Name: Evelyn Rueda
Weight: 100 lbs
Unlike many models, Evelyn Rueda, of Maspeth, did not know she wanted to go into the industry. Instead, the Ecuadorian native kept an open mind allowing fate to do the rest.
Rueda came to America when she was 11 years old, but it wasn’t until she participated in the 2012 Miss Ecuador beauty pageant that she became intrigued with modeling.
“Everything started with the beauty pageant and from there, it opened doors for me,” she said. “I had new opportunities to meet people in the business.”
Only in the first year of her modeling career, Rueda has already been on multiple photo shoots and even done a runway show for the fashion label Dear John.
“I would love for this to be a full-time job,” she said. “I love the camera, I love the way the camera flashes.”
When she is not modeling, Rueda enjoys hanging out in her hometown in Queens. Her favorite places to go are Astoria and Jamaica. She also enjoys going to Forest Hills to catch a movie with a friend.
When asked if she had any advice for girls who were looking to get into modeling, the rookie said it was important to be flexible and keep an open mind.
“I would say that try to your best and do everything you can to get in there. Try every direction,” she said.