Christina Rigaud was born and raised in New Orleans, alongside the rolling Mississippi. She grew up in a traditional native Louisiana French Kréyol home, raised by her grandmother. At 18, Christina evacuated to Tucson, AZ during the wake of Hurricane Katrina, September of 2005. After graduating from The University of Arizona with a degree in English and Creative Writing, she returned to the Crescent City. Since then, Christina has been involved in several television and film productions in her hometown, as well as a number of local fashion events and urban gardening community projects. Christina is a proud advocate of green, sustainable, eco-friendly, cradle-to-cradle initiatives. She is currently developing a business project to build urban aquaponics systems in the Greater New Orleans area. Meanwhile, she enjoys collaborating with similar sustainable fashion and entertainment projects, as eco-friendly sustainability rightfully trends into the mainstream. :)
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Annie Jo Vitrano
I was born and raised in New Orleans. I am from Metairie, LA. I am a mother of 3 beautiful daughters. I done freelance modeling since 2007. I also was in 2 movies and a TV show. The Chaperone, Revenge of the Bridesmaids that was featured on Lifetime network and The Colony that was featured on The Discovery Channel. I am an aspiring actress,singer and model. I've danced since i was 6 years old so 13 years of dance. I done hip-hop,jazz,lyrical,ballet and tap. I love to write...poetry and songs. I believe anything is possible if you put your mind,soul and hard work into it. "As long as you have that motivation and determination all things in life will be successful." That's my motto. I love the art of photography. What you see behind the lens is very different and unique in ones eyes. I love unique styles of fashion...something that pops saying I'm different <3 I love Music..Always think positive, never negative :) I have the best southern hospitality, I've learned everything from my grandmother. My ethnic background: German,Spanish,Native American and white. I maybe short to be a runway model, but I can deliver a BIG statement with my great personality. I am outgoing,funny,upbeat,friendly,and outspoken.
I was born and raised in New Jersey, and had hopes of becoming a scientist or a physician. I worked hard, always doing my best on schoolwork, and getting the best grades that I could. It paid off when I got accepted into Princeton University. I graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Religion, Spanish, and Pre-Med, but I decided medicine was not where my heart was. I wanted to entertain. I turned down Duke Medical School and moved to New Orleans to model. I have been doing so ever since. I model whenever I can for local designers, national print ads, and in fashion shows. I am working towards creating a life that I find to be exciting everyday. I am working towards the moment when the phrase "whenever I can" becomes "all the time" or "as a career." Some people I know are following their dream. Others aren't. I'm still dreaming so that when I do follow it, I don't regret it.
Yvonnia Johnson: This gorgeous African American & Indian beauty is all legs standing at 5’10.
Born Deaf and raised in North Carolina, she currently lives in Greensboro, NC.
Yvonnia’s been modeling 14years. After training at Barbizon School of Modeling,
she started right away doing print Ads. Her most notable booking was for “Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles and Care Guide.” With that she gained notoriety in her Community of Triad with appearances on local North Carolina TV News and Commercials. Her Modeling photos have appeared in “iDeafnews”, “Life in Sight” and “I.D.E.A.L” Magazines. She has worked with many notable photographers, designers and received model coaching from Top Runway Director Michael Maddox, Supermodels Beverly Peele and Tomiko Fraiser. Yvonnia has walked in fashion shows for Deafinit Models in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Having auditioned for “America’s Next Top Model” 7 times, rejection doesn’t faze her, nothing is stop Yvonnia from living her dream. She is also the mother of a beautiful little girl (hearing) and has a flourishing photography business on the side. Yvonnia wants to Thank “Sugar Art & Fashion” for allowing her this opportunity to represent the Deaf Community. I AM DEAF, I AM PROUD, I AM A DEAFINIT MODEL!
