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COURTNEY

Name: Courtney Bertrand

Age: 26

Location: Toronto, ON

Facebook: Courtney Amber

Instagram: @c_bertz


Photographer: Eames

Photographer IG: @thisiseames

Photographer Website: www.thisiseames.com


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I've always found photography to be so beautiful, capturing a moment in time. Being in front of the camera you can feel empowered and beautiful which i think is important for every woman to feel.

2. How long have you been modeling?

Just recently.

3. Who is your favorite model?

My favorite model is Adrianna Lima

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

No, and I'm still getting used to being comfortable in front of the camera, but I'm learning to appreciate who I am and what I have to offer. Everyone is different and unique in their own way and realizing that I can use my individuality to my advantage.

5. Tell us something random about yourself.

I compete in Bikini fitness competitions.

6. What are you most proud of?

Having the courage to finally move to a big city to pursue my dreams, I'm from Brandon Manitoba so moving here has been a big change.

7. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

For trying something different and putting myself out there for opportunities and remaining positive throughout this experience.


 
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EXTRA

Name: Beth Odonoghue

Age: 29

Facebook: Beth O’Donoghue

Instagram: Bethtorontocondos

 


Photographer: George Nikolov

IG: @member_of_the_internet

Website: www.georgenikolov.photography


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

Being a young girl you always look up to the pretty girls in magazines and I always wanted to be that girl. I was scouted when I was very young however my family didn't have the resources for me to pursue it since it wasn't guaranteed. When I got a little bit older I was able to put myself into the industry I started very late in my 20s but I'm lucky to have done so many different things.

2. How long have you been modeling?

5 years or so.

3. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

 Not at all. Taking pictures is very hard.

4. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

One of my best friends Melanie McGregor was one who has inspired me and encourage me.

5. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

Do as many shooters you can there's a lot of photographers in the city who are very talented get some experience.

6. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

I did one time I had a photographer who literally had a meltdown during our shoot and I was not having any of it.

7. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

That modelling really is a job it's super tiring it takes a lot out of you it's hard to be able to convey so much emotion just threw your face and your body language it really takes time.

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

I like eating. Alot

10. What are you most proud of?

Doing everything myself.

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

A strong confident empowering entrepreneur. 


 
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ABOUT YOU

Name: Paige Evans

Age: 21

Location: Perth, Western Australia

Facebook: facebook.com/paigeevans9

Instagram: @paigemarieevans


Photographer: Jackson Heeley

IG: @jacksonchristopherheeley

Makeup Artist: Paige Marie Evans

Hair Stylist: Paige Marie Evans


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

My self confidence. I wanted to create some eye appealing magic.

2. How long have you been modeling?

Since I was about 16

3. Who is your favorite model?

Loving Alexis Ren at the moment.

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

Yes, ever since I can remember.

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

I've met so many inspiring and motivational people in this industry, its hard just to name a few. I definatly give credit to my supporting friends and family.

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

Don't doubt yourself, give things a try!

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

The classic old 'nip slip' is always a goodie!

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

You can't let rejection set you back.

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

 My best friend and I decided we never want to grow up and just want to be 'kids' forever. So we got matching goat tattoos on our ankles. We got them the opposite way around from each other so when we put our ankles together they look like they sniff each others bums and we go 'Bahhhhhh!". Its truly fantastic.

10. What are you most proud of?

Staying true to myself.

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

A bloody good cunt.


 
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JUST MEG

Name: Megan Miller

Age: 28

Location: Philadelphia, Pa

Website: Www.modelmayhem.com/meggfox

Facebook: Megg Fox

Instagram: Look_at_megg


Photographer: John Madara

IG: Jvmfoto

Website: Www.jvmfoto.com

Makeup Artist: Pam Fox


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I always loved acting, singing, and any type of "in the spotlight" stuff. I also want to send a message to everyone everywhere that women over 25 can be just as sexy as a younger woman, and women under 5'7" can have a killer runway walk. I want to help break the barriers in the modeling world such as height, age, etc. I won't let those things hold me back from pursuing my dreams, it actually gives me more motivation :) I'm 28 and 5'5" but that won't stop me!

2. How long have you been modeling?

 2 months

3. Who is your favorite model?

Adriana Lima

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

Yes I love the camera, but I've had my shy moments

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

My first photographer John at JVMfoto really gave me some great tips months ago to get me started, and he was so patient with me at my first shoot. Now he got me published with our most recent shoot and I can't thank him enough. I also want to give credit to David at David G Dami Photography for helping me build a great portfolio in such a short time. Also my friends have been my assistant stylists at times, shopping is extra fun now.

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

Don't give up!!!!!!! Break the barriers.

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

Yea when the photographer's "Assistant" sat there with earbuds in watching videos on his phone for most of the shoot. Ain't nobody got time fo dat.

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

It can build you up and bring you down. You have to be so strong and not listen to the haters. It's not as easy as it looks! I admire all the models out there who have taken so much hate but continue to shine. Also I learned that it feels like you worked out the day after a shoot. Good stuff.

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

I have freckles

10. What are you most proud of?

My daughter

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

A woman who helped lead other women in the modeling industry, and break all these silly barriers so we can start seeing more beauty and art which would otherwise be missed.

12. Any last words?

A huge thanks to John!!!!!


 
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ABOUT YOU

Name: Brianna Ames

Age: 21

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Facebook: Brianna Ames / Brianna Ames Modeling

Instagram: @briannaames


Photographer: Carlos J Galindo

Photographer IG: @cj_visions


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

Wanting to inspire people. Wanting women to look up to me and feel beautiful in their own skin.

2. How long have you been modeling?

I'm pretty new to this world and have been building my empire for about a year now.

3. Who is your favorite model?

 I have so many women who I look up too. One of many models is Amy Jane Brand. I love models who are themselves, inspire others and who are just happy and beautiful in their own skin. This world can be cruel. I can admire anyone who spreads a message and kindness.

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

No, absolutely not, everyone has insecurities. It's hard to learn to embrace them. You're your own worst critic. That's what I learned. You have to learn to love yourself.

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

Several. My good friend Nessa Marie @Nessa_marie_831 is always such an inspiration to dream big. Helps me feel confident and beautiful and that I can do anything I set my mind to. My friend Cassie @Cassmisses, another model such a strong woman, and inspiration. I mean we all just love and support each other to the fullest.

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

"Fall seven times, stand up eight." That's always helped me. I've been rejected, put down, shamed, it happens. It has gotten to me before , but it comes with any success. Keep your head up and keep fighting.

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

I mean I've always worked with amazing photographers. It's always just a fun time we normally both forget we're working lol. I mean I guess a WTF moment could be when my dear friend and photographer Carlos J Galindo wanted to capture the perfect smoke bomb picture for the background of a gun photo. I almost died that day, crying and coughing lol... the things models and photographers do for that perfect picture! Lol

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

To be yourself. Enjoy life and keep striving for happiness. It's taught me to love myself. And be confident in who I am.

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

I'm actually in the military as well. I've been in the service for three years and have three years to go. I love helping people in ANY type of way. The Army has been played such a huge role in who I am today. I guess I have a little fight in me. Lol

10. What are you most proud of?

Serving my country, fighting through basic training and fighting through anyone who's ever doubted me along the way.

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I want one person to say, "Because of her I didn't give up." I want to be remembered as an inspiration for women all over the world. You're beautiful, in every color, shape, size. Be dope, be genuine and be you. Xo


 
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LUCKY JEAN JACKET

Name: Gauhar Moldahmetova

Age: 22

Location: Santa Monica, California

Website: https://gauhar160794.wixsite.com/model/

Facebook: Gauhar Moldahmetova

Instagram: @gauhar_moldahmetova


Photographer: Matthew Jimenez

IG: @mattdays


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

Actually, my boyfriend Arthur encouraged me to become a model. He went with me on castings, modeling agencies.

2. How long have you been modeling?

Almost for 5 years. I went to the modeling school in Turkmenistan when I was 14 years old. But then I decided to study in Moscow' university. After a while my boyfriend persuaded me to try myself there as well. Even if I am living in California right now, I still work in a couple of agencies in Moscow.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Candice Swanpoel

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

 Oh, definitely. My parents recognized this since I was a teenager

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

My boyfriend. Even if sounds strange, he really gives me huge support

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

Sleep well, always have your comfortable heels with you

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

Yes, actually last shoot we were planning to shoot lingerie, but we misunderstood each other and due to this decided to make quick test shoot. As the result, we have great pics.

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

 Fake hair that some models use on the runway shows.

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

I am a dentist

10. What are you most proud of?

I am proud of my family.

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

California's sunsets


 
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SNOW RABBIT

Name: Teri Villeneuve

Age: 33

Location: San Diego

Instagram: @terilovelee


Photographer: James Gamble

Photographer IG: @jgamblephotos


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

My inspiration came from life. It's something I've always wanted to do as a young girl and never really had the opportunity. But now that I'm a grown woman, I'm finally living my life for me. So I guess I inspired myself.

2. How long have you been modeling?

I've been experimenting with modeling for the past 5 years but only this last year I've been pursuing it more than ever.

3. Who is your favorite model?

One of many of my favorite models is Jeana Turner. She's an absolute natural, straight pure beauty and she's funny. she's the whole package.

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

Confidence is something I've always had a struggle with growing up. Modeling has definitely helped me with my confidence to love my own skin, which has helped me in front of the camera and I definitely feel like I get sexier with age.

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

Yes my incredibly amazing photographer fiancé. He has guided me through my modeling journey and teaching me new things every day.

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

 Just be yourself, be humble and be nothing but happy. Because at the end of the day that's all that matters. Love yourself because if you don't nobody ever will.

