Gorgeous Babe. Jarah-Evelyn Makalapua Mariano is an American fashion model of Hawaiian, Korean, and Chinese descent. She was born in the city of Lihue on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, but at the age of 4 relocated with her family to California, where she was raised in the city of Mission Viejo with her two older brothers. At the age of 15, she was discovered in Santa Monica, California by a model scout. Mariano's television credits include Jay-Z's come back video, "Show Me What You Got", and several Old Navy commercials. She has walked the runway in both New York City and Miami. She is represented by model agency IMG in London, New York, and Paris .