Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
May 25, 2019
Paid Assignments Only
Shoot Nudes:
Apr 08, 2018
5' 2"
95 lbs
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About Me

About me

I am a freelance model and multimedia artist. I have been modelling professionally for about two years and making art in some form (mostly painting) for most of my life.

I am in the process of creating profiles for my work as a painter, makeup artist and photographer. Please DM me if you’re interested in seeing my other work.


I am petite (5’2”), fit, and athletic. I'm strong, with good muscle definition (I’m about 16% body fat). I weigh about  95 lbs and can deadlift and squat up to 135 lbs. I regularly lift weights, do yoga and pilates, and occasionally walk 17 miles in a day by accident/for fun.

Challenging, athletic poses are my favorite! Shoulder stands, planking, strange contortions, I love experimenting with dynamic poses that require athleticism.

I'm short but proportionate. I naturally have a smaller upper body (meaning it appears more muscular because it is not an area where I have much fat) and a small waist with defined abs, and larger glutes and quads (in proportion to the rest of me). I think of myself as having a muscular hourglass figure.

I have heterochromia (my eyes are two different colors, one very dark brown and one hazel green).

I have very thick, versatile, workable hair that can be easily straightened or made crazy, voluminous and curly. It has a bit of a curl naturally and is quite dark brown (though nowhere near black) with subtle natural highlights. It has not been died or chemically treated in over 10 years. I enjoy getting creative with my hair and letting others have fun with it. It is currently cut in an angled, layered bib just below chin length.

I shave my legs but do not shave elsewhere.

I have several holes in each of my ears (including tragus) but most are not visible. I usually only wear earrings in my first hole, but if you’re looking for someone to model  10 pairs of earrings at once, I’m you’re girl. The lobes of my ears are stretched to about a 0, maybe smaller now. They used to be much larger and can be hidden easily by regular earrings that are large enough to cover the hole. This is what I normally do, but if you’re looking for someone with stretched ears, I do have them. I also have my philtrum (indentation above upper lip) pierced with a very small, subtle opalescent stone. I have a tattoo on my upper left arm of two wolves biting each other’s faces. It’s based on a drawing by the artist Lisa Iglesias.


I want to create images that tell a story. I want to help create work I’d want to photograph myself. I enjoy all the aspects of the process: concept, makeup, styling, and editing. I love colors! If color is important in your project, send me a message! (I love black and white photography as well, but I’m the kind of person who is made happier just by gazing upon pleasant color combinations….)

I model for and am comfortable in many genres (including, fitness, fashion, boudoir, and hair modeling), but the majority of my work is modeling for art photography, as well as life drawing/painting and other visual arts. I model for individual artists, as well as for classes/workshops/groups. Please ask if you'd like to see my life modeling resume and references.

I also have experience on the other side of the paintbrush/pencil/pastel/camera etc., and a background in improv, standup comedy, writing and acting. I find my creative outlet most often in the creation of conceptual paintings based around self portraits and the human form, and in self portrait photography.


For the most part, I split my time between Providence, RI and Somerville, MA. I am also on Cape Cod from time to time.

My schedule is different every week. I enjoy traveling and would like to travel further for work, but am somewhat limited for the time being, as I rely on public transportation.  I consider work anywhere in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I’m willing to travel further if I am hired for at least half a day of work.

Other areas that are accessible to me are parts of Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York City. If I can affordably take a bus or train there, or you have the budget to cover the cost of transportation, feel free to ask if I can make it to your location.

I always try to arrive early and never cancel unless it can’t be avoided (due to illness, etc.). I understand that cancellations are a pain and I expect you not to cancel at the last minute either, (as a fulltime freelancer cancellations can really mess up my month) but I understand that things happen. If we have not worked together before, I may ask for a deposit.


Please message me for a quote. Rates vary between photography, life modeling and reference photography.

If you would like to hire me to model for photography, I am available:
a).  to be hired for modeling only, or
b). to be hired to create a full package for your shoot. This includes wardrobe styling, makeup, and hair styling.

Please provide as many details as you can in your message. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Ava Ette
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"Opallette is quite a magical model to work with. We had a blast creating special affects together. I love her imagination and daring. I'm eagerly looking forward to our next shoot!!!!" Read less

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"Ava is a wonderful model that takes direction well and can pull of a wide range of looks with ease! I would gladly work with her again!" Read less

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"Ava is a beautiful model who is very comfortable and confident in front of the camera. She takes direction well as well as providing her own input for the shoot. Ava has an easy going personality and does what it takes to get the shot. If you have the opportunity to do a photoshoot with Ava, don't let it pass you by." Read less

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"Ava is very creative when it comes to styling and posing, and I highly recommend her!" Read less

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