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

Nope not yet, still waiting for that moment. Lol

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

The biggest revelation I have discovered in modeling is how versatile photography can be, there's so much to capture an image and how just the littlest change in angles can create a total different vibe of the picture. I never realized that part of photography until I started modeling this past year.

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

I used to hate making peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. For some crazy reason I thought it was so annoying! lol

10. What are you most proud of?

I'm proud of a lot of things but mainly what I have accomplished this past year with my health, happiness and pursuing my modeling and having the opportunity to be in skyn magazine.

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

When it's all said & done I just want to remembered as someone who followed her heart.


 
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FASHIONNOVA

Name: Aryanna Holliday

Age: 20

Instagram: _.ladyjay._

Twitter: Italianmami_3


Photographer: Ross

IG: @RossThePhotoBoss

Hair Stylist: @Intriguinghair


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I've always had a passion for modeling and being creative with my body. No women should be ashamed to show what God has gave her and to praise it.

2. How long have you been modeling?

Been modeling for 2 years now.

3. Who is your favorite model?

DrayaMichele

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

Yes, I may be a little slimmer than most. But no matter if your big, thin, curvy or petite. There's always another up and coming model looking for something that you may have that they can relate too.

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

Yes, my boyfriend has been a great supporter in this journey.

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

Just do what you love. No one can judge you for being what you want to be. You have one life so make the best out of it in everything you do!

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

Yes! When I look at the pictures after a photoshoot I be like WTF I'm one sexy ass b*tch!

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

That not everyone is going to like it, but it comes to a point where you have to take stand and worry about yourself and how happy you can be by doing something you love!

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

I really like Haitain Food even though I'm Italian! Lol.

10. What are you most proud of?

I'm most proud of how open I am now. I use to be shy and quiet but nomore! It's about time I make a statement and enjoy myself!

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I want to be remembered as someone who tried to do something she loved, whether I make it or not. Just to know I had fun doing what I always dreamt of doing, being a model.


 
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ALLEY CAT

Name: Kali Roses

Age: 21

Location: Los Angeles California

Website: Kaliroses.com & KaliSnaps.com

Instagram: Kali.roses

Twitter: Kaliroses


Photographer: Jgamblephotos

IG: Jgmablephotos


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I've always loved being creative and I've always wanted to model

2. How long have you been modeling?

3 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Kate Moss

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

 It took time but now it feels so natural

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

Learned a lot on my own!

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

Don't be fooled, always look out for what's best and most comfortable for you

7. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

It's a tough and competitive industry so you have to have thick skin

8. Tell us something random about yourself.

I have a puppy that is 1

9. What are you most proud of?

Getting out of my comfort zone and putting myself out there

10. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Inspirational


 
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WATERFALLS

Name: Destiny Claxton

Age: 21

Location: Tallahassee

Website: N/A

Facebook: Destiny Claxton

Instagram: @Destinycmua


Photographer: Brandon Drepaul

IG: @Brandon24k


 
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RIGHT BACK

Name: Michelle Camacho

Age: 21

Location: New york, NY

Website: Michthegod.vfiles.com

Instagram: @Michthegod

Twitter: @Michthegod


Photographer: Carlos Noble Jr.

IG: Analdo_jr

Website: Analdojr.com

 


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

My first source of inspiration has always been the Annual Victoria Secret Fashion Shows. I've always dreamt about walking down a runway with thousands or even millions of people watching.

2. How long have you been modeling?

I've been modeling since I was about 12 years old.

3. Who is your favorite model?

My favorite model hands down has to be Tyra Banks, she is just so bad ass and fierce. I love all of her work!

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

At first I would be nervous and shy but as the shoots progressed I'd open up little by little and now I feel nothing but excitement every time I'm in front of the camera.

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

My number one mentor has always been Candice, my older sister, because I saw her as we grew up as a teenager in a neighborhood where she could of lost her way and strayed away from her education to working towards a masters degree, living in a fabulous home with the man of her dreams and always making the impossible possible. I truly can say I want to be like my big sister when I grow older!

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

My advice would be to never stop working towards your dreams no matter what anyone says. Hard work and perseverance go along way and your efforts never go unnoticed. Keep the faith and believe that God has your best interest at heart and everything else will fall into place.

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

I did a Marie Antoinette inspired photoshoot to help some friends with a school project and they teased my hair so huge it was crazy but then they started sifting baby powder over my hair which made me burst into tears of laughter because it was just getting everywhere and all over my makeup and clothes. It was hilarious.

8. Tell us something random about yourself.  Something random about little ol me would be that I am obsessed with Lemon Pepper wings from Wingstop! They are heaven sent, I swear to you!

9. What are you most proud of? : I am most proud of how far I've come from being in high school and barely knowing what I wanted to do with my life or even the next few years to now becoming a college graduate who has a passion for pursuing modeling and also working two jobs to finance my dreams.

10. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I want to be remembered as a mogul from New York City whose done everything from modeling, runway shows to owning and running successful businesses all across the globe.


 
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DAY GLOW AT THE WESTIN

Name: Samantha Jo

Age: 27

Location: Illiinois

Instagram: iamsamjo


Photographer: Vic

IG: shotbyvic

Website: shotbyvic.com


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I've always wanted to model ever since I was a little girl. I remember seeing COVERGIRL ads on tv and thinking I wanted to feel just as beautiful as those women do. I didn't have a lot of confidence growing up, so I feel that modeling has helped me build that.

2. How long have you been modeling?

 8 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Jessica Burciaga

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

I think I was shy in the beginning, of course. I was going to school for arts and photography at the same time I started modeling, so that helped build my confidence because I could work on both sides of the camera. I love how modeling makes me feel. I think all of us deserve to feel beautiful in our own skin no matter what shape or size we are.

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

 Yes, Brian Jester. He's helped me both in my modeling career and in my photography career!

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

 Be true to yourself. This industry can be so rough, but worth it if you keep pushing.

7. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I eat Marconi and Cheese with peas and applesauce on top :) and my siblings do it too lol

8. What are you most proud of?

Starting my own photography business and chasing after my dreams.

9. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

The girl that always tried her best.


 
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LIGHT GLOW

Name: Leia Meaney

Age: 23

Location: Seattle Area

Instagram: @Princess_Fit_Chic


Photographer: William Cote

IG: @Cotegraphy

Website: www.facebook.com/cotegraphy


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I was looking up to the gorgeous hard working women in magazines and on TV. So as I grew up I decided I wanted to be one of those women

2. How long have you been modeling?

I have been modeling for almost 2 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Paige Hathaway

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

I really had to work on being comfortable in my own skin. I feel like we all have our insecurities, but confidence is attractive and people can see it even in a photo. Life is more fun when you are comfortable in your own skin.

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

My Aunt is my number 1 fan. She is great and having even just 1 person backing up your goals and telling you that you can do it really makes a difference. It can make or break you.

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

Just because one person or company doesn't think you have "the look" doesn't mean you'll never model or get gigs. Just keep pushing and working. The great thing about modeling is there is a need for all looks, shapes and sizes. Just need to find your niche.

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

Yes... Its hard to pick one honestly, but sometimes shoots are out in public, you will get a crowd and it can be awkward or hard to keep your concentration. Especially when you have had people wander "on set" looking for Pokémon.

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

The biggest revelation I have discovered is how many types of models are needed. All shapes, sizes, ethnicities. people with tattoos, people without them... there really are so many looks that everyone fits into one. Just got to find where you are needed.

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

Hmmm. I have a hidden talent.. I can sing like Shakira. Its always fun for karaoke.

10. What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my positive energy. I tend to stay pretty positive through tough times. If I don't make the cut for a gig, I work harder and try to make it the next time.

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I want to be remembered for my hard work. Being a fitness model is not easy, the improvements are never over, you can always be better. I want to be remembered for my work ethic and inspiring others to take better care of their bodies. You only get one.

If there is anything that you'd like to add, promote, talk about or focus on please do so below and we will try and work it into the interview.

Follow my instagram for daily inspiration. Always feel free to ask for tips or help along the way to stay motivated :)


 
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WOKE UP LIKE THIS

Name: Nadalynn Jade

Age: 21

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Facebook: Nadalynn Midgley

Instagram: @nadalynn_


Photographer: Ashton High

IG: @ashton_not_high


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I love fitness and healthy lifestyle. Lucky for me mor king goes hand in hand with that. It's an amazing way to meet new people and connect on social media.

2. How long have you been modeling?

My first modeling gig was when I was 18 for a book cover. It's been about 4 years now and each shoot I get more experience and better images!

3. Who is your favorite model?

 Since I am huge on fitness I adore Paige Hathaway!

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

I have had a hard time becoming comfortable in my own skin let alone a camera. It is definitely not for everyone and you have to be willing to try new things and think outside the box which can be scary at times.

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

I don't have any specific mentors because there are so many inspiring models in this world.

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

My tips to any aspiring models is to keep going! You may feel at your lowest when you don't get call backs or any shoots but keep your chin up and never do anything you aren't comfortable with.

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

I've never had a WTF moment at a shoot haha, not yet at least! I guess the closest thing was when my photographer was moving locations to a loft and walked into someone's house by accident! More awkward than anything else. I was standing in a bralette and blazer so that was weird when we realized that we were in the wrong loft!

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

My biggest revelations in modeling would have to be how hard it is! You'd think posing for a camera would be easy! It definitely isn't. It takes a lot of knowledge to know what poses are flattering. Hair, make-up and wardrobe is exhausting and being put on the spot can take a toll on you!

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

I have social anxiety! Meeting new people and being in public is a challenge. I have overcome a lot of my fear of being social and my anxiety attacks are fewer but it definitely is a struggle to push myself to do things that "normal" people do. Like go to the grocery store haha!

