Miss Italia USA 1996. She placed in the Top Five for the title of Miss Italia World 1996.
David Lynch directed her first national commercial for Clear Blue Easy pregnancy test in 1997.
Listed as one of the "Most Amazing Newcomers" by Stuff Magazine (2003)
Listed as #103 in Stuff Magazine's "103 Sexiest Women In The World" (2003).
Actor turned director, Rick Schroder, hired her to star with him in a country music video for Alison Krauss and Brad Paisley called "Whiskey Lullaby". The video won Music Video Of The Year 2004 at the CMA awards on CBS.
Listed in the 2006 People Magazine's "100 Most Beautiful People."
2007 Woman Of The Year for The Center For Italian and Italian-American Culture.
2007 Commencement Speaker at her alma mater, Kean University, in New Jersey.
2008 National Spokesperson for The Sarcoma Foundation Of America.
2009 National Spokesperson for The Sarcoma Foundation Of America.
2010 National Spokesperson for The Sarcoma Foundation Of America.
Worked with Danish director, Nicolas Winding Refn, in Thailand, for a 2011 Spies Travel commercial campaign.