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.
Cherie Corso is a wife & mother, with a passion for marketing, art and fashion. On TV, she is a national patenting & commonsense lifestyle expert appearing on Fox & Friends, Dr Oz, CNN. A blogger who has inspired stories for NewYork Post (give your kid a debit card and mommy and me ) . Entrepreneurship is her specialty, having developed and sold two successful businesses. She has been a national spokesperson for Wedderspoon Honey and Crocs just to name a few. She volunteers her time to assist entrepreneurs in developing business at the Fordham Gabelli School of Business She is also an environmentalist that likes to support people’s health and wellness. For more information go to www.cheriecorso.com
Lorraine Silvetz received her BFA from N.Y.U. Film School and her Master’s from N.Y.U. School of Social Work in 2005. She is a psychotherapist, writer and Executive Director, having founded Global Stress Initiative (GSI) a program under the International Committee Against Mental Illness (ICAMI) a 65 year old mental health 501c3 directed by her Uncle, Robert Cancro, MD in 2010. She and several of GSI’s supporters, including 3 Time Emmy Award Winning Anchor, Rita Cosby, philanthropist/entrepreneur, Mitzi Perdue, Medical Director of ICAMI, Robert Cancro, MD and she received Congressional Awards, in 2011, from Congressman Townes for their donation of treatment for service members and veterans with PTSD and TBI. Lorraine and her husband, Robert Silvetz, MD introduced the cutting edge treatment, in the northeast, in 2019. GSI extended their focus of treatment to include not only service members/veterans but domestic violence and human trafficking survivors impacted by PTSD and TBI. Lorraine has served as face and advocate for Avadora Mimouni Collection in 2021/2022.
Recipient of NAMI 2021 Multicultural award and named, “Shirley Chisholm Phenomenal Woman” by Senator Jesse Hamilton, Mayor Eric Adams, and City Council Member Laurie Cumbo. Dr. Elisa is a Clinical Social Worker and mental health expert and advocate. Dr. Elisa is a frequent media guest on Fox 5 NY and Hot 97.1 (Street Soldiers). Most recently featured in CSU Global, she has been featured in a variety of media outlets around the country, including CNN and Bloomberg News. Her direct advice has appeared in Real Health Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Bergen Record, Amsterdam News and Voice of America. She has presented at conferences around the country to include National Urban League, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Congressional Caucus.
We were honored to attend and support the Toy drive and Auction for abused and neglected children last week. It was among the first larger events in NY since the pandemic’s inception. It was wonderful to see many old and meet new friends after so much time. Thank you to the hostesses, Julianne Michelle Stroh and Tina Louise, Committee Members like Rita Cosby Cosby and Florence Anthony who were also in attendance. And, thank you to Mark Murray for the use of his exquisite art gallery which offered such a beautiful setting for the festivities. And, thank you to Francesca Amato of Punished4Protecting, Inc which does such amazing work on behalf of children. Thank you to our photographer friends that offered their time and services covering the event, Jeff Smith, Max Flores, DavidWarren and Paul Prince.