Florida native Christina came to New York for an internship and never looked back. Growing up, Christina was interested in the fashion industry, but never imagined herself becoming a model. Because she never saw any models who looked like her, she assumed it was off limits. Christina was supporting herself by working a myriad of odd jobs when she ended up at Ford’s first casting for plus size models in over 10 years. Since then, she’s modelled for companies such as Forever21, Target, Addition Elle by Ashley Graham, Old Navy, and more. She is currently represented by Muse Management.
STREETSTYLE DETAILS: Overalls, Target ; Jacket, Hand-Me-Down From her Dad
// PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAGGIE SHANNON
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✓ For killer pizza and all the good vibes, check out Scarr's in LES. Between the $6 big beers and the always on point playlists, their mini bar in the back is my favorite hideaway.
✓ Best chopped kale salad and all around yummy "elevated" American eats can be found at Mayfield in Crown Heights. Can we take a moment to appreciate how much easier Kale is to eat when it's chopped? Less mess + solid cocktail list + Art Deco interior = sweet date night!
✓ You can find the best tacos in the city in the backyard of my neighborhood bar, Chilo's. Grab a frozé or Pacifico (or both!) and head out to their cozy, year round patio.
✓ Three words: tres leches donut. Head over to Doughnut Plant on one of those treat yaself days and prepare for what could be the world's best mergence of traditional Cuban fare and doughnut.
✓ If you're trying to be bad *and* boujee, head to the food court at Brookfield. I love grabbing an entree, a side, and a dessert from three different places and then watching the sun set on the Hudson. Also a nice place to take visiting friends and fam!
✓ If you're looking for a nameplate necklace or just a nice Cuban link, look for Jane at New Top in Chinatown. Shout out to my jeweler, damn she's such a good jeweler! (Been waiting to make that reference for years - if you get this allusion, please immediately accept the position of becoming my new best friend).