Talk about dedication, from the time she was a child, Erika Costell has dreamed of nothing more than being a model. She used to turn over pages of fashion magazines and strut around the room pretending that she was a model and that the paparazzi were following her everywhere.
Today, this American model and internet personality is successfully staking her claim as a Hall-of-Famer in the modelling industry. She is known for taking drool-worthy shots of her alluring frame clad in swim, fitness and lingerie items. She is also a member of the “Team 10” social media group founded by fellow social media influencer, Jake Paul.
Erika Costell Bio, Age
Erika was born on November 12, 1993. She was born and raised in Bedford Michigan. She may have wanted to be a model all her life but started off with cheerleading. She was a proud pom-pom girl throughout her middle school and high school days. At 16 and drawing inspiration from supermodel Gigi Hadid, she braced herself and took the courageous step to kickstart her modeling career. She took professional pictures of herself and gathered them into a portfolio. Erika then sent the portfolio to different elite modeling agents and agencies.
This move earned her her first modeling contract with a group called DAN Talent Group Inc. She slowly started to get booked for modeling gigs and build her repertoire in the industry. She couldn’t devote her whole time to her career at first because she was enrolled at the Middle Tennessee State University. Costell would later graduate with a degree in Business Administration.
In 2016, Erika Costell made a decision that most models before her did; she moved to Los Angeles. She did this to help her focus on her modeling career while leveraging her people skills to grow her network. At that time, she was participating in a contest for the sole purpose of bringing her own modeling company, ModelHostess into the limelight.
She also became part of a social media influencers mastermind group called “Team 10”. The group was founded by Youtuber Jake Paul. It would later metamorphose into an incubator and management company operating under the same name. One of the members of the group, Alissa Violet, developed a very close relationship with Erika Costell. Erika frequently posts pictures of both of them on her Instagram.
Even though Erika drew strength from the supermodel, she does credit her success to her first and oldest manager, Larry Murdock. While he is no longer there, she constantly talks about how he was the one who introduced her to the industry and pushed her to be her best.
After working with DAN Talent Inc, Erika Costell moved on to other agencies such as the renowned Wilhemina International and Ideal Fit Models. She has also done works for famous fashion brands like Calvin Klein.
Erika Costell Height, Family
Erika is a woman of average height. She stands at 5 feet 7 inches in height, which translates to about 1.74m.
She has three siblings; two sisters, Morgan and Dani, and a half-brother known as JC. Nothing is known of her parents besides their names; Denis and Angel.
Who Is Erika Costell’s Boyfriend?
Erika Costell has only ever had two relationships in her entire life. She is married to then-boyfriend and now husband, Jake Paul. They took their fans by surprise when they got married in Las Vegas on June 18, 2017. At the time, their relationship was still nothing but mere speculation. When they put up a video clip from their wedding on YouTube, their fans still doubted it. However, a fortnight later, they dispelled any remaining doubts by posting another video celebrating their two week anniversary.
Erika Costell Quick Facts
Erika’s Team 10 group is made up of other notable social media stars. They include her hubby Jake Paul, her best friend Alissa Violet and a few others.
Erika certainly knows how to make and keep friendships that naturally won’t be possible or even recommended. She has shown this by making a close friend out of Alissa Violet who happens to be her husband’s ex-girlfriend.
Even weirder is the fact that Erika, Jake, Alissa and all the other members of Team 10 live together. They all operate out of a house in Los Angeles, California.
Her middle name is Michealann.