CA: How did you get into modeling?
CD: Two of my older cousins gave me a photoshoot as an Christmas gift back in 2010. This was their way of getting me out of my comfort zone as well as uplifting my spirits due to a rough period in my life.
CA: For how long have you been modeling?
CD: Since December 24, 2010 so about four years
CA: Which models do you idolize?
CD: I don’t idolize anyone actually, this may sound crazy but its never been like me to compare or be inspired by others work. And lets be real here, what model can I idolize as a 5’4 model lol.
CA: Where do you want to take your career?
CD: Ideally, I would like to be a prominent fitness model for major companies such as Nike, Adidas, and Under Amour.
CA: How do you choose shoots/shows to do?
CD: There has to be some sort of positive benefit for me; such as a new experience, compensation, or the ability to learn something new and meet new networks.
CA: How would you describe working with the photographer?
CD: That’s all dependent on the photographer because now we’re talking about different people which means different personalities. I work well with anyone essentially because I come to work and accomplish a goal!
CA: Do you have a favorite shoots? Why?
CD: One of my favorite professional shoot was the commercial and print ad for Timex Ironman sports watch. I jump roped, did yoga, and ran all day while they followed me shooting!! Best kind of work ever *smiles*.
CA: What gives you a sense of fulfillment when it comes to doing modeling?
CD: The fact that most don’t know my past and how insecure I was with my body. Modeling gave me the positivity and encouragement I needed growing into my womanhood. This business allowed me to
grow into a more outgoing individual as well and understand a lot more about business and branding.
CA: Do you get to travel a lot for your work? If so, what’s your favorite city that you have visited?
CD: Yes, I travel a lot because of modeling but also because I run my own business as a Travel Consultant. I’m not too fond of cities but if I had to choose it would be NYC..im more of a favorite country type! JAMAICA!!
CA: Outside of modeling, what are your interests?
CD: Traveling, shopping, and spending time with my loved ones.
CA: What is your favorite aspect of yourself physically?
CD: I’d say my muscular legs and eyes.
CA: What is your ethnicity?
CD: Cape Verdean and Italian
CA: How do you describe your style?
CD: Hmm, that’s hard since I’m very versatile. So I can be comfortable in all styles and I’m willing to try new ones at anytime. However, my most comfortable style would be a tomboy chic one because it covers all bases of my personality.
CA: Which fashion magazines, websites, blogs, and/or catalogs do you visit most often?
CD: I don’t do much of that, similar to idolizing models. If I like something, I’ll look but to be consistent with a certain magazine or site can force your style to become bias and limit creativity.
CA: Where do you generally shop?
CD: Anywhere my pocket can afford at the time.
CA: Who is your celebrity man crush?
CD: Don’t have one lol.
CA: Who is your celebrity woman crush?
CD: Alicia Keys
CA:What do you want your work/portfolio to be remembered for?
CD: The ability to trigger emotions and thought. INSPIRE young girls to recognize their talent and beauty while not allowing any stereotype or person stop them from persevering.
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