BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:
ABOUT THE BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:I am a Full-Figured Model. I model fashion, hair, makeup, handbags, shoes, etc. I consider my modeling category as glam; as this is where my strength is.
My purpose in modeling is to inspire, to uplift, and to spread love and celebration to all who view my pictures, know me, or see me on the runway. My mission is to demonstrate class, elegance, style, and grace to show women and girls how to dress your body properly, looking good and feeling even better! My focus is to empower all girls and women, especially those who may dealing with issues; whether it be with their body or personal; that you can look good without breaking the bank or showing too much skin.
What sets me apart from my competitors/peers is that I am the face and owner of my brand. I am versatile in every sense of the word, and I work extremely hard to be dedicated and solid.
What makes modeling so special is that I witnessed my own transformation inside while dressing up the outside. When you are healed on the inside, the outside just becomes a natural glow that is undeniably noticeable.
THE STORY:I got started in modeling 4 years ago. My church member has a full-figured consignment shop and she approached me about waking in her show. Prior to, I had no experience. I’ve been shy most of my life, so doing the show was a huge barrier breaker. While I had no real plans to continue to pursue, I was encouraged by so many of the other models. I began to feel empowered so I attended an Ashley Stewart casting call where I was selected for the Love Your Curves Tour in 2015! I was more excited and happy than I had been in a long time.. This was an accomplishment for me, by me that was so needed at this very confusing and disappointing time in my life.
Modeling was my savior. Waking in the Ashley Stewart pop-up Show basically put me up on the modeling map in Atlanta. I began to meet people, cast for shows, and learn about the industry. I’ve traveled and had some wonderful experiences. What’s also great is that I’ve also done some acting.
4 years later, I’ve gotten so much better! I am still growing and learning; still booked and busy; and still working on ways to keep my brand fresh and set apart.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS / ACCOLADES / AWARDS:2018 was definitely a year of proud moments and recognitions. I was a speaker at a dear friend’s birthday celebration and I was also nominated ATL’s Hottest Full-Figured Model.
ROADBLOCKS AND CHALLENGES:I am married and we have a son who will be graduating from college this year with a B.A. in Finance. I was a teen mother, giving birth to my son at the age of 16. We love to travel, we love comedy, and I love my fashion!
Boy, I struggle everyday with work, life, modeling balance. It’s difficult to handle everything, especially managing social media. I overcome these struggles by taking them out, communicating with my husband and friends, pacing myself by saying ‘no’, and keeping a planner. Organization is key to overcoming challenges.
RELAXATION:Some of my favorite ways to relax are going the beach, massage therapy, and staying at home doing absolutely nothing! The beach was significant in my childhood. It was a place for fun and family gatherings. As an adult, it is a place of release and peace. Massage therapy helps to relax and let go if stress and tension in my body. Staying home doing nothing is usually needed to balance me out and give me time to reflect and relax after some busy times.
CONTACT INFORMATION:37 Dwayne Meadows Trace
Douglasville, Ga 30134