SKYN: Tawny, we know you're great - but for the readers who aren't as familiar with you and your work, could you tell them a little more about you?
TJ: I'm Tawny Jordan, not just a model but someone who is branding herself as a person, an optimist who believes she can push herself as high as she can go and by default a hopeless romantic haha...
SKYN: Sounds like a whole lot of wonderful. What inspired you to get into this industry?
TJ: My inspiration to stay in this industry is more appealing than how I started. What made me want to continue this field was the fact that my career became my passion. I love being a model, a host, a brand ambassador, a ring girl and an umbrella girl. I never get bored, life is like a new journey everyday!
SKYN: That is the best isn't it?! All about that constant new horizon. How long have you been modeling for?
TJ: 4 years
SKYN: Oh wow- that's a very decent amount of time. And throughout those 4 years, have you developed a favorite model?
TJ: I never really had a favorite model, but if I chose someone who stuck out to me the most I would say Adriana Lima. She's absolutely gorgeous and is slaying the game!
SKYN: That she is. What about shooters, do you have a favourite photographer?
TJ: No comment, I've worked with so many talented photographers. I can't choose just one!
SKYN: Totally fair. Ok, we've done models, and we've done photographers, how about mentors? Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?
TJ: Absolutely, my manager and publicist has guided with me and I've really grown up with her. She is amazing and I talk to her almost everyday, it's weird when I don't talk to her haha. She has done so much for me and I look forward to see what the future has in store for us.
SKYN: Isn't is just wonderful when you have people on your team like that? Dope stuff. Alright, now that we know all that, could you tell us something random about yourself.
TJ: I consider myself a nomad. I rarely get homesick. Of course I love my family and friends, but I love to travel and meet new people. I've met so many people over the past few years, so when I travel I have friends all over the world. Truly a blessing!
SKYN: That it is. And in terms of things you're most proud of? What would it be?
TJ: I would say the fact that I love myself, by that I mean that I respect myself. I try my best to not let people get the best of me. It's something I have developed over time, especially from being bullied in high school.
SKYN: Definitely admirable, to say the least. Do you have any tips for aspiring new models in the industry?
TJ: My best advice, don't compete with others. Compete with yourself and don't get discouraged.
SKYN: Bingo. What are some of your best memories of the past year?
TJ: It actually doesn't have to do with modeling at all, the best memories were made with my friends. I've made so many new friends and have my old friends too. They are all so supportive and I have a strong feeling they will be friends for life. Love you guys!!
SKYN: Ha, you really are great with surrounding yourself with good people aren't you?! Alright Tawny, over all these travels and friends and accomplishments, what are some of your biggest revelations of the last year?
TJ: There was a drastic change in my life last year. I became single and I had to learn how to do a lot of stuff on my own. I became an independent woman. Honestly, I can say it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I learned how to love myself, pay for all my stuff, balance friendships and family better and to not settle. I'm still friends with my ex, because I believe in rising above. I don't like drama and I wish the best for him. I believe that everyone should find happiness.
SKYN: Amen for sure. And now that you've figured all this out, what are some of your goals for 2016?
TJ: My main goal is to be the best me that I can be. I try to make every year better than the last and as of now I'm not disappointed.
SKYN: So glad to hear it. In the spirit of making every year better, when it's all over what do you want to be remembered as?
TJ: I want to be remembered as that woman who killed it, who inspired others, who had her own business and hopefully achieved that "American Dream".