Octavia Reese

Author, artist, dancer, cellist, composer, IT geek, entrepreneur and single mom of three, Octavia is the Modern Man’s Renaissance Woman.

Placed 6th

in the Semi-Finals

We would like to thank you for supporting Octavia Reese in this year's competition. Your support enables our company to continue to contribute to Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors and make a difference in the lives of disabled veterans and their families.

Winner to be featured on the cover of

Everyone has a secret talent, what is yours?

I’m the best kitchen-karaoke singer you’ve never heard and I’m that person you laugh at dancing in the car at a stoplight. And while my creative talents aren’t secrets, few people know I have a gift with math, science, foreign languages and cartoon voices, too.

If you were voted our cover girl, what would you do with $25,000?

In 2014 I got divorced and had to drop out of graduate school to secure full time work to take care of myself and my three sons alone. With the $25,000 prize, I’m going to finally return to complete my Master’s, and put a down payment on a house big enough for my boys to each have their own room. I’m also going to invest in my media company, Tavinda Media, which shares stories to empower women everywhere, all people of color and anyone identifying as LGBTQ.