Without question, Teka is a one of a kind model. Both gorgeous and smart, Teka knows what she wants and doesn’t let anything distract her. She knew at an early age that she wanted to model, and that is prevalent now with her focus and determination to succeed in such a cutthroat industry. While she intends to make her mark in modeling, Teka is also talented in many areas including music, writing, makeup, etc. It won’t be long before you start seeing Teka on your television and billboards across the world, which is why I am extremely grateful to be bringing you this interview.
Justin Marroquin: At what point in your life did you know that you wanted to model?
Teka: I knew from day one that I wanted to model. It was kind of always in my blood. I come from a family of models, so it sort of grew on me, but certainly dawned on me at the early teenage point of my life.
Justin Marroquin: What was the modeling scene like when you first started out?
Teka: When I first started, the modeling scene was very competitive. If you didn’t have that confidence they were looking for, they would look right past you.
Justin Marroquin: The general population knows very little about the realities of modeling. What’s your take on that?
Teka: The general population has no idea what the realities of modeling are. It is not what it’s made up to be! Everyone wants to be a model, but they don’t know the actual responsibilities of being a model. In all reality, they don’t know how hard this particular industry is. It’s not easy, and it is not something that is just handed to you because you want it. You have to work beyond hard for it, and be the best that you can be!
Justin Marroquin: Is there a specific aspect of modeling that you really enjoy?
Teka: A specific aspect of modeling that I enjoy—are honestly the people. I’m genuinely a “people person,” so I enjoy all the people who I work with. The different personalities, the laughs, the connections, etc. It’s amazing to work with people who have the same drive as you.
Justin Marroquin: How do you handle criticism and negativity?
Teka: Through the years I have gotten better and better at handling the criticism and negativity. Although no one likes to be criticized or put down, it’s life and it will always happen. At some point you have to just learn to block it out, and keep pushing. I will never let criticism and negativity get the best of me, or cause me to quit what I love. It’s something that we all will deal with for the rest of our lives.
Justin Marroquin: What would be your dream photo shoot?
Teka: I have yet to do a Dark Beauty photo shoot, and I want to do that so bad! So that would have to be my dream photo shoot.
Justin Marroquin: How do you prepare yourself before a photo shoot?
Teka: I eat— because it sucks to be hungry during a shoot. I make sure my face is cleansed before makeup is applied. I paint my finger nails and toe nails; I make sure that I’m nicely cleaned and groomed before going to a shoot. Also, plenty of rest and hydration is the best preparation for any photo shoot!
Justin Marroquin: What are some of your hobbies and interests?
Teka: As a hobby, I enjoy making music, organizing, being crafty, and writing. I take interest in all sorts of things such as music, makeup, art, etc.
Justin Marroquin: What can the world expect from Teka in the future?
Teka: From me, the world can expect nothing but the best! I’m coming, just watch and see. It’s only up from here and I plan on doing everything in my power to be as successful as I’ve ever dreamed of. Everyone will soon see me on their TV screens and magazines! Expect me to be the next trending topic!
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