glamour, models, Elegance, Issue 2, 2016, PRINCESS MANDY MO , JEANA TURNER , AMBER MICK, PAIGE HUDSON, KRISTI ROSE, LAUREL ANNE, EDEN LEVINE, CHELSEA LOVELACE, GOLDEN GIRLS OF MIAMI, PHOTOGRAPHER SPOTLIGHT , ALEXIS NICOLE, GADGETS ,RAVEN CRUZ
PRINCESS MANDY MO
Name: Princess Mandy Mo Age: 34 Nationality: Cantonese Born/Raised: West Palm Beach, FL Zodiac: Aquarius Height: 5 ft tall!! Godzilla!!! Lol Measurements: 34-25-32 Website: www.iloveprincessmandymo.com Twitter: princessmandymo Facebook: iloveprincessmandymo histogram: i_love_princessmandymo Sometimes modeling conies with a lot of baggage. Do you feel that you’ve been misper-ceived? When I first started modeling in 2004 I thought it was all glitz and glamour. Little did I know its so many fake and phony people in the industry that you will come across. But in the same breath there are still genuinely, talented people out there that make up for the crapola that s out there.
What do you hope to accomplish in the next 5 years? Within the next 5 years, I hope I marry the man of my dreams, have some cute little mini me’s, and continue being a certified personal trainer. I love helping others get fit and accomplishing their health and wellness goals. Nowadays you have to have multiple hustles to make a living. What are some of yours? I mentioned I have S jobs. I’m a NASM certified personal trainer at Zoo Gym, 24 Hr fitness, and my own business where I travel to my clients to train them called GETMOFIT. I also obviously model and act on the side as well as being a pharmaceutical sales rep in regards to com-pounds and toxicology. I’m not just a pretty face but I’ve got brains too. How do you feel you can make a positive impact on today’s current events? I carry a positive attitude wherever I am at and whatever I’m doing. So wherever I go I like to inspire and motivate others to live an active and healthy lifestyle. What kind of musk do you listen to? I listen to top 40, to hip-hop, to old school R&B, to slow jams, to EDM. I love it all except for country music. Lol What is your current favorite song? My favorite song is 2 Live Crew’s Me So Horny If you were looking for a relationship what type of person would spark your interest? A man that is honest, loyal, and funny. He has to be into fitness to match my lifestyle. Must love dogs. And lastly, he must have drive and motivation to succeed in whatever he may be passionate about in life. Do you think it is hard to maintain a rela-tionship as a model? Absolutely. It takes a very confident man to be able to understand that if he is dating a model that it doesn’t matter how many men is giving her attention because the only one that matters is that the one she’s with is giving her all of his. If you could only choose one person, who is your inspiration and why? My mom because she is the hardest working person I know whom doesn’t have much but would give you the clothes off her back if you were cold and needed it.
If you could change 3 things about yourself, what would it be? I wish I was a little bit taller!! Lol Being 5 ft sometimes really sucks!! I wish I had bigger boobs, like DD’s!! Lol and I wish I never had this illness that I have.
Name: Amber Mick Age: 24 yrs Nationality: African American/Caucasian Born/Raised: Augusta, GA Zodiac: Taurus Height: 5’6″ Measurements: 34/26/37 Instagram: @amber.mick For those just seeing you for the first time. What can you tell us about yourself? I am a hardworking, classy model from “the country” as many like to say. I am still getting used to big cities, traveling, and meeting high-end people. I’ve been modeling for a while but it is just now starting to take off for me and I am so excited. I’ve been a lead model in music videos, done IIpromotion modeling, fashion, television, and runway.
What sets you apart from other models? The fact that I’m down to earth. I meet so many models that are so stuck on themselves and don’t care about anyone else. I am humble. I care about others’ feelings and am assertive when I need to be.
