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Sterling Zayas - High Fashion Model From Texas

By Sterling Zayas

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My name is Sterling Zayas. I am a 21 year old Cuban girl from Austin Texas. Growing up I knew I wanted to become a professional model. From doing pageants and small photo-shoots whenever I could, I have made progress into making my small town little girl dreams into a reality.

I gave up college to move to Los Angeles to become a model and that was my first big step from transitioning from a country girl to a high fashion runaway model. At 5’11 I was always made fun of for being tall and now being tall has never made me feel more confident and more beautiful. My mom always told me that one day I would love my height and today I can truly say that.

I have a long ways to go, but every opportunity is helping me grow and giving me a taste of what is to come. My motivation to keep me going is my sheer will power to succeed in this industry. I have the most amazing family supporting me along my journey and it has been a life changing and amazing experience from walking in Project Ethos, LA Fashion week and walking for some amazing designers such as: Marialia, Shekar Rehate and Dawn Sunflower Designs just to name a few.

I have expanded my horizons and so proud of the woman I am becoming. I hope to be an inspiration for other girls out there with a dream to model. “The harder you work, the luckier you will get.”

You can find me on Facebook and Instagram!

 

Photos by Houston Costa, Davar Stephan and Russ Wess

Published on Mar 13, 2014

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