Casey Durkin was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating high school, Casey moved to the Big Apple to attend the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. There she studied Fine Art and Art History. Wanting to take her knowledge of the arts in another direction, Casey moved to Los Angeles to continue her education and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. In 2004, she was crowned Miss Los Angeles and was a runner-up in the Miss California USA Pageant. Casey has been a runway model for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and has modeled for numerous print campaigns including Yana K and Interlude, and magazines such as Seventeen, Women's Wear Daily, and Apparel News. She can be seen starring in music videos for the Rolling Stones, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, Christina Aguilera and Snoop Dogg. She has also worked as a Red Carpet correspondent for Maxim Online and as a host for "Your LA" on NBC. Casey continues to work in both the fashion and entertainment industry. Lil' Kim helped the successful launch of Casey's clothing line, Hush Money, by wearing Casey's accessories during her appearance at the 2009 MTV European Music Awards.