What do you hope to accomplish in the next 5 years? In the next 5 years I plan to model for New York Fashion Week and to work in Califor-nia. The biggest goal I have in the next 5 years is to be signed to a high-end clothing company. Nowadays you have to have multiple hustles to make a living. What are some of yours? I am a firm believer in this concept. I am a full time nursing student graduating at the end of this year and also take on all types of modeling jobs ‘,that come my way: promotion, beauty, fashion, etc. Once I graduate, I plan on being a nurse and a model. How do you feel you can make a positive impact on today’s current events? I inspire women to follow their dreams. No matter the circumstances, I believe people should do what makes them happy without letting anyone hold them back. Life can be taken away from us at any second. We shouldn’t waste any time being unhappy with our lives. In the perfect world things always go as planned on set, but what’s the worst experience you’ve had so far? I’ve been lucky enough to have many great experiences on set. However, I did have one pretty bad experience on a rap music video set last year. All of the models were getting ready in one room when someone ran in and said that someone was on set waving a gun around in peoples’ faces. So we locked the door and went on lockdown for about 15 minutes until we figured out what was going on. It was rumored that someone got robbed, but thankfully no one got hurt. It was just a scary experience. What’s the most important aspect of a relation-ship? I believe the most important aspect of a relationship is honesty. Honesty to one another, and honestly to yourself. You can’t have a relationship based on lies. I think that is one of the cruelest things you can do to someone is to be in a serious relationship but be lying to them the whole relationship wasting their time. If you could only choose one person, who is your inspiration and why? My daughter is definitely my number one inspiration now. I am a new mom so everything I do now is for her. Before we go do you have any last words? Al-ways keep your faith and never give up!
Name: Paige Hudson Age: 28 Nationality: Canadian-American Born/Raised: Welling Alberta Canada Zodiac: Cancer/Rabbit Height: 5’4″ Measurements: 34C/25/36 Website: https://www.officialpaigehudson.com Twitter: @opaigehudson Facebook: PaigeHudsonModel Instagram: @opaigehudson For those just seeing you for the first time. What can you tell us about yourself? My entire life, I have heard from many people how differ-ent/unique I am. I was born to a conservative family, but I am quite liberal. I am a mother to a beautiful little boy, I am a lefty, and I love expressing myself in many different ways. Nowadays you have to have multiple hustles to make a living. What are some of yours? I work part-time helping people with disabilities. I also work out of my home as a Master Esthetician, and currently working on a website for blogging and merchandise sales. I also work casually for a marketing company, helping with promotions and event work.
How do you feel you can make a positive impact on today’s current events? There are so many ways to help, even just by talking about it brings awareness. This world has a lot going on, but if you are constantly reading or hearing about all the negativity, you will start to mold that same mentality. I always try to post something happy and positive to change it up. There is research that says it is easier to process negative experiences than positive ones. So filling your day with more positive news and events will result in a better life. Have you ever watched Extreme Makeover Home Edition? It’s so amazing seeing other’s lives change for the better isn’t it?!
For those interested in getting to know you. What are your turn ons and turn offs? Turn ons: Genuine, Smart, Funny, And Passionate. Turn offs: Arrogance, Negativity, Bad Hygiene, and Mean.
Do you think it is hard to maintain a relation-ship as a model? It is only hard if you make it that way. There needs to be respect from both partners, supporting each other’s dreams, but also, making time for your relationship, they should be equally important. Balance is the key. Nobody is perfect, but what’s the one thing that would stop you from dating someone? If they can’t allow me to be the person I am, then it will, never work, because support is the deal breaker. You can’t support who I am, vice versa, then the relationship will fail. What are the three most important things in your life? 1. My family (boyfriend & son), 2. My Journey and memories, 3. The world (Our home) If you could only choose one person, who is your inspiration and why? Choosing one person is very hard because there are so many amazing people. Today I would say Bob Marley. He stood for so much truth. Such an inspiration and I truly admire everything he stands for. His music is just amazing too, “Don’t worry, be happy!’ Before we go do you have any last words? “Love all, Trust a few, Do wrong to none?’ William Shakespeare. Simple words to live by.
Name: Kristi Rose Age: 22 Nationality: Black Born/Raised: Los Angeles Zodiac: Aries Height: 5’4 Measurements: 32, 26 Twitter: @Cupcake_Krissy Instagram: Kristiirose
For those just seeing you for the first time. What can you tell us about yourself? Former Student-Athlete, College Girl. I have big dreams and love being sexy
What sets you apart from other models? I feel that I’m like a chameleon, I can blend in any-where and I am always seeking to try something new. Whether that be in the poses that I do, different themes, backgrounds, hairstyles etc. I like to take risks and just create.
