The concept of paint-ception is something that has been around for a while. There are numerous examples of famous classical painters who included themselves in paintings of themselves painting themselves – if that makes any sense? Anyway, in recent years, paint-ception has become somewhat of a stylistic format that artists use for creative purposes or, in the case of Cindi Decker – purely for fun!
Decker is someone who considers herself to be a regular, stay at home mom. From Jacksonville, Florida, she spends most of her time raising her kids, keeping the house tidy, cooking and being creative. In many ways, it’s an idyllic lifestyle but in order to make sure that the boredom of being a stay-at-home mom doesn’t get to her, Decker decided to take an art class with a friend of hers. She doesn’t really consider herself much of an artist, but valiantly laid brush to the canvas during the class and managed to create something quite nice for a first-time attempt! After finishing a painting that she calls ‘Swan’, her son decided to post a picture of it on Reddit. Little did he know that he would be starting a massive online trend by doing so!
After the picture was uploaded, a Swedish artist named Kristoffer Zetterstrand stumbled upon it and thought it was cute. He then decided to paint a picture of Decker holding up her picture. His rendition was well done and began to receive a lot of attention. Once other artists realized what he was attempting to do, they started submitting their pictures of him holding the painting of Decker holding her painting and so on.
In next to no time, the post had over 75,000 upvotes and lots of artists from around the world were submitting paintings in a perpetual chain of the artist, with a painting of an artist with painting and so on! In total, all the posts related to the picture have racked up nearly half a million upvotes – making Cindi Decker one of the most famous ordinary moms on Reddit!
You might want to have a water bottle ready because these gorgeous weather girls are forecasting a heat wave! We’ve found some of the most beautiful and talented meteorologists, weather anchors, and broadcast reporters from all over the world.
As one of the youngest weather girls on our list, Bri Winkler was born on October 25, 1988. She started her broadcasting career on the NBC affiliate KAMR-TV in Amarillo, Texas, serving as morning meteorologist and co-host for Today in Amarillo. In 2011, Bri joined ABC as a meteorologist for Eyewitness News. At just 24 years old, Bri miraculously survived a stroke and made a complete recovery. In 2017, Winkler announced that she would be leaving Eyewitness News to pursue a Master’s Degree in environmental science.
Jackie Guerrida was born and grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico before settling in Miami, where she accepted a job offer to work at WRMA. Guerrida worked hard and was eventually given her own music show on radio station WRTO, while at the same time working as a traffic reporter for WSCV. Univision picked up Guerrida and she worked as a meteorologist on Despierta America and Primer Impacto for several years. She now serves as a co-anchor of Primer Impacto.
Born in California to Mexican parents, Leticia Castro grew up in Las Vegas and became well-known following a distinguished beauty pageant competitor in both Mexico as well as Nevada. Castro had her first taste of fame on the reality show and beauty contest Nuestra Belleza Latina, where she came in fourth place. Leticia has also been a host for Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors and currently runs her own popular Youtube channel. As a weather anchor, Castro has worked on ABC Sacremento, Univision, and Telemundo.
In recent years, Mexican meteorologist Mayte Carranco has blown up on the international stage, and it’s not hard to see why. Carranco was born and raised in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Her career began with music at a very young age, when she had dreams of becoming a famous singer. The former beauty pageant winner began heating things up on News Televisa Monterrey back in 2007 and hasn’t slowed down since! In 2009, she even won the Miss Televisa Monterrey title.
The Latvian Indra Petersons made a name for herself as a weather anchor for CNN’s New Day as well as CNN Newsroom. As a natural over-achiever, Petersons went to the University of Arizona where she received a degree in Atmospheric Physics while also minoring in business, math, and physics. After finishing school in 2002, Petersons went on to work as a meteorologist at KVIA in El Paso, KEYT in Santa Barbara, and KABC in Los Angeles before being hired by CNN.
35-year-old Alex Wilson began working at The Weather Channel in March of 2013, where you can still catch her to this day reporting during the afternoon news from 3-6 pm alongside Dave Shwartz. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Marketing before moving on to study meteorology at Penn State University. Before ending up on The Weather Channel, Wilson worked as a meteorologist at WHNS-TV in South Carolina and at WOWK-TV and WVNS-TV in West Virginia.
As one of England’s biggest television and radio personalities, Sian Welby has made a name for herself with her animated and lively weather forecasts. In true British fashion, Welby is spot-on with her subtle and yet effective delivery of hilarious puns according to the given daily weather theme. Throughout her career, Welby has worked on Channel 5, BBC, ITV, and Channel 4. In 2016, she started operating her own national radio show on Heart from 7-10 pm every Monday through Thursday.
