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Cassie Ventura Casandra Ventura, known as Cassie, was born August 26, 1986. She was born in New London, Connecticut to a Filipino father and an African American mother. She began modeling at 14, and by the time she was 16, was modeling for local department stores, fashion catalogs, and Seventeen. While she was still in high school, her producer encouraged her to take vocal lessons, learn modern ballet, and use her school’s performing arts program. Upon graduation, she decided to move to New York to take dance classes at Broadway [...]