Teresa Moore was born in the Pacific Island nation of Tonga where she lived for 9 years of her childhood and then 9 years in New Zealand. She believes in celebrating indigenous cultures and represents diversity with her global background.
Teresa’s modeling career took off as a teenager when she appeared on the covers of W, Elle, and Shape magazines. She has shot with the likes of Ellen Von Unwerth, Solve Sunsdbo and Pamela Hanson. Her clients have included L’Oréal, Neutrogena, Jergens, Sally Hansen, Avon, Clairol, Garnier, Aveda, Ralph Lauren, H&M, Diesel, Levi’s, Sisley, Calzedonia, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macys. Teresa who studied acting in New York, has made guest appearances on several TV shows and starred in dozens of commercials.
Other fashion publications have featured Teresa in editorials such as Glamor, Cosmopolitan, W, Marie Claire, Elle, Ocean Drive, Hamptons, Gotham, Fashion Quarterly, Cleo, She, Spanish and Mexican Vogue, and Australian and British editions of Harper's Bazaar.
Outside of modeling, Teresa graduated summa cum laude, with a perfect 4.0GPA, from New York University with a degree in Sustainable Business. Her goal is to maximize solutions for social and environmental impact.
Consulting for Auberge Wildflower Farms, the hotel, listed as Vogue magazine's most anticipated hotels for 2022, has achieved 40% energy savings in building construction and was awarded top tier New York State NYSERDA government funding, and the Designed to Earn EnergyStar Award by the EPA. Teresa also secured a 1.5MWh community solar contract to achieve 100% renewable power, eliminating 850 metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of 1 million pounds of coal emissions, improving air quality and community health. Her advisory has included zero-waste systems, non-toxic amenities and sustainable brand placements. Teresa has helped develop programming to encourage guests to enjoy nature with all natural playgrounds, zero-waste picnics and collecting wildflowers in this regenerated wildflower meadow and no-till organic farm.
Teresa is an investor in plant-based and disruptive climate-tech VC funds including Khosla, Impossible Foods and Akua. Because of her work in ESG investment and corporate strategy with a large multi-national firm, Teresa was invited to be a member of the American Sustainable Business Council ESG working group which lobbies for corporate transparency and disclosure.
Teresa frequently partners with sustainable fashion and beauty brands to her 60k followers across her social media accounts. As a millennial mom, with a voice in sustainability she speaks to a demographic that is strongly interested in sustainable and equitable products and services.
Teresa is married to her sweetheart, is a mother of two adorable children, and loves to act, sing, and dance. Her party trick is hula hoops!
Teresa is an eloquent public speaker having made appearances on CNN, E! and Seven Sharp about modeling, sustainability and social impact. Her charitable work includes raising money for the Red Cross to aid Tonga after the volcanic eruption and tsunami.