Management: Deafinit Models fanpage www.facebook.com/deafinitmodels
Yvonnia Johnson photography: https://www.facebook.com/YvonniaPhoto?ref=ts&fref=ts
Hi, My name is Raina Darby. I'm 19 years old. Standing 5'11 people always told "You should model", or "You look like a model". I began modeling at 15 years old. Born and raise in New Orleans, Louisiana. Currenly a college student studing business while chasing my dreams as a model. My passion are modeling, acting, and fashion design. I'll model on FOX 8, WDSU 6, Fashion Week NOLA, Essence, Matrix (L'Oreal), and Popeyes. Dreams of living in New York. My websie is Rainadarby.com. Instagram and twitter is _raind. Facebook Raina Darby.
Nasheeka Nedsreal, originally from Baton Rouge, began her dance training at a very young age with hip-hop company, Excel Dance. After moving to New Orleans, she studied dance and fine arts at both Loyola and Tulane Universities while collaborating with local and visiting performance artists. Traveling nationally and abroad studying acrobatics, contact improvisation and bodywork, Sheeka is interested in the fusion of the arts and alternative health. When not dancing, Sheeka works as a fashion model and studies Acro and Kundalini yoga. She currently dances and performs with Alternative Collaborations Dance and is travelling to Europe again this summer to further her studies.
My name is Rachel Monteleone and I am an aspiring dancer with a newly sparked passion for modeling. I was born and raised in New Orleans into a family full of dancers. I trained intensively in ballet for 15 years before I found my love for other styles such as musical theatre, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip-hop. I went to Oklahoma City University and majored in Dance Performance for two and a half years, and I am receiving my degree in Writing and Performing Arts from LSU this semester! Since back in Louisiana, I have performed in multiple musicals with Tulane Summer Lyric, I just finished my second year performing on the court as a New Orleans Hornets Honeybee, and I even got the opportunity to perform in the Superbowl halftime show with Beyonce (an absolute dream come true!) As a Honeybee, I grew very comfortable in front of the camera, whether it was posing for photo shoots, dancing for video shoots, or performing on the court. I recently modeled for the 2012 Raw Artist Awards Finals for New Orleans Best Make-Up Artist award winner, Amanda Hampton BravEnder.
I've always loved taking risks with fashion, hair-styles (and colors) and make-up, and I've pretty much always had a ridiculous obsession with shoes :)
At the young age of seven. Lauren became intrigued with the fashion world.
Her biggest inspiration as a child was, John Bennett Ramsey.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 2,1992.
Her goals are to become a supermodel / actress.
Hello there! Amber is a 20 year old model who resides in Louisiana. While she has only been in the modeling industry for a year, she has many accomplishments including walking for NOLA Bikinis in Fashion Week New Orleans 2013 and being published in Alwayz Therro Magazines July 2012 Issue. Some of Ambers interests include going to concerts, painting and traveling, but what she enjoys the most is being with her friends and loved ones!
Don't forget to follow her on Instagram (@amberleighhh) and to check out her websites
For bookings, please send Amber an email to email@example.com.
Thank you :)
Ashley Marie Nygård
My name is Ashley Marie Nygård and I am a 23 year old aspiring model and actress. I am from Norwegian and Irish descent, I am highly ambitious, and I love to travel. Positive lifestyle through exercise and optimistic mentality make for routine healthy habits in my day to day life. I am also full time student at Louisiana State University with a focus in sociology though I thoroughly enjoy social psychology, historical theology, and certainly philosophy. I enjoy a great conversation, meeting new people, and especially experiencing new things. I have lived in many places throughout the United States thus I have also experienced quite a bit of diversity. I love all things artistic and find that there is a media outlet within the artistic community for each and every one of my endeavors. Serving as a columnist for "The Minute Magazine" out of New Orleans, Louisiana I strive to continuously push myself and my boundaries. I have been freelance modeling for about 2 years now with a true focus on my passion occuring during summer of 2012. Since deciding to follow my dreams I have done various print, video work, and acting. One of my most exciting roles to date is when I starred as the president's press secretary, a featured role, in the recently released feature film "Olympus Has Fallen." As a student, published writer, and aspiring model-actress my life can sometimes seem a bit chaotic, but that's exactly how I prefer it. Adorned with high ambition and a positive attitude, I believe anything is possible! Love life and life will love you back :)
To contact Ashley Marie...