Sometimes modeling conies with a lot of baggage. Do you feel that you’ve been misper-ceived? I was raised in a strict, conservative household. So most of the people who watched me grow up have been used to seeing me being “goody two shoes?’ So once I started my mod-eling people misunderstood the meaning and purpose behind it and assumed the worst about me. When in reality I am, and always have been, a free spirit and not conservative.
What do you hope to accomplish in the next 5 years? I hope to have my own business in the future. Have my career on track and to be a cover model on a big name magazine. Everyone will know my name in the next 5 years.
Have you/or would you ever consider mixing business with pleasure? No. I would never. It never ends well and I like to keep things classy and professional as possible.
If you were looking for a relationship what type of person would spark your interest? A boss! lol Nah, but seriously a good upstanding, goal driven, funny guy.
What’s the most important aspect of a relation-ship? Communication and Friendship. Both are vital to a SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP
What feature on your body do people compli-ment the most? My Breast
What are the three most important things in your life? Faith, Freedom, Family
Before we go do you have any last words? Nev-er be afraid to be yourself.
Name: Laurel Anne Age: 21 Nationality: American Caucasian Born/Raised: Fishers, Indiana Zodiac: Gemini Height: 5’3 Measurements: 32C/26/32 Website: http://www.modelmayhem. com/3212523 Twitter: laurelanne_la Facebook: LaurelAnne4201a histogram: laurelanne.la For those just seeing you for the first time. What can you tell us about yourself? I play the violin, cello, guitar, piano and I sing, as well as I used to be a dancer (ballet, jazz, hip-hop and exotic). I have traveled to 43 of the 50 states in my time of being alive and it’s helped me become the well-rounded and open-minded person I am today. I wish to travel around and model for various companies that have interests in capturing the natural outdoor light and edgy editorial art. I love traveling and adventuring, as my mind is always restless and I love to learn about other places and people. This is me, and I love me, so I hope you do too (: Who are some women in the industry you look up to? Lexi Bonkers, Darla Roseberry, Angela Mazzanti, Karlee Jane, Lauren Nicole, Ashley Allen, Venessa Neito, Elle Audra, Madzilla, Bernadette Macias & more (: How do you feel you can make a positive im-pact on today’s current events? With my voice. Nowadays people forget how much social media and being a public figure can help your voice be heard and reach people you could never imag-ine reaching. Instead of simply writing a letter to congress or parliment, whole movements can be made via social media. My biggest goal out of my career is to be able to inflict positivity & change in people’s daily lives. As a model, I am a public figure. People listen, follow and want to do the things I do, so why EVER be negative. Why would you want anything else but to be a positive image in someone’s mind? If you were looking for a relationship what type of person would spark your interest? Someone looking to get more out of life. Someone not working for someone else or working a 9-5 job. Someone that has a passion for life and what they do, as well as cares for others and not just focused on themselves. Do you do everything just for you? Or do you have others in mind when you make choices in life, because your choices don’t just affect you, they can have relays onto the people you care about. If you could only choose one person, who is your inspiration and why? My mother. She is the strongest, most outspoken, college educated woman in my life. I owe everything from my education, to my outlook and drive on life. She has gone through some extremely hard times in her life, things that break people down, but she has never given up. Her boyfriend just asked her to marry him today and I couldn’t be more happy or proud. Love you Mamma Before we go do you have any last words? Be you, I am never afraid to be myself in front of others and I am never afraid to speak up when something is not right or sound. Use your voice, it’s the only one you have. And never forget those who helped you be who or where you are today.
Name: Eden Levine Born/Raised: El Salvador Zodiac: Taurus Height: 5.5 ft Twitter: eden_levine Facebook: eden.levine.I Instagram: eden_levine What sets you apart from other models? Other then the fact that I have a very unique look; I am a go-getter, independent person. I’m very driven and want to own my own business one day. Who are some women in the industry you look up to? No one necessarily; the only person I strive to be better then is the person I was yesterday. Sometimes modeling conies with a lot of baggage. Do you feel that you’ve been misper-ceived? Probably. Most people assume that if you do modeling; you are lazy, jobless, and try to live off of someone. But not all models are created equal. Some of us do work, and work hard for our money. And while we may pose and take a lot of pictures, those pictures help us land other better jobs and opportunities that are based on physical attributes. If you were looking for a relationship what type of person would spark your interest? First and foremost, a confident man. Love a man who knows what he wants; to me that’s so sexy. I also love when a man is driven and is always trying to better himself. Personal hygiene is also very important to me. But ultimately I would want a partner. We push each other to be better, build our own empire and travel the world together. For those interested in getting to know you. What are your turn on’s and turn offs? Some I’ve already mentioned, but I pay attention to the little things. How are you around your “boys..”? How you refer to women when you’re around them, how you treat your mom, amongst other things. Do you do the things you say you’ll do, are you motivated enough and the list goes on. I want someone that inspires me and lifts me up, not someone who will drag me down.
