Birthplace: Arlington Heights, IL.
Ethnic background: German, French, Irish, and Polish.
Favorite item to wear: My Nike Shox, I am tired of wearing heels so much, so it always feels good to throw on my sneakers.
Favorite fashion designer: Marciano.
In one word, summarize your career to date.
How did it all start for you?
When I moved to Arizona, I was approached by a promotional modeling agency and began working with them. Since that time, I have networked and met a lot of people. Word of mouth is the best way. If a client likes working with a particular model, they will pass that opinion on, and from there comes more work.
What is success to you and how do you achieve it?
Success to me is the feeling of pride. It is when you feel you really have achieved something worthwhile and feel complete for having done it. Happiness and satisfaction come from being self fulfilled and successful.
What one thing do you never let block your success?
I do not let anything block my success. I go into everything with an enthusiastic attitude and know if I put effort into something and try my best that's all that I can do. I would never let anyone tell me that I cannot achieve something. Always believe in yourself!
Who or what is the most important thing in your life?
Family! I am VERY close with my parents, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and so on. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful family who is so supportive of me.
On a bad day, what is the one thing that always cheers you up?
My boyfriend. He always brightens my day and makes me smile.
Who do you admire most personally? Why?
I admire my parents very much. Both my mother and father are very amazing. They have been together for forty years (this coming April) and are still so in love. They have raised four great children, while putting us all through college and providing a safe and loving home for all of us to grow up in.
What is "sexy" to you?
Being confident with yourself and presenting yourself in that positive manner. Its sexy to be beautiful both inside and out.
What is the hottest trend in fashion you see?
Jewelry and accessories are huge. Adding some gems or jewels to any outfit can make such a difference. It is not good to overdo, but now more than ever accessorizing is huge. It is nice to be able to accentuate certain features you would like to bring attention to, while also adding a personal flare to your clothing style.
Interviewed on 2006-02-06