Karen began her modeling career 1990 when she attended the International Model and Talent Association Convention, held in New York City, and placed 2nd in Fashion Print out of 72 contestants in her division. She received various offers from agencies in Japan, Korea, New York City and Los Angeles, however returned home to finish her Bachelor’s Degree in Geography & Earth Science at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.
While in college, she modeled locally and was the official model for Colowear from 1990-1992. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles and was represented by Durkin Artists Agency, and Special Artist Agency, doing both print work and Television Commercials, as well as working part time at CBS-Television City.
Karen continues to model both print and runway, some of her clients through the years have included: Belk’s (Belk Store Services), Dillard’s, Calvin Klein, Vanity Fair, DKNY, Ashley Furniture, Aaron Rents, Kohl’s just to name a few. She is currently represented on the East Coast, for contact information and bookings please feel free to contact her agency.