Best Kept Secret
"My goal is, and has always been to use any notoriety that I gain through modelling as an aide to help me give back to my community."
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Alright, now for the interview! Firstly Best Kept, how would you best describe yourself?
Our readers would love to get to know you more Best Kept. Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
The Best Kept Secret was born in the rough and rugged city of New Haven, Connecticut, where she developed an interest in the arts; modelling specifically. With the help of her grandmother this cute sometimes shy girl took it upon herself to escalate her interest and submerge herself into the modelling industry completely, and independently set out to not only become a household name, but to take the internet by storm as well.
This young lady has the drive, potential, and business savvy.
Since venturing into the modelling industry Best Kept, as she is sometimes called has been featured in 10+ magazines , on countless websites, hosted and appeared as a special guest at several events and has appeared as a guest host on Slaphouse Radio FM for ImportArena.com. I have also appeared as a promotional model representing Unilever brands, P&G brands and other leading brands such as: Ciroc, Don Julio, Guinness, Captain Morgan's, Smirnoff and more.
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What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Best Kept?
My goal is, and has always been to use any notoriety that I gain through modelling as an aide to help me give back to my community. I started a nonprofit organisation called CT Models Giveback. Although it's an organisation geared towards models giving back, anyone who is interested is welcome to join us in our efforts. Last Spring we were blessed enough to be able to provide dresses to young ladies in need locally. We were unable to do it this Spring, but we a looking forward to being able to do it again this Winter, as we have recently been blessed with donations. We also have some things in the works for the Summer, but we say what just yet.
How do you communicate with people Best Kept? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
I have been said to have a sparkly,out-going personality. It has also been said that I am the type of young woman that you would become lasting friends with upon meeting.
Because I generally go all the way up to glam-nude modelling, I tend to be extremely open to my clients' requirements. I've never had any issues.
If you had to do it over again, what would you change Best Kept?
I'd like to say that there are things I would change, but I can't. If I made those changes, I'd be changing who I am in all actuality.
Who is your hero Best Kept, and how have they helped you get to where you are?
My hero was and will always be my paternal grandmother. With her help, I've become everything that you see before today, modelling and otherwise. As an infant, she involved me in beautiful baby contests, and as a small child, I began walking in fashion shows at local churches and her friend's boutiques. As I became a preteen I began entering beauty pageants(which I participated in until 2007), as a teenager, I attended John Robert Powers modelling school and studied modelling and acting. And signed two modelling contracts before turning eighteen. In 2009, I returned to the scene as a semi-pro model looking to build my portfolio. I received my first web feature from StaticMagz.com in 2009 and my first print publication credit from Naked Hustle Magazine in 2011. I haven't looked back since. I'm in the current issue of 86Blvd magazine, and I have limited edition phone cases on sale right now at:
How important are creative education courses Best Kept? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
I have never taken a creative education course before, however, based on what I've read regarding creative education courses they can be helpful.
Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
Striking, quality photos are the building blocks of any successful career in modelling. Despite what you may see, it is possible to be sexy without giving it all away at once, don't rush. Put yourself out there on reputable websites like ModelMayhem.com, and submit yourself to castings. These days social media is extremely important, simply having a Twitter or Facebook page with good images and respectable posts can be enough to build a fan base and interest.
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