Impassioned: Jacqui Childs

Jacqui Childs

 

Actress and model, Jacqui Childs, is one extraordinary woman. Since she was 14-years-old, Jacqui has been setting the acting and modeling industry ablaze with her talent. Taking 15 years off would be career suicide for most, but not for Jacqui. Taking time away from acting and modeling, Jacqui focused on raising her family, and then returned back to acting and modeling without skipping a beat. Upon her return, Jacqui joined Naked News and her status has been growing the past year, gaining over 1.4 million fans on her social media accounts. What makes Jacqui stand out and unique, is the way she connects with her fans through social media. If you happen to send her tweet, comment on her Facebook page, or like her Instagram posts, you can expect Jacqui to reach out to you. If you combine all of Jacqui’s qualities–you get a person who exudes excellence.

 

At what point in your life did you get interested in modeling?

Jacqui Childs: I’ve been modeling since I was very young, starting with local pageants and extra work.

 

What was the modeling industry like when you first started out?

Jacqui Childs: When I first started, it was the days of film. You had to take care of yourself, your skin, etc. and be able to hold a pose. No Photoshop, and very little plastic surgery; that’s how old I am!

 

What did you turn your attention to when you went on a 15 year hiatus from modeling?

Jacqui Childs: I took several years off to raise my family and getting back into modeling was mostly a head game with myself. Did I still have what it takes? Was I going to be able to compete with girls half my age?

 

And what made you come back to modeling?

Jacqui Childs: I came back to modeling once I was divorced and independent. I had a new partner who was very supportive and helped me with health and fitness, and was completely understanding about the time and stress of the industry.

 

You’re also involved with Naked News. How did that come about?

Jacqui Childs: Naked News had a job posting, which my husband actually applied for me. They were looking for a mature actress/model and I just happened to fit the bill. It’s been a very interesting and eye-opening experience. Lots of judgement and criticism because our society relates nudity with pornography, which Naked News is not!

 

How do you maintain balance in your life with everything that you have going on?

Jacqui Childs: Balance is very hard in this industry. It’s 24/7 and unfortunately, friends and family not in the business don’t get it. So, lots of challenges arise due to travel, project time conflicts, and family commitments (my poor pets).

 

What do you do when harsh criticism and negativity is directed towards you?

Jacqui Childs: After two years, I’ve finally realized that the negativity is almost always jealously. Haters come with fame and you can’t please everyone all the time, and at my age (41), I’m okay with that. I’m thrilled with my success and the exciting opportunities that have come my way.

 

What’s been the most important lesson that you’ve learned in your life?

Jacqui Childs: As far as life lessons, it’s actually kind of sad. You really need to focus on yourself and what makes you happy. People by nature are very good at using one another, and treating each other like possessions. On the way up, you work so hard that they judge, and feel left out; when you’re on top, they’re back! I’ve learned that I’m happy on my own and in my own space, and most people at arm’s length is okay. I know who’s in my corner and who’s proud of my accomplishments.

 

What can people expect to see from you in the future?

Jacqui Childs: Nothing in life comes easy, and although I laugh, smile, and seem to be crazy most of the time, I’m very aware of what’s going on around me, and what’s being said. I’m extremely passionate and professional, and although some might say different–no one gave me anything on this journey, this was completely self-made.  Next, my website JacquiChilds.com and NakedNews.com, radio, magazines, and TV. Movie and books after I’ve played out Naked News a little longer. It’s not something I can do forever once I’m a grandmother; it’s probably a good time to put my clothes on (laughs).

 

Jacqui Childs

 

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Avant-Garde: Alicia Guastaferro

Alicia Guasteferro

 

She’s easy on the eyes, but this beautiful woman will enthrall your imagination. Alicia Guastaferro is one talented individual. Acting, modeling, singing, etc. Alicia does it all, and then some. Hard work doesn’t even begin to describe Alicia, and her passion for excellence. Constantly striving to be better each and every day, Alicia is a woman who every girl should strive to be.

 

You’re an actress, model, and a singer. How did you get interested in all of those things?

Alicia Guastaferro: I started doing beauty pageants when I was eleven-months-old until I was about eighteen. So, my entire life I have always been performing on stage. I love to entertain and it’s always been a dream for me to do it as life time career.

 

How do you balance and maintain being proficient in all of the things that you’re passionate about?

Alicia Guastaferro: I practice, practice, and practice. Practice makes perfect, and that is what I do. Everyday I practice singing to strenghten my voice, I try my best to eat healthy, get rest, and always stay positive!

