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I never planned on being a model, but when the opportunity arose, I fell in love with it, and every day I strive to make my dreams a reality. I struggle with mental illness, and it is my dream to use modeling as a platform to remove stigmas and give a voice to those who need it.
Audra, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Model?
My aspirations are to be successful and to make a difference with modeling. I started modeling as a hobby, and it's become a passion, my self-esteem and mental health have been flourishing.
Who is your inspiration in life Audra? How do you stay inspired as a Model?
My mother is my inspiration; women are my inspiration. There are so many ways to express yourself through modeling, and the opportunities are endless. I stay inspired by all the possibilities and all the things I can create and all the people I can meet and create art with.
We all make mistakes Audra; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
Not trusting myself sooner, not working on my self and my mental health and self-esteem sooner.
Audra, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I always receive positive feedback from my clients. I'm extremely respectful and easy to work with. I like having fun and keeping the vibes good on set.
Please tell us, Audra, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
My family is first, and my friends are family, I consider my work as a model to be a part of my social life. I have fun every day doing what I do, so it's easy keeping a balance of everything.
Audra, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
If I feel there's a direction on set that would flow better with who I am I'm good at explaining my point of view and getting people to at least give my point of view a try.
Audra, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
Last September I did a photography crawl in San Antonio, 5 shoots, 5 locations in one day. It was exhausting and chaotic, but I thrived in that environment, and so much amazing work came out of it!
Audra, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
The San Antonio photo crawl was so creative I got to work with my mother in making complete outfits for a vampire goddess, vintage porcelain doll, and steampunk. We made everything from scratch, and it was amazing to see it all come together.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Be yourself and be confident. You're beautiful, you're amazing, and you have got to realize that. If you have no self-confidence, it shows, and you don't shine as bright as you can!
Photographers: Anna Harrington firstname.lastname@example.org Toi Alexandria Parason Toialexandriaparson@gmail.com Tiffany Loraine Budd