A propos de moi
I have always adored models from a young age . Especially fuller figured models . Something about their effortless beauty and their willingness to succeed in an industry that judges a person based on the size they wear that make them more stunning . I realized when I was in my teens that I wasn't going to be just your average model ! Something about knowing that made me smile from ear to ear . I've always strived to stand out . So me and my mother got in the car and drove to the interviews they were holding for Barbizon in the next city . Deciding what I was going to wear , how to do my hair and if I was going to "try" to hide the fact that I was tall were all distant memories as soon as I stepped through those doors ! Seeing other potential models chatting with one another and having the same expressions as I did made me feel at ease . They called my name to go into my interview . I stood up unbelievably nervous and shaking a little as this was my first experience interviewing . As I make my way through the double doors I was instantly greeted by a lady who's smile gave me reassurance . I was very shy to say the least as she was asking me questions about myself . I answered them one by one giving great answers . She asked me to pose and then turn slowly . While doing this she was writing notes which made me a little more nervous until she asked me to take my hair down . Her smile grew even bigger when I did so ! "I love your look " she says . Hearing those words from someone who is a positive role model , a mentor and is capable of helping young girls achieve their dreams was literally a dream come true . Being bullied as a kid for my size and getting called different names somehow made this particular moment all worth it ! I thought all the tears I cried, all the days I ate lunch by myself and all the days I was teased about my body and how different it was is very much appreciated and wanted in this world. Ultimately they wanted to give me an opportunity to learn about plus size modeling and help me grow in a division of modeling that now in 2015 has grown into a brand of its own . Sadly, I did not attend this school but I wanted to share this story in my about me because this is truly where it all started ! It took that one lady to say she loved my look to make me start learning how to love myself . Those words she spoke to me almost 11 years ago helped turn me into the amazing,intelligent,creative and the loving person that I am today . Unfortunately I have no prior modeling experience but that doesn't stop me from dreaming big and keeping my head in the stars . I want to leave an imprint on this world . I want someone in the future to read my story and feel inspired and motivated to change themselves for the better . I want to have a voice that will be heard for all of the people who are afraid to be themselves because their not the "average" woman . I embrace difference . What would the world be like if everyone looked,talked and acted the same ? I'm a very positive thinker and I love to think ahead so please think about this . Imagine if there was one woman like the one I had interviewing me for Barbizon for every girl that's battling self image issues , being bullied for their size or taking extreme measures to change their body . Think about how much better the women of today's generation would be and they truly would have a more positive outlook on life ! All it took for me was hearing those four words from her and knowing I had at least one person on my team to mold me into a strong woman and an aspiring plus size model . That's all it took ! I'm instantly hooked to a division of modeling that truly embraces the true beauty of natural women and a division I only wish to be apart of myself in the future . I embrace change and I know that every "body" is beautiful !