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Hiii! I'm Jone! 22 year old from New Orleans. A mother FIRST and every talent and love God has blessed me with falls behind! I'm a cosmetologist who's now in school for dental assisting. I sing, songwriter, I'm a piano player, jokester, hot cheewee eater lol, I do photography and edits as a side job as well as model!!! I'm a lover for fashion and anything dealing with art,music, and creativity as a whole! I'm a believer in being all that yu can be and want to be as long as it makes YOU happy:) the day you get paid to do something you LOVE is the day you stop "working" ;)
Hi! My name is Charlotte Tierney. I was born and raised in Denham Springs, Louisiana. I am a sassy, headstrong country girl. I am the mother of two beautiful children and a stay at home mom. I have always loved photographs and the idea of modeling but never had the support to follow through. I fell even more in love with modeling when a photographer friend asked me to do a photoshoot a few years ago. Ever since then I been working my magic! I have a strong work ethic, professional attitude, and take pride in everything I do. I live by the motto "Arise and be all that you dreamed" and right now that's exactly what I am doing.
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/CharlotteTierneyModel
MM link: http://www.modelmayhem.com/ctierney
Chrissy Rose, born as Christina Rose Bowser, was raised in New Iberia, Louisiana. As a product of a single mother and raised by her grandmother, this beauty of African-American/West Indian decent has learned the true value of being an influential voice and image. Being only 1 of 1500 Certified Family Life Educators in the country and holding two degrees in nursing from LSU Medical Sciences School and child and family studies from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Chrissy has decided to combine her fierceness and intelligence to kick start her campaign, "Modeling with a Message." In addition to being a full-time model, Chrissy is a Supported Living Coordinator/Field Supervisor for the ARC of Acadiana; a non-profit organization that serves citizens who are developmentally disabled. Represented by Serenity's Closet Talent Management under the guidance of Carla Baker, Chrissy has really blossomed. From runway to promotions with companies such as Capital One and Swisher Sweets Cigars, Chrissy Rose is quickly becoming one of Louisiana's most demanded models. Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are. That is Chrissy Rose.
Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2866905
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Hey everyone! My name is Brianna Nowlin and I am a 24 year old dancer turned model. I am a creative, passionate, and energetic woman who loves to laugh! Originally from Dallas, TX, I moved to New Orleans 6 years ago to pursue two degrees in Psychology and Dance from Tulane University and absolutely fell in love with the rich culture, festivities, and food of this amazing and unique city! I have also been blessed to represent the city and the New Orleans Hornets as an Honeybee dancer, and just finished my fourth season on the team. Additionally, I lived every dancer's dream when I performed onstage with Beyonce during the Super Bowl! (It. Was. Incredible.) While I have danced everything from ballet to hip hop for 15 years now, I have recently become infatuated with modeling. I love everything about being in front of the camera, wearing the latest fashion, hair & makeup trends, and strutting down the runway... and I'm looking forward to building a bright and successful modeling career in my future. Being on stage, on court, or on a runway is like a second home to me. I aim to draw the eye, give it all that I have, and most importantly, to live. <3
To contact Brianna for bookings, please email Brianna.Nowlin@gmail.com
My name is Jierra Rankin known as Jay. I was born and raised in Lafayette, La. I have only been modeling for nine months and this is only just the beginning. I am 20 years old and currently studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. I am currently signed with Serenity's Closet Talent Management located in Lafayette, LA. My mother always told me to go for what I want. Standing 5’4, I thought it was nearly impossible to become a model. With the help of Ms. Carla Baker, I knew my dreams could be reality! It sure hasn’t been an easy ride but determination has brought me this far. From promotions to runway such as the First Fridays Fashion Flash Mob and the Black Bridal Extravaganza in New Orleans, LA, I have been working my way to the top. Beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes and I am ready to represent!
Model Mayhem: www.modelmayhem.com/jierrajayrankin