Danielle Elizabeth 

Columbus,Ohio 

  •  What made you first become a model? I have always wanted to model and would always get compliments that I should get into it.
  • How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot? I was very nervous with my first photo shoot but excited also.
  • Who was your role model as a child an how did that help in being a model? My role model was Tyra Banks. I would always watch "America's Next Top Model", when I was younger and learned how to be fierce and comfortable in what your work.
  • What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive? My mom was happy she always supported me and what I wanted to do.
  • How do you feel about the controversy of the size 0 debate in the industry? I feel like any size should be able to model and do what ever a size 0 can do. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
  • If your were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead? I would be doing what I'm doing now, working and taking care of my daughter.
  • What are guilty pleasures food wise? I would say pastas, pizza, strawberries and Reese cups!
  • How do you cope under the pressures of being a model? I have close friends and they're always supportive, if I'm feeling down they know how to lift me back up and to just see greater in the situation.
  • What beauty tips do you swear by? Always drink a lot of water and to embrace your flaws, nobody is perfect !
  • If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be? Do what makes you comfortable/happy and don't let nobody bring your self esteem down, and don't ever be too friendly not everyone is your friend in the industry. Importantly be yourself! 
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Naysa Slays

Grand Junction,Colorado 

  •  What made you first become a model? When I was younger my mom loved to dress me up and take pictures of me and always said I should go for modeling when I'm older
  • How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot?

sexy, empowered, excited,  and jittery

  • Who was your role model as a child an how did that help in being a model?

Heidi Klum because her years in the industry and the knowledge she's put out there for young girls like me has been an awesome guide line and role model.

  • What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive?

My mom was super excited and very supportive. my dad was happy for me and supportive.

  • How do you feel about the controversy of the size 0 debate in the industry

I think its wrong, woman are beautiful in all sizes. I myself have struggled in the past with body shaming because I felt to skinny. every person is beautiful in their own way.

  • If your were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead?

I would be a large livestock vet or I would be training military service dogs!

  • What are guilty pleasures food wise?

McDonald's French fries! Caramel candies and Cheese Itz!

  • How do you cope under the pressures of being a model?

I just keep my head up and remember this is my own journey and no one can get in the way of it except myself. I let no one get in my way.

  • What beauty tips do you swear by?

Omg! So many! A solid face routine to keep your skin healthy, and coconut oil makes a great makeup primer, and you can never spend enough blending that makeup!

  •  If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be?

I would tell him or her to keep their head higher then anyone and to keep the dream in mind, because sometimes the work can be discouraging ,but you got it!

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Nyneeka

Atlanta,Georgia


  • What made you first become a model? At first, I wasn’t into modeling. I was introduced to a model tryout by a model talent company called Barbizone. I went to the tryout and was excited that I made the next round but I never perused the opportunity.
  • How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot? I was nervous about my first photo shoot. I didn’t know if what I was doing was correct. I was posing but felt like I wasn’t being myself. After a while I was in the zone and comfortable with my photographer and myself to keep going and finish. I was happy with the results.
  • Who was your role model as a child an how did that help in being a model? My role model was always Queen Latifa. She always carried herself in a manner that it didn’t even matter that she was plus size she owned her size. I remember when Tocarra went ANTM and she didn’t let anyone stop her from owning her plus size and showing the world she had what it takes to model. 
  • What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive?My parents at first thought that because I was a pretty girl that I could model. But then as I got older they always just thought that my size got in the way of pursuing modeling as a career. 
  • How do you feel about the controversy of the size 0 debate in the industry?All women are equally beautiful, I think that beauty has always been portrayed as one way being thin and being a certain size. However, it’s time for all industries of entertainment to recognize all beauty and all sizes.
  • If your were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead? I want to own my own rooftop bar lounge that’s 420 friendly. Right now I am a bartender and cocktail waitress that is amazing at my craft.
  • What are guilty pleasures food wise?Mostly chocolate and seafood
  • How do you cope under the pressures of being a model? I listen to music and just start dancing. Gets my energy back up and zones me out from everything that was bothering me.
  • What beauty tips do you swear by? I don’t really have any beauty tips. Eat right and stay motivated and just live everyday like it’s your last. I clean my face daily and moisturize.
  •  If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be? Learn your craft and master the different techniques and just go for it. Be unique and stand out never fall in the crowd.
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CiCi

Jackson,Mississippi

  •  What made you first become a model?

