Having grown up with a collegiate football coach as her father, Ritta’s learned to adjust, adapt, and excel in new surroundings. At first glance, most would consider her to be easy-going, relaxed, blending into the crowd – if only in demeanor. Even still, Ritta’s love for anime and support for those around her is anything but reserved. In her downtime she loves shows such as “One piece” & “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood”, as well as gaming and cosplaying. Her striking features and wide eyes result in her cosplay drawing even the eyes of those unfamiliar with the characters she portrays.
When asked what motivates her, Ritta admits that seeing those around her achieving their goals fuels her to reach, then exceed, her own. Starting her own brand, “IABAB.” (I Am Black and Beautiful [period]) was one of her proudest moments of 2020, a clothing line with a minimalistic approach to empowering and embracing the beauty of black lives.
Ritta has worked with high fashion brands such as Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, and Alice + Olivia; Commercial brands such as Nordstrom, Aeropostale, and Lee Jeans; Lifestyle brands such as Serena, Snuffy, and Kyoshiki; And beauty brands such as Smith & Cult and Saturday Skin.