MBYMAGGIE OWNER / FOUNDER
Maggie is an American-born Supermodel and activist, supporting many causes, including HIV/AIDS foundations. She was born in Staten Island and raised in Northern New York. As a young girl, Maggie's parents divorced when her father came out as being gay. She was fortunate to grow up being surrounded by loved ones who all respected one another. When Maggie was fourteen, her father, Kevin Rizer, passed away from AIDS.
When Maggie was 18, her mother sent some photos to an agent, Louie Chaban in New York. She had seen an episode on Oprah, about what to do if you thought your child should get into modeling, and followed her advice. Maggie had been taking photography classes in high school and coupled with her father introducing her to fashion brands as a child, was intrigued by the fashion industry.
Although Maggie had enrolled in college, she decided to take some time off after her first semester left her feeling unfulfilled and the door to fashion had opened. Once in New York, her career blossomed overnight. Under Louie's wing, Maggie was given an education in fashion like none other. She was incredibly fortunate to have the support of fashion's very best magazines, editors, photographers, designers, and makeup and hair stylists. She shot in locations all over the world and walked the runway for every notable fashion designer.
FROM SUPERMODEL TO MOM
During her career in fashion, Maggie began dating and later married, real estate owner and developer, Alex Mehran. Together Maggie and Alex today live in the San Francisco East Bay with their four young children, two dogs and a cat. Maggie and Alex love day-to-day life in the Bay area as well as spending time with their children traveling, at their summer home in Northern New York and being with friends and family.