As a successful meteorologist, Kate Parker has used her platform on weather.com The Weather Channel app, and Good Morning America to voice her concerns about climate change and environmental pollution. In 2016, Parker created a mini-documentary called Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee which exposed Florida’s water management issues and cyanobacteria problem. She has worked in Missouri, Alabama, and Florida before being picked up by The Weather Channel. Parker left The Weather Channel in 2016 but continues in her environmental activism efforts.
Now a Ph.D. student at Central Michigan University, the talented Maria Timmer served as an on-air meteorologist for Fox News for six years starting in 2010. Maria was born in Nicaragua and grew up in South Florida. Her inspiration to become a meteorologist came from her experiences living in an area that faces hurricanes on a regular basis. Before working at Fox, Timmer was a meteorologist for AccuWeather in State College, Pennsylvania, where she gave weather forecasts in both English and Spanish.
Llarisa Abreu can deliver your daily forecast in both English and Spanish. The bilingual beauty works as an on-air broadcaster at AccuWeather. Throughout her extensive career, Abreu has worked at NBC News, Latino Vision TV, and Univision. She has been involved in work both in front of and behind the camera. Like many of the meteorologists on our list, Abreu found her passion for predicting the weather when she came to realize the importance of advanced warnings for hurricanes and other extreme weather events.
Raegan Medgie got her first taste of broadcasting at her alma mater, Temple University, as a reporter for Temple Update, the student-run TV station. Her career began at a local cable station in Allentown, Pennsylvania before moving on to NBC affiliate WETM in Elmira, New York. She has also worked at ABC affiliate WNEP in Scranton Pennsylvania before eventually ending up in New York City, where she moved from The Weather Channel, to WCBS, and finally to FOX5 in 2017, where she remains today.
Jennifer Delgado started her career in Richmond, Virginia, as a morning and noon meteorologist at WTVR-TV. After two years, Delgado moved on to a job with CNN International and CNN domestic. While at CNN, Delgado delivered news and updates for numerous natural disasters, including deadly typhoons in the Pacific, the 2013 tornado season, and 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. Delgado now works at The Weather Channel. In 2016, Jennifer Delgado made headlines for false and insensitive statements claiming that Haitian children were eating deforested trees.
A Florida native, the beautiful Shay Ryan grew up in the Fort Lauderdale area and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunication. She then moved on to Mississippi State University to pursue a Master’s degree in Geoscience. Shay’s successful career has taken her to New York, Michigan, Georgia, and Mississippi, where she has covered severe storms, heat waves, floodings, and hurricanes. Shay Ryan currently works at WFTS-TV as a meteorologist for the Tampa and St. Petersburg areas.
Lauren Sanchez grew up in New Mexico bus moved to Los Angeles after her high school graduation. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in communications. Working her way up from the bottom, Sanchez began her career as a desk assistant for KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. She also worked for Phoenix’s KTVK-TV as an anchor and reporter before being picked up as a reporter for Extra. Sanchez has also worked for Fox Sports Net, KTTV Fox-11, and The View.
Vera Jimenez was born in Mexico City, Mexico and moved to California at age three. She graduated from California State University but also studied meteorology at Mississippi State University. Now in her 50s, Jimenez boasts an impressive resume, having worked at KIK-FM, KFWB-AM, and KNX-AM. She currently works for KTLA 5 News at 6 and KTLA 5 News at 10 in LA. She’s covered both traffic and weather and has earned two Emmy Awards, three Golden Mikes Awards, and three Golden Pylons Awards.
Former Miss Miami and Miss Florida Lissette Gonzales received her degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University. She has also won runner-up in the the Miss America Contest and has had previous experience as a recording artist, off-Broadway actor, and television host. Gonzalez started reporting the weather for CBS4 News in Miami back in 2007. She has also worked in Los Angeles for KTLA’s Prime News. Gonzales is active in the South Florida community, frequently visiting schools to speak about the importance of education.
As an accomplished news anchor, former Miss Ohio, and country music artist, Robin Meade can do it all. Meade grew up in New London, Ohio and went to Ashland University, where she majored in radio and television broadcasting, programming and performance, and minored in political science. Meade has worked in Miami, Cleveland, Columbus, and Chicago. She is currently the lead news anchor for HLN, previously known as CNN Headline News. Her first day on-air with HLN was September 11, 2001.
As one of the go-to meteorologists for NBC News, Dylan Dreyer is no stranger to hard work. While she now works on MSNBC, the Orange Room on Weekend Today, NBC’s The Today Show, The Weather Channel, and NBC Nightly News, she wasn’t always on such a big stage. Dreyer climbed her way up from the bottom, working jobs at WICU in Erie, Pennsylvania, WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, and WHDH in Boston, Massachusetts, before getting her big break as a meteorologist.