Nothing really made me become a model. Growing up, I rebelled against doing sports since I heard that a lot from people saying, "you should play sports, you need to play sports to get rich and make your family a lot of money." Yes, I love to play sports in the neighborhood with boys because there were barely any girls that lived on my street and my family was made of mostly males and females that were tomboys. So yes, I was a tomboy lol I just was not playing sports for school even though I tried cross country in high school. That was not for me. I stayed in the books, did choir, loved to color, and helped raise my little sister and watched after my little brother while my mom worked.

  • How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot?

I felt nervous and excited about my first photo shoot. I'm shy, however it's something about being in front of the camera and changing clothes to do different looks, styles, facial expressions, etc. So, I took the initiative to submit photos to magazines. I got published in 4 magazines total; twice in one magazine issue for one company and one time in three different issues for another company. So, I started as a print model which has been going on for 3 years now and fashion show for about 4 months now.

  • Who was your role model as a child and how did that help in being a model? That's a tough question. I admired different people for different reasons. My mom did modeling before and I had a cousin that was a model for Ebony Magazine. I really admire Tyra Banks. However, I was into technology and learning about software of computers. I truly admired Aaliyah, may she rest in peace. I loved her music and styled. I used to do her dances all the time along with Destiny's Child and TLC.
  • What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive? She is supportive as well as my family and friends. Yes of course, when it comes to modeling I have to financially support myself however when they can, they will help. Any support of those being positive, sharing that I am a model and giving compliments are helpful.
  • How do you feel about the controversy of the size 0 debate in the industry?

I feel there should not be a controversy. I was never a size 0. I am blessed for the way I am. I love who I am. I wasn't always that way. I have grown to truely love myself and I proud of the grown woman I am continuing to grow to be. Different professionals have their preferences and that's okay. Do I feel that it shouldn't be that way, of course just as when it comes down to not wearing glasses but contacts. The industry is growing and I am proud of that. I love to see women accept and love the size that they are. We are who we say we are individually not what someone else says we are.

  • If your were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead? Pursue a career that I have my B.S degree of Computer Science. Currently, I am teaching students, mentor and tutor youth and babysit on the side as well as own my own business while within that doing tasks that consist of some technological processes.
  • What are guilty pleasures food wise? Friend food. I love chicken and cornbread. Most definitely sweets.
  • How do you cope under the pressures of being a model? I realize that I am my own worst critic. I just believe I can and do it. It's about staying positive and saying, "I am beautiful and I have this." What I think will be followed by my thoughts which will be followed by my actions which will be turned into habits. I know my worth and value so that helps me to relax no matter how much my nerves kick in and remember that I am what I allow. I do what I know will be beneficial for those that are younger and watching me. People are looking when you think they are not. We inspire those that seem to overlook us.
  • What beauty tips do you swear by? I wouldn't say swear by but I will recommend the following quotes for everyday life: Be comfortable with the in when it comes to different poses. Be confident, bold, fierce, fabulous, strong, and be your authentic self. Look in the mirror and love what you see. Drink plenty of water and use 100% natural products. Exercise and eat healthy. Also Vaseline does wonders after the shower and just in general.
  •  If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be?

Do your research. Try it out first with a photoshoot or go to a casting call. Practice and watch videos of those you admire that are within the industry. Just do it.

