Name: Calista Melissa Mingst

Age: 36

Location: Dallas, Texas

Instagram: @_calistamelissa_

Photographer: Miguel Relayze

IG: @relayze

Makeup Artist: Andee Gonzalez

1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

 I work in the fitness industry so I am always getting asked if I compete. Since competing never really interested me, I wanted an outlet to show my hard work in the gym, along with my extensive tattoo work. I figured what better way to express my own creativity and body of work than modeling for fun?

2. How long have you been modeling?

 About 2 years

3. Who is your favorite model?

 Marie Madore I just think she is so naturally gorgeous and seems like such a sweet and kind person

4. Tell us something random about yourself.

 I'm obsessed with drag queen makeup. I'm completely fascinated by how artistic it is

5. What are you most proud of?

 A few years ago I had breast implants removed do to some bad surgery. I was and am currently scarred and am waiting to have reconstructive breast surgery. After having them removed I felt ugly and not feminine at all. I had wanted to start modeling but after my implant removal I thought, no one will think I'm pretty now. I'm scarred and there's no way I could do that. Then at some point I decided I wasn't going to let that stop me from doing something I really wanted to try. I found ways to create beautiful photos without having the focus be my breasts and by doing this is just became more and more confident in my self worth and beauty.

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

 I want to be remembered as being kind hearted and selfless