As the saying goes, 'dynamite comes in small packages,' and Bella Petite's founder and editor-in-chief, Ann Lauren, is a testament to its truth. Ann is a passionate entrepreneur and veteran of the fashion, entertainment & beauty industries, whose vision and leadership have shaped the petite fashion movement. Today, Ann's company Bella Petite stands as the premier petite female oriented media brand, with a variety of media properties; BellaPetite.com, Bella Petite Magazine and the Ann Lauren Livecast. Ann's vision for Bella Petite is to create the premier, globally-significant source catering to the interests for both petite and women of all heights with an emphasis on female empowerment. Prior to Bella Petite, Ann was actively involved in many aspects of the fashion industry. She began her career as a petite model, actress and host at the age of 16 while under contract with Ford Models. Soon after, Ann founded and organized the largest national organization for petite women, USA Petites, with over 100,000 women competing in petite pageants, modeling shows and events. Under her guidance, USA Petites grew rapidly and eventually created and produced the only nationally televised show in the world for petite models. Ann has been featured in over 500 newspapers, radio, and television interviews worldwide, and is considered a foremost expert in petite fashion, modeling and lifestyle. Currently, her professional network spans the globe with connections in fashion, beauty, entertainment, and business. She has established strong relationships with industry leading brands, designers and professionals in her efforts to develop a stronger market identity with consumers. Thanks to Ann's vision and expertise, Bella Petite's media properties are growing in popularity and sphere of influence.

                   BellaPetite.com is a daily fashion, entertainment and lifestyle multimedia platform, with a huge consumer niche, mainstream appeal and readership metrics comprised with petite women and women of all heights. We produce an annual "Models Issue" both in digital and print. In addition, Ann hosts the 'Ann Lauren Livecast, a weekly podcast (400+episodes) covering a broad spectrum of topics. Featured guests; celebrities, supermodels, designers, leading experts, business professionals from a variety of industries. The success of Bella Petite's media properties are reflective of Ann's own passion, commitment and entrepreneurial spirit.