10. What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of how far I have taken my modeling career. From random shoots that were not paid and not really going anywhere to being sponsored by BlackMarket Supplements and being paid to workout is a huge leap! I hope to continue down this path because this lifestyle is amazing and so rewarding!

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

When it is all said and done I'd love to be remembered as a genuine person. I love inspiring people to be themselves and love who they are. We are all different in so many ways and that is what makes us beautiful! I hope people can learn from my mistakes and my life and help themselves in the process.


 
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LAY-OVER

Name: Nathalie Banks

Age: 22

Location: Ottawa

Website: Nathaliebanks.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/nathaliebanks.model

Instagram: @Nathalie_banks

Twitter: @Nathalie_banks_


Photographer: Simon Nadler

IG: @Digitalbeautystudio

Website: www.digitalbeauty.studio

Makeup Artist: Nathalie Banks

Hair Stylist: Nathalie Banks


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I've always had the desire to get into modelling but my parents never approved. Once I moved away from home I saw a casting to join a newer agency that accepted smaller models. I used that as my stepping stone to create a portfolio and build relationships throughout the Industry; and here I am.

2. How long have you been modeling?

This will be my second year of modelling professionally

3. Who is your favorite model?

It's very hard to pick a favourite because I take a little bit from all the supermodels to create my own. Every girl looks up to the famous Alessandra Ambrosio, her walk was what inspired my openness and strut but my top model favourite will always be Tyra Banks as she was the very first model I ever laid eyes upon. From her I learned personality and how to be fierce...all the little tricks of the trade.

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

If I may speak bluntly, I love attention so whenever I was in front of a camera I never held back. As for my own skin, no. I grew up very conservative until I was 18 which was when I moved away from home. Once I moved away and started living on my own, becoming sexualy active ect. that's when I became more comfortable in my skin allowing me to explore myself.

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

I never had a mentor or agent guide and mold me. However my biggest supporter is my significant other who defiantly pushed me to go for my dream and to never be discouraged about not getting the call backs or the lack of interest when I first began modelling. He has helped mold my view and opinion on myself. He can take all the credit .

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

Bring music! I always say the best way to feel the most comfortable, relaxed and achieve the desired feel is to bring your own music. Everywhere.

Practice your facial expressions and poses in the mirror and try to memorize the muscles you have tensed so when you're in front of the camera and you don't have a mirror you will still be able to pose to perfection.

Exclusivity breeds desirability-don't do every photoshoot or runway casting you see, pick a niche that works with your body type and personality and go for it.

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

Every now and then yes (laughs) it doesn't happen often but there are times where I just blank out. I forget what move to do next or the photographer will tell me to do something and for some reason I can't seem to understand what he means. It's never anything major.

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

The biggest thing I've realized was that you can do whatever you want- whatever you put your mind to. Becoming a model and doing what I've always dreamed , going off the path that my parents expected. I've even surprised myself by following through with my goal so that I thought were too high for myself. I've become my own person and found who I am through modelling.

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I'm actually an amazing dancer. I currently teach advanced hip hop at the University of Ottawa and this is my 4th year teaching.

10. What are you most proud of?

I'm a very creative person by heart. So I am most proud of whatever creative work I come up with; a choreographed dance, a painting, a costume piece .

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I just want to be remembered by my family and those who I've built relationships with throughout my life. Just as myself.


 
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FAUX FUR AND FRENCH GIRLS

Name: Ashleigh Joncour

Age: 23

Location: Perth, Western Australia

Website:

 www.modelmayhem.com/3591291

Facebook: ashleigh.joncour

Instagram: @ashleigh_mj/


Photographer:  AJ of @rnv.p

IG:  @rnv.p


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I can't actually remember what first inspired me, but I remember watching Victoria's Secret fashion shows as a little girl and dreaming that I could be like them.

2. How long have you been modeling?

 I am very new to modeling, I have been doing photoshoots for less than a year.

3. Who is your favorite model?

 Taylor Hill

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

 I have always been comfortable with my body, however I will admit the first new times in front of the camera were nerve wracking!

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

No, but I do have very supportive friends which I am extremely grateful for.

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

Always back yourself and never let anyone else's opinion have an impact on your self-confidence.

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

My first nude shoot was on the nude beach in Swanborne and we had an audience of about 10 very old, naked men.

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

How difficult it is to focus on your facial expression and body positioning at the same time to get a good shot.

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I once twerked onstage with Savage

10. What are you most proud of?

I lost 20kgs around five years ago and I am most proud of the changes I have been able to make to my body. I am at the gym for at least an hour every day and deny myself a lot of delicious things, but its all worth it!

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

 A dedicated and passionate person who loves life and never stops striving to achieve their goals :)

What would you like to stand for?

I'd love to be an advocate for curvy girls in the industry and girls who have been told that it will never happen for them (because I have been told that a lot!).


 
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KISSED BY FIRE

Name: Brianne Mullarkey

Age: 23

Location: New Jersey

Website: www.brimullarkeyofficial.com

Instagram: @brimullarkey


Photographer: Michael Viggiano

IG: @mikeyviggph


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

My love of self expression and the opportunity to create with others, to really explore my creative side and meet tons of interesting and inspiring new people.

2. How long have you been modeling?

Approximately a year now.

3. Who is your favorite model?

I have to say I love the classic Victoria's Secret beauties but I really love alternative models like Teale Coco she is so unique and almost mystical.

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

I've always had an attraction to both sides of the camera.. acne in high school and the beginning of college made it difficult to really let go and I find it difficult even now since I don't have the voluptuous curves that skyrocket other models right to the top. I've finally embraced my frame and have learned to love my body as it was intended.

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

I've had tons of support from friends and family, especially my boyfriend who has been my number one fan.. and that has really helped push me to challenge myself and be the best I can be no matter what I do.

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

Do what makes you happy, it doesn't matter what others think or say because at the end of the day the people who truly matter will always be there to cheer you on through the good times and pick you back up during the bad. If you're happy, success will follow.

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

Hahahah yes. Planning one of my first shoots I was sending outfit ideas to a photographer (before I decided I was comfortable in pseudo-boudoir options) and I always went for classy sexy and he responded with "so bringing anything sexy?" So embarrassing and weird but it happens! Just have to move on to the next project.

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

One of my biggest revelations through modeling is it truly can show you who is really for you and who isn't. Sometimes it's a tough pill to swallow but on the flip side you meet extremely creative, talented, and inspiring new people that make it all worth it.

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

I've said this before but I am a textbook nerd. I love cats, I graduated with a degree in biology, I grew up obsessed with Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones is an addiction, I also love the Tudors, all types of documentaries (from nature to ghost hunting), spending time in the moonlight, and tattoos. I basically just love to learn and expose myself to new things.

10. What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of personal trials and tribulations I have overcome over the years, especially relating to mental health and the like and I have come so far. My closest acquaintances can understand how deep that statement goes and I'm blessed to have so much support.

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

 I want to be remembered as the pleasant fleeting interaction you had on your way to work, or in line at the grocery store. The passing smile, the how was your day, the comforting hug that you needed when you felt alone. I am a true empath and just want others to feel all the positivity I have to offer.


 
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GALLANT

Name: Allie Durst

Age: 21

Location: San Diego, California

Facebook: Alexandra Joy Durst

Instagram: @alliejoydurst


Photographer: James Gamble

IG: Jgamblephotos

Makeup Artist: Allie Durst

Hair Stylist: Allie Durst

 


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

So many things inspired me, I have such a love for the beauty, Fitness, and modeling industry. They all coincide together for me!! I am a licensed cosmetologist, as well as a personal trainer, I compete and have fallen in love with modeling and photo shoots. I want to help inspire, motivate, and make others feel good about themselves.

2. How long have you been modeling?

About 6 months

3. Who is your favorite model?

Paige Hathaway

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

No I haven't been. I have so many insecurities just like everyone else. I haven't always been the prettiest girl or the fittest. But I am me and I have grown to find confidence in my flaws!

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

I haven't had one specific person. It has been all of my friends, family, and coaches that have helped me be where I am.

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

Work hard!!! If you want something don't stop fighting until you have it. It may take time but don't give up. You are stronger then you think you are.

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

 On my first shoot when I realized how fun and exciting a photoshoot can be, I suddenly lost all of my fear and just started to be myself!

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

That a picture can speak a thousand words, I love being able to tell a story through my eyes, my body, clothing and scenery!

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

I play guitar and have such a passion and love for music as well.

10. What are you most proud of?

 I am most proud of how much I have grown as a person. I have learned so much about myself in the last couple years. I never thought I could have as much self discipline and strength to get through the many ups and downs I have.

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I want to be remembered as someone who helped inspire and motivated others to follow their dreams. As someone who worked hard and fought for what she wanted in life. As a caring, loving and beautiful soul.


 
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SNEAKER QUEEN

Name: Tracy Huynh

Age: 25

Location: Orlando, fl

Website: TracyDesu.bigcartel.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/TracyDesu

Instagram: TracyDesu

Twitter: Tracydezu


Photographer: Eames

Photographer IG: Thisiseames

Photographer Website: Thisiseames.com


1. What inspired you to get into this industry? 

Modeling has always been a passion of mine ever since I was young but I really wanted to be in this industry to create some dope art and meet all the pretty ladies :)

2. How long have you been modeling?

About 6 years but I really went all in after I had my baby. Mommies can be sexy too ;)

3. Who is your favorite model?

There are so many names in the industry whom I love but right now I am obsessed with Vampybitme

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I own about 145 sneakers from Jordans to Yeezys.

5. What are you most proud of?  

My 2 year old daughter. That little girl is my sunshine <3

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I want to be known as someone who puts out awesome sets but also someone who is super passionate about sneakers.


