1) Why did you choose the pin up industry to grow your modeling career in? Not in the eyes of most of the world, especially circa early 2000. Posing and doing the faces came easily to me, and from my first shoot it was a hit. I had found something that I loved to to, and helped me grow as a woman.
I chose to try the Pin Up Genre because of the celebration of the female form. As a teenager, I didn't understand why I couldn't just Model the way I was. I have always been drawn the the classic images of Pin Up Girls, not only because of the flawless art, but because of the sex appeal these women had. Pin Up has lead me to so many amazing woman in the industry, and the men who like Pin Up girls are really great guys.
After waiting for YEARS to get in front of a camera, one of the first things I hear is that!!!??!! 5) Why is it important for you to promote positive body image? As human beings we need to think positive, not just on the surface, but deep down to our soul.
Even Fashion is starting to book Plus Models, as the industry is listing to the consumer.
Women want to buy clothing from women, not 16 year old girls.
I landed my first paid gig as a Model in late 2010.
The secret to building a following is quality not quantity.
You want people who actually like your work to find you, so when I first started I would share my work on relevant pages, such as Pin Up Passion.
They might re-share my image, and then I would get a few new likes...40 or so.
I have had my Facebook page for 4 years, and back when I first started, there were hardly any Plus Models putting themselves out there.
Flash Forward a few years, and how the world is changing.
No matter what you look like, positive thinking is what the world needs to grow and become a peaceful place for us all to live. My tutorials are awesome because they are good for your hair, these are styles with minimal teasing that are super easy to follow. Start by working one piece into your closet and mix and matching with the clothing you already have. When someone takes the time to comment on my page, something mean and nasty. I have been so fortunate in my career, I am so blessed with so many amazing things that have happened to me, and I only continue to set new goals for myself.
If you follow mine, I assure you your hair will not fall out in 20 years. Thrift Shops can be a great place to find deals, but as a Plus gal I tend to have not the best luck with Vintage Clothing. Something must be going on with them, so if I have the time, I write back and ask them why they are such assholes. People are finally starting to understand that we are all human beings, and we all deserve love and respect. One of the best things would have to be getting hired as the New Curvy Model for Secrets in Lace. I also have to give mention to being the Creative Director for Delicious Dolls Magazine, that is such a great team to be part of. My first Cover was Delicious Dolls Magazine, and when I landed the Cover of Retro Lovely Taboo I just felt this fire in my belly to succeed.
Divorced mothers are also NOT single mothers, although a huge flashing PROCEED WITH CAUTION sign is definitely in order.