the quirky raspy-voiced blonde, spent a handful of years chasing the dream, writing songs, cutting hair in her bathroom and nannying twins, before she landed her big break when she finished in the top 5 on American Idol. Brooke has continued to pave her own path as a relevant independent artist in the entertainment industry releasing six albums and playing live in front of thousands since leaving the Idol stage. She had an opportunity to judge the Miss America Pageant and host on the red carpet for TV Guide. She’s also dabbled in acting, landing the lead role in two TV-movies to date, Change of Plans on FOX and Banner 4th of July on Hallmark Channel.
Brooke and her husband Dave welcomed their first child, daughter London, in May of 2012. The one-time nanny has come full circle, loving the roll of a lifetime, now balancing her passions with motherhood. While her current focuses are on raising her daughter London and filming The Girls with Glasses Show, she has continued to find meaningful opportunities to incorporate her music. She recently made a collaboration record NEVER GROW UP, a collection of happy songs and lullabies with the sole purpose to raise money and awareness for Operation Underground Railroad, an important organization that rescues children from sex slavery and captures traffickers.
At four years old, Summer Bellessa started her modeling career and by 17 had the opportunity to travel the world, working in fashion capitals that include: Paris, Hamburg, New York, Miami, London, and Tokyo. Summer had the pleasure of working with many brands, including Clairol, Sears, Target, Shiseido, Secret, Glamour, AT&T, and Vidal Sassoon. Those experiences as a model opened her eyes to the world outside her hometown of Chicago Heights, IL. Her metamorphosis from model into entrepreneur began as she effortlessly brought creative and talented people together to create ELIZA magazine, a fashion/lifestyle publication found in Barnes & Nobles across the country.
Today, Summer creates content on many levels: as an art director for brands and magazines, as well as a producer and as an actress. You can watch her in found footage thriller, Amber Alert. Her crowning creation has been her family. With husband, Kerry Bellessa, they raise their two loving and rambunctious boys, Rockwell and Phoenix. Summer has a brilliant ability to bring motherhood and stylish living under one roof. In her clever heartwarming post found on Babble.com, she allowed her 4 year old Rockwell dress her for a whole week. “Toddler Stylist” went viral, leading her to be featured on the today show, the view, buzzfeed and even landed her a Ted talk.