Shaholly Dawn Ayers was born on September 9th, 1986 in St. Petersburg, Florida. A congenital amputee born just five days after one of the largest hurricanes to hit Florida Coast, Shaholly has defied tremendous odds, to become one of America’s most dynamic emerging Top Models.
With a stunningly transformative look, Shaholly’s diversity has earned her features with Nordstrom, GQ Italia, GQ Japan, US Weekly, The Sun News Paper, The New York Times, Glamour.com, BBC News and most recently – the pinnacle of couture – Mercedes-Benz’s prestigious 2014 New York Fashion Week.
Of course, not all that glitters is gold. Shaholly’s is as much a story of suffering and dark places as it is about overcoming adversity, bright lights and catwalks. Remarkably courageous and open about her early struggles, Shaholly will at times candidly share – with a sweetly defiant resolve – accounts of abuse, bullying, violence and some absolutely unpalatable experiences.
With a boldly inspired passion for empowering victims of prejudice and profiling, Shaholly has recently partnered with Elisha Nelson to create Love for Limbs, to help at-risk youth to overcome adversity and find the strength and beauty we carry in all of us.
Stay tuned, as this inspiring models upcoming events include walking again for New York Fashion Week, February 2016!
You can read more about Shaholly at: www.shahollyayers.com
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