Jarah Mariano is an American fashion model of Hawaiian, Korean, and Chinese descent. She was born in the city of Lihue on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, but at the age of 4 relocated with her family to California, where she was raised in the city of Mission Viejo with her two older brothers. After graduating from high school, she moved to New York City, where she continued to model and attended Pace University as a full-time student, receiving her degree in Speech Communications with a Media Studies Concentration. Mariano has appeared in ads for Victoria’s Secret, MAC, Armani Exchange, Sephora, Roxy Quiksilver, and Rock and Republic. She has also been featured in two Abercrombie & Fitch campaigns, and made her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition debut in 2008.