Katie Danzer is one woman who will always be in your head, and dominate your thoughts throughout the day. But Katie is not just another pretty face. She was Miss New Mexico 2013 and if that wasn’t enough, Katie is also a certified hair and make-up stylist, she has managed a dental company, and she loves to help people in her community. Katie has also appeared in shows “Crash” and Easy Money. And just recently, Katie was in the running to win Miss COED’s “Miss COED of the Year 2015.” It’s apparent that Katie is one exceptional woman, and with her passion and drive–nothing will stop her from achieving her goals.
When did you get interested in modeling?
Katie Danzer: I started at around age 17/18 when I did a test shoot during a family portrait session, and realized I love the camera.
What was the modeling business like when you first started out?
Katie Danzer: It was hard. You learn a lot. I have never signed with an agent, and I am fully self-made, which I am very proud of. It takes a lot of networking, free work, and persistence.
Any ideas you’ve had that you haven’t gone through because they seemed too extreme?
Katie Danzer: I have always wanted to model for Maxim, but due to my body shape, I do not meet the measurement requirements.
You were in the running for “Miss COED of the Year 2015.” What was that experience like for you?
Katie Danzer: It was interesting. I never like doing online contests, due to hackers, people who don’t like to participate, and having a busy schedule. I did not make top five in the end.
Walk me through the step-by-step process that you went through to get to where you are today?
Katie Danzer: I don’t know if I can remember every single step, but it was a lot of hard work. Several times I have spent hundreds of dollars on printing images to send out to every single agency that I could think of–with no responses. I have submitted hundreds of images online, have gone to a ton of networking events, done a ton of work in trade with other people, and have spent a lot of money on travel, contracts, etc. Persistence is key to everything.
What form of criticism/negativity have you come across in your modeling career, and how did you overcome it?
Katie Danzer: I always seem to hear the words curvy, heavy, thick, overweight. However, I am comfortable in my own body, and have worked hard to get to where I am. I cannot help genetics, and there is always gonna be companies that love the curves I have. I’m healthy.
What companies/publications would you like to work with, but haven’t yet?
Katie Danzer: I don’t have a “list.” I am very open anyone who can help me advance or teach me something in my career.
What’s the best and worst part about modeling?
Katie Danzer: Best? I love people! I love meeting fans and reading messages on how I inspired someone. Hard? I love food! Diets are always a struggle for me.
What can people expect to see from you this year?
Katie Danzer: I have a lot in the works. I have several magazine publications coming out, and I recently started a workout routine, so I am hoping to break out into the fitness world soon.
If someone walked up to you asking for advice and you only had a few minutes to give them your best tip, what would it be?
Katie Danzer: If you want something: get it; no one will ever get something for you. If you have flaws, embrace them; someone will always love those flaws. Be yourself, be confident, and be unforgettable.
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