Name: Tanya Rios
Height: 5’ 4″
Weight: 128 lbs
The next time you meet Tanya Rios, she may be Agent Rios.
The 20-year-old from Bayside, a cashier in the gift shop at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, has her eyes on joining the FBI.
Tanya graduated from Benjamin Cardozo High School and is looking for the path least taken, or at least the path that can take her straight to a job nabbing criminals.
For now, Tanya enjoys listening to metal, hardcore and techno music. From time to time, she’ll taken in a horror flick. She also loves watching the great Canadian pastime, hockey. Watch out, Henrik Lundqvist.
“I love hockey,” Tanya said. “I’m not actually good at it, but I like to watch it”.
On top of that, Tanya models. It’s not a potential career path, she said, although she considered moving to Los Angeles and pursuing it further, but decided against it. Los Angeles is a tough town.
[Modeling]’s a lot of fun,” she said. “I don’t know if it’s something I want to stick with”.
Her involvement with Shortstack Modeling has been a boon for her self-confidence, she said. At Shortstack, the models that aren’t so tall get a chance too.
“Shortstack has helped a lot,” she said. “It’s also a self-esteem program. We also learn how to walk and learning how to pose, take better care of ourselves and our body”.