Rea is a native of Prince Georges County, MD; she received her degree in Business Administration from Saint Joseph’s University. She began her career working at R. REA CORP and CBS Radio, where she gained experience with marketing and promotions. Rea made her New York City début working for a local start-up skincare company targeting the tween market, and became an event planner at a spa in Brooklyn. Her work at the Manhattan and Brooklyn based company ignited her interest in beauty and health because she realized that there was a significant correlation between the two industries. Mostly, what you put in your body has a major effect on your outward appearance and health. As a result, Rea now spends much of her time researching new beauty products and shopping at various thrift stores with her mom and cousin.