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.
Rita Cosby is one of the most recognized and respected broadcasters in America. She is a renowned Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and multiple best selling author, who anchored highly rated prime time shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC. Heralded as one of the Most Influential Women in Radio since 2014 by Radio Ink magazine, she was selected as Legend of the Year for 2018, chosen among all women on and off air in the radio industry. She currently hosts the top-rated nationally syndicated Rita Cosby Show based out of WABC Radio in New York. Throughout her illustrious media career, Rita has secured some of the biggest interviews, including exclusives with more than twenty world leaders, including seven U.S. Presidents.
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.
Meenal Manikandan who hails from South india and a full time working professional,Actor,Model,Host & a Community Leader in Virginia who recently won the state title of Mrs BHARAT NewYork 2021 & Mrs BHARAT USA 2021
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!
Fashion photographer Priscilla Periut began her fashion career by photographing portraits at some of the most prestigious fashion shows in New York City. Based in Harrison, New Jersey her fashion runway portraits and editorials have made an impact in the fashion industry and are one of a kind. A classic, bold, and luxury style can be seen in her work. Priscilla is renowned for her creativity and collaborating with designers, models, make up artists and stylists in order to create elegant and bold looks.
Em Loures, a 19 de março de 1986, casou com a sua primeira esposa, Maria Arlene Ferreira Pólvora (1 de agosto de 1960), de quem teve o seu único filho, Guilherme Pólvora Castelo Branco Vieira, nascido a 25 de novembro de 1988 (33 anos). O casal divorciou-se mais tarde e ela casou pela segunda vez. Em Loures, a 27 de novembro de 1996, Castelo Branco casou novamente, numa conservatória, com a viúva milionária judia americana Betty Grafstein, nascida Elizabeth Larner. Dividiram a sua residência entre Sintra e Nova Iorque até meados da década de 2010, altura em que passaram a morar somente na cidade norte-americana.
Castelo Branco tornou-se famoso pela sua postura queer e pelos seus modos exuberantes, extravagantes, cómicos e polémicos. Na sua juventude, chegou a vestir-se de mulher para passagens de modelos, passado esse que o próprio assume. Na sequência do sucesso mediático que obteve com a sua participação na primeira edição do reality showQuinta das Celebridades, em 2004, José Castelo Branco passou a ter um programa próprio na TVI, Bon Chiq (2005), num cenário ao seu gosto pessoal. No entanto, o programa semanal apresentado pelo socialite esteve bem longe de ser um êxito de audiências.
Castelo Branco foi abordado pelo El Mundo e foi a um programa da estação televisiva Antena 3, em Madrid, onde revelou factos até então desconhecidos da sua vida, tendo prometido editar um livro (finais de 2009) para contar toda a verdade. Em junho de 2010, foi lançada em Portugal a sua autobiografia, José Castelo Branco – Toda a Verdade
Em 2009, José Castelo Branco foi acusado de agressões pelo relações-públicas Daniel Martins, depois de uma discussão num restaurante de Lisboa. Em tribunal, foi condenado a nove meses de prisão com pena suspensa pelos crimes de ofensa à integridade física, difamação e injúria, tendo de pagar uma indemnização de mil euros ao queixoso. No entanto, o pagamento nunca foi efetuado e, em 13 de novembro de 2018, foram enviadas duas solicitadoras à casa de Sintra para avaliar possível património para penhora e pagamento da dívida.
No dia 1 de junho de 2019, Castelo Branco anunciou num vídeo, na rede social Instagram, que se iria candidatar às eleições legislativas portuguesas de 2019. No dia seguinte, reuniu uma equipa para ajudar na recolha de assinaturas para a criação do seu partido político, cujo nome seria “MJP – Movimento de Justiça Portuguesa”. O socialite justificou a candidatura com a sua indignação relativamente à abstenção nas eleições europeias de 2019 em Portugal e em relação aos vários casos de corrupção que foram descobertos, tendo planeado voltar a Portugal para fazer campanha. No entanto, a meio de agosto de 2019, anunciou que havia desistido da candidatura devido a complicações de saúde da esposa, que o obrigaram a regressar aos EUA.
Em setembro de 2019, Castelo Branco abriu um canal no YouTube, tendo começado a postar vídeos regularmente no mesmo em julho de 2020. Nesse canal, entre outras coisas, o socialite conta histórias da sua vida e interpreta uma personagem, a Dra Zezé.