Model of the Month for February
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Saturday 28 February 2015
By Mr. GC
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Chelsea Wallace, Model and Health Professional was selected Model of the Month for February. We have interviewed Chelsea. Here is what she shared:

  • How was your experience working with GC would you work with him again?

It has been a rewarding experience. GC combines professionalism and patience to produce great results. After my first shoot I was given helpful documents regarding preparing for shoots and other resources that were very beneficial. I'd definitely work with GC again.

  • What is your background in modeling?

I joined Icon Modeling Troupe at ECU back in 2012. This organization taught me how to walk and perform in front of large crowds. I've walked in many fashion shows at different universities in North Carolina. My first photo shoot was in Washington D.C with photographer James Wilson. The results were great. That experience showed me that I have the talent to make modeling a career.

  • How do I describe my style? 

My style is very chic but also classic and urban. I prefer heels over sneakers, specifically 3 inches or higher. My favorite outfit is vintage button ups with high waisted denim shorts. My style is diverse, as I need to fashionably reflect trendiness in different styles. 

  • What is fun and rewarding about modeling?

Seeing the results of accomplishing different looks and concepts. Bringing visions in my head to life. Sometimes not even having a clear vision and still producing beautiful images. I'm currently developing more themed concepts. Modeling gives one the ability to look and feel their absolute best and document that energy. 

  • How do I prepare for a photo shoot?

Prior to any shoot I already have all of my clothes, props and accessories so the main thing when preparing for a shoot is practicing and working out. It's important that I know exactly what I'm doing prior to a shoot so that I don't run out of poses and kill the energy. I drink LOTS of water and avoid junk food. I also create a playlist that fits the mood of the shoot that I'm preparing for. 

  • Do you do your own makeup and hair?

Yes..I've started out doing my own hair and makeup. Going forward I'll be working with a professional makeup artist. 

  • Tell us about yourself. Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in this career?

Modeling has a certain level of confidence that it produces. 9 out of 10 females want to be a model. I'm just fulfilling one of my purposed in life. I love the art behind conceptual photo shoots and I love being in front of the camera! Getting paid is just a plus. 

  • What are your professional interests?

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health. My professional interests are to be a licensed health educator and grant writer. I'm currently a program planner. I'll soon be obtaining a Master's Degree in Public Health as well. Modeling is my biggest motivation for working out. I go harder when I focus on the results that I am achieving. 

  • Where do you shop?

ALOT of places. I buy my jeans from Alloy and H&M. My favorite places to shop are Forever 21, Asos and River Island. I use Amazon and Ali Epxress to get discounted rates for photo shoot attire and accessories. 

  • How has modeling changed other aspects of your life?

Very recently modeling has caused me to focus on creating for myself and not for validation. There will always be people who don't like my work so it's pointless to work for the "likes" or satisfaction of others. Modeling has also caused me to connect with other people in the modeling industry. I've met new associates and I'm busier now than I was prior to modeling. 

  • What makes a good model?

A good model successfully portrays their best features and is always aware of their body movements. 

  • Who are your favorite models?

Joan Smalls, Sigail Currie, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Selita E Banks, Jourdan Dunn, Ciara, Katie Hearnfit, Riley Montana, Jessica White

  • Which fashion magazines, websites, blogs and catalogs do you visit most often?

Magazines I read most often are W magazine, Vogue and Essence. Blogs are BeautifulBrownGurl on Tumblr and Micah Gianelli's blog. Websites include and

  • What is your nutrition? How often do you workout?

I eat a light breakfast and 2 meals a day. I have a balanced diet with no junk food. I currently workout 6 days a week.

  •  5 facts that people may not know.

I survived 2 near death experiences in the same day.  

I love smooth jazz music.

I hate fast food.

I practice Acro Yoga. 

I enjoy community service with youth and the elderly. 

I love Travis Porter.

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