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A few unique things about me would be for example I have a face full of freckles that I inherited from my mother. Also, i have two birthmarks instead of one. My middle name is cheese. Lastly, I'm left-handed.
Arionna, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion is to show the world beauty comes in many forms. The generations inspire me before my time. What led me to the model would be when I started working in the janitorial field a few years ago. I would tend to work at large beautiful buildings, and I would snap pictures of myself on my downtime. Seeing the results gave me so much self-love and happiness inside. Which led me never to want to give it up.
Who is your inspiration in life Arionna? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in my life would be the men and woman that once lived on this earth before myself. The past, in my opinion, is always new. Keeping up with the past trends and past music keeps me inspired.
We all make mistakes Arionna; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Last year June 4th, 2016 was a day I will always regret. This day was the first time I would allow someone local to capture some flicks of me. I cancelled last minute on this person without giving any thought to their feelings or hard work. I vowed never to cancel anything in my life not just modelling but everything. To this day I have held my promise to myself and others.
Arionna, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I've never been in this situation personally but if it was ever to happen the first thing I would do to keep everyone happy is to carry my diary. I would simply have everyone pick a day in the week write inside my diary which day is their day. Whichever day was picked I will be giving them my full attention the whole day even night if needed.
Please tell us Arionna, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
In the past, I have done two music videos. One of those videos called for the woman to have all black with high heels. I came dressed to impress and so did all the other woman. About ten minutes into our dance numbers a girl got sick and had to go home. The particular girl that went home early was the lead woman in the video. Now that she was gone the producer decided I was best fit for the lead. I was forced to learn lines, and new dance moves very last minute. Me being who I am I never give up, so that's exactly what I did. I worked late the whole night, and it was a great video, once the final result was finished I was so pleased with myself for stepping up to the plate and learning things so quickly to keep others happy. It gave me a really good feeling inside.
Arionna, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Once in the past, a man decided he wanted to take photos of me. I allowed him to without asking for compensation. His work was great, but he was also very particular about how he wanted things to be. Like for example my clothes, my hair, and my shoes. All his ideas were great, but I too had some pretty good ideas. When I offered that we go with my idea instead of his, he insisted we stick to his plan. I took that time to remind him that neither parties are asking for compensation. So I too should be able to put forth ideas. He then put thought into it and agreed I was right.
Arionna, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Sadly I have no professional accomplishments yet, but I do have moments in my life that I feel very happy and alive. Also, I get feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction. That all comes from being in front of the camera or simply taking pictures for someone. The feeling of making someone else happy makes me super happy and satisfied.
Arionna, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
What's exciting about being creative is you get to do whatever you like. Anything my heart desires I put it on and take pictures. It gets frustrating when things don't go as planned but it's always worth it. The trial and error part of it is helpful because your result is always what you expected.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
My only advice would be never to stop dreaming your dream.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'm not looking for anything, in particular, I just simply want to live the dream which is modelling
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