Melinda Rader is no shrinking violet and she’s a model with brains. She got a late start in the business because she waited to graduate from college. She earned a degree in creative writing from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
But the 22-year-old beauty has lost little time since then, and may be the fastest rising model in fashion.
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Melinda Rader may be the fastest rising model in fashion. She got a late start in a business where most models turn pro at 15. But she announced her presence with a bold, stunning nude photo shoot in Viktor magazine.
She debuted at a Beverly Hills fashion show and signed with Elite Model Management. She was only modeling for six months when she was named “Model of the Week” by models.com last August.
On her first ever overseas assignment to Greece, Melinda shot 14 editorial features in a month.
“Intimidatingly beautiful, intelligent and confident, Melinda is the type of girl people want to work with because she just gets it,” the site says of her. “Add to the mix her perfect runway strut, and it’s obvious that this girl is a natural.”
Rader put her natural beauty on display in the January issue of Viktor, a quarterly Italian magazine dedicated to style and creativity, according to its Web site. She posed nude for photographer Joshua Kogan in a shoot aptly titled “California Dreaming.”
The stunning and provocative images fit model.com’s description to a tee. The 5’10 1/2″ tall model is intimidatingly beautiful and supremely confident.