The Change

Sharon's story began in exotic British Guyana where she was born into a Christian home. Her parents, of Indian descent from India, moved the family to the United States when she was the age of 7. Her father Deoram, a Bible teacher and classical singer, was offered sponsorship by a non- denominational church based in Houston, Texas.

Raised as a "preacher's kid", Sharon had a very sheltered upbringing. She knew very little about the world. "While it is great to be sheltered, there is a flip side. When you don't know anything about the world, you can go to the other extreme," she recalls.

For Sharon, that extreme began at the age of 18. While attending a fashion show, she was approached by a photographer who mistook her for one of the models.

"You need to be on the runway", he told her.