This issue's Model Search winner is Mariessa from the Bay Area in Northern California. This startlingly beautiful 22-year-old started modeling just a year or two ago and made her debut on the cover of a small-circulation automotive publication. She enjoyed the experience and exposure so much that she decided to pursue a more serious modeling career. Becoming our Model Search winner should help improve the profile of this part-time model (she also has a booming real estate career).

One thing that the brown-eyed Mariessa made clear to us was that she did not want to be stereotyped as only a lowrider model. She has done different types of modeling in different genres and can accomplish completely different looks.

Mariessa at one time toyed with the idea of launching her own website. She was going to have a pin-up style photo gallery where she would play different roles. We think that a personal website would be the perfect vehicle for Mariessa. "I love dressing up, putting on makeup, doing crazy hair and just going out their and having fun," she says of herself. "I don't take myself too seriously, I have a good head on my shoulders and I get along with everybody."

We doubt that anybody would have a hard time getting along with Mariessa. Keep an eye out for more of Mariessa when she appears on the pages of Lowrider in an upcoming feature.

If you feel that you have the right stuff to be featured in Lowrider Magazine please make sure to submit your images to ralph.fuentes@primedia.com and make sure to provide us with a model release as well as a photo release from your photographer for trade or publication consideration.