My name is Sylvia Bourassa and I operate Shine Models in Kelowna. I have lived almost all my life in Kelowna and absolutely LOVE it here!
I have spent many years in management, fashion retail, and as a model, producer, choreographer, commentator, and instructor in the modelling industry.
I currently live in the home of my dreams with my family and we enjoy all kinds of adventures in the beautiful Okanagan Valley!!
I feel truly blessed to be doing what I love with a team who share the same vision, a vision to build confidence, character and community.
The talents and abilities of Tanya Boysen, Chrissy Ito, Pricilla Mudaliar and I, formulate this unique team, with our main goal to serve the community that we love here in Kelowna.
Tanya Boysen has been working as a professional model for 20 years. She has appeared in numerous TV commercials, runway fashion shows, and has been THE face in many print add campaigns. You will most likely recognize her when you see her.
Tanya travelled to LA and participated in the International Model and Talent Convention where she had the opportunity to meet many model and talent scouts from agencies around the world.
Tanya takes what she has learned from these experiences and brings it to the classroom as a modelling instructor for Shine Models and as Production Assistant for fashion shows.
She hopes to inspire Kelowna’s youth to be positive, strong role models in our community and that their experience with Shine Models opens doors for their future, and builds the life skills and friendships that Tanya has been fortunate to have.
Chrissy Ito has been involved in the fashion industry for 15 years in many different facets. She has put her various talents to work in fashion merchandising, fashion show production, choreography and as a Wardrobe Stylist extraordinaire!
Her calm, organized, and professional character is instrumental to the harmony of our team.
Chrissy is an incredible Mom to two beautiful daughters. She has a burning desire to utilize her innate qualities, combined with her tremendous fashion sense and organizational skills, to help our students learn life skills and believe that they can achieve their dreams.
Pricilla has a variety of stage and performing experience including acting for tv/film, singing, dance and has modeled since she was 12, with work involving print ads, editorial work, being a spokesmodel/product rep and runway shows.
She has danced on and off since the age of 4, her style consisting of hip hop, latin dance and bellydancing and also was a delegate and competed in the Miss Universe Canada competition.
As an actress, she has worked on large scale and independent projects some of which include: Fantastic Four, The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Travellers (Netflix) and a variety of commercials including Bud Light and Subway.
She also is very passionate about music and singing, writing songs, grew up playing piano and is learning guitar. She plans to continue pursuing her acting and music further as she has a plethor of goals she is after!
She also has a keen interest in psychology, self-development, business and marketing and wants to be more involved with a variety of humanitarian work in the future.
Her goals are to continue growing in everything she does and to help inspire others to do the same and to reach their full potential. She firmly believes everything and anything is possible if you stay focused and determined, work hard and really set your mind to it. Her message is to follow your heart, believe in yourself and create the life you want!