Do you think it is hard to maintain a relation-ship as a model? Oh yes, very much so. We are in an industry where looks are everything. Our job is to role-play and act seductive but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we give our hearts to everyone we meet. There are always men after us, but at the end of the day, we want to come home to the one that we love. But that requires a lot of trust, and it requires a very strong man to be able to do that. Is it true women know within minutes of meet-ing a guy whether they will have sex with him? 00000hhh yessss. Its true for me. I am not sexually attracted to a lot of men. How do you maintain those sexy curves? Well not sure if “maintain” is the right word, but I work hard for my booty. Health and wellness is very important to me. Therefore working out and eating healthy is part of my regimen. I do plenty of leg exercises to build and tone as well as cardio for leanness and cardiovascular health
What are the three most important things in your life? Personal growth, health, and n n relationships.
Name: Chelsea Lovelace Age: 24 Nationality: Biracial (Black & White) Born/Raised: Charlotte, FL Zodiac: Sagittarius Height: 5’3 Measurements: 32DD-24-35 Twitter: Chels_Lovelace Facebook: Chelsea Host Instagram: Chels_lovelace For those just seeing you for the first time. What can you tell us about yourself? I am currently living in Tampa, FL, been living here since I was in high school. I have been in this industry since I was 17 on & off. Now that I’m older I’m ready to take it more seriously. I’m definitely a hard worker. I am currently in school Part-Time to become a Physical Thera-pist and I also work Full-Time. What sets you apart from other models? What sets me apart is my look and my work ethic. I’m biracial so that gives me a real exotic look & it kinda sets me apart from other models. People are intrigued when they can’t immediately pinpoint your ethnicity. Also I’m not afraid to work & try new opportunities. I do my research & do my best, if it doesn’t work out then I know I tried & know what to do to make the next time better. Sometimes modeling comes with a lot of baggage. Do you feel that you’ve been misper-ceived? Yes I definitely feel like I get misper-ceived. Most people think that “models” are stuck up & always on the scene. Not all “mod-els” are the same; we are all our own person. If I’m not out making money doing a promo event or photoshoot, I’m usually laid up at home. What do you hope to accomplish in the next 5 years? I am very big on goals. What I hope Ito accomplish in the next 5 years is to have my masters & working in the field of Physical Therapy, I hope to be working with a clothing line and on the cover of multiple magazines & having a team that Brands me well. In the perfect world things always go as planned on set, but what’s the worst experi-ence you’ve had so far? For me my time is very valuable. The worst experience I’ve had so far is, which really isn’t bad but more of a lesson learned was working with a photographer shooting basically half the day going to different locations (TF Shoot) and getting one or two pictures back. Now I’m smarter and when they make me sign my Model Release I have one for them to sign too so it makes the shoot worth-while for the both of us.
Have you/or would you ever consider mixing business with pleasure? I have not mixed busi-ness with pleasure and now being older I know to NEVER mix business with pleasure because I’ve seen it end badly. I have been tempted a couple times but I wouldn’t like to ruin any future opportunities. If you were looking for a relationship what type of person would spark your interest? The type of person that sparks my interest is someone who is goal oriented. I look for a partner when I’m looking for a relationship. I want you to be on my level or above, I don’t want someone that would be dragging me down or someone that’s not willing to help push & guide me to bettering myself. I definitely like a guy that I can learn from.
GOLDEN GIRLS OF MIAMI
Name: Rali Ivanova Age: 30 Nationality: Biulgarian Born/Raised: Varna, Bulgaria Zodiac: Aries Height: 5’5 Measurements: 34-27-39 Website: www.Ralilvanova.com Twitter: @Ralilvanova Facebook: OfficialRalilvanova Instagram: @Ralilvanova For those just seeing you for the first time. What can you tell us about yourself? I’m a very down to earth and positive girl. My friends and family would say that I would do anything for them.