Evelyn Taft was born on August 24th, 1984 in San Fransisco. The multitalented Taft is fluent in Russian, Hebrew, French, and English. She worked for a KCOY, a CBS affiliate, as a weather anchor and reporter before moving on to work for KRON 4, again as a weather reporter. She began working at KCAL-TV channel 9 of the Los Angeles station in August of 2010 as a weeknight meteorologist. Taft also works for KCAL as an anchor, news editor, director, and journalist.
Yet another Mexican beauty makes our list. This time it’s the lovely Susana Almeida. Almeida works as a presenter for a television news program in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Almeida nearly broke the internet and went viral for all the wrong reasons in 2016 following a very unfortunate wardrobe malfunction that happened while she was reporting the weather live on-air. While the attention she received for the mishap was certainly unwanted, Almeida seems to be taking everything in stride and not letting it phase her.
The young Naile Lopez became a model not long after graduating from high school. A Mexican native, Lopez has spent time living int Monterrey, Mexico City, and Miami. In 2012, Lopez decided it was time for a career change and became a weather anchor for Las Noticias Televisa Monterrey, a job she still holds to this day. A jack of all trades, Lopez has also taken the opportunity to try her hand at acting, working with the Televisa San Angel studio in Mexico City.
A California native, Sabrina Fein was born and raised in San Diego but chose to go to the University of Miami, majoring in Meteorology and Climatology. Her interest in meteorology was sparked by the coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Following graduation, Fein started working in broadcasting right away. Throughout her career, she has worked on television stations in Springfield Missouri, and Lubbock, Texas, before returning to her hometown and settling in at San Diego 6 News as an evening meteorologist.
Sheena Parveen was born in 1987 in India and is currently a successful meteorologist and television personality. She studied meteorology at Florida State University. Throughout her career, Parveen has worked as a weather reporter at WCTV in Tallahassee, and WTVT in Tampa for two years. Her career finally was taken to the next level in 2011 when Parveen started working at Philadelphia’s NBC 10 as a weather forecaster and meteorologist. She stayed there for two years before moving on to NBC 4 in Washington D.C.
Megan Glaros is currently a meteorologist and entertainment reporter for CBS affiliate WBBM-TV in Chicago. Glaros received a degree in atmospheric sciences and journalism from Indiana University, and in 2004, moved to South Florida to work as the Local 10 morning news meteorologist and SportsJam Live host. While in Florida, Glaros gained valuable experience covering Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, among others. Throughout her career, Glaros has worked in New York, West Virginia, and Maryland. She has also made frequent appearances on Good Morning America.
Jackie Johnson is currently a weather forecaster for KCBS-TV news at 5, 6, and 11:00 PM in Los Angeles, California. She also does radio broadcasts for CBS’s KNX1070. Her career began as a weekend weather anchor for WCTV-TV in Tallahassee, Florida. She would later move on to a job with WSVN-TV in Miami as a reporter and weathercaster. Before starting at KCBS-TV in 2010, Johnson worked at KCAL 9 News. She has appeared as a meteorologist or newscaster in several popular films.
Gabriela Grechi in an Italian news anchor and on-air meteorologist who knows how to bring the heat. Grechi got her start with some minor acting roles on Italian television. In 1999, Grechi worked on a magazine-style show called Orario Continuato for the Telelombardia network. Aside from weather-reporting, Grechi has also appeared on TV commercials, sports programs, and chat shows. Grechi’s beauty and personality has earned her international attention in recent years, as she continues to make a name for herself in the world of broadcasting.
With well over 5 million followers on Instagram, it’s no surprise to us how the gorgeous, young, and talented Yanet Garcia rose to popularity. The Mexican model and meteorologist first came onto the scene following the 2013 casting for Nuestra Belleza Nuevo Leon. Garcia became well-known and recognizable, especially among young people, after she began working as a meteorologist on Televisa Monterrey News. At just 27 years old, Garcia already owns and operates her own academy for young models called Yanet Garcia Models.
Sonya Hill is a bilingual weather anchor hailing out of the great state of Texas. Before she was a weather girl, Hill competed against 70 other girls from all over the world and finished in the top 10 at the Swimsuit USA International competition. Hill is currently employed by KZTV Action 10 News in Corpus Christi, Texas but has had lots of other experience in the field. Prior to working for KZTV, she spent nearly three years as a weather anchor and reporter for KRIS Communications.