 

What’s the most challenging part about acting, modeling, and singing?

Alicia Guastaferro: The most challenging part is always staying positive and never giving up. Some days maybe tougher than others, but no matter what–you cannot give up and that is what I do; I follow my dream and never give up.

 

Do you have any daily habits or routines that have helped you out in any way in your life?

Alicia Guastaferro: My daily routine that helps me in life is always good plenty of sleep, practice singing everyday, try to work out for at least half an hour each day, eat healthy, and always stay positive, and never give up.

 

How do you handle doubt, fear, and rejection that you’ve faced in your life?

Alicia Guastaferro: My whole entire life I have been judged and always in the spotlight, especially being an only child–I handle doubt, fear, and rejection by never giving up and now matter how hard things may be, I will never take no for an answer. Also, my parents support me 111% in everything I do and to me, they are my world.

 

Which leads me to my next question. How do you handle criticism and negativity that is directed towards you?

Alicia Guastaferro: In school I was bullied so bad, I’ve had hate crimes happen to me, and I’ve been put through living hell and back. But in the end–I’m a survivor. When someone is negative towards me, I brush it off. Words do hurt (I know firsthand), but you cannot let it get the best of you; no matter what happens to you in life.

 

What kind of impact do you want to have on people with your talents?

Alicia Guastaferro: The impact I would like people to have is that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s a positive one. No matter what happens to you in your life, never give up and do not live in the past, live in the future and never judge a book by its cover.

 

Is there anything in particular that you would like to accomplish this year?

Alicia Guastaferro: One particular thing I want to accomplish this year is to finish my first singing album, which I’m very excited about. Music runs through my family and music is a part of my life, and I love it.

 

Who do you look up to the most in your life and why?

Alicia Guastaferro: The person I look up to the most was my grandmother. She passed away when I was eleven, but she raised me from day one; she was a mother to me, I even called her mama. She always told me to never give up on my dreams, and that one day, I’ll be a star. In her honor may she rest in peace. I want to fulfill her dreams by always believing in my dreams, which is to have a career in the entertainment field; which I love.

 

Share a piece of advice that has helped you out immensely in your life?

Alicia Guastaferro: Piece of advice is to never give up on your dreams, no matter what anyone tells you, and always believe in yourself.

 

Alicia Guastaferro

 

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Astute: Anya Benton

Anya Benton

 

Meet Anya Benton. She’s beautiful and insanely intelligent (she graduated from UCLA), but it doesn’t stop there. Anya is also involved with acting, and she continues to soak up knowledge to get better in not just her career choices, but in her personal life as well. Anya is a special woman, and with her drive and perseverance–anything is possible for her.

 

When did you become passionate about modeling?

Anya Benton: I have been passionate about modeling ever since I was a little girl. My first modeling job was when I was only 10. I was in a commercial for a local locksmith business in Boston.

 

You’re also passionate about acting. How did you get interested in that?

Anya Benton: I have always been interested in experiencing as much as possible in the short amount of time we are given on this planet. I believe acting allows me to live multiple lifetimes in one. For example, I can live as a beggar in the Renaissance, as  a doctor in 2050, and as a politician in modern times. I love that.

 

Anya Benton

 

What’s more challening: acting or modeling?

Anya Benton: Acting since you have to believably potray a character and relate to your audience.

 

How do you separate yourself from other people in the acting and modeling world?

Anya Benton: By being reliable and professional. It’s surprising how rare that it is in this industry.

 

You also have an extensive education. You graduated from UCLA with honors as a Cum Laude student. How has your education helped you in your endeavors so far?

Anya Benton: In addition to acting and modeling, I have worked professionally in the business and marketing. Thanks to my degree, I was a Director of Marketing at two different companies and gained a tremendous amount of corporate experience. That has helped me in acting and modeling because I am able to use my skills to market my own “Anya Benton” brand. Acting and Modeling are professions where you are your own CEO, CFO, Marketing Director, Janitor, and everything in between. That’s why having an education and business experience really helps with being successful.

 

Anya Benton

 

You’ve accomplished a lot in your life. How do you manage to do so well in anything that you do?

Anya Benton: Thank you so much. I was born in the former Soviet Union where the attitude and culture of the citizens was very survivalist. Basically, if you don’t work hard and provide for yourself, no one else will. This is why I work hard and try to stay positive. I know how extremely fortunate I am to be where I am today and I recognize that I did not achieve anything overnight.

