Shelly Rio, whom was born Michelle Corbin, is the only child on her mother's side. Her mom passed away when she was 3 and she never met her dad. Raised in various foster homes and group homes, she knew what it was to survive. Shelly has always known since a little girl that she wanted to model, but couldn't until she was out of the system. Once turned 19yrs old and on her own she became a single mom, holding a number of jobs before pursuing her modeling career.
Rio's career started off by working with some of the hottest video directors like Chris Robinson, Hype Williams, and Brian Barber-just to name a few..
Ms. Rio has also graced the pages of the hottest urban magazines XXL, King, BlackMen, LowRider Girls and also graced the covers of King and BlackMen Magazine.
Rio is most recognized from Nick Cannon's #1 hit show MTV's Wild N' Out as one of the most featured Wild N' Out Girl and for being on The Foxxhole Radio Station as a co-host on The Claudia Jordan & Friends Show.
She also filmed 2 independent movies that went straight to dvd, "Decisions" & Vegas Vampires". Ms. Rio was also voted #5 on the countdown by E! Entertainment "Hollywoods 12 Sexiest Jobs for being a video vixen & Wild N' Out girl.
What's next for Rio? She is the face for Atomic Dogg Energy drink & for Bacardi Gold which is out now, and she is currently writing a book about her life growing up in the foster system, while also starting her own non-profit organization for emancipated foster youth.. For more info on her foundation you can go to www.shellyriofoundataion.org