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Hey Hey! Happy Model Monday again! Meet Kay Owens! Owens is a model and influencer. She’s also one of our fabUffiliates!
Name: Kimbra “Kay” Owens
fabUplus Magazine: What type of modeling do you do? How did you get started as a model? What’s an average work week like for you?
Kimbra: I am just starting out. But I would love to do print, glam, and commercial.
fabUplus Magazine: Describe your personal style. What are some of your signature colors, styles, and accessories?
Kimbra: I would say that my personal style is very laid back, comfortable, with flash here and there. Although I love a great pair of heels from time to time, I’ve become a major sneaker head over the last few years.
fabUplus Magazine: If you could go back in time and give yourself advice as a little girl, what would you tell her?
Kimbra: I would encourage her to do whatever it is that she wants. To be fearless and know that she is capable of doing anything she puts her mind to despite what anyone has to say.
fabUplus Magazine: For our readers who struggle with being comfortable in their own skin and wearing what they want, what are some practical things you would recommend they do to help them get to the level of confidence you have?
Kimbra: This question is amazing but I am still struggling myself. I think as women, no matter how comfortable we become with our own skin there will always be something that we struggle with, and that’s fine. Some practical things that I have done is to always uplift myself, especially when I’m having a bad moment. You have to remember that there is only one you, and be proud of who you are.
fabUplus Magazine: What are your goals and dreams as an influencer or model? What accomplishments are you most proud of?
Kimbra: My dreams and goals as a model is to inspire those that are not used to seeing someone that represents them. Success is wonderful and it is something that we all want, but the top priority for me is to inspire the individuals that feel looked over and that their type of “beauty” isn’t enough.
fabUplus Magazine: How have you seen the fashion, retail, or modeling industry change in the past decade – specifically with regards to diversity and inclusivity? What work still needs to be done?
Kimbra: The industry change has been wonderful and I am happy to see it happening. However, there should be more diversity when it comes to height as well as the standard curve model.
fabUplus Magazine: How has body image and self-esteem changed over the years?
Kimbra: My body image and self-esteem has definitely improved even though I am still a work in progress. There are moments where certain insecurities can get to me, but I proud to say that I am nowhere close to where I used to be.
fabUplus Magazine: Which fashion brands and designers are leading the pack or doing something different and meaningful?
Kimbra: I would say anyone that is being inclusive of individuals regardless of size, color, and shape. Specifically, Rihanna with everything she’s done has been one that has a huge impact over the last few years.
fabUplus Magazine: From where do you draw inspiration for your work?
Kimbra: I follow so many models, models of different backgrounds with completely different looks. I just love seeing individuals in the industry that are successful and making a difference. That’s what inspires me.