I specialise in Fashion and editorial. I've been to modelling auditions. I am very easy to work with, I love meeting new people, I am friendly, and can easily make friends. I am currently in school and working. I am a mom and a twin. I have head shots, and I have done a lot of photo shoots. I am a beautiful person inside and out, and I am looking to get more exposure in the modelling industry. I am a hard worker, and I am to succeed. I am looking for an agent to help manage me with my career. I love fashion modelling I think I am the perfect height and size to become an international model.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Kierra. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I have so many different personalities; I can be serious but, sophisticated, I can be sassy but classy, and I can be a sweetheart but fierce.
Kierra, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion is to do what I love so I can make a better living for me and my daughter. I aspire to become the best mom and the best me I can be and continue to grow as a person to better my life and the opportunities that come to me. I started as a model when I was 18. Just networking, doing photo shoots, meeting people, and being very popular got the exposure that benefited me and also took a spin in my career. I did go to auditions and casting calls. I grew up wanting to be famous and on television. I remember going to casting calls for Disney channel and commercials.
Who is your inspiration in life Kierra? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration is my daughter and my parents. I love my sisters as well. But, I know that my parents will not be here forever so I need to make sure that I am set and doing what I need to do so I can do whats best for me and my daughter and make my parents proud. I want to leave behind a strong legacy for my daughter and family when I leave this world. My dad inspires me and motivates me just to go out and get it and to handle my business, don't let my business handle me! Also, I keep inspired by just waking up every day with a game plan to do the things I need to better my life.
We all make mistakes Kierra; 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.
I don't have any bad experiences as a model. I'm very polite and know how to carry myself.
Kierra, 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 would make sure that I talk with them and make sure we have a clear understanding of what they are looking for and how I can help them get that done. Communication and understanding are key in the modelling business, so I would make sure I have that one on one meeting with them to make sure there is a complete underline understanding of how we are going to go about working together.
Please tell us, Kierra, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I had to make sure I had my hair, makeup, outfit, shoes, etc., al.l taken care of so that there would be no delay on what needed to be done at that time.
Kierra, 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 worked in retail I had to explain to my manager that working in this day in and age as an associate is a lot because the young kids of my generation are a lot different from her generation so she should be able to understand how they feel and where their coming from with certain things as should we.
Kierra, 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 with everyone. What is it and why?
I am very excited about going to Miami for this modelling day shoot this March. I am going to be on a paid round trip to Miami and back and will be staying at a nice hotel. I will be provided with hair and makeup and of course wardrobe. I will have my driver and a bodyguard. I've never had an experience like this before I am ecstatic about it. It almost sounds too good to be true!
Kierra, 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 had a chance to host an event and speak on a webisode with some people my now manager knows. I was very excited. I got to meet some photographers and very talented local artists. It was more overwhelming than difficult. lol
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
Be very open to change, be confident, and don't take things too personally. I watch ANTM, and I see the judges critique the models work all the time. Most can handle the criticism and some can't.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, of course. I want to represent their brands, and become a creative myself and work with fashion talents all over.
photographer: jacadra @jacadra