Neelia Dealwis – Gorgeous Asian, Norwegian Cover Model for our previous issue
By Mike Russell, photos by Lane Swainston.
Neelia Dealwis, 24, cover model for the upcoming JetSettin The West Winter Issue, lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is nearly 5’ 10.” She has brown hair and eyes and was born in Orange County, Calif. Her parents whole traveled back and forth to Sri Lanka, lived in Sri Lanka until she was 6 years of age. They lived in Laguna Niguel and San Clemente, Calif. until Neelia was 22. Her father is Sri Lankan and her mother is Norwegian. “They met at a party in Newport Beach, Calif. and have been together ever since,” says Neelia.
Neelia, co-owns her house in Las Vegas with her finance, and is a sales broker for school districts located on the east coast. She later became affiliated with a Las Vegas company and has gained a great amount of experience.
Neelia’s family owns a small Dutch estate that is a family heirloom. They turned it into a hotel located in the foothills of a nature reserve. It is called “Hotel Thilanka.” The family, including my father and three uncles are hoteliers in Sri Lanka, ranging from a small family bed & breakfast to a contemporary Zen-like 5-Star retreat, and a high rise condominium structure in Columbia.
While in the U.S., to help the less fortunate overseas, Neelia’s parents began a small handicrafts business. Now 20 years later the manufacturing and distribution company specializes in hand carved furniture and home décor. They have never forgotten the real motivation along the way to help others.
Neelia, who owns two dogs. She says she plans to be married next year, “After seven years of good luck,” she notes. Her goals are to eat healthy and to travel to Europe and Italy someday. She also would like to become a food manufacturing representative in Irvine, Calif. and to own a house there.
Neelia Dealwis and Huey Helicopter
Cover Model Neelia Dealwis, poses with the Huey Helicopter, owned by Silver State Helicopters, LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada. The fully restored Huey and one other helicopter with a crew of four, including owner Jerry Airola, recently flew to New Orleans and Mississippi coast to assist in helping law enforcement officials during the ravages of hurricane Katrina.