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I consider myself unique because I am a people watcher. By that I mean, I study the way people think and react. I can figure out some of the tiniest details about a person during a conversation because I pay attention and hear what they're saying. Everyone is unique in they're own special way and I make it a point to find out what it is. I love understanding and finding the reasoning behind human behaviour.
Justice, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passions and aspirations in life are to become a versatile, successful model who truly enjoys life. I started when I came across an ad for John Casablancas Modeling and Acting Center and decided to apply. I love to try new things, so why not modelling?
Who is your inspiration in life Justice? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in life isnâ€™t just one person. My inspiration comes from all the models who went through hardships and tough times to get where they are now. I keep myself inspired by following the top agencies and models and telling myself that will be me. Everyone has something new to bring to the table, and I believe I do too. I don't want to be like the other models, I want to be unique and different, and they've figured out their place in the model industry, and I know I will too.
We all make mistakes Justice; 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.
The one time I would've handled a situation different with a colleague would be in September 2017. A few models and actors, including myself, were preparing for Model Talent Expo in November, and we met up at John Casablancas- Tulsa. There was an instructor present to help with whatever we had questions about, and a younger model asked for help on her monologue. The instructor gave her constructive criticism and instead of taking it and learning the girl decided it was necessary to flip off the instructor. I was raised to be respectful, and when she did that, I couldn't believe what I saw. I told her that was disrespectful and rude when I feel like I should have just let the instructor handle it and move on.
Justice, 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?
In such situations, you give all your priorities to the clients who have big projects in association with you. But you may lose your smaller projects by doing this, so I analyse all the projects, so more projects are covered in less time considering the availability of myself.
Please tell us Justice, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
A time I had to be very strategic in order to meet all my top priorities as a model would be during Model Talent Expo. It is a week-long event, and it consists of going to seminars and auditions and meeting agents every day. It was very easy to lose track of time and get your schedule messed up because you had two. (Expo's schedule and Mother agency schedule) But I wrote in my mother agency meetings and seminars on the schedule of my Expo meetings and seminars and Highlighted the times and places of all the most important seminars and meetings because those are the ones I couldn't miss. If I had spare time between meetings and seminars, I would be rehearsing my runway or practising for another audition. I managed my time well by combining the two schedules and using my free time to perfect my next audition.
Justice, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I was at a bikini shoot this summer, and the photographer wasn't sure if he wanted me on this huge inflatable rubber ducky in a pool or to be beside the pool instead. Well, the pavement is hot, but the duck was nice and wet. I suggested we do a shot inspired by Farrah Fawcett and add a fun twist by sitting on the duck. The photographer agreed!
Justice, 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 am still new in the industry, so I haven't had a lot of accomplishments, but I'm very proudly of the ones I have. My proudest would be getting accepted into Model Talent Expo because I got the chance to showcase my talent in front of some of the top agencies and during the time I spent there I learned and grew so much.
Justice, 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 was able to be creative with my work during a photo shoot in August. Not necessarily on how my makeup or hair was done, but the pictures themselves. I was working with a photographer who has shot A-list celebrities, and it was awesome. I used the natural lighting to my advantage and even talked a guy into letting me borrow his Harley for a few pictures!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Do not give up. Do not give up. Honestly, itâ€™s a long hard road, but the experiences and people you get to meet along the way are so worth it. Follow your dream and never look back. Failure will happen, but a fail means you get to do it all again and hit it even harder.
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, absolutely! Iâ€™m open to any collaboration, because I want to push my limits and become a better model. I am willing to collaborate and work with anyone.
Photographer: Sebastian Smith @sebastiansmithphoto Photographer: Marc Rains