What do you hope to accomplish in the next 5 years? I hope more magazine features and covers, more traveling and even bigger success for my swimsuit company www.Azzelia.com Nowadays you have to have multiple hustles to make a living. What are some of yours? Just as a model my job can be different every time. Mostly I focus on my modeling right now and my swimsuit company. What kind of music do you listen to? What is your current favorite song? I have so many favorite songs. Beyond is my favorite artist and love pretty much all of her songs. If you were looking for a relationship what type of person would spark your interest? I don’t really have a type, but he needs to be sweet and genuine. Do you think it is hard to maintain a relation-ship as a model? No not really, as long as you respect your relationship and know your limits. Nobody is perfect, but what’s the one thing that would stop you from dating someone? Disre-spect! You have to respect each other and don’t ever take the other person for granted.
Have you ever had a one-night stand? Would you do it again? No, I’ve never done it and I wouldn’t do it. I love going on dates to get to know each other before we take the next step. How do you maintain those sexy curves? I try to have one cheat day of the week so I can get my cravings out of the way and during the week I eat a lot of protein and veggies and try to stay away from bread. I try to exercise like 3-4 times a week.
What are the three most important things in your life? To relax, be happy and to be the best person I can be. If you could only choose one person, who is your inspiration and why? My grandmother she is the most giving person I know. She has made so many sacrifices for us. If you could change 3 things about yourself, what would it be? I would try to be more organized, not so emotional and I would try to trust people a little bit more and give them the benefit the doubt.
Before we go do you have any last words? Fol-low me on my social media if you would like to get to know me.
What made you want to get into photography? I guess it was something I could always see coming, but what made it a reality was when I was dating someone (pretty serious relationship) that was really interested in trying to get into modeling, we bought my first camera and since it was something we were both interested in, helped jumpstart what I have built today. Started shooting her, then friends, then friends of friends and it just grew, pretty quickly too, from there. Where are you from? I’m born and raised and still down south in New Orleans, Louisiana. I love my city! What type of photography do you do? Most people would probably call it glamour or boudoir. I personally HATE the term boudoir so you will never hear me acknowledge or call my work that. I tellladies that what I shoot is called SEXP. It’s my variation of sexy lingerie, lots of skin and a lot of creative lighting. I love natural lighting. How long have you been doing photography? I’ve been shooting in general since around November of 2010. So it’s going on about 5 years now. Although when I first started I was shooting all types and styles (kids, families, weddings, senior portraits, etc..). ft wasn’t until maybe late 2011 that I shifted my focus and started to exclusively develop the style you see today. Who are some models you would like to work with? Well, if I can include actresses and reach way up to the stars for this, my top 5 wish list would go exactly like this… 1. Kate Beckinsale, 2. Candice Swanepoel, 3. Adriana Lima, 4. Jennifer Lawrence, and my throwback 5. Carmen Electra!!! I could die a happy man after that list! Do you find it easier to work with established models or aspiring models? I guess I would have to say the aspiring model. They are usually very eager to listen and learn. They don’t have any misguided ideas of what “SERI” is already. They don’t come in thinking they know exactly how to do what you want them to do, when you haven t even told them what you’re looking for yet. So if I had to lump them all together and make a generalization, then I guess it would be easier to work with aspiring models. I’m one of those photographers that give models, every single pose, I coach every single aspect of the shoot so I can get the same amazing shot with a new comer that’s willing tolisten just the same as with an experienced model. What is a “model” to you? This could be tricky, but for me it’s simply anyone that has aspirations of being shot by professionals; doing pro-fessional work, paid or not. I don’t think it only consist of ladies who have agents, or ladies who have contracts. Everyone starts somewhere. So the young lady who’s just starting and paying for her first shoot and trying to create a portfolio, may not be an experienced model, she’s an aspiring model, but she’s still a model. There are so many shades to that color, I personally don’t like try and box it in. I do consider any lady that stands in front of my camera that is doing it with hopes, goals and dreams of doing more, bigger and better, a model! Where do you see yourself in the competition? Well I don’t really like to see my work (or others work) as competition. There is so much GOOD work out there. I’m a fan of photography just as much as someone who doesn’t do it. The only time my competitive edge comes out against other photographers is when I feelas though my work has been slighted, stolen or misused in a way its not intended. I m a very open photographer, so I don t mind helping others, answering questions, etc… When it comes to my work, I feel like only I can do what I’m setting out to do; so there is no reason for me to compete with anyone. I’ve yet to find someone that really produces work that’s very similar to mine. Where have we seen some of your work? To this point, lots of my work has appeared all over social media networks on various “babe” and “hottie” type pages. I’ve been published in over 55 different magazines and publications. I’ve also had my work be on the cover of over 30 magazines worldwide. One of the most significant online placements was when my work was featured on the homepage of Maxim’s website. All in all, if you follow anything about the world of glam/promo modeling then I’m pretty sure you may have seen something of mine. If not, don’t worry; my master plan is to make sure you do. 