Mercedes Scelba-Shorte was a contestant and runner-up during Cycle 2 of ANTM.
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, and Macy’s.
Her runway credits include DSquared2 Milan Fashion Show Spring 2004, Rock & Republic, Studios John Sakalis Fall 2004 and Ellegirl presents Dare To Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America’s Next Top Models 2005. Mercedes 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’s Mblem line and landed her first beauty campaign for Leeza Gibbons’ Sheer Cover Mineral Makeup. Currently, she can be seen in a Subway television advertisement.
Mercedes left Nous Model Management in L.A. in 2008. She then signed to Elite Model Management in L.A. and now is signed to Click Models in L.A. under the name of Mercedes Yvette. (I could not locate her portfolio under Elite.)
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