1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I actually didn’t start my modeling career until I was almost 20, which is considered a grandma for the industry (most girls start 14-16 years old). Before that I was in nursing school and worked full time in a neuroscience ICU and epilepsy monitoring step down unit. In my spare time I worked as an in home health aide for a 94 year old man with dementia. To this day that has been my favorite job.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
I really have a sense of care and community for my home town. I am from Richmond VA and even though I travel a bunch I always maintain a residence there. Even if I have to pay rent for the entire year just to be at home for a week total it’s worth it to me. My home and city holds such a special place in my heart and I feel connected to the people and the sense of community I feel there. I have visited cities all over the world and honestly nothing compares to my home town. I love to paddle the river with my friends, go to breweries and outdoor concerts and festivals. I am also a HUGE foodie, and I haven’t found a place that values food culture quite like Richmond so I would say food and eating is one of my biggest passions. It’s how I like to explore culture and get to know people even if they are from my same neighborhood.
3. What are your goals for the future?
This is a complicated question because I try to not put too much pressure on my self as far as what the future holds. Being a model your career time is very limited and as your looks fade you have to decide what is next. I get asked probably once a week, “well what will you do when you are done modeling?” And honestly I have no idea. But I kind of prefer to live that way, keep all options open and try to not restrict myself to one plan. I would love to start work in my community with impoverished families and develop or join outreach programs that help kids in school, work on childhood hunger and overall improving the community I live in.
4. What is your definition of success?
My definition of success is to be perfectly happy following my heart and intuition. I see a lot of people measuring success with money or achievements even if they were goals they set themselves, but in the end if you aren’t happy it means nothing.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're currently working on.
Right now I am pretty occupied by work, but I am trying to become bi lingual and learn Spanish as well as work on my French. And as always I am continuously trying to improve myself as a person and break the stereotype that models are self-centered and dumb.