😉 What projects are you currently working on? Right now, I have two projects that I’m scheduled to host for myself before the end of the year. I haven’t worked out all of the details on both as of yet, but both will include lots of ladies from all over and one will also include a collabora-tion with another photographer. Hopefully I’ll be able to take the wraps off those projects and talk more about them soon. Fingers are crossed that things work out the way I’m planning them. How would your ideal photo shoot go? In a perfect world; the shoot would take place at a luxurious home with huge windows all over it and lots of sunlight lighting the entire place. The model would show up on time, sit down for hair and makeup, which would only take an hour or maybe an hour fifteen minutes max. Then we would go right into our outfit schedule and shoot about 10 to 15 outfits all over the home. She would never get tired or fatigued even though we would be going for over 8 hours, the music playing throughout the shoot would be high energy and never dull. The Photos we cranked out would be amazing and every set we shot would be picked up by the publications we both wanted. Of course, the world isn’t perfect, but it’s good to have dreams right!?!? Tell me about a project or accomplishment that you consider being the most significant in your career. One of the major moments so far in my short photography career would have to be getting the opportunity to work with both Playboy and Maxim during the Super Bowl plan-ning when they visited New Orleans. I had never been invorved with something like that before and it was all very new to me. I was picked by Maxim to shoot their casting call during that weekendgot to meet some amazing people. I also had the pleasure of working with some from Playboy and me and about 3-0 of my ladies were treated a very nice night out during the Playboy party. They provided us the full limo-bus, police escort, VIP treatment and it was an amazing night just got better from there. What made it all so significant and special to me is that both sought me out. I had no idea they even looked for local help when traveling for events and both found me through my brand and online appearance and asked if I wanted to be involved. If there were some things you could change about the industry what would it be? That’s a tough one for me. I easily adapt to whatever the situation and circumstances are so I don’t really complain much about how things are, where they are headed or how they used to be. I like to think of myself as one of the versatile thinkers out there and no matter what requirements, standards, rules or preferences the powers that be drop on us for this industry, I think I’ll be able to still do what I do best and be successful at it. I’ll let other worry about what needs to be changed so they can try and keep up! 😉 What advice would you give aspiring photographers? The first thing and main thing I would tell them is, KEEP SHOOTING! You’ll never learn or get better if you don’t shoot so no matter how many classes you take, workshops you attended or books your read; SHOOT! Shoot friends, your significant other, and your family; shoot anyone that is willing to give you some time and really let you work on your skills. You have to invest in yourself, and not only money, but also in time. Make sure that you are building good relationships with people that are helping you while you’re starting. One of the biggest mistakes a lot of new (and old) photographers make is not “completing the process” Going out and taking photos is just a part of it. Learn how to edit in a timely manner and deliver your finished product on time. People won’t like 100 percent of the work all the time, but as long as you give them what was promised or paid for, they will always respect your work and work ethic. The skill level in shooting and editing should be ever evolving but how you interact with the people you work with should be something that is consistent.
Name: Alexis Nicole Age: 20 Nationality: Puerto Rican/Capeveridan Born/Raised: Queens, New York Zodiac: Libra Height: 5’4 histogram: @aalexisnicole For those just seeing you for the first time. What can you tell us about yourself? Model-ing is always a trade that I admired but never had the courage topursue. Growing up I was a very shy, reserved girl and never stepped out of my comfort zone. My first shoot was a big stepping-stone for me. After that being in front of the camera-started feeling natural and I surprised myself with how comfortable I felt. I decided to pursue modeling and see where it could end up taking me in life and so far it has opened a lot of doors for me and I’ve met some amazing people in the industry and I’m more than thankful for taking that first leap of faith. Sometimes modeling comes with a lot of baggage. Do you (eel that you’ve been misper-ceived? I feel as though since I do model frequently in bikinis I’ll get some comments about looking slutty and being half naked but truth is, I’m pretty sure 99% of the woman making the comments have worn bikinis before and have been just as “half naked” whether it be at a beach or a pool the difference is I like the way I look and feel confident in my bikini so I post it on my own social platform, which is no different from anyone seeing me out at a beach in a bikini.
