I had the pleasure of interviewing model Laura. She has not been in the modeling game for long, but has made great strides.
I can see this beauty doing quite well in the plus size modeling industry. Here is her interview.
Jchell: Where are you from?
Laura: I am from Houston, Texas
Jchell: Where did you attend high school/college?
Laura: I attended Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas. I attended Howard University and Texas Southern University.
Jchell: What are some of your main interests and hobbies?
Laura: Some of my hobbies/ interests are traveling, shopping, reading, swimming, spending time with friends and family.
Jchell: How long have you been modeling?
Laura: I have been modeling for a little over a year now.
Jchell: Are you an independent or agency model?
Jchell: What was it like starting out as a model?
Laura: Starting out as a new model in the industry was very exciting. I always told myself that no matter where I was whether it be a fashion show or a photo shoot, I would just absorb all the information, advice, constructive criticism people in the industry gave me and build on that to become a better model. I have met some amazing people and have had some incredible opportunities.
Jchell: Have you been published in any magazines?
Laura: No, not in any published magazines, but I won Monif C's Decade of Curves Model Call in Houston. The prize was my own email campaign with Monif C.
Jchell: Besides modeling, have you done any acting?
Laura: Nope, never done any acting.
Jchell: Let's talk about your beauty regimen: How do you keep your hair and skin looking healthy?
Laura: As far as daily hair regimens, I make sure before I go to bed I twist my hair and I always wear a good satin scar to bed. I shampoo my hair once a week and deep condition it weekly. As far as my skin goes, I keep it really simple... Noxzema and a good moisturizer has brought my skin a long way.
Jchell: What are your favorite fashion trends you love?
Laura: Right now my favorite trend is bold prints and LOTS of color! I also likely love COLOR!
Jchell: Every girl has a special "can't live without this" in her closet, what's yours?
Laura: My "can't live without this" in my closet would have to be my sexy black patent leather So Kate's. I can dress them up or down and no matter what it's sexy.
Jchell: Who is your favorite photographer(s)?
Laura: My favorite photographer is Matt Oloyede. He takes amazing photos and truly captures the essence of the model standing before him.
Jchell: Knowing what you know, what advice would you give to other models trying to establish themselves?
Laura: My advice to other models trying to establish themselves is to stay focused, be professional, maintain good work ethics, don't get caught up in industry drama and don't be an "in my city/state model." Travel to model calls out of state and network outside of your comfort zone.
You can connect with model Laura on the following social media outlets:
Facebook: Ashley Pickens
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