Definitely not. I was raised in a culture, family, and a time that told me that beauty looks and acts a certain way and I did not portray that since I was bigger. I spent so many years hiding myself, working out hours a day and tried every diet I could think of to be “beautiful”. Finally, one day I realized I was different and it was okay to be different. I realized that I had so much beauty inside myself that I used to help others that I needed
to start using that positivity on myself. I started giving myself compliments in the mirror daily instead of shaming myself. Every time I would have a negative thought come to mind I would shut it down and compliment myself. I had to retrain my brain from society’s lies and see the truth that was staring me right in the face each morning. Now, I love myself. I work on myself emotionally, physically, and spiritually each day. I don’t beat myself up
anymore, but I give myself grace to grow.
For our readers who are interested in starting a plus model career, what would you suggest are some top tips to get started?
Find your “why”. Why are you wanting to
be a plus model? Your “why” will give you the drive and perseverance to keep going even when you may not see a light. My “why” is to help empower and encourage women everywhere. When I feel like I may not be moving as fast as I want, I remember it isn’t
about me, it’s about the women I am impacting.
As a model you’ve had the opportunity to wear a variety of different styles, but what would we catch you in on an “off duty” day? What would you call your fashion sense and how has this evolved through your modelling career?
I definitely am an everyday business casual or classy chic girl. It fits my busy lifestyle yet still fashionable. I am a lover of scarves. You will definitely catch me in a scarf and accessories with cute heels. My style has definitely changed since trying a variety of
styles. I feel more comfortable and confident buying fun designer dresses and wearing them out to dinner or events now. I used to play it safe with clothing, but I feel comfortable wearing different designs now.
What are you some of your favorite places to shop your style?
I definitely love to buy designer clothes off the designers I work with on the runway. A couple of my last pieces purchased are from 2 B Continued Jeans and E.G.O. boutique, I also enjoy shopping at the local stores such as Forever21Plus and Torrid.
What does life look for you outside of the modeling world?
I spend most of my time with my family, my two beautiful daughters are my world. I
am in school full time working towards a Master’s Degree, volunteering, writing motivational workbooks for free, traveling, going to the gym, and enjoying the beautiful moments in life.
Thank you for taking time to chat with us today! What is one message you would like to leave with our readers today?
Take time to love yourself, like truly love yourself, and give yourself grace.