Mercedes Scelba-Shorte
USINFO | 2014-06-17 17:59

Born Mercedes Yvette Scelba-Shorte
August 24, 1981 (age 32)
New Jersey, United States
Other names Mercedes Yvette
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Measurements 34-25-35 (US)
Dress size 4 (US), 34 (EU)
Manager Nous Model Management, Elite Model Management, Click Models, Chick Models

Mercedes Yvette Scelba-Shorte, also known as Mercedes Yvette, (born August 24, 1981, in New Jersey), is an American fashion model and actress. She was a contestant and finalist on Cycle 2 of America's Next Top Model. During the show, Scelba-Shorte revealed that she has lupus, an autoimmune disease.

Modeling and Acting career
After appearing on America's Next Top Model, Scelba-Shorte became a spokesperson for the Lupus Foundation of America. She signed with Nous Model Management and has also landed small roles in a number of TV shows including One on One, All of Us, and The Bold and the Beautiful.

She has appeared on the cover of Wedding Dresses magazine in 2005, Lupus Now magazine (Fall 2004 and Fall 2007), and Arthritis Today. She has also graced the pages of Teen Vogue. Her commercial credits include Chili's, Target, Hewlett Packard, Sears, AT&T, Payless Shoes, Bell South, and Chevy. Other modeling credits include Anchor Blue, Kohl's, Old Navy, Wal-Mart, Halston, Mervyn's, Target, and Macy's. Her runway credits include: DSquared2 Milan Fashion Show Spring 2004, Rock & Republic, Studios John Sakalis Fall 2004 and Ellegirlpresents Dare To Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America's Next Top Models 2005. Scelba-Shorte was also in a commercial for Chili's restaurant in 2007 and was featured in the Kay's catalog for Holiday 2007. She can be found modeling Mandy Moore'sMblem line and landed her first beauty campaign for Leeza Gibbons' Sheer Cover Mineral Makeup. Scelba-Shorte was featured in the "Misconceptions" 2010 commercial alongside Jason Mraz, Kim Kardashian, Betty White, and the Jonas Brothers.

Scelba-Shorte left Nous Model Management in Los Angeles in 2008. She then signed to Elite Model Management, L.A, and now is signed to Industry Model Group under the name of Mercedes Yvette.

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