Jchell: Where are you from?
Alicia: Dallas Texas.
Jchell: Where did you go to high school/college?
Alicia: Skyline High School and Indiana University.
Jchell: What are some of your main interests and hobbies?
Alicia: I love to read a good romance novel, hang out with family and friends, and watch television.
Jchell: How long have you been modeling?
Alicia: About 6 years.
Jchell: What was it like starting out as a model?
Alicia: It was different; I wasn’t sure how people liked plus size models especially with how people say negative things about people they feel are overweight. Also the group I started out with I had to spend a lot of money and things they promised didn’t always happen. I was able to meet some great people that are still in my life today.
Jchell: Have you been published in any magazines?
Alicia: Yes, I was published in the Curves Valentine’s Day issue in February.
Jchell: Besides modeling, have you done any acting?
Alicia: No, I have not branched out into acting.
Jchell: Let's talk about your beauty regimen, how do you keep your hair and skin looking healthy?
Alicia: I use Mary Kay beauty products to wash my face. I also you a beauty mask from the store Lush, witch hazel to keep black heads away, Mary Kay and Oil Of Olay moisturizer.
Jchell: What are your favorite fashion trends you love?
Alicia: Distressed jeans and maxi dresses and skirts. Both items you can dress up or down and are comfortable.
Jchell: Every girl has a special “can't live without this” in her closet, what's yours?
Alicia: A cute black dress.
Jchell: Who is your favorite photographer?
Alicia: Bilal Alan and Chris Booth.
Jchell: Knowing what you know, what advice would you give to other models trying to establish themselves.
Alicia: Know who you are. Pay attention to your surroundings you may have to model something you don’t like, wear a hairstyle that you think is terrible and wear shoes that hurt but keeps all comments to yourself you never know who is listening. Everyone is not your friend.
Jchell: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Alicia: Always be professional and respectful you never know what may happen but when you are always respectful of others it will be remembered.
You can connect with model Alicia on the following social media outlets:
Facebook: Plus Size Model Alicia
Facebook fan page: Jchell Plus Size Model On Deck