 

Anya Benton

 

What do you believe in that other people don’t?

Anya Benton: I’m sure other people believe in some of the same things as I do, but I try to be very positive in life. I try to find humor in most things, be silly, be spontaneous, and just be happy. Acting and Modeling are professions where you face a lot of rejection and criticism. That can be very tough on a person so being positive  and staying grounded is key. I also believe that money isn’t everything and the less you worry about it, the more plentiful it becomes.

 

Do you have any habits/routines that have attributed to your success?

Anya Benton: I am very determined. When I really want to achieve something, I don’t like to take no for an answer. I like finding a way to accomplish my goals whenever possible. I also make sure to get a lot of sleep; otherwise I’m pretty much useless ha ha.

 

Anya Benton

 

Who has been the biggest influence in your life?

Anya Benton: My mother. She brought me into this world and brought me to the United States from Russia. She is such a strong woman. She moved to another continent with just her baby girl and a few suitcases. That’s very inspirational to me.

 

What inspires/motivates you?

Anya Benton: Beauty and artistic/creative expression inspires me to pursue a career in acting and modeling. Being able to be financially secure inspires me to work hard.

 

What’s next for you in 2015?

Anya Benton: I have a lot of amazing things coming up this year, but I can’t quite reveal most of them yet. Stay tuned and make sure to follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, to keep up with my latest projects, photo shoots, and appearances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conceptual: Stephanie Manescu

Stephanie Manescu

 

You’re in for a treat. You’ve had the chance to appreciate a model’s beauty while looking at a magazine or online, but have you had the chance to understand the psychology of a model? What it takes to be a model? Or what they (models) go through on a daily basis? You’re about to, and you’re gonna get the chance to learn about one of the most intellectual models around. Stephanie Manescu is an actress, model, photographer, and writer. Stephanie jumps off your computer screen, as if she was 3D. But there’s more to Stephanie than just her flawless looks. She’s a driven and motivated individual, who in my opinion, will capture the heart of America soon (If she hasn’t already.)

 

You started modeling to learn more about photography, but fell in love with modeling. What was that whole process like for you?

Stephanie Manescu: It took me a long time to come out of my shell, and to realize that I am a model. Beyond the artistic aspect of modeling, there’s a whole different attitude you carry that I wasn’t used to. I was able to quickly understand the technical and artistic side of modeling, but it took me years to gain my confidence and truly feel like a model. Eventually, I overcame all of the negative critique I faced as an amateur model, and I became so passionate about the work I was creating. Everyone says that you are your own worst critic; and it’s so true! Once I was able to see that my work is quality, I became a lot stronger, and a lot more confident in myself.

 

Do you think your knowledge of photography has made you a better model?

Stephanie Manescu: Absolutely! They are so connected. I’m constantly thinking of the smallest things most models wouldn’t because of my experience with photography. I’m always looking for my lighting, asking photographers if they like how  a certain pose looks, or if they like a certain shadow being cast. I often get complimented by photographers on how conscious I am of everything at once!

 

Photo Credit: Rsellos Photography
Photo Credit: Rsellos Photography

 

What’s it like to be in front/behind of the camera?

Stephanie Manescu: Being behind the camera is usually a little more stressful; a lot more focused for me. Not to mention all the post work as a photographer. Being in front of the camera is just fun! It can be difficult at times of course, but I’m fortunate to work with extremely talented people who make my job easy. Worst part about being in front of the camera is probably my feet cramping all the time.

 

How do you make yourself stand out from other models?

Stephanie Manescu: I hope who I am as a person– makes me stand out. I am very grateful, humble, and driven. I am open to new opportunities and trying new things. No fuss. No drama. Just work. A lot of girls set themselves back by having a bad attitude.

 

Stephanie Manescu

 

In your opinion: What does it take to become a successful model?

Stephanie Manescu: To become a successful model, you have to know your niche; and you have to know where you stand in the industry. Continuing with what I said about bad attitudes–I’ve worked around a ton of divas. I see many models who want the red carpet rolled out for them. I think it’s important to realize that looks don’t get you far. If you’re an impossible person to work with, no one cares how attractive you are. You won’t be getting a call back if you were rude to everyone on set. It’s key to be cooperative, down to earth, and pleasant. Stay off your phone! If you have a whole crew of people trying to get work done, and you’re instagramming and texting your boyfriend all day–chances are people will think you don’t care about being there.

