What's your model name and what made you first become a model? My model name is Shatreese (Slimthick).I first became interested in modeling as a teen, and I have always had a love for music and dancing. I used to watch the music videos and see the pretty girls and remember saying that I would one day be dancing in the videos and be the pretty girl everyone looked at. I knew then that I wanted to be a vixen model.
How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot? I did my first professional shoot at 18 years old. I remember feeling nervous because I was not sure of how my mom was going to react to me doing the type of shoot that I was doing. Although, when the camera started flashing I became more comfortable and that let me see even further that I was made for this entertainment/ model world.
Who was your role model as a child an how did that help in being a model? I have always looked up to my mom. My mom has always shown/told me that it does not matter what someone thinks or says, but you should never give up on you. She was not always supportive of my modeling, but the way she raised me and the lessons she taught, help me to fight past the lack of support she gave and to push harder for my success.
What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive? My mom was not happy with the type of modeling I chose to do at first, but she started to see that I was not giving up and realize that this was more then just a hobby for me, and started to support and encourage me in every way possible to push and achieve my dream, even if she didn't understand or agree.
How do you feel about the controversy of the "size 0" debate in the industry ? I really try not to listen to it, but it can be hard to look pass because everywhere you turn there is a size wall put up to block you and say you're not perfect enough. Even still, I have always taught my kids to never let anyone tear you down and I keep pushing myself because the best way to teach is by example.
If your were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead? I was born to entertain, if I wasn't modeling I would definitely be still in the entertainment world. Modeling is one of my passions, but I started acting/ dancing in middle school. I am born to entertain and I plan to show the world with every move I make as to why Shatreese is a needed asset in the world of entertainment. I have my upcoming music dropping the summer of 2019, that will set the tone for me as an artist.
What are guilty pleasures food wise? I love junk food. Gummies/ cookies/ chips etc.
How do you cope under the pressures of being a model? I was blessed to have 4 beautiful babies and every time I get stressed or discouraged, I think of how GOD has blessed me with my kids and that is enough to keep me pushing.
What health tips do you swear by? Exercise, eat healthier, exercise, eat healthier, and then exercise again.
If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be? Follow your dreams no matter what obstacles come in your way and never let anyone let you believe that you are not good enough.Always go after your dreams and never let anyone discourage. No one is perfect so don't worry about society and there standards.