Sonia Teixeira Couto Was born in Terceira Island Azores in 1980. Left her hometown of Praia da Vitoria in March of 2000 to go to Loughborough College in England, graduating there with an English Certificate. Once she returned home, she decided to initiate a new adventure and emigrate to the United States of America in July of 2000, living in the State of Rhode Island and attending the New England Institute of Technology where she Graduated from in 2004 with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science. Moving to Swansea MA in 2005 and making her residence there with her family.
In June of 2005 she started her career in Banking and currently she holds the Assistant Treasurer Branch Manager Position for the Bristol RI branch for BayCoast Bank.
Sonia loves many hobbies but one of her passions is singing and she is the soloist for the Banda Nossa Senhora da Luz in Fall River MA.
In 2021 a GREAT opportunity was presented to her. The renowned Supermodel/Designer Avadora Mimouni invited Sonia to become the Face of the Azorean Collection by Avadora Mimouni. Another Great opportunity to be part of a bigger project and a bigger message. Sonia took it and is now a model for Avadora Mimouni and has the honor to represent the Azorean Collection.
Her biggest accomplishments in life are her 3 children: Jason, Tyler, and Sophia.
Sonia’s Goal in life is to spread a message of Love is Love, Equality, Inclusivity and Diversity.
She Will be the face of the Editorial and walk the Runway for Designer Avadora Mimouni @ Prestige Top Model September 9th 2022
Alyssa Casa is a 19 yr old model, actress and fashion designer. She has been a model for the Avadora Mimouni line of purses for a couple of years now, and absolutely loves it.
Alyssa started acting at 6 yrs. old and has been seen in a couple of movies and many popular shows, her favorite being “ Modern Family”. Alyssa started modeling at age 9, kind of by accident, and hasn’t stopped. She is a veteran of many print ads and runways, including those of New York, Paris, Los Angeles and Miami.
After graduating high school at just 15 yrs. old she was able to focus on her passion of Fashion Design. By 16 yrs old she was the CEO of her own company Alyssa Casa Designs, and was showing lines in New York and Paris. She has also earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts.
Alyssa is currently continuing her education and love of fashion, by attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She is currently on the dean’s list.
In her free time Alyssa is very adventurous and loves to travel. She has enjoyed activities such as shark cage diving and surfing in Hawaii, zip lining on some of the biggest lines in the world and is working on a pilot’s license. Her charitable causes include saving sea turtles and stopping human trafficking.
Currently residing in Jindabyne, in the NSW Snowy Moutains of Australia, Em is new to modelling industry after being crowned Ms Australia World Universal in March of 2021 at the age of 47.
Believing that our only limitations are the limitations we place on ourselves, Em is looking forward to continuing to gain experience in the modelling world both in Australia and internationally and seeing what opportunities are there for mature models in the industry and looks forward to being able to show people that age is no barrier to achieving great things in life.
When she’s not wearing her crown or walking the catwalk, Em can be found spending time with her gorgeous 8 year old son, walking, hiking, cycling and running through the Kosciouszko National Park and training for NYC Marathon. Em is also studying for her CertIV in Real Estate Practice and Diploma of Business Management.
Trinity Dawson is a 14 year old indigenous model and emerging designer.
At just 14 she has graced runways both in Australia and Internationally.
When in New York she has been blessed to do brand shoots and Billboard campaigns but her highlight still is being one of the faces of Avadora Mimouni stunning clutch collection.
Trinity was named in the 2020 Haute List for Couture by Supermodel Unlimited for being to someone to watch for fashion trends and most recently nominated for Sydney best Dressed for the second year running.
Trinity is also a spokemodel for Marc Defang and has a pair of killer boots named after her in his signature collection.
Aside from modelling and designing she is passionate about the environment and she is the founder of Maverick All Natural Beauty a vegan skincare range that is Australian made and produced.
In February 2022 she debut her Dreamtime Collection on the runways for New York Fashion Week and can’t wait to get back bigger and better in September
I am Robbie Canner hailing from Sydney Australia. Ms World 2018/19, Ms World Universal 2020/21, National and International Director Ms World Universal Pageant, Model, Influencer, Runway Coach and Mentor, Guest Speaker and at 64yo spreading the word that Age Is No Barrier to anything you wish to achieve or do and writer.
I am so honored to be a part of the gorgeous Avadora Mimouni Collection at New York Fashion Week 2022 and look forward to continuing our friendship on and off the runway for a long time to come.
Paris Zelyakovsky is a model, actress, athlete, and influencer. Paris has been modeling and walking in the NYFW runways since she was 7 and plans to keep walking in NYFW in the future. Paris loves fashion and accessories and always had the love for modeling ever since she was little. Paris started her influencing journey during 2020 and has worked with big brands and companies to display her love for fashion over social media and influence her followers. She was so excited to represent Avadora Mimouni on the runway and hopes to continue to do so. Make sure to follow her on Instagram for her latest fashion adventures @paris.Zelyakovsky Instagram: Paris.Zelyakovsky Tiktok: Pariszelyakovsky
Kayla Kotsch is primarily an autism advocate who was recently named Worlds Miss United States Tourism 2022. She is also a writer, public speaker, and passionate about inclusion. Kayla was diagnosed with autism at a young age, and it has fundamentally shaped who she is today. She has overcome many obstacles in her 19 years; all due to the amount of advocacy she has received.
Kayla decided in 2019 that she wanted to make a change, a change for herself and for other people like her. She overcame substantial bullying sustained in school as well as being excluded from school events, etc. due to her autism diagnosis. She got tired of having no voice and took a stand to show people that she is different, not less. Now she strives to make a change on how people view autism, showing the wonderful things about autistic people, as well as advocating for a change in state and federal laws. Kayla has spoken within her school, community, and state advocating the need for change and acceptance. Today, not only does she work in her platform of autism awareness, but she has also taken on the platforms of Pet Partners and childhood cancer awareness.
Kayla’s goals for the future are to be able to one day start her own organization that will help those with disabilities learn to advocate for themselves and grow a career in the fashion industry. Being presented with opportunities and role models such as Avadora, Kayla is grateful for the recognition, the inclusion, and the feelings of acceptance. These opportunities only encourage her drive in advocating and in reaching her goal.
Summer is a 16 year old model, actress, and designer of Ètè Alexandrìe. She is a homeschooled honor student in the 10th grade. Aside from her modeling, acting and designing she aspires to go to college and major in Law or Medicine. She has been featured in several magazines as well as international media. Summer also wants to be an example to other teens and young adults to be comfortable in yourself and believe in what you aspire to become.