Marissa Irwin

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Marissa Irwin is an American model best known for her appearances on the cover of Bridal Guide and in Seventeen Magazine.

A native of Canton, Ohio, she received training from the Barbizon modeling school of Akron.[1][2] She now lives and works in New York City.[2]

Marissa lives with a rare and painful disorder called Arnold-Chiari malformation secondary to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.[3] Her medical story has appeared in the Discovery Health Channel series Mystery Diagnosis.[2]


  1. ^ Barbizon of Akron/Pro-Model & Talent Management News Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine., Issue 67, December 2007
  2. ^ a b c "Interview with Marissa Irwin". Pro Model and Talent Management, Inc. , accessed March 12, 2010
  3. ^ "Marissa's Story" (PDF). The Chiari Institute. , accessed March 12, 2010