Myla Dalbesio is an American multi-disciplinary visual and performance artist, as you can read on her official website. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1987, she studied Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently based in New York City. Her work is greatly influenced by the examination of traditional and sexual femininity, mystical nature, and the place where the two meet.
Myla Dalbesio is a very special figure in the fashion world because she combines model and art. She is represented by Next Model Management, MP Mega Miami, and Francina. Dalbesio was crowned, in 2004, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA at the age of 16. Through the pageant she was scouted by Jeff and Mary Clarke who tried to put her in regular-size modeling. Originally categorized as plus-size (size 10), she is now a size 8 and rejects the “plus-size” label.
She has appeared in editorials for magazines including LOVE, Purple, Vogue India, Dazed & Confused, Lui, Bon, Oyster, Twin, Viva Moda, Elle France, and Elle Italia. Myla Dalbesio was selected for Calvin Klein’s “Perfectly Fit” underwear campaign in 2014 and was placed on Models.com’s “Hot List“, a ranked category for rising stars in the modeling world, and Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100 for 2015. She had three performance art shows called Homecoming, Homecoming: Sophomore Year, and her Young Money exhibition. In 2016 Dalbesio curated an all-female art show for the New York-based fair SPRING/BREAK.