1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I have a pet snake named Spade. I’ve had him for about 10 years and I feed him live mice! ..... Something relative to my profession though!? Well a lot of people who have seen me before don't recognize me because my look changes so much on the job. Sometimes I don't even remind people it's me. I kinda like it. I feel like the people who are supposed to know me, will know me, at the right time. Timing is everything!
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
My passions and hobbies include so many things. I'm extremely family oriented and I love leading by example in all I do. I've modeled since i was 7 years old and I've been acting for the last 5 years. I'm a former radio personality, I host events, and I have 13 years of brand ambassador experience. Work keeps me traveling and meeting new people which I also love, so sleeping definitely holds a high value to me as well... Did I mention I'm a model coach and mentor? I could really go on. I'll just say I love everything I do and I encourage others to do what they love.
3. What are your goals for the future?
My future goals include continuing to build a legacy and grow my brand. I plan to be a household name. This year I plan to coordinate a fashion show with models I coach from classes in different cities, land a major acting role on TV or a movie, and walk for fashion week in a country I've never been to. Goals beyond this year are for me to continue aspiring to inspire and encourage while entertaining.
4. What is your definition of success?
Success is reaching your goal no matter how big or small. Success isn't something that can only happen once. It's something anyone can attain over and over again. Success requires come-ups and setbacks. Mistakes are necessary in order to grow. With all of that being said, to me success is gradually making progress with the end result being a win.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're currently working on.
Currently, every Monday at 7pm on IG Live I do #ModelTalkMonday on my @RunwayDivaShay page. I not only speak on topics/questions from my DM and email regarding modeling, but also give advice/tips that are helpful in other arenas, especially where professionalism is involved. Also, I'm in a sketch comedy show that tours as well as another stage play that should be touring this summer. I have several fashion shows and shoots for you to look forward to as well. I'm looking forward to a productive and prosperous year!