Rosie Mercado is an American plus-size model, celebrity makeup artist, fashion designer and television personality of Mexican descent.

Early Life

Rosie Mercado was born on 28th March 1980 in Los Angeles, California in the United States. She grew up with her parents and family in Riverside, California. 

Rosie Mercado is an American by nationality and ethnicity wise a Latino. Her parents are known to have migrated from Mexico. She comes from a family of entrepreneurs; her parents run a business in Las Vegas.

Rosie Mercado went to Bishop Gorman High School. Her childhood was difficult; she was often bullied by her friends during her childhood because of her obesity. 

Mercado completed her higher education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in Business Management. She was a fan of great fan of artists like Jennifer Lopez and Queen Latifah during her younger years.


Rosie Mercado started off her career as a photographer, but it wasn't easy as she was struggling financially.  In 2009, she participated in the Miss Plus America Pageant. She was discovered after this contest. After that, she won the title of Miss Nevada Plus America. Similarly, she won many other recognitions like People's Choice award, Runway model, and Cover Girl awards. In 2011, Rosie got featured on the National Geographic documentary, Taboo. 

Mercado has done Full-Figured Fashion Week and also the Mitzy Fashion Show. She was named  Las Vegas' Extraordinary Women in the year 2011.

Apart from her work in the modeling field, she also has an impressive career in the field of media, makeup and fashion design. She has appeared on numerous television shows, and she also contributes regularly to many beauty and fashion magazines.

Personal Life

Rosie Mercado was married to Australian trainer, Kirby Braden Mercado. The couple has three children including a daughter and two sons. Rosie Mercado divorced her husband Kirby Braden in 2009. 

Mercado works as a motivational speaker encouraging women to be comfortable about their body. Mercado received a degree from Tony Robbins Mastery University in 2013. 

Physical Features And Net Worth

Rosie Mercado, age 36, stands at the height of 1.75m/5'9''. She has had an incredible body transformation; she went to reduce her weight to 170lbs from 400lbs in a matter of a few years. Rosie 

Mercado's net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. Her salary from modeling jobs and other contracts help her mention her net worth.