Daesha - Los Angeles Beauty
The realization that this is YOUR temple helped a lot.
You can’t switch bodies with anyone else as much as you’d like to and you can’t magically wake up and not be you.
This is who you are and if you want change, make it happen.
Become the best version of yourself, love yourself, be kind to yourself.
I know at times I’m not kind to myself or my body, but I constantly remind myself that I am still loved and cared for regardless by the people around me and that as long as I’m okay with myself, I don’t care who isn’t. Keep a great support system around.
Can you tell us about your roots, about growing up?
I am born and raised in California. Growing up was quite the experience. I dealt with a lot in school and at home. My father had his own issues, but that was still my best friend and I miss him dearly. He passed when I was 15. After his passing, things seemed to become more difficult than they initially were. I was falling behind in school due to depression and I felt like my world was literally crashing in. On top of that, I was bullied immensely in person and through social media. I had no choice but to keep going to that school until I graduated. I was about 17 though when I moved from where I was living to get an apartment with my previous best friends. Having that freedom really changed things around for me and I was finally happy. Fast forward, I now live in Los Angeles. I couldn’t be any happier to have met the people that I’ve encountered and racked up all of these AMAZING experiences.
What was your childhood / teenage dream? What did you want to become?
I was so set on becoming a forensic psychologist. I wanted to work in prisons as a correctional officer as well, still do. When I became a junior in high school is when I wanted to join the Air Force. It all seemed so intriguing to me at the time.
Any idols during the teenage period?
Naomi Campbell off tops. She is very much still my idol and inspiration for a lot that I do now.
When did you start with modeling? Can you recall your first photo session?
I started modeling when I was 17. I had done my very first shoot with a friend from school, David Trujillo (IG: DavidTruuu). It was a boudoir shoot and I was super nervous seeing as I have had body image issues for some years now. I didn’t tell my mom I was doing a lingerie shoot or a shoot in general because she would’ve lost it lol. It went so well and after I saw the results, I was stunned. I had no idea I was so photogenic. After that, David and I shot multiple times and every single shoot just got better.
Implied nude / Nude photos - when have you done your first nude photo session?
My first nude session was about 3 years ago with some man I met off of Model Mayhem. It was definitely an experience I won’t forget lol. I was dressing up wigs.
How was the feeling? Reactions from people close to you?
Those photos no one has ever seen. I may have posted one on my ModelMayhem, but it was deleted a long time ago lol. As for my current nude shoots, my family knows, but they choose not to pay attention to them and focus on my other photos lol. My friends and Instagram companions praise me and I love that I’m so accepted in my most natural state.
What would be your advice to young girls who would like to start a modeling career?
My advice would be to have a strong backbone. There are some people who will take advantage of you (or try) and you’ve got to let them know what it is and what it isn’t. Don’t let someone persuade you to do anything that you don’t feel comfortable doing. Do your research in this field and constantly study. Whether it be magazines, movies, or anything pertaining to your specific type of modeling.
Can you give advice, to people in general, how not to be ashamed of their body? We have published curvy and plus size bikini & nude models, they have had a big problem with their confidence before they started to do modeling.
The realization that this is YOUR temple helped a lot. You can’t switch bodies with anyone else as much as you’d like to and you can’t magically wake up and not be you. This is who you are and if you want change, make it happen. Become the best version of yourself, love yourself, be kind to yourself. I know at times I’m not kind to myself or my body, but I constantly remind myself that I am still loved and cared for regardless by the people around me and that as long as I’m okay with myself, I don’t care who isn’t. Keep a great support system around.
What kind of art, in general, do you like?
Art in general? I love anything abstract and off the wall. Something that can really make you think!
I love to cook! Although I don’t have much time for it anymore, it’s still something I enjoy doing. Also, dancing and watching horror movies.
Social media where people can see your work