I studied film directing, as I think it would tremendously help me to be a better actor, and it's good to see the whole thing from another angle. I loved work with students on short films, UCLA really made us a big family. Sometimes, we got to make short films with the same scripts, it was so interesting to see everyone's film turned out to be so different. Thanks to my UCLA studies, I have two films in the film festival, "Forget to Remember" and "Wine Not". They were based on my previous relationships. My friends always say that I am like Taylor Swift in films.
I agree that self-confidence is key when it comes to any type of art, including modeling and self-confidence. I would say that the most important thing to remember is your value and image. Is your art demonstrating your worth? How do you want to come off to your audience? If the art that you are doing does not reflect this, then don’t do it. Also, don’t be afraid to say no. You don’t need to be overly sexualized for success. I’ve had so many male photographers try to push me to reveal more or do more than I was comfortable with in shoots, and I’ve had a hard time always saying no, but it’s something you have to do. I had to explain to them that I’m ok with revealing more, but it has to serve a purpose that makes statements that align with my views. Create what you want to create - it’s your art form, express yourself how you wish to.