Q. Are you represented by an Agency?
A. I am not currently represented by an Agency. I have been a freelance model since August 2014.
Q. Tell us a little bit about your hobbies? What do you like to do when you are not modeling?
A. I love to spend time with my daughter and husband. Being outdoors is one of my favorite places to be. I love hiking, going to the beach, finding waterfalls and mountains, and basically discovering hidden, outside beauties. I have two dogs a pit bull and bull boxer that I enjoy walking and cuddling with. I'm also a food guru! Especially when it comes to seafood and crepes.
Q. What goals do you have as a model in the next 3, 6 and 12 months?
A. My goals in the next 3 months are to continue to book paid shoots, make a website, and to get into fashion shows. In the next 6-12 months I want to establish my a name in the fashion/modeling industry, get published in magazines, and collaborate with bigger designers. Ultimately, I want a career as a model and to build an empire.
Q. Who is your favorite designer? Why?
A. Pnina Tornai is my favorite designer! I found out about her when I watched "Say Yes to the Dress". On the show she was really friendly and accommodating to the brides. I love Pnina's bridal and evening gowns because they are gorgeous, tailored designs that flatter any woman's body. I especially like her corset dresses with the Swarovski crystal embellishments!
Q. Who is the most influential person in the fashion industry that keeps you motivated and inspired?
A. Gia Carangi inspires and motivates me. Her story was powerful and authentic. Her quote: "There's a lot more to being good-looking than makeup and prettiness...there's a lot more to being a woman than that. When I look in the mirror, I just want to like myself... And if I like myself, then I look good," is very inspiring to me. In the modeling industry, where there is still a perspective that models need to meet a certain "image," Gia was not the typical cookie cutter model. She was considered wild but I love that she stayed true to herself and cared more about intrinsic value of things and life. She inspires me because she reminds me of the importance to love yourself and to live life to the fullest.
Q. What do you love most about modeling?
A. Life is so short and I want to do everything I always said I would do. Every photo shoot allows my different personalities to show and I love that I can portray my emotions through photographs. With modeling I get to have fun while being productive and there are many opportunities. There are possibilities for me to travel and modeling allows me to be a role model. As models we can be influential in society and I would like to be a positive influence for others.