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Beautiful Women of Jacksonville

10 of the River City’s most beautiful women make themselves at home in a stunning Ponte Vedra Beach manse.

Some say beauty is only skin deep. Others say it lies in the eye of the beholder. Here’s what we know about beauty: these women have it in spades. 

Amy West

Age: 28

Relationship status:Married

Hometown: Sparta, Kentucky

Current neighborhood: Ponte Vedra Beach

Occupation: Photographer and co-owner of Journey Photography

I feel beautiful: …when I’m dancing.

Beauty product I can’t live without: I love the Clarisonic Brush and Image Skin Care Hydrating Repair Cream.

Mariela Groshell

Age: 43

Relationship status:Married

Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware

Current neighborhood: Ponte Vedra Beach

Occupation: Co-owner of Ocean 60

I feel beautiful: …when my husband smiles at me.

Beauty product I can’t live without: Lipgloss…I can’t stand not to have anything on my lips.

Nadia Lombardo

Age: 23

Relationship status:Single

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Current neighborhood: Southside

Occupation: Model, sales & professional poker

I feel beautiful: …when I’m surrounded by my amazing friends.

Beauty product I can’t live without: Aveda exfoliant. I use it 2-4 times a day; it keeps my skin looking flawless and it feels amazing.

Melissa Kobeski

Age: 29

Relationship status:Married

Hometown: Vero Beach, Florida

Current neighborhood: Intracoastal West

Occupation: Administrative assistant at Haskell & Co.

I feel beautiful: …when I’m laughing.

Beauty product I can’t live without: Strivectin SD and Eye Concentrate. My grandmother always told me, you’re never too young to start taking good care of your skin.

Tina Dieterle

Age: 25

Relationship status:Married

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Current neighborhood: Jacksonville Beach

Occupation: Director of marketing and administration at Robert Morgan & Associates

I feel beautiful: …when my husband tells me I am.

Beauty product I can’t live without: Carmex cherry lip balm.

Pranoo Kumar

Age: 26

Relationship status:In a relationship

Hometown: Hyderabad, India

Current neighborhood: Northside

Occupation: Development coordinator at Dignity U Wear

I feel beautiful: …when I’m giving back to my community.

Beauty product I can’t live without: CeraVe Moisturizing Face Lotion AM with SPF 30 helps repair my skin and protect it from the sun.

Kelly Pickens

Age: 41

Relationship status:Married

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Current neighborhood: Westside

Occupation: Baker and owner of The Pink Cupcake

I feel beautiful: …when I make others feel good about themselves.

Beauty product I can’t live without: H20! Water is a must-have for hydration.

Emily Heard

Age: 21

Relationship status:Married

Hometown: Jacksonville

Current neighborhood: Orange Park

Occupation: Student at the University of North Florida

I feel beautiful: …when I’m with my husband, even if we’re just lying on the couch.

Beauty product I can’t live without: Moroccan oil. My hair tends to get frizzy, and the oil nips that in the bud.

Katherine Hardwick

Age: 29

Relationship status:Married

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Current neighborhood: Avondale

Occupation: Director of marketing at Downtown Vision, Inc.

I feel beautiful: …when I’m laughing.

Beauty product I can’t live without: My #1, gotta-have-it favorite is Aveeno Positively Radiant daily moisturizer.

Ashley Jackson

Age: 23

Relationship status:In a relationship

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Current neighborhood: Westside

Occupation: Recent FSU grad seeking employment

I feel beautiful: …when I’m surrounded by close friends and family. Beauty product I can’t live without: Mascara.

CREDITS:

Photos: Bradley Stookey Stylist: Suave Gordon Hair: Alina Castillo & Nikki Todd of ACF Hair Studio, and Sanita Rizvic Makeup: Jill Stonier & Judy Moise Location: The home of Christian & Lisa Laettner Clothing: Red Jewelry: Ellie Bing

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