 

You’re also a writer. What do you like to write about?

Stephanie Manescu: My writing is something extremely personal to me. It has been my biggest form of self-expression since childhood. I love writing free verse poetry.

 

Photo Credit: Jay Ablah
Photo Credit: Jay Ablah

 

And you’re also into acting. How did you get interested in that?

Stephanie Manescu: Acting has been something I’ve just dabbled in whenever I get called for it. It’s fun, but crazy hours! I love trying new things though, so naturally I had to at least try acting. Maybe you’ll see me more involved with acting in the future! For now, modeling is my focus!

 

With everything that you’re involved in–how do you keep your life balanced?

Stephanie Manescu: You know, I don’t think even I have that figured out yet. I live fast and spontaneously, as of late. I feel bad for my friends and family sometimes, and it’s kind of hard to maintain relationships, but I do my best. It can be extremely frantic, but I’m happy!

 

Photo Credit: Scott Church
Photo Credit: Scott Church

 

When you set your mind to do something (like modeling) take me through the process on how you make it happen?

Stephanie Manescu: If you want something big, you have to pursue it relentlessly. Learn how to handle rejection, and continue to improve yourself until you get it. I haven’t taken “no” for an answer, and I think that holds a big part of why I am where I am. Success does not come from luck; hard work, and persistence is all you need.

 

Stephanie Manescu

 

What can people learn from you and apply to their lives right away?

Stephanie Manescu: Don’t settle for less than what makes you happy. If you don’t love what you’re doing, work your ass off until you can do what you’re passionate about. Set small goals for yourself that will lead up to your ultimate goal. If you work hard enough, you don’t have to daydream about what seems to be the most “far-fetched” goal. There’s no reason why your dream life shouldn’t be your reality.

 

 

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International Sensation: Claudia Romani

Photo Credit: Decorum Photography
Photo Credit: Decorum Photography

How do you begin describing this international model and actress? You start with her obvious gorgeous looks, her many accomplishments: COED Magazine, Maxim Italy, FHM Slovenia,  and then you transition into her incredible personality, her hobbies, which include: swimming, yoga, pilates, and traveling. Claudia Romani is one busy woman, and if you’re a fan of hers—you know that she always likes to be one step ahead, and for those of you that are just now being introduced her, here is some advice for you: try to keep up as fast as you possibly can.

Justin Marroquin: How did you get your start in modeling?

Claudia Romani: I was scouted by FHM Denmark—I went to college there and I looked very exotic compared to the Scandinavian blondes.

Justin Marroquin: Was modeling easy for you to grasp at first?

Claudia Romani: In Denmark it was fairly easy, then I got discover the tough reality of big, foreign markets.

Photo Credit: Ajonel Vazquez
Photo Credit: Ajonel Vazquez

Justin Marroquin: Did you have any specific goals that you wanted to achieve when you started to model?

Claudia Romani: Not really, but I always think big with whatever I do.

Justin Marroquin: What does being a model mean to you?

Claudia Romani: It’s challenging, fun, difficult, tiring, amazing. It’s a big part of my life, and I would never replace it.

Photo Credit: Cocographic
Photo Credit: Cocographic

Justin Marroquin: When you first saw yourself in a magazine, what did that feel like?

Claudia Romani: I saw myself on billboards at the bus stop, music videos, and magazines in a short amount of time! It was so great, and it still is to this day.

Photo Credit: Tino Tedali
Photo Credit: Tino Tedali

Justin Marroquin: Besides modeling, what other dreams and aspirations do you have?

Claudia Romani: I put family first, and I’m a businesswoman as well. I run kustomkompanies.com with my boyfriend, Kevin Gleizes. Sports gear, fashion—a whole lifestyle based on being fit, healthy, and having fun on the inflatable paddle boards and so on!

Claudia Romani

Justin Marroquin: How do you react when someone is being negative towards you?

Claudia Romani: It happens everyday! Can’t be liked by the whole world,  but that means you’re out there, people look at you, comment, and well, it means you’re successful—so accept it!

Claudia Romani

Justin Marroquin: What would you like to achieve the most in 2014?

Claudia Romani: I hope to do more TV. Kustom Kompanies involves having a production company too, and we are ready to show our very special Miami life.

Justin Marroquin: Do you have any beliefs or values that you believe attribute to any success that you attain in your life?

Claudia Romani:I have a great family and support system, I look up to them, and I have been taught to be responsible and reliable. I put that in everything I do.

