Whitney Westgate is not your typical girl. Besides being beautiful and having an incredible personality, Whitney Westgate, was named Penthouse Pet of the month for April 2013. Whitney is a strong-minded and determined girl, which I quickly found out while I was interviewing her. Being named Penthouse Pet is just the beginning for the Whitney, and with her determination to succeed; I have no doubt that she will take the whole world by storm.
Justin Marroquin: How did you get interested in modeling?
Whitney Westgate: I wasn’t interested at first, but after working with such great people and having a blast on set, I came to love it.
Justin Marroquin: What steps did you take to become a model?
Whitney Westgate: I did my research on the internet—and found an ad agency, and contacted them.
Justin Marroquin: Did you have any setbacks that you had to overcome early on in your career?
Whitney Westgate: Yes, I think everyone has some sort of setbacks. People not believing in you, and people who are greedy. To this day, I still have setbacks with certain industries. I think the important thing is to get back on your feet, and not let that stop you.
Justin Marroquin: Describe what it felt like to be named Penthouse Pet April 2013?
Whitney Westgate: I was excited! This was the first magazine I had ever done. I was happy it got such a positive response, and thankful for the opportunity.
Justin Marroquin: What does being part of Penthouse mean to you?
Whitney Westgate: I think it shows how hard I work for what I want. People don’t know but before I even got into the magazine, I would be on set from 12-15 hours—just trying to get the best shots we possibly could. Everyone kept a positive attitude and worked really hard. All the hard work and long days paid off.
Justin Marroquin: What’s your secret to achieving success?
Whitney Westgate: To be successful in anything, I feel you need to be strong and not let anything, or anyone stop you. Reach your goals and don’t give up.
Justin Marroquin: Tell me one thing about yourself that nobody knows about?
Whitney Westgate: I’m a total nerd. I don’t like to go out and party a lot. I prefer to be in sweat pants and a T-Shirt—at home watching movies. I’m a very laid back person.
Justin Marroquin: How do you handle criticism and negativity?
Whitney Westgate: Positive criticism I don’t mind. I’ll take it in and use what I need. I ignore negativity; I don’t like to surround myself with negative people. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t always listen to it.
Justin Marroquin: What are your dreams and aspirations for the future?
Whitney Westgate: Oh god, I have so many dreams. I would like to own my own business at some point. I would like to do some more mainstream work; be in a mainstream film; and act. Deep into the future, I would like to have a family after completing all my other dreams.
Justin Marroquin: What is the best advice that has ever been given to you?
Whitney Westgate: My parents have always taught me to be a strong, independent person. To never rely on anyone else to get what you want, and never give up. I think that’s the best advice I’ve ever gotten.
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