PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE December 2015 Holiday issue - Page 109
How did you begin your modeling career? Were you discovered?
I have to give my mother all the credit. She always pushed me and always has been my biggest
cheerleader/fan. I always had big hips and curves. I gained weight and didn’t know if there
was a professional route for curvy-figured models. I always loved photography but was not
sure if I fit the “model” criteria. I ended up testing with a photographer in Miami and during
our shoot, she exclaimed, “Wow! The camera loves you! Who is your agent?” And I told her I
didn’t have one. She then mentioned Dorothy Combs Models and the rest is history!
You have done an impressive amount of work in just a few years. What do you
know NOW about having a modeling career that you wish you knew back then?
To live in the moment! Time goes by so fast!
Were you always into fashion before you began a modeling career?
No! I was a tomboy in my earlier years. I loved playing outdoors, climbing trees,
playing in the rain and mud! I started to gain an appreciation for fashion later on in my teen
years. I slowly grew into my love of fashion. Now, I totally love it!
Many aspiring models are under the misconception that being a model is easy
work. What words of advice would you like to offer aspiring models looking to
start a career in modeling?