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Grace De La Rosa's Gallery

"I was born in VA, but consider myself a Floridian. Dad was in the U.S. Navy throughout my childhood, so I've lived in various places including Japan and Spain. Soon after he served 20 years in the military, Dad decided to retire and make our home in Jacksonville, FL.

I am the oldest sibling of four. I have two sisters and one brother, all of whom are married with children and live in Jax close by my parents' home at the beach. We're a close-knit family, and I certainly do miss all of them very much.

It's been two years since I moved from Jax to the beautiful Island of Oahu, Hawaii with my wonderful husband -- a pilot in the military -- and beautiful daughter who officially became a teenager last month. We welcomed our healthy baby boy into our family on May 8, 2002. He is now 19 months old and brings us so much joy every day!

My first professional modeling assignment took me to Los Angeles, CA for a swimwear calendar shoot in the mid-90's. I've since been featured in various calendars, magazines, brochures, and on TV. Past clients include Venus Swimwear, Natural Muscular Development, Walt Disney World, and Playboy. You can find more details on my resumé.

Since my move to Oahu and the birth of my son, I no longer have the time to model. Instead, I enjoy being a full-time stay-at-home mom and wife. I became an AFAA certified aerobics instructor earlier this year, and I hope to start teaching step-aerobics after the holidays.

You can still find me in national publications. I'm featured in Playboy's Exotic Beauties special edition (Oct 2002), Playboy's Book of Lingerie (Nov/Dec 2000), and Feb/March 2002 issue of American Health & Fitness magazine. I've also been on Playboy's Nightcalls several times on XM Satellite Radio.

I'd like to extend my warmest wishes to those of you who have had nothing but kind words of support for my career. Thank you!!!"

 

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