Quiana Grant

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Quiana Grant
Born 1982
Newport News, Virginia, USA
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)
Hair color Naturally Black
Eye color Black
Measurements 33-24-33 (US); 84-61-84 (EU)
Dress size 34 (EU), 4 (US)

Quiana Grant is an American model who appeared in the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.[1] She was featured in a bodypainting layout as a canvas for bodypaint artist Joanne Gair who is in her tenth year of producing bodypaint art for the Swimsuit Issue.[2] She was part of a record-setting class of seven rookie Swimsuit Issue models along with Jessica Gomes, Melissa Haro, Yasmin Brunet, Melissa Baker, Jeisa Chiminazzo and Jarah Mariano.

Biography[edit]

Grant attended Menchville High School and graduated in 1999.[3] She now lives Harlem in New York, New York, but she considers Newport News, Virginia to be her hometown.[4] Although Quiana was highly sought after for modeling at age 14,[citation needed] she stayed in school until age 16. At age 16, while her mother underwent a series of eye surgeries, she served as her mother's eyes.[5] Her mother had Chorioretinitis and could not even recognize Quiana until she was 13.[4] Her parents are Tony and Regina Grant,[6] and she has a younger brother.[4]

Experience[edit]

Quiana was twenty-six years old with over ten years of modeling experience at the time of the release of her debut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.[6] She has modelled for GAP (photos by Steven Meisel)[5] and Maybelline ad campaigns as well as done runway work for numerous leading fashion houses and designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Michael Kors, Anne Klein and Bill Blass.[5][7] She is represented by IMG in New York, Modelwerk in Germany, City Models in Paris, France as well as Vision Model Management.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Quiana Grant". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Bodypainting". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  3. ^ Holtzclaw, Mike (2008-02-15). "Newport News model makes SI swimsuit debut". Daily Press. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  4. ^ a b c "Quiana Grant's Q&A". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  5. ^ a b c "Quiana Grant". Maybelline. Archived from the original on 2008-03-16. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  6. ^ a b Holtzclaw, Mike (2008-02-16). "Her career's going swimmingly". Daily Press. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  7. ^ a b "Quiana Grant". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 

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