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Name Pronunciation: Stacey Gardin

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Please credit:

The photographer, Lance Andrews (for photo in light blue shirt) 

The photographer, Love Byrd Photo (White outfit on White, Black dress on Cream)

The photographer, Kyerra Lindsey (Black sheer top, orange pants, and yellow top blue background)

The book Illustrator, Stephanie Hider, for illustrations.  

 

Dark denim with red lipstick credit Stacey Gardin Portraits. 

Stacey's Bios for re-use

50 Word Bio

Stacey Gardin is an author, model and photographer. She launched her first book, “Mandy: Tangled in a Web” in October 2020.

Stacey was Miss Greenville USA 2013 in the Miss SC USA Pageant and placed Top 15. 

She was featured on the cover of TOWN Magazine’s April 2015 Style issue.

90 Word Bio

Stacey Gardin is an author, model and photographer. She’s been modeling since the age of 15 and has had her photography business, Smit’N Photography, since 2015.  She launched her first book, “Mandy: Tangled in a Web” in October 2020.  It’s about a little girl who wants a pet but her mother tells her not yet.

Stacey held the title of Miss Greenville USA 2013 in the Miss SC USA Pageant where she placed in the Top 15. 

She was featured on the cover of TOWN Magazine’s April 2015 Style issue.

300 Word Bio

Stacey Gardin is an author, model and photographer. She’s modeled since the age of 15 and launched Smit’N Photography in 2011.  She published her first book, “Mandy: Tangled in a Web” in October 2020.  

Stacey was born in Arizona and moved to Trinidad and Tobago before settling in South Carolina.

Stacey attended Greenville County schools and received her high school diploma at Southside High School with a concentration in International Studies.
She is a graduate of The University of South Carolina Upstate where she majored in Communications and studied Spanish as her cognate. She studied abroad for a semester in Spain at the University of Salamanca.

Stacey held the title of Miss Greenville USA 2013 in the Miss SC USA Pageant where she placed in the Top 15. 

She was featured on the cover of TOWN Magazine’s April 2015 Style issue and has been published several times since then in various other forms of media.

Her company, Smit’N Photography focuses on business headshots and corporate and/or private events. Her private studio, operating under Stacey Gardin Portraits, is located in the countryside.  SGP offers timeless portraits at an accessible luxury rate.  

“Mandy: Tangled in a Web”, is about a little girl who wants a pet, but her mother tells her not yet.  Mandy tries to sneak a pet into her home only to find herself tangled in a web of lies.  The story is a fun way to teach kids the importance of telling the truth and waiting.  

Stacey is currently a facilitator with Village Launch for their Business Entrepreneur Academy, a 10-week program designed for starters looking to launch or expand their business.

Stacey looks forward to the opportunity to create a series based on the book and continue her career as a photographer and model for years to come. 

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