Bianca Beauchamp,A self-described “scrapper,”

Bianca Stephanie Beauchamp was born on October 14, 1977, in Montreal, Quebec. A self-described “scrapper,” Bianca spent most of her childhood with the boys in her neighborhood, playing ball and climbing trees. Although her parents never had much money, they did the best to provide for Bianca and her siblings. “My parents made sure that our weekends were spent as much as possible outside the city,” she says. “We always had more than enough food on our plates and we had fun activities.”

Although Bianca began taking courses in college to become a teacher, her life took a dramatic turn at the age of 17 when she met an aspiring photographer named Martin Perreault. The pair hit it off immediately and Perreault convinced Bianca to begin posing for him. “He saw me as his muse, but I still had problems seeing myself in pictures,” she says. “I would rip them up. It took a lot of time and patience to convince me and I finally started to enjoy modeling.”