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Andrea launched her career in the entertainment industry as a dancer. In her teen years, her hours of training and dedication paid off and at age 16, she was selected as Miss Dance Pennsylvania. She was crowned Miss Pennsylvania USA in 1980 and Miss West Virginia America in 1983.
Andrea Patrick Forte Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Gladys Magazine Andrea Patrick Forte is not only the CEO/Owner of one of the world’s most enduring and service-oriented modeling agencies, but she embodies everything her models represents. She is one of the few titleholders to capture the crown in both systems being named Miss Pennsylvania-USA in 1980 and Miss West Virginia America in 1983. Andrea has been working in the modeling and fashion industry for more than half her life and continues to keep her focus in the entertainment industry. This former model turned entrepreneur has appeared in Beverly Hills 213, LA Style, Whirl Magazine, Corridor Magazine, Star Magazine, Four Points Magazine, Pittsburgh Magazine and on several Covers and appeared in People Magazine with her husband, 50′s icon, Fabian in their Most Beautiful Wedding Issue. Married in 1998 at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA, Andrea and Fabian just celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary. The couple live on 20 acres in Southwestern Pennsylvania in a home that Andrea designed.
This Power Woman/Publisher is a former Director of Fashion and Beauty of an international magazine and her style has graced the pages of Pittsburgh Magazine as one of Pittsburgh”s 25 Most Beautiful People and her unique sense of fashion from red carpet events to everyday life has inspired those around her. In 2007, she founded and created her own line of inspirational statement clothing and products that raise money for charity called Once Upon A Dream. Her experience as a Modeling Advice Columnist, Fashion Columnist, clothing designer and published writer inspired Andrea to publish her own magazine. Andrea Patrick Forte says what matters now in her life is not the resume she has compiled throughout her career but the beliefs she holds. Andrea is enjoying celebrating five years of publishing Gladys Magazine. www.gladysmagazine.com