-• Dessie Mitcheson is an American model and entrepreneur.
-• She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is Cancer.
-• She is the face of the Ignite House, a cosmetology and cosmetic brand.
-• She and a friend started their own bikini brand, MitchFitz.
-• Her net worth is estimated to be around $16 million.

Dessie Mitcheson is a popular American model and entrepreneur. She has recently shared her wedding plans, and is eager to become the wife of her long-term boyfriend, Zachary Pilek.

Early life and family

Dessie Mitcheson was born on 30 June 1990, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, so her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She was born to parents Linda and Timothy Mitcheson, and has an older brother named Dane, who has recently married his long-term girlfriend, Michelle. Dessie’s father is a musician who plays the guitar and harmonica, while her mother is a cosmetologist.

Educational background

Dessie matriculated from her high school in Pittsburgh in 2008. As soon as she graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences with a BA in cosmetology in 2012, she focused on her modelling career, and created her own bikini brand. Dessie also decided to develop her acting career, so she finished acting classes at South Coast Repertory, which is a reputable Tony Award-winning theatre, located in Costa Mesa, California. Dessie has also completed a hosting class, learning from the popular American television host, entrepreneur and actress, Suzanne Sena.


Dessie started her modelling career when she was still a high school student. When she turned 18, she fought for the title Miss Pennsylvania USA, and got to the Top 20. Dessie was later featured on the cover of Maxim Magazine, and also got the title of Maxim’s Hometown Hottie in 2014. The same year she became of the Faces of Playboy Intimates, being featured on the pages of the magazine. Later she also became the face of the MGM Grand Las Vegas.

Along with her friend and fellow-model, Kayla Fitzgerald, Dessie appeared in the CBS reality show entitled “The Amazing Race” in its Season 30.

She later landed the job of the main ring girl, working at the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. This job helped her to get even more offers from sports agencies, so Dessie then appeared as a sideline reporter during the games of the Legends Football League. In 2019 Dessie was featured on the cover of Kandy Magazine along with Kayla Fitzgerald. As of 2020, Dessie is affiliated to Otto Models, Los Angeles.

Bikini brand MitchFitz

Kayla “Fitz” Fitzgerald has been Dessie’s friend for more than a decade, as they appeared in many photoshoots together. The two young women decided to launch their own bikini brand, focusing on trendy knitted swimsuits.

Both promote their brand in various magazines, also working on the Instagram account of the brand, and MitchFitz got to the Top 15 list of the popular Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine. Dessie and Kayla started their YouTube channel, on which they post various beauty videos, such as “How to do Your Makeup in 3 Minutes – Dessie and KK”, “How to Apply the Moitié Lash Extension Kit – Dessie and KK”, and “How to Shoot Great Instagram Photos”.

Commercial contract with Ignite House

From 2017 Dessie has officially become the face of the Ignite House, the cosmetology and cosmetic brand, which promotes various cosmetology services.

Dessie Mitcheson

Dessie appeared in the video “Ignite House: Dessie Tries Out Cryotherapy” in February 2019, demonstrating the benefits of the procedure of cryotherapy. She also publishes multiple sponsored posts on her Instagram account, promoting the products of Ignite cosmetic line: hair oils, make-up removal lotions, etc.

Controversy with the Halloween sexy costume of Mr. Rogers from “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”

In September 2019 Dessie took part in shots for the catalogue of Halloween costumes on Yandy.com. Among others, she demonstrated the ‘sexy version’ of the costume of Mr. Rogers, the well-known character from the show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”.

Even though the idea of sexyfying the images of well-known characters was not new, the internet didn’t support Yandy.com, accusing the source of degrading people, and Dessie became the target of hateful comments and messages for wearing the costume. As Dessie in fact came from Pennsylvania, where the show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” was filmed, some people from  Latrobe (40 kms away from her birthplace of Pittsburgh) suggested that she shouldn’t return home in order to escape from the revenge of the locals. Andrew Leyden, the author of the book “Gulf War Debriefing Book: An After Action Report” even wrote on his Twitter: ‘I’m done. Society is too sick to survive.

I’m heading to a bunker somewhere and waiting this out’, he shared his thoughts on the ‘Sexy Mr. Rogers’ costume.

In her interview to CBS Pittsburgh Dessie tried to make it all look like a simple joke, as she didn’t see anything criminal in shooting in the Halloween costume: ‘When Yandy asked me to model the ‘Nicest Neighbor’ costume, I instantly laughed because it would be a coincidence that I’m the model because I’m from Pittsburgh!’. Dessie’s parents also supported their daughter, posting the photo of them wearing the costumes of Mr. Rogers, but not the sexy version their daughter promoted, though. However, Linda Mitcheson, Dessie’s mother, wore similar shorts, complimented with mesh tights.

Personal life, fiancé Zachary Pilek

Dessie met her future boyfriend Zachary Pilek back in 2011, at one of the parties they both occasionally attended. They started dating, and eventually announced about their engagement. In July 2019 Dessie made the list of her bridesmaids and bought the wedding dress – tying the knot is scheduled for 20 June 2020. Nothing is known about Zachery’s profession – Dessie keeps all details about her future husband low-key, and she once also wrote that he didn’t use Instagram as he considered it to be ‘stupid’.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Dessie likes travelling around the world, especially to various islands. She also enjoys fishing in the open sea, just as her fiancé Zachary. Dessie is a good swimmer; she also likes walking, reading and dancing.

Appearance, clothing style

Dessie has long brown hair and light grey-green eyes. She is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, weighs around 115lbs (52kgs), and her vital statistics are 32-23-34. As to her clothing style, Dessie enjoys wearing bikinis most of all, as well as cowboy-style hats, jeans and white tops.

Net worth and salary

As of 2020, Dessie’s net worth is estimated to be around $16 million. She gets up to $2,100 per sponsored post on her Instagram account.

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