1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Something not a lot of people know about me is that in addition to modeling I also own an online wholesale business. I co-run the business with my boyfriend and we are in the process of expanding our wholesale accounts with various brands and companies. It's been exciting to see it really take off. I don't share that side too much like I do for my modeling but it is a part of my life. I'm the kind of person who loves and enjoys doing so many different things. I don't like being tied to one job or project. With my work in modeling and the business I have more freedom to do that. Life is very multifaceted so why shouldn't we be.
2. What are your biggest passions?
Right now my passions revolve around my work in modeling and running the online business. I love seeing my work developing whether its in my
posing or furthering opportunities with other creatives and businesses. I am also passionate about mental health with our youth. I was severely depressed from my middle school years up to my early 20s and wish I had someone telling me it was not only ok, but normal too. I want kids now to hear what I wish I had. That you can succeed and the sky is the limit, even with any perceived limitations.
3. What are your goals for the future?
I have many many goals for the future. My goal for modeling is to continue to do new projects I haven't done before. I have worked with a few clothing brands but I would like to work with bigger brands and larger magazine publications then the ones I am already in. I want to leave my mark. My goal for the e-commerce business is to see it grow and expand to the point where it is generating more passive income and freeing up time to do more of what I love- mental health advocacy and travel.
4. What is your definition of success?
Success to me means always moving forward and experiencing positive development. When I make it to one point, then I want to get to the next.
But it is important to take moments to pause and be thankful for the milestones you have succeeded in. Five years ago I never would of thought I would be a model and entrepreneur but here
I am. Yet I continue to strive and reach new heights, that's how you grow. And to me, growth equals happiness.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
I am always working on something. Right now I have some exciting photo shoots in the works. I will be in NYC and LA soon for photo shoots. I also have a calendar project and a couple more clothing brand partnerships coming up. I am also excited to announce that I have been selected to represent my state Virginia in the Miss Fashion Global Petite national competition in Orlando this November. Anyone interested in following my journey or working with me should visit my Instagram @CML2354.
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