Sonja Morgan is a fixture of New York City society. She got her start modeling in Paris and Milan and studying marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, representing high-end luxury brands while keeping her Berkshire-bred sensibilities and values. Sonja used her business acumen and social skills—along with rock-and-rollers, royalty, and the power set—to launch several award-winning luxury fashion brands and successful hot spots across the country. Sonja captured America's attention with her groundbreaking toaster oven recipes, which inspired the all-encompassing international fashion lifestyle brand she wishes to grow globally with her partners. She launched the Sonja Morgan New York sportswear, ready-to-wear, evening gown, swimwear, and fine jewelry collection—which is now available at www.sonjamorgannewyork.com—during New York Fall Fashion Week 2015. She continued to expand her brand with the launch of TipsyGirl, a Prosecco and sparkling Rosé line.
As a divorced single mother, Sonja dedicates her time to her 16-year-old daughter, her businesses, and her philanthropy, which includes work with children, artists, the LGBT community, and animals. A lover of the arts, Sonja enjoys producing, writing, and performing her inspirational "caburlesque" song skits at her Sonja in the City events that benefit her charities. Sonja received one of her first awards in 1990 at the St. Regis for being a Singular Sensation for her charity work as a young single woman alongside Vanessa Noel and Mira Sorvino. She received a New York State Senate award in July 2013 for her entrepreneurial business savvy, her use of the media, and again her charity work. She was interviewed on those topics and her "Philanthrocapitalism" by The Economist magazine at the New York Stock Exchange for Bloomberg TV. In October 2016 she made her Off-Broadway acting debut in Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, in which Sonja was able to play her alter-ego in the character of a sexually repressed teacher while still incorporating her signature bawdy, sexy sense of humor that viewers know her for. Sonja's motto remains "Live each day as if you have nothing to lose and everything to gain."