Emelina Adams | Biography

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  • Full Name Emelina Adams
  • Birth Date 1992-02-02
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Henderson, Nevada, USA
  • Occupation Actress and Model
  • University University of Arizona
  • Education B.A. Psychology With Pre-Law
  • Relationship Status Not Disclosed
  • Boyfriend Not Disclosed
Miss Nevada 2016

Emelina Adams | Biography

Appeared in '13 Reasons Why'

Emelina Adams is an American pageant queen and model, and actress. 

Who is Emelina Adams?

Born on 2 February 1992 in Henderson, Nevada, Emelina Adams rose to prominence after being crowned 'Miss Nevada' in 2016. Additionally, she was the first runner-up in 'Miss Arizona 2015'.

The model is a second-generation Italian from her father's family hailing from Calabria, Italy. Adams also has English, Irish and Scottish lineage from her mother's heritage. While growing up, Adams developed a passion for arts and involved herself in theater, choir, and dance. She stands at the height of 5 foot 7 inches.  

Adams graduated from the University of Arizona with a psychology B.A. and a pre-law minor in 2015. She also attended John Cabot University in 2013 and studied Psychology for about a year. The model worked as a Social Media Intern at Weekend Student Adventures from September to December 2013 in Italy. Similarly, she was a student ambassador for People to People Student Travel from January to July 2009.

Emelina Adams For Miss Nevada
Emelina Adams For Miss Nevada. (Photo: Instagram)

Adams's Acting Career Bio

Adams moved to L.A. after she gave up her Miss Nevada title and started attending training classes in 2017. Although it took her time to settle down and familiarize herself in Hollywood, she eventually made it. She told Voyage LA, "I got into acting classes right away as soon as I moved to L.A. and began working on my craft. From on-camera scene study classes to improv classes at The Groundlings School. I hear no and get rejected all the time, but it's part of the industry, and you just have to keep going."

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Nevertheless, after moving in 2017 and struggling, by 2019, she had booked six different independent movies, "I have been consistently taking acting classes while booking print campaigns. Since moving to L.A., I have booked six independent films, and I'll be on season 14 of Wild N' Out on MTV."

She commenced her acting career with Netflix's 13 Reasons Why in 2019. While in 2022, she is set to appear on Brad Pitt's Bullet Train and Kevin Hart's Back On The Strip.

Death Of Her Older Sister

Adams, at the age of 24, was bereaved of her older sister after she passed away from addiction. After winning the title of 'Miss Nevada,' she started speaking to families and schools about addiction.

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