Maria Quiban is currently a weather anchor on KTTV in Los Angeles. Born in the Philippines, Quiban moved with her family to Honolulu, Hawaii at age nine. She grew up in Hawaii and would later study journalism at the University of Hawaii. She began working at the NBC affiliate KHNL in Honolulu before leaving the island and moving on to a job in Los Angeles at the Orange County Newschannel in 1998. She stayed there for two years before moving to KTTV.
Blonde bombshell Chita Craft was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and attended school at Arizona State University and Mississippi State University. Today, Craft works on KHOU 11 News This Morning in Houston, delivering the weather as a meteorologist. One can only assume that Chita is a morning person, considering her coverage airs daily between 4:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Before moving to Houston in 2011, Craft worked in Redding, California for KRCR, where she won the title of Best Media Personality two years straight.
Erin Nicole grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and graduated from Mercy High School. She then moved to New York to pursue a career in the broadcast and entertainment industry. In 2002, she started her career as a reporter for UPN and CBS in Detroit. In 2004, Nicole served as the Detroit Pistons arena hostess for the team’s home games in addition to appearing on the Pistons weekly shows. In late 2013, Erin Nicole welcomed her daughter Lillian Marie into the world.
A bilingual blonde beauty, Cristina Blackwell was born in San Antonia to a Mexican mother and a father from Alabama. Blackwell spent many years of her childhood moving around and was consequently a victim of bullying. Blackwell graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009 with a double major in speech and communications. Throughout her career, she has broadcasted in both Spanish and English for Univision Network as well as Kens-TV 5 Eyewitness News, where she is still located today.
Magda Palimariu is a weather girl hailing from Romania, where she works for Pro TV. She was born in 1979 in Sibiu, a small town in Transylvania. After getting her Master’s in journalism, she started working in Bucharest where she is still based today. Palimariu has quite the fanbase, with over 72,000 followers on Instagram. In addition to reporting on the weather, she swims and has landed modeling gigs as well, appearing in magazines like Pro TV Magazine and Playboy.
Angie Gonzalez was born in 1987 and currently presents the weather at Milenio TV, in Mexico. From a young age, she was selected to be Multimedia network’s weather presenter — so young, in fact, that she had to wait before joining. In the meantime, she concentrated on learning how to become a meteorologist. Gonzalez has a phenomenal figure, but she claims she hardly ever hits the gym and doesn’t diet. She is indeed lucky, as few people are able to keep such a figure while enjoying junk food.
Sugey Abrego from Mexico was born in 1978 and has made quite an mark on weather reporting in that country. She presents the weather for Canal 4, yet that’s hardly all that she’s known for. She studied acting and is known for her work on telenovelas for TV as well as in theater. Also a model, she has appeared on the cover of Playboy and Maxim Mexico. Abrego is quite a star, with over 620,000 followers on Instagram
Christina Loren took the job of news anchor and agricultural meteorologist at RFD-TV in greater Nashville back in 2015, and she’s made a name for herself in that role ever since. She has a Master’s in theology as well as meteorological certification, and before her current job she held other important positions at other stations. These include CBS Miami and for NBC in the San Francisco Bay area, which is much closer to her hometown of Palm Springs, California.
A teen athlete when she was in high school, Kristi Marie Capel still keeps herself in shape by running. After that, she transitioned to beauty pageants and was even named Miss Missouri. Capel competed in Miss USA 2006, though despite being Miss Missouri, she’s actually a Kentucky native. She worked for three years at KSPR-TV Springfield as a news and weather anchor after getting her broadcasting and communications degree. Capel then made a name for herself as the morning show weather anchor on WBRE-TV/WYOU-TV.
Patricia Jaggernauth is an Emmy and Canadian Award-winning TV host. Currently, she’s the weather specialist and remote reporter for CP24, Toronto’s Breaking News. Better known as just Patricia J, she’s been dubbed “The Next Tyra Banks” for starting her own successful online fashion boutique called PJ Glamgirl. She even hosted and produced her own TV talk show called Patricia J. From all of this exposure, she’s reached over 140,000 followers on Instagram. Not bad for a Torontonian weather girl!
Roxana Vancea is another Romanian weather girl who makes the temperature in the room just a bit hotter when she’s on TV. The fun presenter is known for dancing and doing jumping jacks on air, and she’s attracted attention for her good looks as well. Proudly showing off her tattoos in revealing outfits, she’s even been known to present the weather in a bikini or braless. She shows off how she stays in shape with workout clips she posts on Instagram, where she has close to 370,000 followers.
