Great question. I moved down to Fort Lauderdale, FL after working in the cell phone business a couple of years for a store manager position. I worked and enjoyed the Florida life for about 6 months then got scouted by a model recruiter. I told the guy my mother was a model before, and I would love to try it out. I always pictured myself on TV since the age of 5. I had a test shoot in front of a camera a week later and the rest is history.
What has been your favorite shoot / campaign & work till date, and who are some of your best Photographers that you have worked with throughout your modelling career?
My favorite shoot to date would have to be the editorial I shot for the magazine “Le-City Deluxe”. We shot on a super nice boat in the middle of the bay in Miami. Beautiful weather and great sun.
How would you describe your personal style, where do you pull your inspiration from?
My personal style is being strong, confident, outgoing yet still humble. People need to be more confident in life and stop worrying. There is nothing wrong with being overly confident about yourself. Insecurities is what holds a lot of people back in life. Go for gusto!
What is your Philosophy and Fashion mantra?
Carpe Diem. Seize the day. Everyday run after your dream. No dream, go get a dream.
What kind of modeling are you interested in and why?
It’s all about being a fashion model. There just isn’t enough work or pay for fitness models usually. Everyone wears clothes, therefore there are tons of brands out there looking for someone to represent their clothes with a model.
What are some of your Tips and advice for someone aspiring Male and Female Models, fitness models?
My best tip is to make sure you’re driven to be a model. It’s not an easy career to pick up. You have to know how to act in front of the camera along with keeping your body certain measurements. You have to be natural in front of the camera. And lastly, don’t listen to the haters out there. Everyone wants to be a model. People can easily get jealous. Know what you got and let it shine.
What healthy tips would you give Males & females looking to have shredded “Abs” and look fit?
Always stay in a consistent work out routine. I would say work out at least 5 days a week. You will speed your metabolism up. Also, cardio is essential. Whether its running outside, playing basketball a couple of hours, or swimming, you will need to find some sort of activity you can go continuous for at least an hour. Diet is just as important. Certain foods will make you gain weight fast. Stay with the natural foods and try not to eat as much. No one can be perfect but be aware of what you’re eating daily.
What personality traits do you think you have that should make you a good model?
You need to be outgoing. You can’t be shy in front of the camera and need to be able to act yourself. If you’re afraid to show your body then maybe you are in the wrong business. Also you need to be able network. No one is going to hold your hand in this business and tell you who exactly you should talk to and shoot with.
What are some of your latest and Upcoming projects?
Well, I can’t tell you everything….haha! I have a few upcoming TV projects that I can’t talk about. Stay tuned, follow me, and you’ll see😉
What are some of your Favorite Motivational Quotes that keep you going?
Ah. There are many! “Never give up” resonates with me as I run on the treadmill. “What does not kill me, makes me stronger” by Friedrich Nietzsche is another great one. You really have to have the drive from within if you want to do this business. Remember criticism is just the personal opinion of someone. Know what you got! All it takes is a few “Yeses” and your off!