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I believe that each and every one of us is unique, but what makes me stand out I think it's my bubbly personality and my upbeat, positive attitude to everything I do. I like to leave everyone I meet feeling happy. I enjoy life and try not to take myself to seriously. Another thing is My eyes... A lot of people say I can tell a story just through my eyes compared to other people I somehow can put a lot of emotion in my eyes and this helps my modelling career too.
Chelsea, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My aspiration in life is to try to achieve everything that I dream of. I want to be able to look back at my life and know I've tried my best at everything. I started modelling one day by shooting with a photographer who was trying to build her portfolio, and I took to it so quickly and naturally I just felt as if it was what I was meant to be doing, after that day I went to a networking day with photographers and other models, and that was the kickstart. I got my name out there, and a lot of photographers noticed me. My passions are within the fashion and modelling industry, but I have also always wanted to be an actress. I spent some of my childhood at acting and performance schools so I would love if one day I could achieve something in that field.
Who is your inspiration in life Chelsea? How do you keep inspired?
My mum, she's such a strong and loving woman she's spent her life constantly pushing me to be the best person I can be. She's taught me what's important in life and to always believe in myself. I always try to keep inspired by looking back at how far I've come.
We all make mistakes Chelsea; 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.
To be completely honest the only mistake I've ever made does not have confidence. As being a model you need to have confidence and to believe in yourself, and sometimes especially at the start of my cadres I struggled a little bit with confidence, so this sometimes could affect the photoshoot because I wouldn't be as relaxed as I could be. But other than that I honestly haven't made any mistakes as I always try to be myself.
Chelsea, 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 always treat all my clients equally and to try to understand what each of them is wanting to gain from our photoshoots. I spend a lot of time getting to know each of my clients so we can work well together. As long as we are on the same page, it should run smoothly.
Please tell us, Chelsea, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
When preparing for the missing swimsuit United Kingdom pageant, I had to make sure I was looking after my body and mind. Making sure I was exercising prior to the event and making sure I was eating healthy, this was hard for me as I'm a lover for chocolate, but I had to motivate myself and stay strong-minded.
Chelsea, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
When I have an idea, I'm usually very excited about it and confident within it, and I think that attitude can make people interested in my ideas. One time on an outdoor location photoshoot in the Forrest me and my photographer was sharing ideas... And I came up with an idea of me standing by a lake with all the natural background behind me. At first, my photographer wasn't to keen on the idea, but I managed to get her to see what I was imagining, and the shot was amazing and is one of my favourite images.
Chelsea, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I do have lots of proud moments as I'm forever grateful for the opportunities I have been lucky enough to come across. But one of the proudest would have to be competing in Miss Swimsuit United Kingdom 2017, as I don't have the perfect flat stomach bikini body I'm naturally a curvy woman, but I still gave it a shot. I was the shortest one at the pageant, but that didn't stop me, being able to do the catwalk with so many people watching me and taking photos was overwhelming. Even though I didn't win, I'm proud of myself for giving it a shot.
Chelsea, 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 always try to put my ideas and thoughts across to clients and photographers during shoots, one time I shot something that was referenced to Hollywood /Italian movies from the 1960s, this was very creative and a bit of storytelling shot as the wide-screen film still. Because it was a film still it was hard because it had to be the perfect angle to achieve the ideal shots, this took a lot of time but was so worth it
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Don't give up. Getting into the modelling industry is hard, I've had many ups and downs, but if your that passionate about it stick at it. Always believe in yourself and be your own beautiful.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would love to collaborate with more fashion brands and clothing lines and to get my face out there more.
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