 
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PREGAMING

Name: Sara Long

Age: 24

Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama

Facebook: SaritaNatividad

Instagram: Sarita_natividad


Photographer: Chris Barnes

IG: CBarnesPhoto

Website: https://www.cbarnesphotos.com


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

Wanting to get out of my shy comfort zone definitely inspired me to try modeling. I knew that if I could get it down, I'd be a much more confident person.

2. How long have you been modeling?

 I've been modeling for around five years now.

3. Who is your favorite model?

That's a hard one! I have so many that I look up to but I'd have to say Alessandra Ambrosio might be my favorite.

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

Definitely not. It took some working with me because unfortunately I was in a few bad relationships that left me feeling not so pretty and worthless but thanks to modeling that all changed. I learned who I am and what my value was.

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

Unfortunately I did not have anyone specific to help me. Most likely because I was so shy when I started modeling and it was a little difficult to get to know me.

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

Yes! If it's something that you truly enjoy keep doing it! No matter if you don't think you're good enough at it or if people don't fully support you. Keep doing it! You have to remember every expert was once a beginner. Never give up on yourself, it takes time to get there but you will!

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

 Hahaha well recently during this shoot a lady pulled into her apartment screaming at us for being on her property like a mad woman. She immediately called the police and told them there were naked girls on her property when we had jeans and a sports bra on. Lol definitely had us all like WTF?! Crazy lady.

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

You have to have thick skin! There are so many people that make you feel like quitting but you have to learn to ignore them.

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

I am fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

10. What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of always staying extremely humble. Since day one I've always treated everyone with respect and I never think that I am better than anyone else.

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

The extremely short funny girl that always had everyone laughing.


 
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KEEP IT LOW

Name: Alexis Tan

Age: 19

Location: Vancouver, BC

Instagram: @missalexistan


Photographer: Matt Hanns

IG: @matthanns

Website: matthanns.com

 


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

Curiosity. I would always find myself captivated looking at beautiful models at a young age. I wanted to experience what it felt like to be in front of the camera. It never occurred to join the industry, it just sort of happened when I started getting approached by photographers.

2. How long have you been modeling?

Close to 4 years.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Gigi Hadid

4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

Definitely not. Growing up I always thought I was confident when I actually was really insecure about myself. I can't even count how many shoots it took me to get comfortable, and I would be sweating buckets. Once I got passed the fear of looking awkward, the content became beyond what I thought was possible of myself.

5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?

Many photographers like Matt have really helped me. Photographers and models should help grow and better each other.

6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

 1. Don't sell yourself short. Do your research if a photographer contacts you to do a shoot. If you're not in love with a photographers work but just what to shoot for the sake of being shot, don't. It's not worth it in the long run and you can get yourself into uncomfortable or dangerous situations. You're better off getting a friend to take photos of you.

2. Don't get discouraged. It takes time to establish a name for yourself, especially in an industry so saturated with "Instagram models". Just because you don't see the feedback you want right away doesn't mean you don't have the potential of becoming something great. Don't give up!

7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

When a photographer asked me and the other model if we could kiss... We obviously didn't. But let's just say he isn't seeing neither of us again.

8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

I actually took a 8 month break from all modelling and social media, and in that time I discovered that I was only doing it for a false sense of security and the admirations of others . It becomes easy to forget what's real being so wrapped up in this industry. Now I do it because I love it. And what once was the main drive for my modelling career like fame and money, no longer concerns me.

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

I can solve a rubix cube in 45 seconds. And I speak Swedish

10. What are you most proud of?

The person I've become today and the people I've inspired.

11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

The girl who kept going even though they said she couldn't.


 
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MUNRO

Name: Kelsey Munro

Age: 20

Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada

Facebook: Kelsey Munro

Instagram: kelseyyselina


Photographer: Mark Tiu

IG: marktiuphotography

Website: www.marktiuphotography.com


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

When I was little I would always watch all the modeling tv shows, and I would think to myself, I want be exactly like them when I grow up, they were all such a role model to be so as I got older I wanted to be the role model they were for me, but the right kind.... to show young women that every girl is beautiful, and beauty is not only on the outside, but also the inside. I wanted to show them that imperfections are what make you so beautiful and special and that no matter what you need to embrace and rock what you were given.

2. How long have you been modeling?

I've been modeling since I was 3

3. Who is your favorite model?

Adriana Lima

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I'm a huge science nerd, anything having to do with space or how our universe works I am all ears.

5. What are you most proud of?

Finally finding the strength to come to a huge city by myself to pursue my dreams. I was born and raised in Saskatchewan so moving to the big city was a huge change for me.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

That small town Saskatchewan girl who wasn't afraid to take risk to reach her dreams, the girl who stayed humble during her entire journey and never forgot about where she came from and the important people in her life. The girl that showed everyone no matter where you come from, you should follow your dreams and work hard to make it.


 
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RIA

Name: Ria Santos

Age: 27

Location: Las Vegas

Facebook: Ria Santos

Instagram: Missriasantos


Photographer: Jay Martinez

Photographer IG: Jmartinez21


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I was asked by a friend to be a runway model for her friends fashion show. I had a lot of fun and met a lot of talented individuals and started doing photo shoots. I fell in love with the creative aspect.. it's fun exploring and channeling an alter ego.

2. How long have you been modeling?

Off and on since I was 18

3. Who is your favorite model?

Kimora Lee Simmons

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I love all things nature.

5. What are you most proud of?

Being completely independent, my progress in the two years.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

 Someone who made the best of what she had, no matter what the circumstances.


 
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RED DAWN

Name: Danielle Lickey

Age: 24

Location: California

Instagram: queendanibbott

Twitter: queendanibbott


Photographer: James Delaney

IG: jdelaney


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I've wanted to be apart of the modeling industry since I was a kid. I was always made fun of growing up and modeling gave me self confidence.

2. How long have you been modeling?

On and off since I was 18, so about 6 years but I've really been pursuing it strongly for about a year now.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Drama Michele. She shows me that you can follow all your dreams and go after what you want in life while still being a great mother. She's become more than a reality tv personality. She's a model, fashion designer, business women, and an amazing mother. I respect her so much for that.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I play flag football. When I tell people that they are always surprised. But I love it! I've been an athlete all my life and football has always been my favorite, but I could never play; so when I got the chance to, I took it! I'm really good and it and I love it! I've been playing for 3 year now!

5. What are you most proud of?

Always pursuing my dreams. No matter what has come into my life I always push through and find a way to keep making my dreams a reality.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Someone who has it all! I want to be successful in my business life and my personal life.


 
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STARK

Name: Chloë Stark

Age: 22

Location: Saskatoon Saskatchewan

Facebook: Chloe Stark

Instagram: @chloemstark


Photographer: Mark Tiu

IG: @Marktiuphotography

Website: http://www.marktiuphotography.com

Makeup Artist: @lauren.tam_

Hair Stylist: @russian.couture


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

There's something about the way a model holds themselves with such confidence and a certain type of attitude that just makes you wanna be that person! I've always wanted to be on the other side of that thought. I wanted to be the model that walked in the room like she owned the place. That's what inspires me and drives me!

2. How long have you been modeling?

3 months

3. Who is your favorite model?

Katrina Brodsky

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I can shred up a mountain on a snowboard

5. What are you most proud of?

I can't say I have one thing I'm proud of, it's more every time I step out of my comfort zone and do something I wasn't sure I could, just to prove it to myself!

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Being the wild child! The rebel that became a success! Always being the life of the party. Enjoying every moment and moving through life like I was ten feet tall and bullet proof!


 
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LOST IN A MOMENT

Name: Kate Woodcock

Age: 28

Location: Birmingham

Instagram: Woodcock01


Photographer: Matt Wilson

IG: Mattwilsonphoto


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

Having the freedom to create art through images, when you grow in confidence you can really become the type of model you want to be. It's pretty liberating feeling sexy in front of a camera and when you get a vibe with a photographer you really can create some truly special imagery

2. How long have you been modeling?

8 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Irina Shayk

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I jumped out of a plane in Alvor Portugal dressed as Wonder Woman for Birmingham Children's Hospital

5. What are you most proud of?

I recently packed my bags, booked a flight and went travelling around Thailand on my own - it was amazing to have the freedom of a person, with no boundaries or anyone to answer to. My friends thought I was mad going away alone but it's probably one of the best things I've ever done as a person!

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

A girl who grabbed life with both hands, who was never scared to take a risk on life... Play the percentages, who knows what will happen!


 
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HOME BODY

Name: Cynthia Jimenez

Age: 29

Location: Tampa, fl

Instagram: Cj_cynthia_jimenez


Photographer: Eric Larokk

IG: EricLarokk

Website: Www.ericlarokkphoto.com


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I love the art of expressing and sharing your own unique beauty

2. How long have you been modeling?

 Since my mom did my first homemade photo shoot at the age of 3. Lol. She put red lipstick on me and we pulled off a very chiquita banana Spanish look with my natural black curly hair and outfit.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Adriana Lima

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I like animals more than humans most of the time.

5. What are you most proud of?

My passion and nurturance.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

 I want to be remembered as a strong yet loving individual.


