Grisel Paula was born in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic, a humble town hours outside the country's capital of Santo Domingo.


Her career as a plus size model began in 2008 where she was greeted into the industry booking a six page spread on Ebony Magazine shortly after signing to her first major modeling agency. Since 2008 Grisel has modeled for numerous companies and designers such as Nordstrom, Eloquii, Forever 21, Igigi, Lane Bryant, Macys, Ashley Stewart, Gwynnie Bee, Kmart, Maggy London, Rocawear, Baby Phat, Beyonce's House of Dereon, amongst many others. Grisel is represented internationally throughout Germany and North America.​


In 2015, Grisel became the face of Maggy London. The brand is available at Nordstrom and Macy's throughout North America. 


Grisel is the CEO & Founder of Rebdolls an online fashion retailer committed to providing unapologetic fashion to women of all sizes. 


The young entrepreneur is the exclusive designer of the ready-to-wear fashion brand Grisel.; a curated fashion forward clothing line at an affordable price for women of all shapes and sizes.