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I, am 35 years old and I'm from Macon Georgia. I wanna be a model too because I want to be a living live canvas showcasing the artful impact of clothing. Empowering and inspiring others through the faith testimony of dreaming at any age and background of life! To uplift, the true meaning of beauty in it's most breathtaking form; a loving heart!
May my outer beauty be a reflection of my humbled soul. If I want to use it as a platform to be a beautiful start of so much more. Paying it forward and touching lives as my own life is impacted with God's amazing grace!
I'm am 21 years old and I was born in Gastonia, N.C. My family is originally from Colombia. My parents came to America in search of a better life for my brother and because things weren't so great in our home country. They didn't know anything around here, everything was new to them (even the language) but they stayed and gave my brother and I a better chance at life and I want to return the favor.
I want to show my parents that what they did for us was worth every struggle they faced. I love to model, it brings out the best in me. It makes me feel great about myself. I want to move forward in modeling. I want to grow and be in magazines and maybe even on billboards. I should because I have what it takes to be a model. I do what I'm told and I bring my own ideas too. With passion comes to power and I will put in everything I have to make not only my dream a reality but YOURS TOO...and I feel like with me we will have what it takes to get there.
I am 20 years old. I'm from Charleston, South Carolina and I want to be a model too because it has been one of my dreams since I was a little girl to model and be a role model to others. Although being the winner of the I Wanna Be A Model Too competition would be great, it is not my main focus.
I believe in my heart that I am already a winner because I have been granted the opportunity to work with Jerido Productions, and I was able to experience the amazing talents and aspirations from the upcoming models. I have met the acquaintances of young people with the same aspirations that I have, who are working hard to live their dreams. To me, that is what makes me the winner.
Shawna is a single mother of 3 from South Boston, Virginia. Throughout her life, she has struggled with weight issues. She made a decision that changed her life; to have a barbaric procedure. This proved to be a journey to test her faith, discipline, and self-control. What she did not realize is that it would transform her mindset.
Through the weight loss journey, she found her inner beauty. She had thought, like many little girls, of being a model. She never thought seriously about it until she began to see the appearance of plus size models and opportunities popping up locally. She reached to answer a model a model call in Charlotte, NC. She was accepted as a brand ambassador and model. She simply asked herself one question that would start her on her journey to model. That question was simply, “What can I do to be a model?”
This simple question led to her signing her first modeling contract. To date, Shawna has done countless photo shoots, six fashion shows, filmed her first scene in a movie (Fear to be Brave), and has had two articles written about her in the local newspaper. Her natural curiosity and enthusiasm has brought her to many upcoming opportunities:
LaTonya Andrews and I am 35 years old and I Wanna Be A Model Too. For so many years I have spent so much time trying to make up and be the best I can be for others. I want to have a purpose in life and do something I have never done before and becoming a model I believe is a start to a successful future.
Ariana go by Yanii evans stage name! 19 years old and want to build a platform that is dedicated to lifting and promoting other artists as well as herself! Ariana dream of being an entrepreneur with multiple businesses as well as growing with people. I want to help as many artist to the top as I can. Enjoys modeling as a hobby but open to where ever modeling takes her.
Champagne a.k.a Sharon Terry was born and raised in Rochester, NY. She is an author, up and coming actress, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and model. She recently played Vanessa in a comedy by Unc Trent, “I’ll Drink To That”, “Living the Dream”(movie) and web series “In Between Jobs". She is also the author of the latest urban fiction release “The Goddess of Lust, Love and Infatuation Part 1”, “Blissful Lust Part 2” and Anthology “Dark Memories. She was nominated “Best Author of The Year” in the Rocawards. She was also a model for Vision Hair Salon in “The night of Elegance, Strawberry-Lit , DSE, Authentically You, Pain 2 Purpose, V Count and S.U.E., published magazines. “She also has her own health and wellness company B.O.S.S.
I am 21 years old and I was born in a city called Sellers, South Carolina but I now live in Columbia S.c. I stand at 6'1" and I am mostly known for my freckles and quiet demeanor. I love to play football, travel, meet new people and learn new things. I am currently in school for welding at Midlands Technical College.
I wanna be a model too...because I have always been amazed at how people are able to show different sides of themselves through expression. When some people see me they ask me if I am a model and I just smile. Modeling will give me a chance to show you another side of me. Watch out for me because I am coming!
Jayla Wright. from Charlotte, North Carolina 21 years old. I wanna be a model too because I would like the chance to be able to make a brand for myself and my well being and to create as many opportunities as I possibly can by showcasing my talents to the public and different fashion designers along the way. I also want to show people that in this day and age you can be any size and still make your dreams become a reality. The world of fashion and image is always evolving and beauty is in everyone, and once you've found it you just have to embrace it.
Courtney Michelle Cunningham. I'm currently 39 years young, and a single mother of a beautiful 16-year-old young lady. Born and raised in a small town named Huntington, West Virginia. I later relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2000 not long after I graduated from high school. I've always had the dream of being in front of the camera modeling as my career helping others reach their goals or overcome their fears or maybe help someone feel beautiful. I attended Evie Mansfield Modeling Agency in Virginia Beach as a teen and was able to gain experience. I modeled some promotional events at the Motor Speedway Race Track in Concord NC but set it to the side once my daughter was born.
