Bethany Emmanuel

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Bethany Emmanuel

@bethany.patricia

http://notapplicable.com

Country

United Kingdom

State / Region

London

Model

ABOUT

I'm extremely adaptable there isn't a situation I can think of where I would flourish. I am very personable, and I naturally put people at ease. I have a genuine and pure heart which people recognize which in turn causes them to gravitate towards me. Everything I do is done out of love and respect, I never have an ulterior motive, and I often think about how what I do benefits other people before I think about myself. Growing up in a home where I had to share my parents from a young age made me very aware of other people's needs, and I believe it is the foundation of my whole personality and care and interest in other people.

Bethany, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Model?

I started modeling by accident, I was always interested in journalism, but I have friends who always needed a model for their projects, and because of my height and physique, they would ask if I'd do them a favor. Even now, I wouldn't call myself a model; I often say I do model type things. I grew up watching shows such as America's next top model, spent hours practicing my runway walk and perfecting my smize, so whenever I do model, it's like fulling my younger self's dreams. However, as I got older, I realized that as public figures models can be more than just life-size mannequins, they are social influencer's who have a platform to get large messages across to a target audience. I aspire to have this kind of platform.

Who is your inspiration in life Bethany? How do you stay inspired as a Model?

I know it is cliche, but my mother is my biggest influence in life. She grew up in a small country village back in Jamaica. Her whole house was the size of my bedroom, and she shared a bed with about 5 other family members. She has worked so hard to get where she is starting from nothing, and she has set the bar so high. She modeled alongside her studies; she has a BA and a post-graduate degree, she is a business owner, a career, and has multiple properties. She has given my brother and I such an amazing start in life, one far better than she could have ever dreamed of for herself, seeing her everyday waking in the beautiful home she has built for us is all the inspiration I need to achieve my goals not only for myself, but to make my mum proud.

We all make mistakes Bethany; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?

I wish that I took time out between college and university to work and to get to know myself a little more. Instead, I rushed and ended up wasting time on a course that did not suit me, aside from the wasted tuition fee, I am grateful for the experience I had.

Bethany, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?

Professional and personable. I am able to build rapport with people while maintaining professionalism.

Please tell us, Bethany, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?

Friends and family are extremely important to me, I am very loyal, and I love and respect them dearly. They are also very supportive, and I have the type of friends and family who understand that I cannot always put them first and would never condemn for prioritizing work when needs are. They relive in me and want me to achieve my goals, and always support me in any way they can when the time calls for it.

Bethany, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.

When persuading someone, I tend to have logic on my side because I am a very logical thinker. I don't suggest things just for the sake of doing so my suggestions tend to be less time consuming and easier for everyone all around. I am not pushy, and I do not believe in shouting, I am very non-confrontational, and I detest arguing. So I like to guide people to my logical conclusions, so they feel they were included in finding the solution rather than me just telling them

Bethany, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.

I was in a runway competition in 2015 called rule the runway UK, and while i did not win the entire competition, I did win the public vote. I am proud of this because this means that people I do not even know were able to connect with me just from a photo and a short bio. This year I hope to walk in my first London fashion week show for Vinn and Omi.

Bethany, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

I do a lot of work with children, so you have to be creative in order to engage them with the work or topic of conversation. I never find being creative difficult. I always see it as an exciting opportunity to connect with people. For one of my modules last year, i did a placement in early years learning center. And i had to deliver a phonics lesson. I came up with a whole game called the 'alphabet river' that incorporated song and movement, the children loved it, and the teacher uses the game to this day to aid her phonics lessons

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?

To never give up. Never lose sight of what it is you're trying to achieve and keep pushing. We are our own worst enemies only we can stop ourselves from achieving our goals. So be brave and keep fighting.

Photo Credits:

Mariah Nwaz
Beth Adomson
Pic zee


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