Name: Kassiy Diaz
Photographer: David Blazze
1. What inspired you to get into this industry?
Modeling is something that I've wanted to do since I was like 10, at such a young age I've been told you should be a model and when I went to castings being told you are to short is a let down! But fuck them is what I say, I try, try again. I remember watching Americas Next Top Model and thinking that's what I wanna do! So I guess Ms. Tyra Banks herself inspired me want to do this for a living
2. How long have you been modeling?
I've been modeling for about 5 years, but within this year I've recently started devoting my all time and effort to my portfolio
3. Who is your favorite model?
I would have to say Chrissy Teigen & Ashley Graham they are both beautiful ladies, but are all about loving your skin and accepting your body.
4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?
Oh god no! I had a very awkward stage all throughout middle and high school, I was teased a lot in school and was constantly made fun of for my hair and even they way I dressed it wasn't until I was 22/23 that I realized that I don't give a crap about what other people think!
5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?
Honestly I would have to say my little sister and my current boyfriend they encourage me daily.
6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?
Keep trying even if people tell you "no you have to look like this" or "you are too short" Do not shoot with just anyone who has a camera
7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?
No not really, every photographer I have shot with has been nothing but respectful and extremely professional. Unless busting your ass in front of 6 other models counts. Yup I was wearing like 6 inch heels and thought I was all hot shit and I literally fell flat on my face!
8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?
That I'm beautiful! I've become more confident the more I model and shoot
9. Tell us something random about yourself.
Let's see umm, I'm a serious gamer, like I get super into everything I play. I start yelling at the tv. I've played everything from the new Final Fantasy to the Zelda remake that just came out. I'm also super into Star Trek. More like obsessed. I'm way too excited for the Bridge Game coming out next month for the VR. You literally get to be captain of your own ship and crew!
10. What are you most proud of?
Let's see, being published with SKYN Magazine is something that I've wanted for years so I guess you can say I'm proud of this feature! I'm proud of all the accomplishments I've made this year both personally and in the industry. Does my pug count as something I'm proud of lol :)
11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?
Someone who encourages girls to be themselves, and to be proud of who they are body and soul! Someone who my little sister and my nephew can look up to and have as a role model.