Born and raised in a small town in Northern California that no one ever left, I was determined to fly away. On my 18th birthday, I packed up my room and got on a one-way flight to Kailua-Kona, the Big Island of Hawaii. I spent a lot of time swimming with dolphins, diving, and being exposed to how much trash is in our oceans. I want to raise awareness for our dying coral reefs, our dying marine life, and the scary amount of plastic filling our oceans. This is something I’m very passionate about and anxious to help change. I ended up getting a job as a table busser at a beachfront restaurant and skateboarding 2 miles to work every day. After 3 months of living there, One day, the owner of a Model Scouting Agency came into the restaurant and saw me -two weeks later I was on a flight to New York City.
I Lived in NYS for 6 months in a high rise model apartment where I was slowly developed as a new face. It was an experience I never imagined I would have. The modeling industry in New York is brutalI'veve always had a curvier, healthy body and that is not what my agency wanted at all. I felt as if I had waited my whole life to be a woman, and now my agency expected my body to look like a 14 year old. I was always a 3, they would not book me work until I was a 0. I lost all of my weight, and was living off of Broccoli and coffee for months. I was so unhealthy, skinnier than ever, my skin was horrible, I was unhappy. I ended up moving to Los Angeles a year ago to go to acting school , and recently started modeling again. Since I have gained back a healthy weight, my skin is glowing, and i'm happier than ever.
I want to influence women from my experiences to love their bodies the way they are, to instead of being envious of other ‘perfect’ women that they see scrolling through Instagram, become the best version of themselves and embrace their own uniqueness and beauty. I want women to stop competing with one another and realize how powerful we truly are all together! I want to unite as many people as I can with Peace and Love , and encourage people to come together to fix this world that is being overwhelmed with hatred and ignorance.