As a teen, I was inspired by Tyra Banks and read any article I could find on her. My favorite piece was when she appeared in Seventeen Magazine, which focused on her life as a supermodel. After reading about her, all I could do was dream of appearing in that teen publication!
My dream finally came true when Seventeen Magazine discovered me while studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. From then on, I enjoyed many successes in the modeling and fashion industry. I appeared on the cover of Jimmy Choo’s 15th Anniversary Crystal Collection and on three novels Shadowshaper, Shadowhouse Fall, and Shadowhouse Legacy. I was also featured in advertisements for Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, Dr. Scholl’s, Nine West, and many more campaigns.
Throughout my modeling journey, I have worked in high-end fashion showrooms, which housed Jean Charles de Castalbajac, Emanuel Ungaro, and Homme Body and worked alongside buyers and salespeople. Working there, I learned the intricate details of the selling process, how to present key pieces, and even traveled to London to watch style trends. I also worked with shoe designer, John Ashford, and had the opportunity to travel to the Virgin Islands to present the John Ashford Shoe Collection in fashion shows.
After years of modeling for various brands and working in fashion showrooms, I decided to transition into the wellness industry by becoming a holistic health and beauty coach. I took this approach after receiving a lot of beauty and skincare questions from women. My mission is to help women improve themselves, physically, mentally, and spiritually through healing foods and living an overall healthy lifestyle. When she looks good, feels good, and is authentically aligned, success will find her! I have taken all of the knowledge I gained from working with different brands and developed it into a program called Beauty Blueprint: 5 Components™, which focuses on evolving one’s personal image. As an extension to Beauty Blueprint, I created a Hawaiian inspired, aphrodisiac spa boutique called Nuré Spa, which specializes in relaxing teas and bath and body care.