Its with great sadness that the Model Fair family must share the news of the recent death of popular import model Yari Vanessaa. The modeling world mourns today for the loss of Vanessaa whom was found early Thursday, December 10th in Newport Beach in Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve dead as Venessaa had taken her own life. News first broke of the suicide by Hannah Fry from the L.A. Times Thursday morning. Reports confirms, Vanessaa’s body was found by boyfriend near the 2000 block of University Drive hanging from a light post by a belt. Authorities have issued a statement of no foul play was involved in the suicide.

The 22 year-old Spanish-descent from Anaheim, California had a recognized to have breakout year in 2015. The Kaboom Magazine August 2013 Bombshell of the Day developed a buzz coming up as a promotional model on the Southern California import scene. Features on popular men’s publication like Wheels and Heels, Spocom, and Drag Girls. Vanessaa was currently employed as a promotional model for World Famous cafe, Cafe Lu in Santa Ana, California. In October, TMZ classified the young model as the next Yanet Garcia. Vanessaa even delivered a brief weather forecast for the well-known media network.

Loved and adored by fans and fellow import models. Several other big name import models, like Cedestoni Salazar, posted tributes and prayers to Yari friends and family via social media.

I'm so lost for words right now. Finding this news out about you at dinner right now and I can't believe it. I just saw you a couple weeks ago and we were supposed to hang out Sunday before I left to Hawaii RIP baby girl @yarirakiti .. I'm definitely going to miss your pretty face. Love you

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Along with fellow models condolences, a new tribute record from New Jersey recording artist Irahnik has surfaced titled, “Water Lady” featuring R.O.M. Released several days ago, the record has fastly accumulated over 13k plays and plenty of heart-felt comments.

Vanessaa was unsigned at the time and most recently released a tee collaboration with Asphalt Yacht Club. Purchase your tee today on the official AYC website. Vanessaa was also apart of a recent campaign with Illest Brand Worldwide shot by Steve Bitanga.

A Go Fund account has been set up by Christine Nguyen, close friend and fellow indie model of Yari, for donations towards Yari’s funeral arrangement. All donations will be transferred directly to the Continental Mortuary in Santa Ana for Yari’s best interest. All those looking to donate, please click here.


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