 
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WILD HYDRATION

Name: Jennifer Berg

Age: 25

Location: Iceland

Website: Trendnet.is/jenniferberg

Facebook: Jennifer berg

Instagram: Jenniferbergp


Photographer: Ieva Urenceva

WEBSITE: www.ievaurenceva.com

IG: @ievaurenceva

Makeup Artist: Ástrós Erla Benediktsdóttir

IG: @astroserla


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I actually didn't think that I would do modelling at first. It was an agency who found me and then they got me inspired

2. How long have you been modeling?

Not long, only 1 year

3. Who is your favorite model?

Bianca Balti

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

One of my favorite food dishes is a noodle soup with chicken feet

5. What are you most proud of?

That I have beloved friends all over the world

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

The girl model who cooked the best food in the world ;)


 
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BLACK ROBE

Name: Stefany Alzate

Age: 27

Location: NY

Website: www.stefanyalzate.com

Facebook: StefanyAlzateFanpage 

Instagram: @StefanyAlzate

Twitter: @stefanyAlzate


Photographer: Steven Santiago

IG: @AceOfNY_ 

Website: www.stevensantiago.net


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

The people that I surround myself with on a daily basis. My passion for the modeling industry started since I was 10 years old. I got a lot of support from family and friends.

2. How long have you been modeling?

Over 8 years.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Sofia Vergara

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I love to eat and drink red wine!!

5. What are you most proud of?

Approach life joyfully regardless of what it shows you because this makes you different from other.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Someone who shares my time or things with others, friendly, clever, honest and smart.


 
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BOOTYSCAPES

Name: Jenn Tran

Age: 31

Location: Charlotte NC

Website: Www.jtranfitness.com

Facebook: Www.facebook.com/carpediemjen

Instagram: @jennjencellucor @glamrock_jenn


Photographer: Edward wright

IG: @wrightdesign75

Makeup Artist: @jessica102977

Hair Stylist: @rexritarita


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 Beauty is art, it's unique, it's self expression I just like to express myself through every creative outlet - such as modeling

2. How long have you been modeling?

2 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Paige Hathaway

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I enjoy traveling and want to travel more, I've had my passport for 5 years but only been out the states once to belize last year I want to travel more out of the country - Mexico in 5 days!

5. What are you most proud of?

I'm a personal trainer so I'm proud of all my clients that reach their fitness goals, it's very inspiring and rewarding when you help someone else reach their fitness and work out goals

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

 A kind & motivating and helpful person with a heart of gold and a kid at heart


 
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FIT BARBIE

Name: Irina Kern

Age: 31

Location: San Diego, CA

Facebook: www.facebook.com/missirinafit/

Instagram: @missirinafit


Photographer: Adrian Russo

Makeup Artist: Jose Antonio Figueroa


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I'm a fitness model and I want to use my body to inspire other women to get into healthy a lifestyle

2. How long have you been modeling?

I've been freelance modeling since 2013

3. Who is your favorite model?

 Michelle Lewin

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I love sailing. I've been to many countries, but my favorite destination is the British Virgin Islands

5. What are you most proud of?

My Master's degree

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

As an inspiration for other people to be strong.


 
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ENCHANTED LIGHT

Name: Chasitty Cierra

Age: 28

Location: Tennessee

Facebook: chasittycierramodel

Instagram: @chasittycierramodel


Photographer: CInda Costner Photography/ Knoxville Boudoir Photography

IG: @boudoirbycinda

Website: www.knoxvilleboudoirphotography.com

Makeup Artist: Chasitty Cierra

Hair Stylist: Chasitty Cierra


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I was always so Insecure and bullied as a child and after an extremely abusive relationship, I needed to find my confidence and self-worth and have always loved photography and alternative modeling, so I gave it a shot.

2. How long have you been modeling?

Over 3 years.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Bettie Page has always been my ultimate rolde model. She was fearless and modeling was second nature to her.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I have a zombie obsession. George A Romero's Night of the Living Dead has been my favorite movie since I was 4 and I think I have watched every movie in the genre. I lovee all things zombie related!

5. What are you most proud of?

My nursing degree.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I want to be remembered as fearless, unique and for never giving up, when everything in the world was saying, "No, you can't do this."


 
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STUDIO FLOORS

Name: Nikki

Age: 21

Location: Toronto

 


Photographer: George Nikolov

IG: member_of_the_internet

Website: www.georgenikolov.photography


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

My best friend/roommate

2. How long have you been modeling?

 Less than a month

3. Who is your favorite model?

Winnie Harlow & Hannah-Rae Sabyan

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I've competed at the World Cheerleading Championships and I'm currently the captain of my team

5. What are you most proud of?

My mom, for fighting through breast cancer

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Just someone who made a difference in the lives of the people she cares about

 


 
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LIFEBUOY

Name: Kaitlynn Garrison

Age: 21

Location: California

Website: kgarrison.work

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kaitlynnnnnnnn

Instagram: @katt.von.g

Twitter: @Katt_dadddy


Photographer: Richard Keith

IG: @rkphotos_

Website: facebook.com/shades.of.color.photography

Makeup Artist: Kaitlynn Garrison

Hair Stylist: Kaitlynn Garrison


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I was inspired to get into the industry because I love art and media. I have also always been fascinated by the impact one image can make.

2. How long have you been modeling?

I have modeled and acted since I was about 13 years old, off and on.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Jasmine Tookes is my girl! Lisa Bonet is my all time favorite Model/Actor.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I'm a dog-mom to a fluffy white maltipoo named Brownie.

5. What are you most proud of?

 I'm most proud of myself for being as driven as I am. That's the key to accomplishing anything, having the confidence and the drive to get it done.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

 I want to be remembered as someone who positively inspired people, all in all. I hope to make it big enough to where my voice and opinion holds enough value to reach a huge group of people and really make them think.


 
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SWEET AND SPICY

Name: Tayla Fernandez

Age: 23

Location: Boston/LA

Instagram: @taylafernandez

Twitter: @taylafernandez


Photographer: Dina K

IG: @dinakphotography

Websitewww.dinakphotography.com 

HMUA: : Diandra Leigh Dente

IG: @arehereyelashesreal

Stylist: Julie Pomphrett

IG: @Bejulesed

Websitewww.arehereyelashesreal.com


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 As a teenager I was exposed to Proscout model search and was fortunate enough to have received call backs from agencies in Boston, NYC, and LA. I followed through with this opportunity and with continuous hard work and drive here we are today.

2. How long have you been modeling?

I have been in the modeling industry for eight years,

3. Who is your favorite model?

My favorite model is Barbara Palvin

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I cried every birthday when happy birthday was sung to me until the age of thirteen. I guess I don't mind people staring at me now. HAHA ;)

5. What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of graduating from college, and receiving my Bachelors degree in Bio Chemistry. Also am very proud of my drive and overcoming many obstacles to be able to be working as a model today.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I would love to be remembered regardless of the industry that I am working in as a kind, authentic person who treats each person equally and with respect.


 
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CHELLEY

Name: Chelley L.

Age: 21

Location: Hollywood

Website: www.modelmayhem.com/ChelleyL

Instagram: che_lley


Photographer: Aaron Falzone

IG: made.photo

 


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I want to inspire creativity and establish collaborations with talented people! I want to create content that stimulates conversations as well as share what I see and experience with everyone!

2. How long have you been modeling?

2 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Devon Aoki, Gigi Hadid

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I’m a very feminine person and I believe that confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can wear.

5. What are you most proud of?

I’m most proud of being able to relate to people as well as motivate and energize people around me!

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I want to be remembered as a person who has a great sense of style, smart and sassy, but I am also the girl-next-door type —sweet and down-to-earth.


 
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FIELD OF DREAMS

Name: Erika Young

Age: 31

Location: Orange County

Instagram: @e_young_13


Photographer: Allen Daniel

IG: @allendanielphoto

Website: www.allendanielphoto.com


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

Freedom of Self Expression

2. How long have you been modeling?

Close to 4 years now

3. Who is your favorite model?

So many... I love them all. Tattooed / Alternative, High Fashion, Fitness...

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I use to play the flute! Ahhh haha band nerd??

5. What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my family and my amazing husband.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

When it's all said and done I want to be remembered as a strong woman, who did not let the opinions of others change her or hold her back.


 
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SHADOWED LEOPARD

NAME: Ashley J. Hassard

AGE: 26

LOCATION: Toronto, Canada

WEBSITE: www.ashleyhassard.com

INSTAGRAM: @thehassard


PHOTOGRAPHER: Matthew Jimenez

WEBSITEwww.matthewjimenezphoto.squarespace.com -

INSTAGRAM: @mattdayys


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I actually fell into this industry by accident, but was inspired to stay by the passion and creativity that I saw in some of the incredible people I was able meet while in it.  

 2. How long have you been modelling?

I've been in the game for about 7 years now. 
 
3. Who is your favorite model? 

Gosh, that's tough. There are so many phenomenal models out there. I  think some of my favourites though are those game changers like Nicole Trunfio, Winnie Harlow, Jade Willoughby, and Lea T. who are constantly working to shatter the traditional definitions of beauty. They're stunning trailblazers who are total forces of beauty.

4. Tell us something random about yourself. 

I'm an adventure junkie. I've eaten scorpions, cliff jumped, zip-lined through jungles, gone on Safaris, climbed volcanoes (and swam in them), and run across entire countries. I'm a big life enthusiast and I really do try to seize every incredible opportunity that comes my way.  

5. What are you most proud of? 

I'm most proud of the fact that I've been able to take many of the blessings that I've been given and turn them into opportunities for others as well.

Whether it's using my voice to speak out on issues that matter, empowering youth to change the world, connecting good people to good people, or just supporting those I care about, I'm always trying to help in whatever way I can. That to me is something to be proud of. 

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?  

Someone who proved  that you can in fact live the life of your dreams.


 
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MY PREROGATIVE

Name: Tamara Balazsovits

Age: 23

Location: Toronto

Facebook: Tamara Balazsovits

Instagram: @tamara.kb


Photographer: Ashten Ricardo

IG: @ashtenricardo

Website: ashtenricardo.tumblr.com


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

My dad always believed in me and pushed me to be the best at everything I did. When my agency first invited me to New York I didn't want to go; my dad eventually convinced me to go. It ended up being the best decision of my life. I had such a amazing experience in New York that I spent the next 5 years travelling around the world as a full time model. Thanks Dad!

