I had the pleasure of interviewing model Dina Alsaid. Dina is new to the modeling industry. I had the opportunity to model with her in a few shows and I chose her to model in one of my shows, Jones Girls, Inc. Models Presents CurvFeisty 101 Hosted By Ashley Stewart. I truly admire her strength and her ambition to work hard to make herself noticed. I see her growing in the plus size modeling industry. Here is her interview.
Jchell: Where are you from?
Dina: Born and raised in Dallas. My dad is Palestinian and my mom's family came from Spain.
Jchell: Where did you attend high school/college?
Dina: I went to Hillcrest High school in Dallas. I first attended Richland, then UTD then finished at UNT.
Jchell: What are some of your main interests and hobbies?
Dina: Hobbies? I'm a special needs mom so most of my free time is learning about autism and sensory processing disorder. I also love to workout.
Jchell: How long have you been modeling?
Dina: I just started this past May. My first show was Mother's Day Sip & Shop at Ashley Stewart.
Jchell: What was it like starting out as a model?
Dina: Hardest thing is just getting picked for shows. I think in the DFW community has plethora of opportunities it is just finding out about who, what, where and when.
Jchell: Have you been published in any magazines?
Dina: No, I have not.
Jchell: Besides modeling, have you done any acting?
Dina: No, my only experience is recent.
Jchell: Let's talk about your beauty regimen. How do you keep your hair and skin looking healthy?
Dina: I believe genetics and diet are important. I make sure I eat yogurt or Greek yogurt and olive oil every day. I always use fresh berries in my protein smoothie. I am not one to spend money on pricey creams or serums.
Jchell: What are your favorite fashion trends you love?
Dina: I absolutely love denim. I just started wearing the over sized sweaters and ponchos. I know, I'm so behind.
Jchell: Every girl has a special "can't live without this" in her closet, what's yours?
Dina: The perfect pair of jeans. the pair that hug you in all the right places.
Jchell: Who's your favorite photographer(s)?
Dina: Well, I'm only familiar with local photographers so I am going to say I love Kieone Young's work.
Jchell: Knowing what you know, what advice would you give to other models trying to establish themselves?
Dina: It will and does take time. Listen and watch. YouTube is not the same as listening and learning from seasoned veterans.
Jchell: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Dina: No, thank you so much for the opportunity to interview with you .
You can connect with Dina on the following social media outlets:
Facebook: Dina Alsaid
Facebook fan page: Jchell Plus Size Model On Deck