I'm an extremely fun loving adventurous individual. I'm extremely active and fit. I grew up playing sports my whole life. I was actually suppose to be a college athlete. I've dreamed of modeling my entire life since I was in 6th grade. Finally it is coming true. I'm not afraid to take risks to make my dream come true. I wont stop climbing until I have reached the top!
Our readers would love to get to know you more CJ. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
What makes me unique is I struggle with addiction. For five or so years I struggles with addiction. I finally have some time clean and I'm better than ever. This struggle has made me stronger. It gave ma platform to help others that struggle with addiction. I have almost died twice from my addiction and I'm thankful to still have my life. This is what pushes me to make my dream happen because every day is a gift not a promise, so I wont quit until my dream comes true.
CJ, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
One day I want to be a model for Adidas or Nike. I could remember seeing the Adidas ads and Nike ads on T.V. and dreaming that I was the model in the ads. I started as a model when one of my photographer friends said I want to make you a model so we started taking pictures ever since and shes helping me make my dream come true.
Who is your inspiration in life CJ? How do you keep inspired?
Carl Lentz is my role model he keeps me inspired to keep pushing forward and make my dreams come true. I had the pleasure of hearing him speak at Passion City Church and it was a life changing moment. He spoke on turning the page in your life. This is the moment in which I decided to really make my modeling career take off. We are all writing a book, that is our life, I decided that I would start writing mine and making my dreams come true.
We all make mistakes CJ, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model , you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I have not been but in a situation like this since I'm so new.
CJ ,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 prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I haven't really had that many clients yet but I will some day!
Please tell us CJ, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
So while I continue modeling I'm going to school and working a full time job while raising money so I can go on my Haiti mission trip. I have a lot of late nights along with early mornings. While still prioritizing my gym routine. I make sure that I make time for myself also because relaxing and taking time for yourself is extremely important while modeling.
CJ, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
My first photographer who was just a friend wanted to only do one shoot with me . I talked her into being my agent and ever since then we work together to make my dreams come true.
CJ 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 to everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment was my first shoot I ever partook in.
CJ, 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 advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Model?
My advice would be not to sell out and to always believe in your dream. You can become anything you put your mind too.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes I'm looking for any and all types of collaboration.
Photographer: Morgan Forcey @morganforcey