2. How long have you been modeling?

 I have been modeling since I was 16.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Cara Delevingne

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I love to skateboard, I spent my summers in New York as a model, skateboarding from casting to casting through the Upper East Side to Soho and Everything in between.

5. What are you most proud of?

I was the lead in the Afrojack summer thing music video. We got nominated for a VMA at the 2016 MTV VMA's

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I want to be remembered as the beauty and the brain.


 
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SAILING AWAY

Name: Erica Cadigan

Age: 25


Photographer: Eric Patton

IG: @erikpattonphoto

Website: www.erikpatton.com 


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

My mother was involved in this industry and helped instill the passion in me.

2. How long have you been modeling?

I have been modeling for about 5 years.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Being a Patriots fan, I have to say Giselle.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I was a cheerleader for the New England Patriots for 4 years.

5. What are you most proud of?

I am very proud of my degree from Boston College

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I want to always be remembered as a good person, and for my contributions to others.


 
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LIGHT WORK

Name: Veronica Gonzalez

Age: 23

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Website: In the works

Facebook: veronica.gonzalez

Instagram: MsVeronikaVamp


Photographer: Eric LaRokk

IG: EricLaRokk


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 What inspired me to get into the modeling industry was being able to express myself creatively through fashion, photography and beauty.

2. How long have you been modeling?

 I've been modeling for about 6 years now. I started at 18 and I am now 23.

3. Who is your favorite model?

My favorite model is Naomi Campbell. She is a Queen and delivers some of the best photographs.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I'm really into 90's alternative metal. Artists like A Perfect Circle, Deftones & Nine Inch Nails really gets me going.

5. What are you most proud of?

I'm most proud of my cover I did for R. Kellys album last year.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

 I want to be remembered as someone that didn't take no as an answer. Someone who found the way no matter how hard or diffucult a task may seem. A believer.


 
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POP IT

Name: Evelyn Vazquez

Age: 20

Instagram: @evelynnvazquez


Photographer: Cam Perry

IG: @shotbycam


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I have always had a passion for fitness... the modeling industry came with it.

2. How long have you been modeling?

One year

3. Who is your favorite model?

Katyea Henry

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I'm in college as a business major

5. What are you most proud of?

My work ethic

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Being kind...


 
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MIAMI SIN

Name: Jillian Elizabeth

Age: 27

Location: Boston, Ma

Instagram: jillianelizabeth__


Photographer: MP

IG: mp1350

Makeup Artist: Cristina Pilo

Hair Stylist: Cristina Pilo


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

Ever since I was young I've always admired how beautiful models were. It's something I've always been interested in!

2. How long have you been modeling?

Since I was 22 but more serious around 25

3. Who is your favorite model?

Sara jean underwood

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I love Pokémon, I was so excited when they came out with Pokémon go 

5. What are you most proud of?

All my accomplishments in the past few years and just how much I've grown as a person.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Someone who girls look up too and for being nice, it's always good to be nice. I want to be a role model for females everywhere.


 
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SIREN

Name: Jo L

Age: 27

Instagram: Heypennylane


Photographer: Chris Desabota

IG: Chrisdesabota

Website: Www.desabota.com

Makeup Artist: Dani power


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

What inspired me to get into the industry was I got when I saw an amazing photograph or movie. You know that feeling when someone's art moves you? I wanted to be able to give someone that same feeling.

2. How long have you been modeling?

Still new to it ! Have been acting for about 7 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Kate Moss

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I'm obsessed with John Cusack

5. What are you most proud of?

 My compassion

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

A good friend and a kick ass actress ;)


 
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THE CAVERN

Name: Julia Grey

Age: 20

Location: Paris

Website: http://juliagrey6.wixsite.com/model

Facebook: Julia Grey


 

Photographer: Thomas Depaepe

IG: @thomasdepaepephotographe/

Website: http://www.thomasdepaepe.com/


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

The cultural wealth of exchange and creation with other artists, I think it's why I decided to discover this industry.

2. How long have you been modeling?

 I've been modeling since 3 years, when I met my boyfriend, who's a photographer.

3. Who is your favorite model?

I'm in love with Lacey Claire, but I love Freja Beha too.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I write poems, but at the same time I'm a big fan of lames jokes.

5. What are you most proud of?

My mother, she's the women of my life.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I want to be remembered as a joyful person, who arouses the curiosity and the desire to create freely.


 
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A REAL THIRST QUENCHER

Name: Lydia Ezeakor

Age: 24

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Website: www.lydiaezeakor.com

Instagram: lydia.ezeakor

 


Photographer: Darnell Porter

Photographer IG: Deee_Porter


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

Sounds cliche but I've always loved modeling, when I was younger I used to read the Victoria's Secret catalogues when my mom got them in the mail. I was obsessed! I definitely didn't think it was something I could really do though. As I got older and got out of the ugly duckling stage, I thought I should give it a shot. And now here I am.

2. How long have you been modeling?

I started when I was 18 but I've been off/on about it, I think I love it so much that it drains me sometimes. I put a lot of pressure on myself when it comes to modeling! I just always want to put out innovative and creative work that is much different from what most people are doing.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Naomi Campbell, duh! Lol I also love Kate Moss. Supermodels of the 90's are my all-time favorite.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I write so I'm super into blogging. I plan on integrating my blog into my website soon but in the meantime you can check out my blog www.baeliengirl.tumblr.com for exclusive photos and more.

5. What are you most proud of?

Not giving up on my dreams. Success doesn't happen overnight which is something I've learned the hard way. But I think in the end, with hard work and prayer anything is possible. You can do whatever you want in life you just have to work hard, be consistent, and believe in yourself!

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

An inspiration to all young girls and women around the world.


 
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PEARL

Name: Pearl Romero

Age: 29

Location: North Carolina

Instagram: Pearl_romero1


Photographer: James williams

IG: J_da_photog

 


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I kinda stumbled into the industry by accident. I was talked into working at a car show with one of my friends just 3 weeks after my son was born. My friend had already been modeling so I was just supposed to tag along for support, however once there I was talked into taking some pictures and afterwards I had numerous offers to do shoots.

2. How long have you been modeling?

6 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Adriana Lima

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I'm a registered nurse and hairdresser.

5. What are you most proud of?

My gorgeous 6 year old son

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as? : I want to be an inspiration and positive role model for all women who think their flaws get in the way of them modeling. Im by no means perfect and over the years i have learned to embrace my flaws as making me unique instead of shaming them.


 
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YANG

Name: Nic Yang

Age: 19

Location: Toronto

Instagram: nicyang_

Twitter: n1cyang


Photographer: Sean Diamond

IG: seandiamondto

Stylist: Alma Ezonfade

Website: www.thealmachronicle.com

IG: @TheAlmachronicle


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 My mother, I've grown up with a love for the performing arts in all forms including modelling, dancing and sports.

2. How long have you been modeling?

I've been with different agencies since I was 9-10.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Taylor Allard, Tyler Blue Golden, Sofia Richie (can't choose one,sorry)

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I'm starting to get into vlogging! I have family like all over the world and don't talk to them as often. I think it's a cool way to show everyone my journey and stop getting mad when I don't reply if facebook lol.

5. What are you most proud of?

 All the places I've been able to travel too.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

A model would be so cool but ultimately I want to be remembered as happy and comfortable.


 
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CABIN FEELS

Name: Belen Niz

Age: 21

Location: Orlando

Instagram: B.yna


Photographer: Jason Lao

Photographer IG: @Photosbylao

 


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

Trying out new things seeing what fits my personality best

2. How long have you been modeling?

3 months

3. Who is your favorite model?

Belen Rodriguez

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I love to paint on my free time

5. What are you most proud of?

Everything I have accomplished at my age

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Just a humble girl with a good heart


 
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WHEN I WAKE UP ALONE

Name: Jasmine Ferguson

Age: 22

Location: Toronto

Website: www.jasminefergusonofficialxo.com

Facebook: Jasmine Ferguson Model/Actress & Motivational Figure

Instagram: Jasminefergusonofficialxo

Twitter: Jfergxo


Photographer: Luigi

IG: Louxsemiguel

Makeup Artist: Jessica Coscarcellli

Hair Stylist: Jasmine Ferguson


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I grew up knowing that I was meant to be some sort of entertainer. So, I started off dancing/ cheerleading then did my first Photoshoot in 2014 and I was a natural and decided I would make it my career!

2. How long have you been modeling?

Full time - 1 Year

3. Who is your favorite model?

Mercedes @unimerce

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I have a cat that is my life, no one can replace the love I have for her!

5. What are you most proud of?

My Playboy Publications

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Contributing and inspiring everyone to be the best version of themselves possible!


