Chelsea Wallace, Model and Health Professional was selected Model of the Month for February. We have interviewed Chelsea. Here is what she shared:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes..I've started out doing my own hair and makeup. Going forward I'll be working with a professional makeup artist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A good model successfully portrays their best features and is always aware of their body movements.
Joan Smalls, Sigail Currie, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Selita E Banks, Jourdan Dunn, Ciara, Katie Hearnfit, Riley Montana, Jessica White
Magazines I read most often are W magazine, Vogue and Essence. Blogs are BeautifulBrownGurl on Tumblr and Micah Gianelli's blog. Websites include trendhunter.com and models.com
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.
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.
Natasha Markwick, Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, Artist, and Freelance Model was selected Model of the Month for December. We have interviewed Natasha. Here is what she shared:
A passionate struggle, rewarding, giving life lessons and discovering one self.
I am a vegetarian. I put a lot of focus in what i put into my body as well as training every day. I don't go to the gym but i have my workout spots besides classes and rehearsals.
I believe I can work with a more urban and athletic look and eventually benefit off my dancing background.
Sleep well, drink lots of water, workout the day before or in the morning.
I am an amazing cook haha
Consider anything and everything from color to historical eras and more. Egyptian queen with a flare of hiphop haha sounds crazy
Puma, adidas and any kind of unique store i find by accident.
So many different backgrounds and cultures in one city anything can pass here. Diversity.
Having a clear vision and goal. Staying true to what you are required to do to reach those goals as well as staying healthy and taking care of you body.
I studied at an art school and realized how passionate i was about dancing and how easy it came to me too.
Sometimes, however if he comes from the same world (artistically) and good communication i find it easier since we understand each others sometimes crazy time schedules.
I have a ton of people i look up to and respect. Like MopTop, DanceFusion, Laure Courtellemont, JoJo Diggs, Lil Steph to name a few. Music. whatever moves me.
Building with my crew Funkaholics an entertainment company as well as performances, shows and classes.
Work full-time, part time? Always up for traveling. i work full-time however, its my time, my work so i am always flexible on how to use it and work around whatever comes my way.
Was amazing. He is a great spirit as well as an amazing photographer and was jumping around to get those perfect shots. Would definitely work with him again anytime.
Last year on a studio set and a few months ago at an outdoor urban shoot.
Danysha Van Putten, Freelance Model was selected Model of the Month for November. We have interviewed Danysha. Here is what she shared:
Professionally I love modeling I just feel it's my calling and I just have a passion for it.
I eat about two meals a day breakfast and dinner which consist of oatmeal and orange juice/water, I don't go to the gym as much as I used to but I do a combination of sit-ups, squats, push-ups and crunches.
My goals as a model is to walk in the top designer shows (Chanel, Versace, Balmain, etc.) I see myself changing the way they see models not every model is a size zero the average woman is a size 8 wouldn't they want a full figured woman to model their clothes.
Before I shoot I have to listen to my music, my playlist consist of Kayne West, Drake, and PARTYNEXTDOOR.
Not so much hidden talent but one of my talents is cooking, I love cooking.
I definitely do my own hair, it's rare I allow someone to do my hair because the way my hair is I won't allow anyone to touch it unless it's mandatory. I first learned how to do my make-up on my own face and just gradually learned to perfect applying make-up to my face.
My style is depending on how I feel or who I'm with like if I'm going out with friends, I have to be comfortable first and foremost.
I generally shop at Forever 21, H&M and Topshop.
New York is one of the fashion cites of the world, everyone loves NY fashion my opinion I feel you can't really describe NY fashion you have to live in NY to get and like NY fashion.
I do have a boyfriend and he's quite supportive of my career.
Hmm honestly continue to work hard and follow my dream.
I work part-time and go to school full-time.
I love working with Christopher, great vibe definitely makes me feel relaxed when we shoot.
I've done two shoots so far both casual shoots. My favorite one was the last shoot in SoHo, New York City.