Ligia Rodrigues, more popularly known as Lili in the Oxygen reality series, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, was born and raised in Cape Verde, Africa. Lili is the youngest in her family, with six older sisters and five older brothers. Wanting the best for their children, Ligia’s parents sent her and her 11 siblings to the United States. She was only seven years old at the time. Staying true to her parents’ wishes, Ligia worked hard in school and soon discovered her passion for modeling. She used to belong to an agency in Boston, where she was able to book different kinds modeling jobs. Her perseverance has been tested countless of times, but her drive to succeed as a supermodel fueled her on. Although Ligia was concerned about the appearance of her legs, she now considers them, along with her eyes, as her best physical trait.