 
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IN THE LIGHT OF THE WINDOW

Name: Gleimar Martinez

Age: 24

Location: Venezuela

Facebook: Gleimar Martinez

Instagram: @Mellaman.glei



1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 Desde un principío siempre me gustaron las fotos

2. How long have you been modeling?

Desde hace 2 años

3. Who is your favorite model?

 @aziel_disorder

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

soy un poco alocada

5. What are you most proud of?

Estar cumpliendo mis sueños

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Como glei


 
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DAY AT THE BEACH

Name: Lisa Gendall

Age: 28

Location: Perth


Photographer: Wayne Mandic

IG: @waynemphoto

Website: http://www.waynem.photo/


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I strongly believe that the human body should be celebrated and not shamed no matter what you look like naked

2. How long have you been modeling?

 4 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Dita Von Tease

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I am always covered in bruised because I train Parkour

5. What are you most proud of?

The fact that I am proud of myself and happy with who I am

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

A girl who experienced everything she could in life


 
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INTO THE WOODS, OUT TO THE SEA


Name: Laura Pence

Age: 25

Location: Alabama

Website: Laurameggs.com

Instagram: Laura_meggs

Twitter: Laura_meggs


Photographer: dbiasphotography

IG: dbiasphotography

Makeup Artist: Laura pence

Hair Stylist: Laura pence

 


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 Creative energy

2. How long have you been modeling?

2 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Kate Moss

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

Creative energy

5. What are you most proud of?

I'm a makeup artist

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Bone and creative


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A WILD WINTER ROSE

Name: Winter Rose

Age: 22

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Facebook: winterrosemodel

Instagram: @roseywinter

 


Photographer: Cyndie Patri

IG: @cyndiepatri

Website: http://www.cyndiepatriphotography.com

Makeup Artist: Winter Rose


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I always watched ANTM (America's Next Top Model) as a girl, and I always admired the boldness and beauty of the women on that show. However, I knew I was not shaped, or proportioned like any of them. As I got older, more comfortable and confident in my body and self, I wanted to show other women that against everything the beauty standard tells you, you are beautiful and magical. Modeling does just that.

2. How long have you been modeling?

Professionally about 9 months, but on and off for 2 or 3 years.

3. Who is your favorite model?

I am not sure if you would consider her a model right away, but Marilyn Monroe for sure. However, Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell are both my main supermodel inspirations.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I have been a ballroom dancer for 15 years.

5. What are you most proud of?

How far I have made it just by promoting women and humans in general. My true love and passion for body love and self acceptance has gotten me farther than anything, and that is so powerful to me!

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

An inspiration to women and men, for being perfectly in love with yourself, and allowing others to love you for just that.


 
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BARE EXPOSÉ


Name: Jackie Bradley

Age: 22

Location: NC

Instagram: Pretti.petitex

 


Photographer: James

IG: J_da_photog

Makeup Artist: Kam


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I always loved taking pictures since I was a little girl. As a child I always wanted to be an Unlimited model for teenage girls.

2. How long have you been modeling?

 8 months

3. Who is your favorite model?

Kimmymaxx

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I really don't like my freckles I always wonder what I'll look like without them

5. What are you most proud of?

Overcoming battles that I thought would hurt me the most

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

As the girl who never cared about anyone else's opinion and I keep doing what makes me happy


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BODYSCAPES AFTER DARK

Name: Ashley Rice

Age: 23

Location: Charlotte, NC

Facebook: ashleymarierice

Instagram: @girlsgotovenus | @fireheartart

Twitter: @smashleyrice


Photographer: Edward Wright

IG: @wrightdesign75

Website: https://www.facebook.com/WRIGHTDESIGN75PHOTOGRAPHY?fref=ts

 


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

This is kind of cheesy, but I grew up watching America's Next Top Model with my sister and always imagined myself in their position.

2. How long have you been modeling?

A little over 3 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Yvonne Logan, IG: @eivilocs

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I have probably found over a thousand four-leaf clovers in my life, mostly on accident.

5. What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my personal growth. In the past I struggled with Major Depressive Disorder and anxiety, but I have grown to love myself and all of my quirks. I think modeling helped me get out of my comfort zone and see myself in a different light.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

 I want to be remembered as a passionate artist who changed perceptions.


 
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TINA DURAN


Name: Tina Marie Duran

Age: 40

Location: Los Angeles CA

Instagram: I_am_a_floating_lotus


Photographer: Eames

Photographer IG: thisiseames

Makeup Artist: @makeupbyjudi


1. What inspired you to get into this industry? 

My grandbabies

2. How long have you been modeling?

Since I was little girl, John Roberts Powells Modeling but I've been most dedicated the last 3 years!

3. Who is your favorite model?

Ashley Graham.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.  

I write poetry.

5. What are you most proud of?

Life struggles, because they present life's greatest opportunities!

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Lifes Symbolism of the lotus flower! Purity and Beauty...


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SUNDAY INK

Name: Bre Nicole

Age: 24

Location: Las Vegas, Nv

Instagram: bre_h911


Photographer: William Lei

IG: @WLEIPHOTO


 

1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 My love for photography drew me in

2. How long have you been modelling?

2 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Tina Louise

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I enjoy painting and writing

5. What are you most proud of?

My daughter

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

The one that was always there for them


 
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WHAT I REMEMBER

Name: Stephanie Woods

Age: 20

Location: New Jersey

Instagram: __ms.woods

 


Photographer: Analdo_Jr

IG: analdo_jr

Website: Analdojr.com


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 The people around me constantly telling me I should try modeling or random people asking me "do you model?"

2. How long have you been modeling?

 A few months

3. Who is your favorite model?

Alessandra Ambrosio

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I love Asian food

5. What are you most proud of?

My body

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Confident model who can shoot any type of work.


 
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GIVE SOME SHADE

Name: Zoe Cain

Age: 26

Location: Wales, United Kingdom

Website: https://purpleport.com/portfolio/zoecain90

Facebook: @zoeecain90

Instagram: @zoecain90


Photographer: Darren key

IG: www.instagram.com/darklensstudio

Makeup Artist: Zoe Cain


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I like to be a completely different person in front of the camera and this industry lets me!

2. How long have you been modeling?

Over 5 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Arabella Drummond

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I have 7 brothers and sisters, haha.

5. What are you most proud of?

 Being Welsh. 

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Someone who made people laugh


 
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LAVENDER LADY

Name: Hayley Mullins

Age: 28

Location: Southern Oklahoma

Instagram: @hayleylove1988


Photographer: Henry Carter

IG: @henrycarterphotography @hcboudoir

Makeup Artist: Celeste Willis @_iamceleste_

Hair Stylist: Miss Love


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 My husband pushed me to pursue my passion.

2. How long have you been modelling?

 I've been modeling or a little over 2 years now.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Melissa Lori

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I love Harry Potter!

5. What are you most proud of?

How much I've learned and grown in the past year.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Someone who worked her ass off to achieve all the goals she set in life, someone who loved as hard as she could and someone that exudes strengh and beauty while remaining humble.


 
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BACK TO BLACK

Name: Lisa Michelle Dixon

Age: 29

Location: Santa Clarita, CA

Instagram: @model_lisamichelledixon

 


Photographer: Francisco Franco

IG: Photogenixphotography

Website: www.madmanpro.com


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I wanted to be in the entertainment industry since I was a little kid. I asked my parents to put me in classes when I was twelve.

2. How long have you been modeling?

 I have been modeling professionally for twelve years.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Twiggy

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I love riding dirt bikes with my brothers.

5. What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of proving my worth in Europe.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

A good person.


 
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GOLDEN DAYS

Name: Logan Reese

Age: 18

Location: Jacksonville,FL

Facebook: Logan Mackenzie Reese

Instagram: @loganreesee

Twitter: @thiskidlogan


Photographer: Mason Holly

IG: @tiedtoagrizzly

Makeup Artist: Logan Reese

Hair Stylist: Logan Reese


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I'm in love with memories, a picture is a forever memory.

2. How long have you been modeling?

A year

3. Who is your favorite model?

Steph Smith

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I like to make jewelry

5. What are you most proud of?

I'm most proud of myself for doing everything I love without anything holding me back

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Someone who loved life more than life loved her


 
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WANDERLUST

Name: adeline lo piccolo

Age: 24

Location: TOULOUSE

Website: http://www.adelinelopiccolo.book.fr

Facebook: adeline Bradshaw JADORECETTEVIE

Instagram: petite_adln

 


Photographer: Fabrice MEUWISSEN


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 My father was a model, I found his book when I was 10, and I knew I wanted to do the same.

2. How long have you been modeling?
 I've been modeling since I was 18 years old, so it has been 6 years now.

3. Who is your favorite model?

I don't have a favorite one, I like to review allure and attitude from different ones, but I have a crush for Ruby Rose and Anja Rubik

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

A story: I just forgot my panties at the fitness room !

5. What are you most proud of?

 I'm proud I'm no longer shy thanks to photography

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I'm natural and want to take hold of life with both hands.


 
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COLORED DREAMS

Name: America Puzon

Age: 23

Location: Charlotte, NC

Instagram: redwhite_n_blue

 


Photographer: Isaiah Anderson

IG: Eyesunphotography

Website: Eyesunphotography.com


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I've always been interested in fashion and photography and when Isaiah asked me to shoot I was ecstatic.

2. How long have you been modelling?

 I've probably done about a handful of shoots over the span of 3 years. I'm just now getting into shooting again and I love it.

3. Who is your favorite model?

My favorite model is Naomi Campbell. Even though we are polar opposites, I love how elegant and prestigious she always is.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I was named after my great grandmother who was born on the Fourth of July.

5. What are you most proud of?

The fact that I graduated college. I had a hiccup during my sophomore year and had to be taken out of East Carolina. During that time I worked extremely hard at the local community college and the next semester my grades were held high enough to where I could go back to ECU. I was so proud of myself that I didn't let a setback change my outlook on life or I didn't let it defeat me.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I want to be remembered as someone with style, class and edge who wanted to make a difference in the industry.


 
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MIRAIDA

Name: Miraida Garcia

Age: 23

Instagram: @coffeewaisted


 

Photographer: Eames

IG: @thisiseames

Website: www.thisiseames.com


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 My passion for being in front of the camera and on the spotlight alongside with my photographer fiance and his unrivaled encouragement.

2. How long have you been modeling?

I have been modeling for almost two years

3. Who is your favorite model?

My favorite model is Karolina Kurkova.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I enjoy driving manual cars with turbos !

5. What are you most proud of?

 I am most proud of my ability to be independent and seeing life from a distinct perspective.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I want to be remembered for being positive and inspiring others to be epic dreamers !


