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One thing that makes me unique is I'm not only a model, but I'm also a bikini competitor, working on earning my PRO card! I offer online coaching and communicate with people all over the world about nutrition, health questions, and one on one, personal training. Personal training may be online, or face to face. I share my story with others, and mainly target women, to help build their confidence, and to help them love their body, no matter what shape or form it is currently in.
Alyssa, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Model?
My passion is being heard. My passion is helping women all over the world by sharing my story, where I come from, and the things I've accomplished to lead me where I am today. When I started modelling, I was working at a club as a Go-Go dancer. A local photographer had been in as a customer and told me he was stunned by my physique, and that he would love to photograph me. After my first photo shoot ever, the empowerment, accomplishment, and sense of self-worth felt incredible, and I knew it was something I wanted to share with others. It came naturally to me, I felt like I could be heard, not just artistically, but verbally too! I wanted to be a real model. I wanted to be more than a regular girl, that people looked up to. I wanted to be a positive influence, and I knew, many people were watching my every move. I knew many young girls were listening to my story. I'm passionate about what I do.
Who is your inspiration in life Alyssa? How do you stay inspired as a Model?
This question is easy for me. There is an old WWE diva; her name was Trish Stratus. Trish knew how to bring not only a sexy package, but a strong package, and set the tone, that strong can be sexy too.
We all make mistakes Alyssa; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I wouldn't take back anything. Yes, I've been plenty of mistakes, no, it hasn't been an easy journey.. but I wouldn't change a thing. I've worked carefully to get where I am today, and I'm proud of the steps I took to get here.
Alyssa, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I like to keep a close relationship with clients; rather it is my clients or my photography team. I like to feel like a family. I'm always on time, maybe even a tad early, and I love hearing new ideas being brought to the table.
Please tell us, Alyssa, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
In order, 1) work Work comes first, as I feel like I have TONS of people I can help, and I know you have to work hard to get to where you want to be. 2) family Family is the most important to me. However, I live rather far from my family — 3)friends. Now, I'm not talking about the people who help us; I'm talking about the ones who want to go out on the weekends, drink liquor, and party. That's not a priority to me whatsoever, and would be last on my list. I only have time to make moves that will benefit my future.
Alyssa, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Sometimes, being a model can land you some local disrespect. One time, a younger man made some horrible comments about my work being risky type shots, I asked him one question, Would you harass a Victoria Secret Modeläó? As I asked him that, he apologised to me, and told me he never saw it that way.
Alyssa, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
The time Implied Magazine featured me on their page was a HUGE step for me!! I knew that half a million followers were going to see ME, MY work! It seemed unreal, and it gave me more motivation than ever to keep modelling, I felt like I was larger than life. I took it as my chance to be heard.
Alyssa, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
When I created my website, I also began to write blogs; those blogs are my chance to make my creativity shine. The blogs are found on my Instagram page, with a link attached. It was difficult for me to be open at first, but after getting support from my readers and followers, it became something I looked forward to doing and sharing blogs, making videos, having something called äóìAva talkäó with my followers weekly.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Marketing will always be number one, most important. You are a character to the eye of the public. Never break character.
Photographer credits RAZ PHOTO Doug Mitchell photo Priv Photo