(Creative Director and Fashion Designer Emillio O.)

Celisse Graves

    At the tender age of 16, she started modeling while attending school in Newport News, Virginia.  In 2008, entering pageants winning Miss Midlothian Virginia, she got the opportunity to model for various designers for 9 shows including David's Bridal, FOXERS Lingerie and New York Designer Renita Biddle "Le Jardin" Garden Fantasy Clothing Line.  In 2009, she then decided to move to Los Angeles to continue walking the runways for 25 shows including Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge at The Nokia Theatre as a hair model, 106&Park Blaze The Stage, Africa Fashion Week LA, as well as Los Angeles Fashion Week.

 

    In 2010, chosen by FIDM's honorable fashion designer Emillio O. walking 6 shows including Fundraiser For The Lange Foundation, International Poor Little Rich Girl, and Latino Fashion Week LA, she is now national walking for Latino Fashion Week in Miami. She received the City Of Los Angeles Award for Supermodel Of The Year 2014. In addition to her modeling career, Celisse also acts in a variety of film projects. Some of her film projects include Nat Turner Unchained as wife Cherry written and directed by Josh Harraway, Try To Forget directed by Terrisha Kearse, and feature film SPOKEN as Lena directed by Stacy Lightner.  Several webseries, one being Pastor Damien as Sister Celisse directed by Roger Sonnier.  Celisse enjoys giving back to the community and helping the less fortunate. 

 

www.celissegraves.com