Rosie Vela began her career as a model in Arkansas, where she also studied painting and music. She went on to appear on the covers of a variety of magazines in the 1970s. Rosie Vela began her career in Arkansas. There, she made the acquaintance of Jimmy Roberts, who would later become her husband. Unfortunately, he passed away not too long after they tied the knot together.
After moving to New York, Vela saw a surge in her modeling career, and she was featured in publications such as Vogue and Newsweek. In the 1980s, Vela began her career in the music industry as a backup singer, eventually becoming a well-known name in the business. She is a trained artist, and she has also found her way back to the creative process, which she documents on Instagram using her own artwork.