With the OFFICIAL RELEASE of Body Beautiful NYC just around the corner, I thought I’d take this opportunity to introduce you to the FABOLOUS, GORGEOUS, DIVERSE, FIERCE women who represent….BODY BEAUTIFUL NEW YORK CITY!!!
Natasha (28) the woman behind “Body Beautiful” Project was born in Perth, Western Australia and is of British / Indian heritage. She works full time as an Administration Assistant, is the Founder of Women’s Unity Movement, an Anti-Domestic Violence Advocate and a Fashion / Social Change Blogger and Influencer.
Instagram : @natashatoffa
You Tube : NatashaToffa
Nira who was our Film Maker for Body Beautiful NYC, is an Egyptian / American Photographer and an aspiring Filmmaker residing in New Jersey. She is in the middle of obtaining her Bachelor in Animation and Digital Film, and also happens to be an artistic Fashion Blogger and Henna Artist.
Instagram : @nira_nyc
Rocci is a Native American / African American Professional Model currently living in NYC by way of Toronto, Canada. She has been featured in Elle Canada, Teen Vogue, and has even worked with Beyoncé. Rocci also has an academic background with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Criminology. She hopes to gain a platform in her Modelling career to use to her advantage in Social Justice Issues, Activism and Prison Reform.
Instagram : @rocci_rozayy
Idalmy (22) is a Honduran / American, Afro-Latina plus size QUEEN residing in New York City. Idalmy aspires to teach women that self-improvement is a multi-dimensional journey and beauty can be exuded through any, and all, phases one’s body experiences. She is currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, specifically Exercise and Movement Science, seeking to motivate people to implement fitness into their lives and obtain health in a progressive and personalised fashion.
Instagram : @__idalmy__
Janai (19) is an African American Model and Social Media Influencer residing in New York City. She aims to promote positivity and confidence with short hair through her YouTube and Instagram accounts to make women feel beautiful within themselves.
Instagram : @janaikirsten
You Tube : JanaiKirsten
Shannon (30) is of Italian / Irish / American heritage residing in Astoria, New York. She works as an Early Intervention Speech-Language Pathologist. Shannon’s true passions in life are the Education of children and Fashion. She prides herself on being a compassionate, confident and independent woman and strives to inspire others to accept and love themselves for who they really are.
Instagram : @shannonmasullo
Kaiisa (26) is a New York City Social Media Visualista originally from the Beautiful Island of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. In Kaiisa’s words, “You can find me seeking the sunrise at dawn or in the midst of everything seeking new and different art. I live to make people laugh and I will continue to live life in a way that I can become and remain an inspiration to others”.
Instagram : @st.kaii
Gayathri (31) was born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and is of Indian heritage, residing in Perth, Western Australia. She is the Manager of Lovisa; a fashion accessory store. Gayathri just so happened to be in New York with Natasha at the time of filming for Body Beautiful so of COURSE she had to have Gayathri join in!
Instagram : @g3s
Maryem (30) is an Egyptian/ American living and working in New York City. She is a qualified Makeup Artist and Beauty Class Facilitator at Sephora. When Maryem isn’t glamming up one of her clients or modeling for a plus size clothing designer, you’ll find her participating in various volunteer services. She has volunteered with many community clean-up projects, painting over graffiti across New York City with elementary and middle school youths. Maryem also volunteers her time going to cancer hospitals along with other artists, offering complimentary makeover services to patients in efforts of boosting their confidence, which has positively impacted their road to recovery.
Instagram : @maryem1279