Briefcase Model #25

Summer Bellessa

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Hometown: Chicago, IL
Instagram: @summerbellessa

You might know her from…

Her vlog, "The Girls With Glasses."

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment is starting my family with hubby Kerry Bellessa. We have three kids, ages seven, five, and almost two.

What has your experience working with the other briefcase models been like?

When 28 women hang out, there's bound to be some drama. Right?! Well, not with us. It's been amazing spending so much time with everyone and becoming fast friends. A few things that have helped us: being inclusive. We have a group chat with all the girls, so we can know what everyone's doing (yoga on the weekend, hitting the gym, carpooling to Whole Foods, etc.). Also, don't take it personally, we're all in different places in life, and some people can hang out more. We cheer each other on, from tagging each other on social media, to helping each other when a need pops up, we're supporting each other. Lastly, be true to yourself. If you're not confident in yourself, do the work, take the time for you. If you know how amazing you are, it's easier to see others be amazing and not fall into comparison, jealousy, and the negative behavior that comes with that.

If you weren’t modeling and acting what would you be doing?

I know what I'd do because I also have a YouTube channel! I started "The Girls With Glasses" with my best friend, Brooke White. We create hilarious mom parodies, write songs for brands, and talk about all things motherhood.

I love adventure. I feel like my whole life is one big adventure.
Summer Bellessa
Briefcase Model #25
Who do you admire most in the world and why?

I admire the people in my life that are kind. They aren't celebrities, they're just everyday people that make the world a better place. They feed the homeless, they help people around them, they're always giving of what they have, even if it isn't a lot. My mom is one of those types of people. She's amazing and has always been a great example to me.

What does being on "Deal or No Deal" mean to you?

I'm so excited to be a part of this amazing group of gals. For me, as a mom of three kids and not a size 0 (or 2, or 4, or, you get the point...) I'm glad I can represent similar women, especially moms, who are creative, and want to continue to do amazing things. You have so much value, and I'm excited to see what we can contribute to this world.

What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

I love adventure. I feel like my whole life is one big adventure. I left my home at 17 to model around the world, I've started businesses, I got married young, I had kids, traveled with them, made a movie with my husband, and got to be on "Deal Or No Deal!"

What is the wackiest fun fact about you?

I have four adopted siblings. Two are redheads, one's Hispanic, and one's African-American. We're all really different, and look different, but family is family.