Safiya Sanyika, was born and raised in Boston, MA. She has over twenty years of experience working with talent in the New England area, scouting fashion models to work in the European and Asian markets. As the co-owner of The New England Talent Showcase, she hosts and teaches acting, modeling, skincare & makeup workshops and coordinates talent portfolio shoots. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education and is pursuing her MBA. She is an M.S. (Multiple Sclerosis) Warrior; the First African American Miss Massachusetts for America Strong 2021 (Bajan/Cape Verdean), Award recipient, “Best Entertainment Business Women” GBOS Honors, and mother of three handsome men, a dog, and two cats.