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.
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
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.
ReBecca Ricks strutted her stuff on the runway with other timeless beauties for Avadora Mimouni Collection. She works with service members and their families while Manager for Global Stress Initiative (GSI). She has degrees in finance and neuroscience. Her early career was spent as an accomplished dancer, athlete, and coach (15x Boston Marathon Qualifier), owner and operator of Intuitive Hair Designs, MAC makeup artist , and Paul Mitchell hair designer.
Jennifer Devin Harrison is an actress, writer and comedian. She is on the Board of Prevent Child Abuse and donates time to several foundations, serving those suffering with PTSD, including Global Stress Initiative and Operation Warrior Shield. Currently, she is working on a Christmas story for children.
Diana is an award winning artist and designer based in NYC. She has many of her works featured on permanent display. One of her sculpture is a part of the Peace Fountain at St.John the Divine Cathedral. She is well known for designing private residences, restoring landmarks and creating memorable pieces for businesses. Much of her inspiration frequently comes from nature and fashion. Her creative passion transcends across her many talents and interests. Diana has been a part of the fashion scene for many years, participating in NY fashion shows and collaborating with photographers and artists alike!