pictured here Edward Tapia wearing S&M Custom Designs by Santia
EDWARD TAPIA was born in Lower East Manhattan in New York city. He was born with a cleft palette, Cleft lip, and heart murmur. He didn't have speech until he was five years old. At the age of 15 Edward was suicidal due to feeling bullied, unwanted, unloved, and rejected. However, God had a plan for his life and he was not able to fulfill the suicide. Edward has learned that true beauty dwells on the inside and reflects on the outside.
Today Edward is a singer, actor, and international model. He is officially a model that has walked several times in NYFW and will return in 2019. He's walked for various designers in various fashions shows throughout the U.S and Canada. He's also been featured in several magazines. In 2019 Edward will be filming for Season 2 of "The Fashion Hero" reality T.V. series to be filmed in Mexico. He will be modeling in various fashion shows which include L.A., Paris, Canada, and Dubai just to name a few. Recently crowned Florida Man of Distinction 2018 and Peoples Choice at the All World Beauties Man of International Pageant in Dallas, TX! Edward is a true inspiration of success and triumph.
Edward believes in diversity and that beauty comes in all shapes and all sizes. His goal is to continue inspiring the world through fashion. In this Valentine's Day Edition he's wearing a custom made suit designed by International designer Santia for "S&M Custom Design LLC". Photographed by Brent Judge. You can follow his journey on Instagram You can follow him on