Every model dreams of seeing themselves on the cover of their favorite magazine, walking the runway, or even wearing the clothes of their favorite designer for various print ads. For me, the dream does not stop there. It would be good to land on a gig, better to actually be successful at the job but BEST if I would be able to inspire, motivate, and encourage every man, woman and child despite their race, socio economic status or even their interest level in what you are representing (product, good, clothing etc.).
What is your dream gig?
For me, a perfect gig would embody infinite opportunities to connect with diverse people from different walks of life. I would be the newest “Inspirational Model” and provide a “natural” motivation to people in all facets of their lives. These opportunities would not only showcase my beauty, it would also allow people to connect with me through my story.
Through this gig, I would be placed on the covers of main stream hair magazines showcasing my natural look and teaching others how to capitalize on and explore their natural essence no matter the ethnic background. I would introduce them to products that I truly believe in and have chosen to use. And as I would get the opportunity to be placed on the covers of fitness magazines, I can motivate those who desire to live in a natural lifestyle and lose weight as I did wherein I was able lose 100 pounds in nearly 5 years, naturally. This would reinforce that health comes from the inside out. This message would not only help to strengthen their bodies, but would also aid in the growth and strength of their manes. Finally, I would also be given the opportunity to shine in photos highlighting professionalism. These pictures would be used in educational magazines, conference ads and various work force brochures showing people, especially young girls who may share similar backgrounds and experiences as I did, that they too can achieve higher education, work as parts of important teams and agencies and still remain true to their natural looks and auras. These would be action shots, showing me as a soon-to-be doctorate level psychologist on my daily grind. We would also be reminded through this media that a big part of remaining happy and natural has to do with mental and emotional well-being.
Why do you think you are right for the job?
In order to work for this diverse agency, the prospective model must also represent diverse qualities. Having the opportunity to work with and model for this agency will take the ability to excel in various aspects, including beauty, living both naturally and healthily, and also being a role model to those who look to you for inspiration.
What makes me different from other young women aspiring to be models is my ability to relate to, motivate, and inspire people in more ways than one.Furthermore, I am able to take direction well and understand that being a model is difficult and takes not just physical strength and beauty but also significant emotional stamina.I am able to take criticism well and I use it to fuel my desire to do and be better for both myself and those that I touch.I am a go-getter and I believe that you should set your standards high and deliver spectacularly no matter how big or small the job may be.I am diligent and in many ways fearless.I am open to new experiences and will persevere and endure through any hard challenge or assignment.I realize I would become a role model for many and with this in mind, I believe that “To whom much is given, much is required” and I must putforth my BEST effort and represent my agency and myself with dignity and (humble) pride at ALL times
Not only have I accomplished various goals such as remaining natural over 3 ½ years, loosing and maintaining a 100 pound weight loss and accomplishing higher education goals, I have overcome many other struggles in life.As an adopted child of a single parent mother living in a low socio economic neighborhood of St. Louis, I overcame the odds of becoming a statistic.My mother worked hard to instill the values of a strong foundation in God, setting and achieving many goals and becoming a well rounded and relatable person.She also pushed me hard and never allowed me to say what I couldn’t do.She taught me that all things are possible and if you believe you can achieve.Though I have achieved much in life, I am truly humble and grateful for all the opportunities I have been granted and for all the people who support me.I teach this to many young girls and I mentor those who don’t have access to many positive role models.I believe in being myself, no matter the repercussions and I help others celebrate who they are along the way.
The picture that I feel is my best, is the picture where I am wearing the red coat.This picture embodies all that I represent.I am a fresh-faced, relatable, educated and yet down to earth young woman.I am strong and confident, however humble and attainable.A child could look at this picture and say, “I want to be like that girl.”A man could look at this picture and be reminded that a woman displaying her beauty naturally is quite attractive.A woman contemplating whether to allow their natural self to be seen by the world could look at this picture and truly aspire to do so.This picture would motivate a multitude of people, and show them that they too can allow their true essence to shine through.
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Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulBrwnBabyDol
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