Mercedes Yvette Scelba-Shorte, also known as Mercedes Yvette, (born August 24 1981, come from Valencia, California), is an American fashion model and actress. She was a contestant and finalist on Cycle 2 of America's Next Top Model. During the show, Scelba-Shorte revealed that she suffers from the disease lupus.
She has appeared on the cover of Wedding Dresses magazine in 2005, Lupus Now magazine (Fall 2004 and Fall 2007), and Arthritis Today. She has also graced the pages of Teen Vogue. Her commercial credits include: Chili's, Target, Hewlett Packard, Sears, AT&T, Payless Shoes, Bell South, and Chevy. Other modeling credits include: Anchor Blue, Kohl's, Old Navy, Wal-Mart, Halston, Mervyn's, and Macy's. Her runway credits include: Dsquared Milan Fashion Show Spring 2004, Rock & Republic, Studios John Sakalis Fall 2004 and Ellegirl presents Dare To Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America's Next Top Models 2005. Mercedes was also in a commercial for Chili's restaurant in 2007 and was featured in the Kay's catalog for Holiday 2007. She can currently be found modeling Mandy Moore's Mblem line and just landed her first beauty campaign for Leeza Gibbons' Sheer Cover Mineral Makeup.
Mercedes left Nous Model Management in L.A. in 2008. She then signed to Elite Model Management, L.A