Name: Becci Grant
Location: United Kingdom
Photographer: Danny Desantos
IG: @dannydesantos @desantoshoot
1. What inspired you to get into this industry?
My papa and my sister but they're completely biased!
I have always admired the industry from a distance, the art, the fashion, the movements but I kind of just fell into it and only very recently.
2. How long have you been modeling?
Not a very long time! I got into competing in the fitness industry only last year and then it blew up from there, so about a year. I did it when i was younger but I was always too shy and awkward, I still am, ha, but I just embrace it now.
3. Who is your favorite model?
Oooh that is so tough! There are so many. The top three that come to mind though have to be Emily Ratajkowski, Cindy Crawford and Bella Hadid. They are strong powerful women who are just so effortlessly beautiful! They give me life! Oh and Julia Roberts. I love her. Oh I can go on and on. Too many to choose!
4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?
No! Never and I'm still not, haha! My photographers have such a hard time with me, but I am fortunate enough that I have shot with some of the absolute best and they have all been so cool!
5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?
I have learned something new from every shoot, each shoot has been completely different and each photographer has a different creative eye and a different vision. It's art and that's what is so fun. You don't know what they see or what they will create.
Also my very good friend Emma Hyndman, she is such a huge role model and inspiration she's also my coach and kicks my ass when I need it. She's also brutally honest and found me my good angles. "Becci, never stand face on", "Your facial expression, sort it out", "Stand up straight, stop slouching". "Wheres the sass at? Own it gurl". Haha, anyone needs any posing, she's your woman.
6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?
Just be you. That's what makes you different and unique. Don't try to be like the next model. Be yourself. Own who you are and work with that. Create your own magic.
7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?
Oh I have so many! Guaranteed every shoot will be an experience, Anyone who knows me knows I am an absolute jinx. I am the unluckiest person that anyone will ever meet but I am also the luckiest person in a different context. Ying and Yang.
8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?
It's totally art. It's about expression. It's sexy to be comfortable and confident in your own skin. It's taken me a long time to get there, to accept my flaws and my million and 1 imperfections, but I work with them and embrace them and that's what makes me, me. I like being quirky. People will always judge you regardless of what you are doing, or who you are, but that's on them and a reflection of their truer selves.
9. Tell us something random about yourself.
I write poetry and play the piano.
10. What are you most proud of?
The life I have created for myself. I have 2 thriving businesses, I have never had anything handed to me on a plate. I've worked my absolute ass off but there's more to come and I'm only just getting started.
11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?
An ambitious, risk taking, proactive, pragmatic feisty woman who never lacked passion and kept discovering more reasons to run, more things to experiment with, more skills and subjects to learn, more destinations to travel to and a kindhearted passionate carefree soul who loved every aspect of life and who was truly blessed.
12. Any other neat facts?
I am competing in the WBFF this year. The most glamorous and sophisticated shows in fitness and modelling making my debut in April In LA then the worlds in Vegas. I have a few shows lined up! My goal before the end of 2018 is to get my Pro card.
Also lastly a big thank you to Danny Desantos for my pictures. if you havent shot with him yet, hes the man! Hes cool AF and knows his shit and I get the pleasure of shooting with him again in LA