exclusive agencies, but I mostly freelance - both paid and trade shoots. I love runway modeling and working for independent designers on innovative and unique fashion projects. If you are interested in learning more about me, continue reading!

 

I was born in Long Island, New York.  In 1996, my family and I relocated to Jacksonville, Florida where I stayed all through high school. In 2007, I moved to Tampa to attend college, graduating in 2011 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Immediately after graduating, I packed up my life on the East coast for a life on Oahu, Hawaii where I lived for two years. I was given the opportunity to test shoot with a local Hawaiian photographer who took my first professional photos, in a Hawaiian paradise setting none-the-less! From there, I moved back to Jacksonville to be with family in a time of need, where I waitressed at a local Jacksonville Beach tequila and taco bar. After a year, I went back to Tampa to begin my teaching career, working with inner-city children in West Tampa. In 2015 year I was blessed with the opportunity to sign with Level Talent Group in Tampa, which lead me to work as an on-air model for the Home Shopping Network out of Saint Petersburg, FL. Since then, I have begun to work with two Fashion magazines based out of Florida, Intermodelo Magazine, and Prolific Quarterly. With Intermodelo Magazine, I am very excited to have begun to develop my skills as a stylist and makeup artist, and with Prolific Quarterly, I have been blessed to have been named their East Coast Spokesperson. I have big dreams for the industry here in Tampa Bay, and can't wait to see what more is to come! 

 

I presently live and work in Saint Petersburg, where you can catch me often at local fashion events. I have acquired multiple representation throughout the state of Florida, and hoping to expand out to nationwide representation in the near future. in 2018 I began my own company as a makeup artist, Ooh Lala Makeup Artistry. I love getting to experience both sides of the camera, and for the chance to expand my creative side in this industry! 

 

A little more about me? I am an Aquarius and my best physical quality is my eyes. The coolest thing I have accomplished as a model is working with former America's Next Top Model's creative director, Jay Manuel, as a model for his makeup line, Jay Manuel Beauty on HSN. I have one brother and my favorite food is steamed artichoke. I have had the same four best friends my whole life and I have traveled out of the country twice, once to Australia and another time to The Philippines. I love to paint and create something out of nothing. I enjoy going to the beach and learned to surf when I was thirteen on the famous Waikiki Beach. I probably haven't seen your favorite movie, but I will never turn down the opportunity to bake cupcakes! I obviously love fashion but was never blessed with financial freedom, yet I believe in looking fabulous no matter where I shop! 

 

Thank you again for reading my bio and if there is more you'd like to know about me, please see my contact page to reach me.