THE FULL STORY
by J. Edwards
Paige Brooks has enjoyed a career as a professional international print and runway model, SAG-AFTRA actress, spokesperson/host/television presenter, and vocalist, in addition to championing philanthropic causes in the field of charitable medical advocacy. She is also an accomplished ballerina, studying and performing since the age of three. Paige's father is a corporate lawyer and her mother is a former professor of English and Music and a classical pianist.
Education: After graduating with honors from preparatory school, this Presidential Scholar pursued scholarship opportunities in New Orleans and finally decided on Tulane University for her college education. Having studied with Dame Sonia Arova (Prima Ballerina - Ballets Russes), Vasile Petrutiu (Principal Dancer - Bolshoi Ballet; CFB Founder & Executive Director), and Wes Chapman and Shawn Black (Principal Dancers - American Ballet Theatre), she continued her semi-professional career as a ballerina while at Tulane, coupling her love of dance with that of modeling and acting. Despite the strong call of the stage, Paige decided to focus her efforts on broadcast journalism and graduated with a B.A. in Communication/Broadcast Journalism from the Newcomb College of Tulane University. Later, she received her Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies. After graduation, she then prepared to tour the world and make her dreams a reality.
Modeling: While pursuing those dreams, Paige has lived around the globe including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Montréal (Quebec, Canada), Athens (Greece), Milan (Italy), London (England), and Paris (France). She is represented by agencies worldwide including: Wilhelmina Models (New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles), Riccardo Gay Agency (Milan), Michele Pommier Models (Miami), and CESD Talent Agency (Los Angeles).
Throughout her career, this Wilhelmina Model Search Winner has graced the covers and pages of numerous international magazines including Vogue, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Modern Bride, Seventeen, WWD, Practica (Italy), That’s Life (U.K.), Maxi (France), Celebrity Society (Hollywood), L’Vegue, Jetset Magazine, and Beverly Hills . She also has walked the runways of famous designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrara, Badgley Mischka, Oleg Cassini, Betsey Johnson, Nicole Miller, St. John, Anna Sui, Carmela Sutera, Victor Alfaro, Jim Hjelm, Viviene Tam, and Halston.
Film/Television: Among her film appearances are Men In Black II, Charlie’s Angels (the movie), Bewitched (the movie), Hollywood Homicide, and The Majestic.
Paige was personally selected by the casting director to star as “Princess Lauranna, Queen of the Universe” in Men In Black II starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. In relation to this lightheartedly “campy” role, she has been interviewed by numerous magazines, newspapers, websites, and on radio stations around the world following the film’s release.
Her numerous television show appearances include Everybody Loves Raymond, Baywatch, Beverly Hills 90210, Charmed, Just Shoot Me, Diagnosis Murder, The Guardian, Crossing Jordan, and Gilmore Girls.
She also appeared on Good Morning America and The Tonight Show.
Continuing her close ties with CBS, she was featured in a CBS Promo for the Miss USA Pageant.
Her countless television commercials include representing Pepsi, Burger King, Ford Motor Company, Goodyear, David’s Bridal, Candies Shoes, and Burlington Coat Factory.
Paige also appeared as a “Barker’s Beauty” on The Price Is Right, American television’s longest-running game show, voted the “#1 Game Show of All Time” by T.V. Guide.
Hosting: In addition to her successes in the world of modeling and entertainment, Paige has had the opportunity to host numerous programs and events. She hosted the Venus International Model Search competition live at the House of Blues with Danny Bonaduce. Paige also adds to her repertory: host of the first web-a-thon in history for Click2Asia.com, host and spokesperson for IGIA/Tactica International, host for Hughes Space and Communications programming, KYOU-TV anchor and reporter, and international spokesperson for the Zebra Double-Up Putter for golf enthusiasts around the world. Paige was honored as a finalist in “KTLA’s The Audition." She was selected from an international search of thousands of applicants and was regularly seen on KTLA.
Pageantry: Paige has been honored with winning numerous titles in the world of pageantry, including capturing what is considered to be the most prestigious title: Ms. Universe.
During her time in Hollywood, Paige was Miss Beverly Hills.
While residing in the Empire State, she was Ms. New York and the Philanthropy Award Winner.
In the Miss USA Pageant, she was a Finalist and Swimsuit Award Winner. She was also selected as lead dancer and host city spokesperson.
In Shenzhen, China, Paige competed with delegates from over 70 countries and placed Fourth in the World at Mrs. Globe. Further, she auditioned and was selected as lead dancer and to entertain as a vocalist during the cultural program. She was also the Winner of the Most Photogenic Award.
Representing her heritage and U.K./European residency, Paige won the distinguished title of Ms. Great Britain. She also captured yet another world-winning title of Ms. Premier World.
Distinctions: Paige was honored to be selected as Wilhelmina Model Search Winner in their annual competition for the Next Top Model.
Paige was recognized as “Top Hollywood Blonde” by IMDb (Internet Movie Database), the film industry’s premiere website, and has appeared as the “cover story” on their home page twice.
L’Vegue Magazine named Paige as one of the "25 Most Beautiful People." She graces the magazine's cover for the "25 Most Beautiful" Anniversary Edition, which includes an article titled "Paige Brooks: Living Her Dream" and a fashion layout spread featuring Paige in David Tupaz Couture and also wearing her own haute couture, which she personally designed, and private collection jewelry.
Philanthropy: For the past decade, Paige “has dedicated her time and resources to assisting patients in need with their specific medical challenges as a charitable medical advocate.” She states, “I have had the great privilege of traveling around the world, working with doctors and hospitals throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, and Europe.” Paige is in the process of developing her advocacy program so that those types of services are made available to a larger number of patients in need.
Her volunteerism extends to church, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., and animal rescue, with a particular proclivity for bunnies, for Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (S.P.C.A.) International. Paige is a member of multiple organizations focusing on Land Conservation & Endangered Species in addition to supporting Conservation & Climate Solutions efforts. She is also a spokesperson for The W.I.N. Foundation International (Women In Need).
In her spare time, Paige enjoys ballroom and salsa dancing, gourmet cooking, indulging in the worlds of BBC, ITV, and Canal+ mysteries and dramas, and brushing up on her natural people-reading skills with insights from books by Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Ph.D.