I am and I have always been a lover of the arts, music, fashion, and entertainment. I started my journey in the world of modeling at the invitation of Head Designer/Owner, Nina Verklas for House of “Bambina by NV” during Fashion Week Tampa Bay in 2010. It was from that experience that I found a way to truly enjoy the evolution of fashion, and why I decided to become a voice for curvy women. PLUS - Plus Size Fashion was on a rise and I was determined to be part of it.
From there I went on to walk runways for major and independent designers. Some of the plus size fashion shows included SuStyle Xpo in Puerto Rico (2017), Full Figured Fashion Week in New York (2015 and 2014), New York Fashion Week SS 2015 for Betty Jean Couture, as well as, local runway shows in the Tampa Florida area including Christian Fashion Week, St. Pete Art & Fashion Week, Haute Accessories Fashion Week, Embrace Your Curves, and many more. I've also modeled on various television programing on major networks such as WFLA-NBC, CNN Latino, Telemundo, and WWSB ABC 7.
I am a woman of many talents, and while I love modeling... I also really love ACTING. My official actor debut was in April 2018 on the big stage as a Principal character, Jaqueline Jones in "L'Artiste. It's French". A New Stage Play written by Joi Banks for Millennials, Artists, Fashion Lovers, Entrepreneurs and Dreamers at the University of South Florida's Performing Arts Center (2018) and Atlanta Black Theatre Festival (2019). I later played the no nonsene character of Kathy Smith in Fighting God written by Rory Lawrence with an opening night performance for the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival, Straz Center (2019).
As an Actor we know that theater is the foundation of what we do, so it was only natural that my next step be on camera. I went on to play in such Short Films as: Icon (2020), Ask Aldo (2020), Tomorrow (2019), The Shituation (2018), Susan (2018), and Harvester (2018).
A lot has happened along the way, and there's still so much more to experience. Hope to see you around!
( La-Toni-ah )