How do you feel you can make a positive impact on today’s current events?! think the most positive impact you can make on a person is how you make them feel about themselves. I’m all about confidence and instilling that in other people because when you have confidence you feel like you can conquer anything. A big epidemic going on currently in depression among adolescence. When you constantly speak positivity and tell others to love themselves it eventually starts rubbing off and people will believe in. And I feel like that’s one aspect of the world I could have a positive impact on. How do you maintain those sexy curves? A balance of cardio, weight training and protein is the key to maintaining a slim yet curvy body. Too much cardio will leave me looking like a stick and I try to balance out by building my muscles while taking in extra protein to create that fuller look.
What are the three most important things in your life? The three most important things in my life would be God (goes without saying), my family, and my personal happiness. I feel that sometimes a lot of people forget to think about their own happiness and instead look at how they are viewed by others and even their family but if you are not truly happy within yourself there’s no amount of success that can fulfill that.
If you could only choose one person, who is your inspiration and why? An inspiration to me would be Oprah just for the fact that she is the prime example of how you can have literally nothing and end up with an empire its all about your choices in life and how hard you want to work for it.
Before we go do you have any last words? I want to end my final words on a positive note and say that I am so glad I have made the choices that I did in life that have gotten me to the position I am in now. Take risk; be brave because nothing great comes from your comfort zone.
Name: Raven Cruz Age: 22 Nationality: Puerto Rican/Dominican/Vietnamese Born/Raised: New Jersey Zodiac: Gemini Height: 5’1 Instagram: @raycruz_fit @the.gymcat For those just seeing you for the first time. What can you tell us about yourself? I guess you can call me a modern-day hippie. I m super chill, down to earth and very hardworking. All my friends call me Jamaican lol, they say I have 30 jobs. I love to laugh, seeing the world and chasing the sun. Super Adrenaline junkie and I love being and giving love. Nowadays you have to have multiple hustles to make a living. What are some of yours? Besides modeling, I am a full time personal trainer- I also run an online training network for clients. I do cross promoting with brands and companies as well as host bootcamps for companies and events. I like to work in the service industry too, so I find myself between bartending jobs and booking events do acrobatics and moving art. If you were looking for a relationship what type of person would spark your interest? A supportive, honest, and real person. I like go getters, someone who understands what its like to have a dream and working for it. But like myself, I find myself interested in people who are very open, and care free and very secure in themselves. What’s the most important aspect of a relation-ship? Understanding and trust. In order to be able to maintain any type of relationship, you have to be able to step back and fully under-stand who someone is and why they do what they do. As far as trust goes, nothing will last without trust- it’s the foundation of who we are and how honest we are with ourselves.
Nobody is perfect, but what’s the one thing that would stop you from dating someone? Poor Hygiene, lol it’s just not tolerable. I think in this day and age there are too many remedies and fix it kits for people to be walking around and not taking care of their appearance or odors or bad hygiene habits. Is it true women know within minutes of meet-ing a guy whether they will have sex with him? Pretty much in a nutshell haha. I mean you get one chance at presenting yourself or making a fool of yourself- and yes women are paying very close attention to detail. But just because you pass the meet and greet doesn’t mean you get a chance lol.
How do you maintain those sexy curves? I live in the gym. I spend about four to six days a week in the gym. I even find myself in there for a couple of hours sometimes – I eat very well, and I try not to indulge in the party lifestyle that much. I’m not much of a fan of the Cham-pagne Pouch. lol What are the three most important things in your life? Family, time and health. These are three things that I feel people take advantage of the most and I try to make sure everything I do is with these things in mind. You only get one biological family, you only get one chance with time and it never comes back, and your health is your life – that should always be first. Before we go do you have any last words? Thank you guys for the opportunity! Super excited for what I have in store for the world, and myself so keep your eyes open for me. Can’t wait to make you all fall in love with meee and what I have to offer!