MANDY C FIT
WE SAT DOWN WITH ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE MIAMI BASED MODELS TO TALK ABOUT BLOWING UP ON THE GRAM, FITNESS, HER BOOTYMAKER PROGRAM AND MUCH MORE. MEET MANDY.
SKYN: Mandy, it's great to finally meet you! Thanks so much for meeting up with us while we are here in Miami! So let's get to it. Who are you, where are you from originally?
MC: Livonia, Michigan. A small suburb of Detroit. I am a leader and a teacher. I put my heart into everything I do and NEVER cut corners or take short cuts. For over a decade, fitness has been my life and nothing has me more passionate then to see and help other people change their lives. I am an aunt to my amazing niece and nephew and a daughter to my amazing parents. I am a sister to a wonderful brother and a friend to anyone who has the pleasure of knowing me!
SKYN: That's amazing, looks like family plays a huge part in your life. So you moved from Detroit to Miami, blew up and shut down IG. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?
MC: I have always loved being on stage or in front of a camera. It's just a passion of mine. The second that spotlight turns on or that camera starts rolling, I truly come out of my shell.
SKYN: We're not surprised, that confidence is showcased in all your amazing photos. Which is why we were so excited to meet up with you.
SKYN: For all the newer models out there, do you have any tips or advice?
MC: Be humble and don't take short cuts. They may look or sound sweet but in the end hard work always will prevail.
SKYN: Facts. The best things takes time. You're obviously killing it, do you model full time or do you have a couple other things going on in your life?
MC: Modeling believe it or not isn't my main drive. I trademarked a fitness class called "BootyMaker" and work day in and day out building it and expanding it. Fitness has always been my true passion and modeling more of a hobby that just ended up working out well for me!
SKYN: Well we're certainly glad you stepped in front of the camera!
SKYN: Give us 3 items that you haven't yet ticked off your bucket list.
MC: Travel the world. Take BootyMaker nation wide. Start a clothing line!
SKYN: Ha, amazing. We'll definitely have to drop in one your BootyMaker classes next time we're in Miami.
SKYN: Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?
MC: Ava Cowan and Amanda Litona. Those were the first two fitness models who really stuck out to me and motivated me.
SKYN: Whats the craziest thing you've done over the last couple years?
MC: I packed my bags and apartment up and moved from Michigan to South Florida to pursue my dreams of launching BootyMaker!
SKYN: Alright Mandy, tell us. Do you have a WTF moment at shoot?
MC: Every shoot is a different experience but I've had plenty. People coming up and asking crazy questions, my hair blowing all over the place, jumping out of cars in a public place to get a shot real quick, the list goes on and on.
SKYN: Ha, the life of a model. Ok, now what about best/worst thing about about using Instagram/social media to boost your career?
MC: Best, that it connects me with so many amazing people and has helped create so many opportunities. Worst, that at the end of the day you're not in control of your platform. They decide they wanna shut you down, they will do just that and it's up to Facebook/ Instagram if you can have your account back.
SKYN: Ya, definitely one of our major annoyances as well. We know a lot of people who've had accounts shut down unfortunately. Speaking about IG, what about the comments? Do you read them?
MC: Always! I don't always have time to respond to everyone but I do my best! I'm extremely grateful for any and everyone who supports me!
SKYN: Tell us something random about yourself that most people don't know.
MC: I'm a total nerd/homebody. My favorite pastimes include laying in bed drinking tea and watching movies
SKYN: Well look at that, who knew haha. We'll bring some tea for you to our next shoot haha.
SKYN: What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?
MC: That everyone wants to be your friend when you're up l, but when the chips are down you truly see who has your back.
SKYN: Yup, thats unfortunately how the game goes.
SKYN: Ok thinking back. What's your best memory of the last year?
MC: Moving to Florida!
SKYN: And we thank you for that haha. Any big goals/plans for 2017?
MC: Always! Continue growing my trademarked class "BootyMaker" collaborate with some of my favorite photographers, and just continue to work hard and grow!
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