After graduating high school, I decided to pursue makeup artistry and ended up getting my makeup artist license and moving to Los Angeles. I learned special effects makeup and worked on a few independent movies. Shortly after, I started getting offers for modeling jobs and took them to earn extra income—that extra income turned into full-time income. I kept traveling, modeling for several years doing shoots, shows, catalogs, and editorials in cities like Milan, Dubai, Athens, London, Beirut, and Paris. Eventually, I decided to stick to the States and moved to New York City. That move took me down a different path.