Paradise E Rodriguez-Bordeaux is a French-American (born) fashion model, actress, activist/humanitarian, keynote speaker, and author. Her work can usually be found online and within luxury magazines throughout America, Europe, and New Zealand. She has walked for various fashion designers, including Jeff Garner and Quynh Paris.
She is perhaps best known for her activism work with displaced children. Rodriguez-Bordeaux takes her inspiration from her early childhood and iconic role models like, "Creole Goddess", Josephine Baker, who worked with what was in front of them, refusing to give up on their passions and sought out to make a positive mark on the world. Paradise's work has a sophistication that sets them apart from a typical performer's lifestyle.
With Paradise Rodriguez. Inc and The Catch A Falling Star Foundation, Paradise combines a determined, forceful aesthetic with a humble philosophy, never compromising her ethical principles or her style credentials.
Growing up without stable parents, she began her search for her family in France, Spain, Puerto Rico, and Ireland. She eventually connected with relatives and is living between Paris and Manhattan, NYC. In 2014, Paradise suffered from a traumatic brain injury causing her to lose (5) five years of memories. While the memories never returned, she has been doing well in her fight against Ovarian Cancer. Since then, she has won various awards for her outreach work including the 2018 Woman of Strength Award, launched the global campaign, #ICanBeBoth , went on to become a student at Harvard University (seeking her MBA, Ph. D in Psychology and LD) , and has since debuted her first novel, "Finding Paradise."
A quote famously coined by Paradise herself, "You can sit in the corner and cry or you can go out and dance in the rain. Either way, the storm is coming" has been used around the world to uplift and motive those needing empowerment.