Liberté Chan is a meteorologist and reporter with KTLA 5 from Los Angeles, but some might recognize her from her previous career as a competitive figure skater who was ranked nationally. Not just a pretty face, she has a Master’s in public health. Currently, she stays fit by doing yoga and shares this with followers on social media. In addition, she maintains a fashion and beauty blog and owns an athleisure clothing line called Sweat with Soul, along with her partners.
The weather girl for TV Azteca, Alejandra Medina, used to be a beauty queen and model from Mexico before getting into meteorology. When you see how good looking she is, it’s no wonder she’s in such demand to cover such a broad area from Mexico City to Monterrey and all the way to Texas. She stays in shape by doing CrossFit, showcasing her difficult workouts on Instagram, where she has close to 27,000 followers, and other social media platforms.
Diana Alvarado presents the weather on Mexico’s Channel 44 for Juarez, she’s also known for being a former Miss America Internacional, which highlights the identity of Latina women. Even compared to the other beautiful winners than have won the competition, she stands out as one that’s remembered for her good looks. With over 14,000 followers on Instagram, she’s only going to accumulate more with her incredible grace and beauty. Alvarado is also a motivational speaker and a life coach.
Mexican journalist Lluvia Carrillo got her professional start as a host for Televisa Deportes, a Spanish sports program. She has since moved to Televisa Moneterrey, where she is the weather reporter replacement for Yanet Garcia on Monterrey al Dia. On top of her broadcasting career, Carillo is also an accomplished model, having placed second in Nuestra Belleza Nuevo Leon in 2014, and having been featured in TVyNovelas magazine. Carillo is currently romantically involved with Javier Aquino, the Mexican national team, and Tigres soccer player.
The Armenian-born Araksya Karapetyan currently works for KTTV out of Los Angeles on the morning news and entertainment show, Good Day L.A. Karapetyan grew up in Palos Verdes, California and graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in international relations and broadcast journalism. Her television career began in Los Angeles, where she interned at KABC-TV and KFI 640 AM radio out of Burbank, California. Outside of California, Karapetyan has also worked as an anchor and reporter for networks in Idaho, and Oregon.
Born and raised in Sacremento, California, Julia Durda can bring sunshine into even the dreariest of weather forecasts. Since her graduation from Mississippi State University, Durda has worked for KXTV in Sacremento, KPHO in Phoenix, WSVN in Miami, and WPLG in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Durda has appeared on the national stage on shows such as Good Morning America and ABC’s World News. She made headlines in 2012 with her controversial move from WSVN to WPLG before the end of her contract.
The Italian born Domenica Davis went to Boston University and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism before enrolling in Mississippi State University to study Broadcast Meteorology. Davis currently works at NBC News but has also held jobs with Fox News as a weather forecaster. In 2010 she joined NBC, based out of New York. As a mother of two, Davis has kept her personal life away from the spotlight. It is unknown whether or not she is currently married or engaged to anyone.
Mexican-American broadcast journalist and weather girl Janice Villagran was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. In college, she studied communications and began working on a show called En Vivo USA on Estrella TV, where she provided the weather in addition to occasionally presenting for shows and other live TV events. In 2017, she began working on a modern news show called I Testigo TV. Villagran enjoys playing chess in her free time and has been previously engaged. She’s been single since 2017.
Marilu Kaufman is originally from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She currently works as a weather anchor for Multimedios Television and on Milenio TV. Before becoming a Mexican household name, Kaufman began her broadcasting career on a local cable newscast. With such incredible beauty and grace, it’s no surprise that Kaufman is also a model and actress on the side, having appeared in television commercials, advertisements, and even some popular music videos. Kaufman’s signature bodacious brunette locks and infectious smile have earned her nearly 50,000 Instagram followers.
Carolina Ramirez has over 50,000 Instagram followers and counting. Before making it to Despierta America, the gorgeous Colombian weather girl got her start on the beauty pageant reality show, Nuestra Belleza Latina in 2010, where she stole the hearts of fans and judges alike. When Univision hired Ramirez, she quickly acquired a massive fan base with her trendy dresses and lovable personality. Carolina has also worked on other promotions for Univision including Premios Juventud VIP tours, and Latin GRAMMY Street Parties.
Elita Loresca is a Filipino-American newscaster currently working for KTRK-TV in Houston, Texas. Her broadcasting career began with a job as a news associate for KCBS in Los Angeles. From 2001 until 2002, Loresca served as the noon weather anchor and assignment editor for KGET-TV in Bakersfield, California before moving to KGPE-TV in Fresno, where she was the morning and noon weather anchor. Loresca made a name for herself covering some of the biggest hurricanes in modern history including Hurricane Frances, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma.