Gabby RisingWade Phelps
Weight: 100 lbs
It’s not often we interview a model seemingly too busy to… well… model, but given her schedule, we’re surprised Gabriella Neglia even had time to take our phone call.
The Queensborough Community College student joined the ranks of Bayside’s Shortstack Models, and has climbed its ranks in two short years through dedication and perseverance.
“I never missed a rehearsal,” she said nonchalantly. Before you dismiss the achievement, know that Gabriella also works two jobs, teaches religion and is a full time student.
“I don’t really have too much time to myself,” the workaholic admitted.
In the few seconds she does have free time, she hits up movies or just chills out at a friend’s house. She has also been known to crochet, and admits to being a triple-letter Scrabble junky.
Next year, Gabriella has her sights set on Queens College, as she pursues a degree in teaching special education.
When asked about her modeling ambitions, the Whitestone native caged her response in talk about Shortstack – such is her dedication to the organization.
“I hope our name gets out,” she said. “I hope that more people will learn about us and our goals and hopefully we’ll get more sponsorship. And do more things in the community.”
That focus has helped propel her to the position of Program Director for next year. May we also say, she’s got looks that match her ambition.