PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE August 2015 Denim Issue - Page 114

and how they depict what “perfect” should look like. I feel that the entertainment industry needs to be more accepting of plus size entertainers. Talent is talent. Size should not matter. Some of the best singers “back then” were full figured women. What advice would you have for aspiring plus size models? 1) Test shoot with professional photographers to build your portfolio. 2) Always practice your poses and facial expressions in the mirror. 3) Walk around your house wearing heels to get more comfortable in them. 4) When going to a casting, always have your model bag with you and be professional. 5) Remember to have fun! Be yourself! When you’re nervous on set or on the runway, it will show in your photos. Just let go and believe in yourself. What is something most people do not know about you? I’m Jamaican. My top favorite foods are pizza, Jamaican food and Mexican food. My favorite movies are Coming to America, Crooklyn and The Jackson 5 movie. I seriously recite line for line when I watch those movies. I love music. Any music that moves my soul, I love it. Doesn’t matter what genre it is. And I really, really love soul music. Artists such as Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Gladys Knight and others really have inspired me in my songwriting.