Name: Raven Cruz

Age: 22

Location: Orlando

Facebook: Raven Cruz

Instagram: @RayCruz_Fit

Photographer: Strick Images

Photographer IG: @StrickImages

1. What inspired you to get into this industry?  

I would have to say that watching art grow in our society inspired me. Every thing that we see now a days is pushing creativity to another level- photographers and models are taking their sets and concepts to a totally new level to get across an emotion or feeling or an idea. I love being able to contribute to a projects like that. I look at models from all over and admire their beauty and work. Its great feeling to have others look at your work and be inspired or feel the same.

2. How long have you been modeling? 

2 and a half years

3. Who is your favorite model?

I am greedy, so I have a few lol. Chanel Iman has become a new favorite, as well as the Hadid sisters, Bella and Gigi, then of course like Adriana Lima.

4. Tell us something random about yourself.  

I am deathly afraid of giant underwater animals, like terribly afraid. I love the water and the ocean- but I'm just going to pretend nothing lives in it.

5. What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of the woman i am growing into everyday. I am a stronger athlete, a better model, and learning so much about the world- all these things help define me. I never left, but I'm better then I ever was!

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

I want to be a role model, not just pretty on the outside and take nice pictures. I want young girls and young woman to learn to love themselves and take care of themselves first. So to me that means I need to doing everything possible to make sure that I make that mark in this industry.