Clarissa Whitehead

A tattoo addict, lingerie enthusiast, and PhD student in molecular biology, I believe every woman is free to be whoever she wants to be.


Clarissa Whitehead took 11th place in the Group Four! Thank you for helping the K2 foundation; who has been positively impacting the lives of people around the world through their mission to help individuals with life challenges and disabilities realize their full potential.

Everyone has a secret talent, what is yours?

On weekdays I’m a lab geek, on weeknights I’m a cardio/pilates crazed gym-goer, and on weekends I’m either a frantically playing Pokémon or chasing waterfalls around country Victoria. I guess my secret talent is having 3 drastically different lives all at once, and I love it!

If you were voted our cover girl, what would you do with $10,000?

I would use the money to help with my PhD in brain cancer research. After losing my own mother to brain cancer 3 years ago, I’ve dedicated my life to researching the disease and making a difference. PhD funding is hard to come by and doesn’t allow for much time, but an extra $10,000 would allow me to spend more time finding answers to help combat, and hopefully one day beat brain cancer for good.