She was born in New jersey on august 24, 1981. Her dad was African-American and her mom was Caucasian. She grew up in a rough area of New Jersey and was a member of Possy 6-1, a gang in NJ. Because of Mercedes environment she became a very mean and rude girl, which she admitted on a interview. She later moved to very nice neighborhood in Valencia, CA and the new environment helped her to become nicer.
In 1999 at the age of 18 she made her 1st TV appearance on MTV's Fear. Many people do not know this and the show aired 4 years before Top Model when nobody knew who she was. In 2003 Mercedes was diagnosed with Lupus, a incurable disease. She was later was in College to become a Psychology major when a friend suggested that she try out for Americas Next Top Model. She got on Cycle 2, and she made runner-up.
Since then Mercedes got a modeling contract and is currently working on ads, Commercials, TV shows, and movies. Mercedes is doing her best to live life to the fullest, even with Lupus.
Me- "Only the most funny, beautiful, and perfect girl in the world......"
Me- "Oh i mean she was the runner up on Americas Next top Model...and shes the most perfect girl in the world"