I had the pleasure of interviewing model Norva'Michelle. She has been in the modeling industry for a while and has been staying busy with photo shoots and slaying the runway. This beauty is definitely on the right track for making a name for herself in the plus size modeling industry. Here is her interview.
Jchell: Where are you from?
Norva'Michelle: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
Jchell: Where did you attend high school/college?
Norva'Michelle: I graduated from Crenshaw High School and attended Northridge College.
Jchell: What are some of your main interests and hobbies?
Norva'Michelle: My main interests and hobbies is I love volunteering to help feed the homeless in my spare time. For fun I love to bowl.
Jchell: How long have you been modeling?
Norva'Michelle: I have been modeling for about 6 years now.
Jchell: Are you an independent or agency model?
Norva'Michelle: I am currently an independent model with Los Angeles Plus Models.
Jchell: What was it like starting out as a model?
Norva'Michelle: Being a plus model can be challenging, it has it's ups and downs. To be accepted in a world that was never intended for plus size and having to show them that we matter.
Jchell: Have you been published in any magazines?
Norva'Michelle: I've been in Plus Magazine, and in Los Angeles Times and other community papers as well and TV.
Jchell: Besides modeling, have you done any acting?
Norva'Michelle: Yes, I did a workout video for Caliente Fitness where I had a speaking role.
Jchell: Let's talk about your beauty regimen. How do you keep your hair and skin looking healthy?
Norva'Michelle: I have been blessed with great skin, thank goodness, I don't wear lots of makeup and I make sure after every show I wash my face as soon as possible. My hair I like to keep pulled back until it's time to have it done.
Jchell: What are your favorite fashion trends you love?
Norva'Michelle: My go to fashion trends are a nice pair of stretchy pants and a cute jean jacket with a pair of cute heels or boots. Simple but cute :).
Jchell: Every girl has a special “can't live without this” in her closet, what's yours?
Norva'Michelle: I can't live without my jean jacket.
Jchell: Who’s your favorite photographer(s)?
Norva'Michelle: My favorite at this time is Merciful Photography. Her craft is so amazing to me.
Jchell: Knowing what you know, what advice would you give to other models trying to establish themselves?
Norva'Michelle: My advice would be to accept that not everyone will accept you but know that you have the power to show them that you will not give up. Push hard for your dream.
Jchell: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Norva'Michelle: I just want to add that anything you are passionate about is worth working hard and fighting for!
You can connect with Norva'Michelle on the following social media outlets:
Facebook: Jchell Plus Size Model On Deck