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Miss Drealicious

Tupelo,MS 

  •  What made you first become a model? I wanted to become a model after I did my first photo shoot and I knew I had the confidence of being successful.
  • How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot? After doing my first photo shoot it gave me strength and courage to continue to do even more shoots.
  •  Who was your role model as a child an how did that help in being a model? My role model as a child was clearly my mom basically because she's hardworking and it motivates me to be. It helps me with modeling as knowing to always give it my all and never give up.
  • What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive? I never really explained to much about modeling to my parents however, but my cousin does know that I pursue modeling and is very supportive.
  • How do you feel about the controversy of the size 0 debate in the industry? I am a size 0 model myself however I do feel like there shouldn't be a certain stereotype. I think everyone has different body types and no matter what that body type are you can still stand out and deliver.
  • If your were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead?  I not only pursuing modeling,I am working on creating my own lipstick as well.
  • What are guilty pleasures food wise? I love me some fruit and anything basically sweet. I think that is my guilty food pleasure and what satisfies me as well.
  • How do you cope under the pressures of being a model? It's a lot of pressure being a model because of all the different things you go through and certain things photographers look for. I deal with it. if I don't feel comfortable then I'm not going to go through with it.
  • What beauty tips do you swear by? I don't really swear by any beauty tips however I do love wearing makeup and looking glamorous. I do feel you don't have to wear it all the time because there's nothing wrong with pure beauty as well.
  •  10) If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be? The advice I give to anyone who wants to pursue modeling are give it your all and don't give up. There's going to be a lot of judgmental people in the industry but don't let negativity stop you.

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ALLISON JACKSON

LAS VEGAS,NV

  • What made you first become a model?

My Bestfriend and my Coredj/Coremodel sister Dj Kelly J asked me, "What do you want to do in life? What are your dreams?" Modeling was on my list as a little girl but she set up a shoot for me soon after and my career took off

  • How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot?

I wish I could tell you that I was super nervous but my first photoshoot was a headshot. It was like picture day at school, so I just sat down and smiled. I was so calm and shy.

  • Who was your role model as a child an how did that help in being a model?

My oldest sister Stacy (I have 7 sisters) was my role model. She's ten years older than me. Stacy knew everything about hair and fashion. Not only did I learn how to dress from her, I learned the ART in fashion and photography.

  • What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive?

My mom was not supportive at all and my dad was more like "sure, whatever". In high school and college I was perusing a career in Criminal Justice. I went into the medical field shortly after, so my parents were shocked when they saw my pictures.

  • How do you feel about the controversy of the size 0 debate in the industry.

Honestly, that debate is not as big as it was 20,30 years ago. In today's times and with social media, there are all kinds of shapes and sizes of models, making and creating their own lanes. I have been pushed to embrace my slim/thick size and height. I am the "Petite Model" I can model all around and do different types of modeling but what limits me is my height. (I'm 5'3). I've done music videos, fashion shows, commercials and the list goes on. You can't let that size 0 stop you, create your own lane.

  • If your were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead?

Exactly what I'm doing now. Starting my journey to become an entrepreneur. I am starting an online virgin hair, wig line and beauty products at http://www.allybabyhair.com

  • What are guilty pleasures food wise?

It is indeed Soul Food and chocolate.

  • How do you cope under the pressures of being a model?

I do everything with a purpose and I stay ready. The majority of shooting that I do has a story and purpose behind it. That makes the experience last a lifetime. Staying ready for me is keeping all of the grooming up like hair, nails, skin, waxing etc. and at all times. I get anxiety getting all these thing ready at the last minute.

  • What beauty tips do you swear by?

With being a woman of color I swear by 100% raw Shea Butter for when I'm in the sun (shea butter is a natural sun block) and Vaseline on my feet with socks at night.

  • If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be? Know the type of model you want to be. Invest in one class to teach you how to walk, make up tips and how to avoid scammers. The gym is my greatest advice ever. Health is beauty and how you feel about your body come out on camera. Working out is hard but its definitely a confidence booster and you'll get book more as a fit model, confident.
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