About a year ago, I resumed the pursuit of my modeling career. I've had the opportunity of participating in fashion shows such as Jump fashion show and Off the Hanger Inaugural Fashion Show, as well as working with many amazing people like Brian Johnson, Jahalia McCall, Scott Hart, and Leon Craig. Currently a promotional model for Konnected Magazine. I'm looking for positive professional growth to contribute to my portfolio as well as to gain exposure to different opportunities that I come across on my Journey of becoming a better me. Can’t think of a better place to start than here. Sounds like a great opportunity!
LaToya Henry, a native New Yorker from Brooklyn. I currently live in Charlotte, NC. I am a USPS Rural Carrier. Yes, I slang mail for a living. But carrying mail is not the only thing that I want for my life. I am independent, motivated, talented, and inspiratory.
As a plus size woman over 35, I felt a need for self- improvement. I want to spark motivation and Improvement for body positivity and inspiring growth. This hungry need is what brought me into the modeling industry. I’ve always been confident, despite the lack of embrace for plus sized women. I love to inspire. People have recognized that my style and poise has motivated and inspired others both men and women to enhance their talents. This prompted me to joined Juicy Body Goddess in Jan of 2018. I joined because this agency allowed juicy women to be themselves, embracing all of our curves. I’ve done volunteer work for fashion shows, training for runway walks, photoshoots, and profile development. Networking with these wonderful people has brought me to Jerido Productions, a groundbreaking Company that’s pushing the envelope for expanding many people like me that’s self-branding.
My brand and message to all is Pick Your Head Up! Don’t allow anyone or anything to stop you from being the best you. Everyone is a model. So be inspired about yourself. My plan is to instill positivity, educate on what tools and resources are out there for self-development, and help others reach their best potential, no matter what profession is desired.
Carlissa Cook, I am originally from Bennettsville, South Carolina. I currently reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. During the Spring of 2015, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. My hobbies consist of the following: painting, drawing, cooking, playing video games, and not to forget…modeling.
My love of modeling was instilled in me during my pre-teens…thanks to my wonderful mother.
During those years, my mom noticed that I had “it”…”it” being that indescribable skill to know how to make something stand out and shine. As I became older, I noticed that I was a natural at knowing how to make an outfit POP! This ability grew through gaining experience while working at clothing stores. For example, I would pick out outfits for customers who would also compliment me on my selection for them. Meanwhile, I was also admired by the same customers for how well I looked in the outfits I wore. I’m proud to say that I’ve modeled for Charlotte Seen's Fashion Week:
Jaimee Reid-brown I’m from Spartanburg Sc. I started modeling because I wanted other people to know that you can do it too. Just believe you can and I didn’t think I could do it! but I am and actually, I'm enjoying it. I also enjoy music all music but mainly soul music. I like spending time by myself most of the times. I try to help others as much as I can when I can. Being around family and friends is a must for me even though I can’t be there as much as I wish. I’m just a person with a big heart and big dreams. I'm just trying to make it in this world who wants to inspire and motivate others to see people win.
Letitia Porter a mother of 2 children and reside in Charlotte, NC. I've been in and out of the fashion & entertainment industry for years. Fashion has been my love since I was a teenager and always will be!! I feel that this has been my calling in life, but have had obstacles and fear to delay my career. Well, I'm baaaack!!!
Charmain Lindael 40 years young with a heart of gold, Mom, of three wonderful young people that God allow me to birth... I started with John Casablanca in 2012 did some runway with there company... I went to Deabreu Modeling in 2014 stayed with them until my mother became ill and she passed in 2016 she was my back on my journey to help me pursue modeling and to live my dreams ... As a mom, I always tell my children to live their dreams now it is time for me to practice what I preach to them. I Wanna Be A Model Too.
Brittany is well known as Chocolate. I am a single parent of one little boy. I reside in Columbus Ga. All I wanted to do since I was a little girl was model. I have reached out to several different agencies, however, my financial situation and being a single parent has kept me from pursuing my dream. One day I received an email invitation for a model call from I Wanna Be A Model Too. I almost didn’t consider going, but something told me to go. Well as you can see, here I am. I am a model too and moving forward towards my dream. One day I hope to be ripping the runway.
Thank you for having me. Love, Chocolate
Emuye born on July 7, 1981, in Borena Yabello, a small town found 350 miles far from the capital city of Ethiopia. She is the 5th child for her parents. Her father and mother worked a small business until she and all her siblings graduate from college, but both, her father and her mother retired after all children graduated and started to work. Emuye attained her primary and secondary schools in Yabello, in the town she born and moved to Shashamane (a big nearest city) to study college, in 2005. She graduated in “Community Development and Leadership” from the collage.
In 2008. Emuye worked for two international charity organizations: “Child Found Ethiopia”, and “Action Against Hunger” as a “social worker” from 2009 to 2011. At the end of 2011, she got “Diversity Visa Lottery” and came to the United States of America. She worked for different companies and business stores as a cashier since she came to the US, in 2011 to now. Emuye likes Culture, Art, Sport, and Literature. She listens to Ethiopian cultural music, watches movies, plays basketball, and try to write poems in Amharic (Ethiopian language) when she comes back/off from work. She loves to help people with whatever she can. She has a dream and wishes to study a social development field to help and support, and work for minority classes like women, elders, disabled, children, and poor people in the future. Her dream in Modeling is, “ Ethiopia doesn’t have many models that introduce the culture and traditional clothes of the people of the country as any developed countries, so if I get the chance to be a real model, I will use the chance as a great opportunity and play my role to introduce Ethiopia’s and the rest African countries’ cultural and social blessed to the rest of the world”.