"My goal as a model is to be able to represent brands successfully in various media including magazines and commercials. I would like to expand my modelling to include acting and be able to be in film and television. I plan on progressing with my goals through continued pieces of training and networking."
Karen was the-the most fascinating woman I have encountered so far. We have received over 300 entries, and she has one of the most memorable entries I have read. The moment I received her email, the most striking photo and still is my favourite from her is the one with the flag. Like, come on guys, it's fantastic!
I decided to check her Instagram, and I was totally amazed! She has the greatest vibes I have seen on Instagram, totally! So I asked the team to have her featured this week. For an amazing woman who never gives up her dreams, it's totally inspiring!
We wondered what would be like to be around her. We are pretty sure she has a great and positive influence. She's professional; she replies fast to our inquiries, and she is very patient.
So here we go, our fantastic Karen Patmas interview.
I modelled as a teenager and have returned to modelling after working with my Master's degree for many years. I have found that my true joy and passion is modelling. As I have resumed my modelling career over the past year, I have been very pleased with the successes I have had and the amazing people I have been meeting and networking with. I have had a chance to be on runways in various areas including Hollywood and excited to be signed and returning for another Hollywood runway show soon. I have also been in local magazines, in a commercial, on a cover, and in online advertisements.
I feel modeling education is very important. I have a strong base due to being able to attend a modeling and industry training when I first started in the industry. This base is very stable and now I continue to build off of that through other recent courses I have taken. I feel it is vital to continue attending trainings for growth and continue to challenge myself to always be setting goals to be moving forward. Trainings are necessary for building a solid foundation, to keep up your talent, and to reach for higher levels of success. Recent model/acting trainings include: Ryan Glascow in Los Angeles (acting class), Brittany Sharaun in Los Angeles (runway training), Rebecca Cook in Spokane Washington (voice over training), Rebecca McNeil in Spokane (theatre class), Morgan Graham in Nashville (industry training), Regina Moore in Nashville (private acting coaching), Annie and Randy Dorman (print work training and also acting coaching).
Being fit to be a model includes professionalism, being responsible such as being prepared and on time, treating everyone with respect, working well with other models/actors, being able to take direction from producers , photographers, and directors, being flexible, being disciplined with healthy eating and consistent fitness routines, being able to take constructive criticism, and being involved in continued training.
My goal as a model is to be able to represent brands successfully in various media including magazines and commercials. I would like to expand my modelling to include acting and be able to be in film and television. I plan on progressing with my goals through continued pieces of training and networking.
I took photography in college and also courses in advertising which included psychology of advertisement. This led me to my interest in human behaviour. I then earned a Masters degree and worked in the psychology industry. I received my Master's degree and then clinical licensure to be a behavioural health therapist. I also received an additional certification in trauma training.
I have excellent communication skills, am friendly and patient. I worked in the healthcare profession as a therapist for many years. I taught communication skills and was skilled in de-escalating patients. I had to communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.
I eat nutritiously and am consistent on exercising. I have a personal trainer and workout at the gym four days a week. In addition to that, I add running and kickboxing. I am trained in Muay Thai Kickboxing. I love to be active in daily life and enjoy hiking, sports, kayaking, and snorkelling when in Hawaii.
My dream is to be signed and representing a major national or international brand.
My boundaries are that I must work for someone reputable and professional. I would not participate in pornographic modelling.
I am available for full-time work and willing to travel. I am also a hard worker and open to any hours needed.
My most memorable experience so far is being a runway model in the Preview Models show in Hollywood. It is also exciting being invited to be in international models listing magazine.
We totally love Karen and we believe she is a wonderful woman and a fantastic model. If you want to book her, please email her here.
Follow her on Instagram: @karenpat