Claudia Romani

 

Photo Credit: Mark Campbell
Photo Credit: Mark Campbell

 

Justin Marroquin: Share the best advice that has helped you in your life the most?

Claudia Romani: Don’t trust anyone too much, believe in yourself, and never give up! Results may be just around the corner.

 

Claudia Romani

 

Claudia Romani

 

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Real World Splendor: Jessica McCain

Jessica McCain

 

You know her from MTV’s The Real World: Portland. But there is so much more to discover and learn about Jessica McCain. Kindhearted  and determined, Jessica McCain is a strong woman—and she lives her life with purpose, which in turn, enables her to achieve anything she sets her mind to.

 

Justin Marroquin: When you were cast in MTV’s Real World Portland, what was your reaction?

Jessica McCain: When I found out I was cast to be on The Real World, I couldn’t believe it! I was like me? Of all people, me? They thought I was special and stood out. It was an amazing, yet scary feeling.

 

Justin Marroquin: What was it like to go from being cast on the show, and suddenly everybody knows who you are?

Jessica McCain: I don’t really think much has changed for me. In fact, most times I kind of forget that it was a part of my life until people bring it up, or a memory is sparked.

 

Jessica McCain

 

Justin Marroquin: You went through an incredible body transformation. How did you manage to do it?

Jessica McCain: Well most people don’t know this, but I was small before Real World, I weighed about 128 lbs. Then after a breakup, I went on to film and I packed on some pounds. Afterwards, I learned I needed to not stress about my body, but learn to love it. That was my first step in changing my body to what I wanted it to be. Next, I started learning to become a personal trainer, and how to work out and eat healthy. So by manipulating my diet mostly and lifting weights, I was able to form my body into a new healthier, faster, and stronger me!

 

Justin Marroquin: In today’s world, criticism and negativity are widespread not only in person, but on social media as well. How do you deal with it?

Jessica McCain: At first the ridicule was tough. You start to ask yourself, “am I really like what they say?” and the truth is, “No!” sometimes people just say mean things to get your attention, because they want to be where you are, or they’re not okay with themselves, so they have to point out your flaws. I handle it by being nice to them—sometimes it’s hard and I have to check myself to make sure I can be genuine, and speak with a pure heart, but God and I work it out. Ultimately, it feels better to “love people more” as my mom would say than to lash out at them.

 

Jessica McCain

 

Justin Marroquin: You have strong beliefs and values. Where does that come from, and how do you maintain being that way?

Jessica McCain: I gained my morals and beliefs from my upbringing, I was in church since birth, and have been all my life. However, just because it’s what I was taught growing up, I got the chance to see what I believed as an individual—free from the influence of my parents, church, and community on The Real World, and it served me well. In my times of desperation, I called out to God and he was there to guide me, always been, always will be no matter what I do, I find great comfort in that.

It’s hard to maintain faith and perseverance in this world, especially when hard times fall upon us—and contrary to what most believe, my life hasn’t always been a cake walk, and my family isn’t free from hardship and heartache. With that being said, I know that it is God who has helped us stick together to get through our darkest moments, and keep the faith.

 

Jessica McCain

 

Justin Marroquin: What has been your favorite memory in your life so far?

Jessica McCain: Oh, this is such a hard thing to answer because I could name so many! I think one of my most favorite moments was getting the call that I was to be on The Real World, and being able to share that with my 90 year-old Aunt Edith June, she’s so alive and up to date with the times that she was able to be genuinely happy, and excited with me.

 

Justin Marroquin: Is there anything specific that you would like to achieve in 2014?

Jessica McCain: I really want to focus on acting and songwriting after getting my personal training license. Those are three things that I am very passionate about, and mean a lot to me when thinking about building my future.

 

Jessica McCain

 

Justin Marroquin: You’re also a very down to earth person. With being on national television, how do you stay so grounded?

Jessica McCain: I stay grounded because even though I was naive, and had a tough time in the TV world, I knew who I was, what I believed, and what was important to me. I’m not a chameleon, I’ll never change for anyone, and I take pride in that. My family says I’m the rebel, and I march to the beat of my own drum—no matter how weird it makes me look. It’s a very grounding feeling to know who you are, and where you come from.

 

Justin Marroquin: What can people learn from you?

Jessica McCain: Learn from me? Oh geez, I don’t know! People tell me that I inspire them and teach them things on the daily, and it’s very uplifting to know that just by living and growing, people can learn from you. I’m an arsenal of random information and quite the nerd, so I suppose if you talked to me long enough, you would know everything from conspiracy theory to the macro breakdown of your diet.