 
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HONEY SUCKLE

Name: Massiel Avila

Age: 21

Location: Barquisimeto- Venezuela

Instagram: @massielavilaf

 


Photographer: Juan Rios

Photographer IG: Sinergia.maquinacreativa

Photographer Website:

Makeup Artist: Omar Rodriguez @om_rodriguez_makeup

Hair Stylist: Julio Cotte @juliocottepty


 

1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 Pasión por el buen arte, moda y pasarelas

2. How long have you been modeling?
9 años

3. Who is your favorite model?

Coco rocha

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 Soy una mujer que lucha por lo que quiere y que no importa cuánto me toque esperar por algo se que con mi constancia y perseverancia lo voy a lograr.

5. What are you most proud of? De mi familia

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as? : Cómo la mujer que a pesar de los obstáculos lucho por llegar a donde queria


 
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JUNGLE GYM

Name: Kelsey Davila

Age: 23

Location: Orlando

Instagram: kelsey_tatum


Photographer: Kevin Starr

IG: starr_se_photography


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

Getting in shape and starting to have a body I actually appreciated was what got my inspired to try modeling.

2. How long have you been modeling?

 I started in July so not very long, new to all of this but loving it!

3. Who is your favorite model?

 Adriana Lima

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I am a crazy mix of nationalities... 1 quarter Italian, 1 quarter Cuban, 1 quarter Puerto rican, 1 quarter Ecuadorian

5. What are you most proud of?

 What I have accomplished in only a short amount of time.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Someone that helped changed peoples lives, I want to make an impact on people and help them on their fitness journeys.


 
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BASKED GLOW

Name: Kristin Cats

Age: 32

Location: Munich

Facebook: facebook.com/Kristin.Cats.Germany/

Instagram: instagram.com/mrs_kcts


Photographer: BS Photography

IG: @bsphotographyde

Website: http://www.bsphotography.de


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I always had the dream to see me in a magazine and/or website. Many people have not believed in me, but I always believed I could do it.

2. How long have you been modeling?

 4 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

There are so many great models in the world, but each one is an inspiration for your own style or personality.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I´m a littlebit crazy and I love fast cars :-D

5. What are you most proud of?

 I am particularly proud that I have never lost sight of my goal and made it on my own. I want to reach even more and will continue to fight for it. I am proud of my fine facial features ;-)

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

 I would like to be remembered as the sympathetic sex bomb with humor and style that has fought for your dreams.


 
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NADYA

Name: Nadya Pidtchenko

Age: 20

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Website: http://www.modelmayhem.com/nadyapidtchenko

Facebook: /nadphoebe

Instagram: @nadpheebs

 


Photographer: Simon Nadler (Digitalbeautystudio)

IG: @digitalbeautystudio

Website: www.digitalbeauty.studio

Makeup Artist: Nadya Phoebe (Myself)

Hair Stylist: Nadya Phoebe (Myself)


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

My mom used to model in her twenties and it's always inspired me. Modelling has been a great passion of mine ever since I started.

2. How long have you been modeling?

 Freelancing since 2012.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Nicole Mejia, Owner of Fit and Thick. Absolutely amazing body, kind heart, and confidence.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I love weightlifting, and pizza.

5. What are you most proud of?

My growing self love, confidence, and stepping out of my comfort zone over the past few years.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

 Someone who's made a positive impact in the world.


 
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SCRUBBED DOWN

Name: Lyane Ramos

Age: 21

Location: Fairfax VA

Facebook: Lyane Marie Ramos

Instagram: @LyaneMariex3


Photographer: Jay Martinez

IG: @jMartinez21

Website: Coming 2017


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I worked at hooters for 3 years and did two of their bikini contests. Soon after I was shooting for the hooters international calendar and here I am today.

2. How long have you been modeling?

For about 2 and a half years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Marilyn Monroe

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I love dipping my Wendy's nuggets and fries in my chocolate frosty.

5. What are you most proud of?

 I never thought to see myself on a cover of a magazine and I was blessed to make the cover of a car magazine. So proud to make that fantasy a reality!

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

I've always said I just wanted to be remembered as someone who succeeded and a person who never changed herself to be accepted.


 
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BEAUTY AND FITNESS

Name: Jessica Evans

Age: 26

Location: Charleston

Instagram: @fit_jess490

 


hotographer: Kevin Starr

IG: @starr_se_photography/

Makeup Artist: Jill Powell

Hair Stylist: Jill Powell


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

People pursuing and encouraging me to model for their brand

2. How long have you been modeling?

 1 1/2 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Alessandra Ambrosia

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I like spontaneous adventures

5. What are you most proud of?

Becoming a certified personal trainer and when my clients achieve their goals

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

A believer in Christ, a loving wife and the strength to follow my dreams, and not become comfortable barely living life.


 
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GARDEN OF EVE

Name: Theresa Jackson

Age: 22

Location: Queens,New York

Facebook: Tharesa N. Jackson

Instagram: tha_resa

 


Photographer: Mr JGUERRA

IG: MR_GUERRA

Makeup Artist: Natasha McGhie

Hair Stylist: Taheera McClaire


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 Childhood ambition

2. How long have you been modeling?

8 Months

3. Who is your favorite model?

 Naomi Campbell

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I am Cuban/Jamaican

5. What are you most proud of?

My growth in this industry in such a small time.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

 An inspiration to young ladies who have a dream.


 
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RUNYON DUSK

Name: Ashley Twomey

Age: 27

Location: Orange County

Website: Www.ashleytwomey.com

Facebook: Www.facebook.com/ashley2me

Instagram: Ashley2me

Twitter: Ashley2me


Photographer: Andy Welch

IG: Andyxwelch

Makeup Artist: @emsisbeauty

Agency: American Model Management

IG: @americanmodelmgmt  


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I originally started off as a makeup artist and grew to want and love being in front of the camera rather than behind it! ;)

2. How long have you been modeling?

 9 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Candice Swanepoel

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I am an amazing cook and could spend all the day in the kitchen!

5. What are you most proud of?

The amazing experiences and work I have got out of this career and the awesome people I have met and continue to meet!

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

A great genuine person!


 
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CORNER STRETCH

Name: Alyson Reid

Age: 25

Location: Toronto

Facebook: Alyson Michelle

Instagram: _alysonmichelle

 


Photographer: Andre D

IG: @rvmp

Makeup Artist: @jackqueleeny


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I've always had a passion for fitness. Once I realized I could use Instagram as a platform to express my passion as well as motivate other women is when I realized that fitness modelling would be a great opportunity for me

2. How long have you been modeling?

I had my first photoshoot this past June, so I've been modelling for the past 6 months.

3. Who is your favorite model?

Katya Henry is my fitness motivation and inspiration.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

I am a Marvel fanatic

5. What are you most proud of?

 I'm extremely proud of my personal fitness transformations. I've always talked about getting myself into the fitness modelling industry, so i would have to say that I've busted my ass this past year to transform my body, and have plenty more fitness goals to attain.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

 I want to be remembered as the girl who inspired as many women as possible. Being a woman in 2016 is probably the hardest thing for women of all ages right now. Every time we log onto Social Media we see nothing but celebrities with these perfect manufactured bodies, and it's discouraging to a lot of women. So I want to show women of all shapes and sizes that you are beautiful in the skin you're in and that you don't have to buy the body you wish to have. There are still some of us out here that believe hard work and determination to achieve your body goals is worth more than any surgery


 
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SINGLE MINDED

Name: MIchaela Nehodová

Age: 20

Location: Czech Republic

 

Instagram: michaellanehodova

 


Photographer: Jakub Doupovec

IG: jakub_doupovec_photography/

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Jakub.Doupovec.Photography/

Makeup Artist: Michaela Nehodová

Hair Stylist: Michaela Nehodová


 

1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

Popularity and entertainment

2. How long have you been modelling?

3 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

Alexis Ren

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I´m crazy and funny :D

5. What are you most proud of?

Of my family

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

Nothing


 
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GOLDEN GIRL

Name: Alandrea Pfeifer

Age: 25

Location: Houston, TX

Facebook: Alandrea Pfeifer

Instagram: @model.alandrea

 


Photographer: Joshua Taylor

IG: taylormade_photography_

Website: taylormadepeg.wix.com/tmadepeg

Makeup Artist: Carmen Waldron

Hair Stylist: Brittany Rodgers


1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

My love for latest fashion, watching America's Next Top Model and weighting the possibilities.

2. How long have you been modeling?

I made my debut as a runway model at age 14. At age 21, I began my exciting journey as an independent model.

3. Who is your favorite model?

 I honestly believe that I take something positive away from every model that I've encountered but I would have to go like the beautiful international fashion model veteran and icon, Tyra Banks, as my favorite model.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

After years of people telling me that I look like Brand (Brandy Norwood), I simply started telling people that she was my cousin. She's not though (lol)

5. What are you most proud of?

 My accomplishments and success as far as my acquiring and utilizing my education and living out my dreams

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?

The hard working, laughter starting, kindhearted person I am. I've come along way in life to be who I am today and I am extremely proud of that.


 
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CALL THE SHOTS

Name: Tishauna Virgo

Email Address: tiishyfits@gmail.com

Age: 25

Location: Toronto

Instagram: Tiishy Fits


Photographer: Eames

Photographer IG: @thisiseames

Photographer Website: www.thisiseames.com

Makeup Artist: @flawlessbeauty_1


1. What inspired you to get into this industry? Modeling has been my passion since the age of 12

2. How long have you been modeling? 3 years

3. Who is your favorite model? Khloe

4. Tell us something random about yourself.  I used to be a hip hop dancer

5. What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of my accomplishments in modeling.

6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as? A good person


 
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