Professional International Model Since 2004
I started modelling when I was 14 years old. To be honest, I’ve always been entrepreneurial and I was looking for a way to make my dream of moving away from where I grew up come true (because, at the time it was such a negative place, dreams and careers out of the norm were torn down, my success was a target for bullies and I was forever being threatened and even beaten up in the street, sometimes by complete strangers). I dreamt of living in London, so I used what I could to get there – my unique looks, photogenic face and the modelling/business skills I learnt. It wasn’t an easy journey at all!!! It was so worth it though!!
I spent my time before and after school researching and making modelling plans and I skipped school one day (even at school it was hard because I was getting in to trouble due to bullies, sneaky people and other toxic people, only my guidance teacher and a support teacher for badly behaved children seemed to see what was going on and not blame me) to go to a magazine roadshow where there was a nationwide modelling contest. I entered the modelling contest which was in association with Storm models and I got a goody bag – I’ve always loved getting bargains or things for free haha. But, I was also scouted by Storm models separately that day. I thank my bright pink flashes in my hair for drawing attention to me that day haha (I’ve always been a bit different.) After that, I made the final of the modelling contest, flew down to London for an all expenses paid 5* trip and magazine photoshoot – and I made some really lovely life-long friends. I was sold, that was it, I was going to be a model, nothing would get in my way! No bullies, no unsupportive people, no negative people, no small minded people would stand in my way from that point. I guess that was a life changing experience – thank you Sugar Magazine ☻ ♥︎
Since 2004, I’ve enjoyed travelling the world working for some really amazing brands and designers. I’ve had a lot of amazing experiences, a few of my favourites include being covered in body paint from head to toe and photographed for a campaign in Liberty of London department store, walking on the catwalk for various fashion weeks – Bangalore Fashion Week was particularly exciting as it was so fast paced, although it did have it’s serious down points (a few men performing certain acts on themselves in the front row – who even does that?!?!?!). Working in Dubai for Roberto Cavalli, the Dubai mall Billionaire Boys Club clothing store launch and appearing on Fashion TV was an amazing experience too. My most enjoyed shoots have definitely been with Asiana Wedding Magazine – every shoot for the magazine is so colourful, the locations are amazing and the photos are really creative. The editor, Anisha, is a real pleasure to work with, the MUA’s are awesome as well – I’ve made some really amazing friends there.