With a career that spans more than two decades as a leading voice and face in the fashion industry, Emme is the iconic world’s first full figured supermodel. Committed to the conviction that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, Emme has paved the way giving women the platform to feel beautiful and empowered through her online community – EmmeNation.
A globally recognized TV personality, lecturer, model, author, brand spokesperson, creative director of her clothing lines, and advocate for positive body image and self-esteem, Emme’s message is clear –to awaken the inner magnificence inherent in each of us. She is the first model invited to speak before a Congressional subcommittee in Washington, D.C. with a mission to increase public awareness of eating and body image disorders.
Emme is regularly consulted by the media, serving as an expert on eating disorders and body image, fashion trends, model diversity on the runway and in magazines, as well as surviving cancer and women’s health. She is consistently booked to appear on such TV outlets as CNN, MSNBC, HLN, ShowBiz Tonight, FOX News, GMA, CBS This Morning, OMG! Insider, Access Hollywood, and The Today Show, among others to share her poignant point of view.
Emme is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and the author of three books, “True Beauty”, “Life’s Little Emergencies”, and her children’s book “What Are You Hungry For?”.
She has twice been selected to People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” and Ladies’ Home Journal chose her as one of the “Most Important Women in America” and one of the “Most Fascinating Women of the Year.” The accolades are truly representative of her tireless work as a women’s advocate, and it doesn’t stop there: she has also been honored as one of Glamour Magazine’s “Women of the Year” and as one of Biography Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Women.”
Emme serves as a board member for Hearts of Gold and Ophelia’s Place, and as an ambassador for The National Eating Disorders Association, and donates her time to the Girl Scouts of America and Sister to Sister.
Born in New York City, Emme was raised in Saudi Arabia, attended the prestigious Kent School and was awarded a full rowing athletic scholarship to Syracuse University making her part of the first generation of young women in the nation to reap the benefits of Title IX.
Emme’s passion for nature and fitness enhance her active lifestyle. She enthusiastically participates in a variety of sports including triathlons, swimming, snowshoeing, boogie boarding, hiking, long distance biking, yoga, and most recently pole fitness.
Emme and her daughter currently live in Northern New Jersey.