1. What is something not too many people know about you?
To start, I grew up in a small town in Maine. It has its ups and downs, but it will always be my home. One thing living in a small town taught me was to appreciate the little things and the other thing it taught me was that there is more to the world. More people, more opportunities, and more art.
Additionally, I have a unique and deep interest music. Someone can love music and get connected to an artist, but my love for music is more of a continuous and healthy obsession. I have a wide range of favorite artists and my musical interests are very eclectic. I’m definitely “that friend” who always finds a way to send music to people, whether it be taking the time to make a mixed CD or texting a playlist from Spotify. I do this because I want so bad for people to hear music they may have no idea about. I really admire artists such as Kid Cudi, Schoolboy Q, Kanye West, Eric B. & Rakim, Van Halen and The Cars.
Hip Hop/Rap is my favorite genre, but most people don’t know that I grew up on all the oldies. 80’s music and Rock n’ Roll were the only genres ever played in my house when I was a kid. I also played the drums when I was in middle school, and I was the only girl, and I didn’t care because I desired to reflect my interests in punk and classic rock through the band.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
My biggest passion is, of course, modeling. Everyone has a different perception about modeling, but for me it’s all about executing a creative vision that others have, as well as visions that, I, myself have. It’s the feeling of finishing a shoot with a photographer, and you both just feeling so good about what you just created. It’s the excitement to share these works with other people via website, social media, or gallery. It’s the positive reactions that are exchanged between the two creators, during the shoot, and afterward by the public.
But besides modeling, I also love photography. At times, I enjoy being behind the camera more than being in front, it gives me the power to capture a subject how I want to and how I see it. Having creative friends helps a lot too because they are always willing to be my subject, and easily share and see the visions that I see.
Lastly, some hobbies I really enjoy are just shooting hoops on a nice day, hitting the beach, hiking and, confession, I am a really good bowler. Basketball and Lacrosse are my favorite sports, I played both varsity sports in high school, and I, now 21 years old, can say I haven’t lost my touch ;)
3. What are your goals for the future?
My goals for the future definitely involve being based out of one of the two cities, Los Angeles or New York City. This coming August, I will have completed a Fashion Merchandising and Retail Marketing degree and will, then, be making the move to one of these beautiful cities.
Modeling is my passion and with that, by end of the summer, my biggest goal is to get signed by an agency and model as my main profession.
If I go down a different path, I know that with whatever I do, l will be surrounded by creatives such as designers, photographers, and artists. I always take the best out of any given situation and I’m very open to new things, so in the future I can see myself living a satisfying and high paced life.
I look at myself as a jack of all trades, which include being fluent in modeling, photography, styling, and creative direction. I also have business interests in runway production, social media marketing, event planning, promotions and a fifth aspiration is to somehow work for a music magazine. I really want to do it all, somehow, some way in my lifetime.
4. What is your definition of success?
Success is something that is defined differently by each individual, but I base success off how well I complete a goal or task, it is the feeling.
For me, happiness and stability are the main factors when measuring someone’s overall success. Stability can include financials, health, and direction. You should always know where you’re going to next and stay on track with yourself. As said previously, success can also be measured with how good one feels after you complete a task or goal. When creating these personal goals, the success will follow if one stays organized and efficient. I try to write down my goals on paper every month or so, so it makes it easier to take steps in completion. This makes it handy to check in with yourself and adjust certain elements, so that one is able to easily achieve the goals to their own measure of success.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
In the next few weeks I have a few projects that I am extremely excited to work on. Recently, I have been creating mood boards based around my vision which I, then, propose to the designer/photographer that I will be working with.
One shoot in particular, I will be working with a team based around a concept for this local designer in Providence, RI. A bigger production, this photoshoot will contain characteristics inspired by Wonderland magazine and photographer/director Petra Collins. It will have a soft pink aesthetic with a deep editorial look.
I’m especially excited for this project, because along with being the model for the shoot, I am the creative director. Coming up with the concept and scouting out who I thought would best execute the vision. There will be make-up, wardrobe, a traveling photographer, and studio time. Although the theme will stay secret, I can tell you now it will be one for the books.
Photographed by: Lucas Dexter, Daniel Irvin, Ryan Joaquim, Juan Lora Corona, Devon Minnis