Brooke LaMantia Brooke LaMantia is a journalist and writer based in New York City, writing primarily about culture and fashion. She has written for Shape, InStyle, and many more publications. Before this, she was a reporter for her hometown newspaper, the San Antonio Express-News, where she covered education and worked on the metro desk. She's also performed research for the investigative podcast for Market Road Films called Unfinished: Deep South. She graduated from New York University in 2021, with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and English Literature. About Shape Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.