"I want to inspire people that no matter how unique you are, or different, that you can achieve great things."
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Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career?
I want to work as a model because it gives me joy, I am an artist myself. I specialize in charcoal portraits so I love being a part of the photographer's vision. I want to do modeling as a career because I think it would be very rewarding. I had two of my toes amputated, the two next to my pinky toe on my left foot and I want to inspire people that no matter how unique you are, or different, that you can achieve great things. I had a non cancerous tumor on my toe when I was a toddler. I also have just a blast when doing a photoshoot! :)
How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken?
I just got into modeling a couple of months ago and have taken no classes, but I would love to take a drama class, and one of those modeling camps. I think it could help a lot and that is pretty important. That being said, you can teach anyone to do anything but it's different when they were born with a natural talent. I've been told that I was, I compare this to child musician's, it's one thing to learn the guitar, it's another thing when a 6 year old picks it up and starts playing Jimi Hendrix. I think this is me when it comes to modeling, but I probably could use a class or two.
What do you think makes someone “fit” to be a model?
They have to be comfortable with themselves and confident. You can't have any shame and you have to take criticism well.
What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field?
I would love to be in advertisements, fine art, and magazines. I would love to travel the world and inspire people that being different is okay.
What do you know about the advertisement industry, advertising psychology and photography?
This is a hard question, I guess I don't know a lot.
How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
I'm very open, I like to be bold and original. I'm sweet and happy, a very optimistic person, I usually can make people happy or give them a positive outlook on anything. I'm not the biggest talker, usually on the more quiet side.
Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym?
I try to go on the elliptical as often as I can, I found its the only thing I can do with my foot. My diet consists mostly of eggs, chicken, fruit, salmon and rice mostly. The one thing I lack would be vegetables.
What is your dream role as a model?
To be on the cover of a well known magazine with bare feet.
Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request?
I will never do full frontal nudity. My lower region must be covered, and the pictures have to be classy and tasteful.
State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part time? Any hours?
Right now I have a minimum wage job that I'm dying to quit. I'm ready to go anywhere anytime.
What is your best experience so far:
So far my favorite experience was shooting with Creative Light Imaging, these pictures are by him.
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