As the effortless beauty Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea.” It’s a city of love, art, fashion, and where my career as a model began. I’ve always had a love affair with Paris; I remember when I first fell for the city of lights. I was a freshman in college studying biology with dreams of becoming a medical researcher or doctor until one day I was scouted by a modeling agent and my whole world changed! My first test shoot was sent to an agency in Paris, it was the summer right after my first year of college. I was coaching a high school dance team at the time, we were right in the middle of practice when I got a call from my agent, "Christian Dior and Prada want to see you, will you fly to Paris for fashion week?" I didn't admit it at the time, but I had no clue who or what she was talking about. I ran to the grocery store and picked up my first issue of Vogue Magazine to find out. Within a month, I deferred my enrollment to UCSD and was on a plane to Paris. The day I landed I met John Galliano, wearing Rainbow flip flops and jean shorts. He immediately cast me for his Christian Dior show, I got very lucky to say the least. That first show was what sparked my passion for beauty. I lived in Paris for a year, it's where I met many of my best friends and fell in love with French bakeries, high heels, and beauty! I admired the effortless, undone look of the Parisian women- their perfectly glowing skin, tousled hair and of course their classic red lips.