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Olivia Mignone Home: Bayside Age: 20 Height: 5’1″ Weight: 100 lbs Stats: 34-24-34 When she was just a freshman in High School, Olivia Mignone had known for years that she wanted to be a model. She practiced her strut, took good care of herself and was ready for the runway. Except she was too short. “It was just something I’ve always been interested in,” Olivia said. “I was always obsessed with fashion magazines, TV shows and fashion shows.” As a petite model, she started participating in charity fashion [...]

Fighting HIV/AIDS

By Jessica Lyons The Queens Courier – Healthwise section June 2008 Windows of Opportunity (WOO), the Barbara Harmon Institute, is encouraging high school girls to believe in themselves while also raising money for charity through their Shortstack Program and 2nd Annual Charity Fashion Show. WOO was founded in 2002 and gained non-profit status in 2005. Its founder and Executive Director Hal Eisenberg had been working with parents and children in the community for many years. “From being active in the community and [...]

How to stay optimistic through the recession, bad weather and swine flu fears

By Gina Salamone Daily News Staff Writer Tuesday, May 5th 2009 Olivia Mignone Overcame Height Bias …The 18-years-old from Queens dreamed of becoming a model since childhood. But at just 5′ foot 1″, she knew that wouldn’t be easy. Instead of sitting around sulking, she started her own modeling agency for girls, donating money raised from shows to charity. “I’ve always wanted to model,” Mignone shares. “I watch ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ My freshman year of high school, when I was 14, I [...]

The Scene 2008

September 2008 A&U Magazine June 20th, Flushing Town Hall in Queens, New York, was the setting for making a fashion statement – one that combined awareness about HIV/AIDS, eating disorders, and the power of teens to make a positive difference in the world. Members of the jazz trio, In Pure Thought, Shortstack’s second annual Charity Fashion Show saw its program’s models take to the runway in front of a packed house in order to raise funds for Windows of Opportunity’s HIV Empowerment [...]

The Scene 2007

September 2007 A&U Magazine Pink and purple balloons anchored to benches on the Long Island campus of Adelphi University led the way to the first annual Shortstack Charity Fashion Show this past June. Attendees were greeted by three long tables of silent auction packages, from Morrissey concert tickets to airline tickets, as well as a LIFEbeat table sporting a fantasia of colorfully wrapped condoms. The runway set up in the University Center saw several walks, led off by the premiere of Sarah [...]

Excerpt from “Required Reading”

August 2007 Shortstack Cover Models: Olivia Mignone and Tany Rios Shortstack models Featured on the cover A&U Magazine – Appearing in the 7 page spread are Iasia Stewart, Kati Johnson, Olivia Mignone and Tanya Rios. High school and college students know summer reading lists quite well. Composed to help students prep for the coming year, the pages and pages assigned inevitably clash with the pull of the city park, the beach, the blockbuster movie, or even the daydream. Education and following one’s [...]

Short Teen Models to Stand Tall at 4th Annual Charity Fashion Show

New York City, New York (PRWEB) April 7, 2010 Inspired by a vision and a dream, teen model and business woman Olivia Mignone created Shortstack to prove that anyone could achieve their goals without limitations. The modeling industry may say they are too short, but Olivia spends 8 months of every year training and empowering girls to think otherwise, culminating in a professional and classy 5th Avenue Charity Fashion Show. 4 Years ago, at the age of 15, Olivia Mignone could not [...]

Shortstack Teen Models Send Strong Message and Challenge to the Fashion Industry

New York City, New York (Vocus) June 10, 2010 Inspired by a vision and a dream, teen model and business woman Olivia Mignone created Shortstack to prove that anyone could achieve their goals without limitations. After 4 years of success, she is now challenging the fashion and modeling industry to step up and be more inclusive with girls who do not meet the industry standards, starting with an invite to come to the 4th Annual Shortstack Charity Fashion Show – [...]