Kelly Emberg was still a student when a local photographer in Houston, Texas, recognized her while she was enrolled in the public high school system of the city. She was able to negotiate a contract with Elite Model Management in New York City as soon as it was discovered that she was in possession of this information.
This took place as soon as it was discovered that she was in possession of this information. Emberg had a fruitful and lengthy career with the publication Sports Illustrated, during which she was featured in the magazine on multiple occasions. At one point in her career, she was even featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.