 

Jessica McCain

 

Justin Marroquin: How do you want to be remembered?

Jessica McCain: I want to be remembered as the fun-loving girl who loves to see people smile, make them laugh, and shows compassion for any and everyone no matter the situation. And also the sweet and sassy southern belle that I am.

 

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Eye Of The Tiger: Tygeria

Photo Credit: Bryan Kurz Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan Kurz Photography

 

Actress, model, and writer. Tygeria is talented in those three departments, and anything else she puts her mind to. She is fueled by creativity, and has been featured in magazines, blogs, and e-magazines. Tygeria is a special woman who not only exhibits beauty, but intelligence as well. A sign of a strong person is decisiveness in what they want in their lives, and Tygeria has that quality, which makes her absolutely desirable.

 

Justin Marroquin: How did you start modeling?

Tygeria: I started modeling actually when I was younger; I got paid in a gift card and that was first gig, and I didn’t think I was model material. To make a long story short, I hit a bump in life and was feeling down—and wanted a way to support my son, and I thought since I wasn’t getting call backs for jobs—maybe I should try modeling. The worse that could happen was that I got a no, and so I did my first shoot and the rest was history.

 

Justin Marroquin: When you decided to start modeling, did you have any goals in mind that you wanted to achieve?

Tygeria: I wanted to be in a magazine (at least one), and one day I wished to be in Vogue, ha-ha, right.

Photo Credit: Scott Krammer Photography
Photo Credit: Scott Krammer Photography

 

Justin Marroquin: To date, what has been your favorite photo shoot thus far?

Tygeria: My favorite photo shoot. . . that’s tough, but I love photo shoots that I create because they are closer to you, and when you see them published, it feels great.

 

Justin Marroquin: In your opinion, what makes a model successful?

Tygeria: Totally my opinion, I think what makes a great model is someone who treats modeling like a job: you show up early, you respect people, and their time; someone who is humble and lastly, the most important thing in my opinion—is someone who is gonna work their butt off. Hard work pays off.

Photo Credit: Michael W. Bishop Photography
Photo Credit: Michael W. Bishop Photography

 

Justin Marroquin: What makes you stand out from all the other models?

Tygeria: I think what makes me stand out from other models is—I love to model everything; I don’t want to get myself into one bubble as a model. I want to be the model who could do everything from cosplay to editorial.

 

Justin Marroquin: In a world filled with criticism and negativity, how do you deal with it?

Tygeria: The thing is—when I started modeling, everything people said bothered me. I cried and cried until one day I said: you know what? who cares! These people aren’t paying my bills or doing anything for me, and they aren’t magazine editors; they are just people who want to tear someone down to make themselves feel better, and I am beautiful and perfect the way God made me.

Photo Credit: Hardy Nance Photography
Photo Credit: Hardy Nance Photography

 

Justin Marroquin: What is the biggest misconception about modeling?

Tygeria: The biggest misconception with modeling that I have noticed— is people who don’t understand the industry at all. They think when they first start, if they are beautiful, they should get paid and they get free magazines is another one. The truth is magazines are supposed to give you a thing called a “tear sheet” when you are in it for you to have for your portfolio, and if you want the whole magazine, you buy it. If they gave out every magazine for free, then their business would flop.

 

Justin Marroquin: Do you like to be involved in all aspects of a photo shoot?

Tygeria: Yes, I love to set up and I love to tear down; I love collecting items for the photo shoot as long as my wallet can handle it. I love the creativity of an idea, and I absolutely love the photo in front of me and in a magazine—it’s the most wonderful feeling ever.

Photo Credit: Dumas Harshaw Photography
Photo Credit: Dumas Harshaw Photography

 

Justin Marroquin: What are your plans for the future?

Tygeria: My plans for the future are work out and get into more magazines, and work with new people and try to do more exciting things for the future.

Justin Marroquin: Is there any specific piece of advice that has helped you significantly in your life?

Tygeria: Follow your dreams. The worse thing in life that can happen to you is someone saying no to you.

Photo Credit: Focus West Photography
Photo Credit: Focus West Photography

 

Photo Credit: RA Photography
Photo Credit: RA Photography

 

Photo Credit: Michael W. Bishop Photography
Photo Credit: Michael W. Bishop Photography

 

Photo Credit: Hardy Nance Photography
Photo Credit: Hardy Nance Photography

 

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