Hello! My name is Rhonda Elaine Pennell, but I am often called Rho for short.
I first rezzed in SL on 26 July 2007, and it did not take me long at all to discover the fun and excitement of styling and virtual fashion. Wetting my feet with the now-defunct Calamity’s Haute Models agency, I soon found myself doing my first runway shows and increasingly gaining practise in styling and live modeling – long before sculpted prims, tattoos and mesh were ever thought of!
By the end of 2008, I graduated successfully from the prestigious AVENUE academy and took further classes at SuperElite in September 2009 and later at the MVW modeling academy. Over time I have had stints as a modelling instructor at GLANCE academy for a year, as well as a script writer, blogger, and runway show director.
I also have proudly taken part in vendor shoots for many different designers, been a finalist in the Miss Virtual World 2011 competition representing the Dominican Republic, and appeared in magazines such as AVENUE, BOSL, ManieraSL, Neiva Kumasi, TREND, and in lookbooks including the brilliant jewelry brand Finesmith.
Now a senior model in several premier modeling agencies such as BLVD, Opium Evolution, Maniera, OGlam, Passion, and of course TIMELESS, I have been in hundreds of runway shows and this is what I continue to do primarily – few things can quite match the thrill of a live event, working as part of a team of amazing models, designers, and agency directors.
These days I continue to model in print and on the runway while seeking to attend new classes and improve myself as well as find fresh inspiration. Currently I am very proud and honoured to be one of the two Official Muses 2012 for Bubble’s Designs, owned by one of my dear friends and a very sweet and talented designer, Bubble Cyberstar.
The most important thing in my SL is not to be the most successful “supermodel” and see my face plastered everywhere – far more important to me are my friendships with fellow models, designers, and many other artists and kind souls, and doing whatever I can to support them as they have supported me. Without my friends, without the fun and good times that I have the privilege of sharing with them, it would all be meaningless. I hope that we can all share our SL with each other for a long time to come:)