The confidence hasn't always been there for me. Modelling has definitely increased my self-esteem.
Your perfect just the way you are and you should show off what you have because nobody has it like you!
Finding a photographer who to trust and confide in for your first shoot is important, they can help give you guidance as well as help you excel in what you enjoy doing.
My motto is.. Believe in yourself and you can achieve anything.
Body confidence, however, is a tricky topic as everyone’s bodies and responses to them are different. It takes years for most people to love themselves and appreciate themselves, and that’s okay. These things take time and I spent many years wanting to tear off my own skin as I hated a lot of things about myself, and oddly enough, most of the features I was picked on about are now contributions to why photographers book me for shoots! (I’m one of the few active models with light olive skin and dark hair, naturally curly hair in Exeter). Although remember – any form of stress can impact on your body as well and lack of self-care as a result of stress can change your body, this is usually hit or miss so just keep that in mind.
I would describe my career so far as spontaneous. I worked harder than I had ever worked before at the beginning of my career and I still do, It’s brought me things I never thought I would be doing. I’ve been involved in tv work, including being cast on MTVs true love or true lies, flown out to model for a music video in Cyprus. I've featured in a fashion show. Shot with a jewelry brand, crisp brand, many clothing brands, and also had my image published. These are all the process of leading up to something great.
I personally category myself within the alternative side of modelling mainly because of my tattoos and my piercings and how I dress, outside of modelling I dress like an alternative rock chick and I listen to rock and metal music.
However, I don't only just model alternative and dark looks. I do have a massive wide range of looks available within my modelling where I do much lighter looks such as 50's vintage, pinup, cosplay, glamour, and many more to give me a variety of looks to my portfolio.
Modeling is fun but also practicing if you want to become a good model.
It is not your face or your body, but your mood and attitude which you show to the world!