Le Trend Boutique –
Fashion Show Participating Models
Valentina Baena, 26, was born in Colombia and raised in the United States. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with degrees in General Education and Elementary Education. Valentina was a teacher for three years here in Orlando and one year abroad in Spain. She recently became a flight attendant and spends most of her time flying and traveling around the world. Valentina believes that the best education one can get is from traveling and loves learning about different cultures, traditions and countries. She has modeled and helped choreograph the runway show at MyShadi Bridal for over 5 years.
A graduate of Furman University with a degree in computer science and Chinese, Julia spent 2 years in Beijing and 8 years in Hong Kong developing the Asian cruise market. Julia is now chief digital officer for Go Travel in Orlando and enjoys training in aerial silks and acrobatics.
Malini Bhramdat is a dancer and model by passion and student by nature. A recent graduate from the University of Central Florida, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work and aspires to be a mental health counselor. One step at a time, she believes everyone can contribute to making a difference. Her favorite quotes comes from Gandhi ji, “Be The Change That You Wish to See in The World,” is exactly how she plans to live her life. She truly believes that the most important thing we have is love. Dash and sprinkle love everywhere and watch how the world blooms!
Rosanna earned her Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law and graduated with a certificate in International Law. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts from
Stetson University. She currently works at the Law Office of Paulette Hamilton assisting with divorce, immigration, and bank bankruptcy matters. Rosanna was published as a contributor in the International Lawyer Year in Review 2015 Kickoff for the Africa Committee. Her written contributions focus on facts based upon extensive research of the political environment in Somalia and Burundi with respect to First Amendment freedoms and country conditions. In 2015, Rosanna served as a panelist for TedX FSCJ where she helped facilitate a discussion on Refugees, Immigration, and Muslims in America. Rosanna has participated as a model in the Desh Videsh Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo since 2009 and regularly features clothing items by LeTrend Boutique. She was featured on front cover the Desh Videsh magazine Luxury Edition in November 2015. Rosanna’s hobbies include drumming, paddle boarding, and traveling internationally. She also enjoys belly dancing for parties and wedding events.
Imran Jivraj, 24, graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in management and political science. He currently operates a business in the technology hardware industry. He is an avid fan of broadway theater and his favorite play is The Book Of Mormon.
Zeinab Jivraj, 7, is a very passionate dessert connoisseur. She loves all things sweet from mint chocolate chip to chocolate cake. This is her first time modeling for Le Trend Boutique, and she is extremely excited to don the beautiful designs that they have to offer.
Aftab MAnekia is 13years old. He has been modeling for Le Trend Boutique for a couple of years. He loves to play volleyball and soccer and ps 4.
Saif Kermalli was born and raised in New York City, and has recently moved to Orlando to continue his Health Science Major at UCF. He is 23 years old and has always had an interest in fashion. His hobbies consist of sports like Volleyball and Baseball.
Krish is a 27-year old International DJ and MC from New Jersey and now lives in Ocala, Florida. He graduated from The University of Florida in 2014 with a Major in Business Marketing and a Minor in Entrepreneurship. Recently, he branched out and began a new business with premium skincare brand Rodan + Fields. Whenever he’s not actively engaged in work, he loves riding his motorcycle and trying new things like modeling for Le Trend Boutique! Follow Krish @OFFICIALKRISH on Instagram and Facebook!
Lizzii Le, 26, is a 3rd year medical student at FIU. She has been modeling for about nine years and is a fun hobby that helps her de-stress. Growing up, she was bullied for her thin appearance, but the fashion community was a welcoming outlet for her. Modeling has not only served as a fun past time, but has also helped build her confidence. Though her first year appearing at the MyShadi Bridal Expo, she is excited to be a part of the beautiful Indian culture.
Hassan Manekia, now eighteen, made his debut modeling for Le Trend Boutique a few years ago. He is currently a Business System Analytics major at Stetson University. He loves to play sports especially soccer and volleyball.
Ashleigh Markel, 31, has been living in Orlando since graduating from Rollins College in 2010 with a degree in International Relations and Political Science. She currently works as a flight attendant and Inflight Instructor and Recruiter full time. She is also a professional Bellydancer and instructor and performs at Epcot’s Morocco pavilion in Walt Disney World. She performs internationally, as well, and was recently featured on the cover of Bellydance Japan Magazine. She is very excited and honored to be modeling for Le Trend Boutique for the first time!
Lisa-Marie Nguyen, 25, has competed in multiple pageants, walked in numerous fashion shows, and been performing and dancing for over 10 years! I love being on stage and being a part of big productions. She is honored to be involved in this year’s MyShadi Bridal Expo and the Le Trend Boutique fashion show to showcase some of the many beautiful gowns designed by Farzana.
Amanda Pham, 28, is the Creative Director for Advanced Aesthetics. She is a graduate from the University of Central Florida with a major in journalism and a minor in writing and rhetoric. She is the 2011 Miss Vietnam Florida Queen and 2015 Miss National Asia 1st Runner up. She loves to dabble into fashion and beauty blogging, traveling and eating delicious food from different cultures.
Ashley Shah, 27, was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She is also the mother of two wonderful kids, Isabella and Isaiah. Enjoying family time with her kids is what she loves the most. She was the winner of Miss Indo Caribbean 2011 and has been modeling since her teenage days. She graduated in 2012 with her dental assistant degree. One day, she dreams to become a Bollywood actress (crosses fingers). Not only has she been modeling for the MyShadi Bridal Expo for about nine years now, but has been modeling professionally.