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I am very inspirational, and I love to be an encouraging mentor as well
Latoya, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
Modelling is my passion! I aspire to be a well-known beauty idol and actress!! I started as a young Tomboyish girl, never like earrings or dressy clothing! My mom started taking me to fashion shows and model calls at a very young age! So I realised that's what I wanted to do with my life!
Who is your inspiration in life Latoya? How do you keep inspired?
God is my inspiration, his love and sacrifice and forgiveness for us all inspires me to love and help others and no matter what keep the faith and reach for the stars! Anything is possible when he is involved!
We all make mistakes Latoya; 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've always gotten along with all models I work with! I uplift them when they feel they can't do it I believe in them! There's nothing I regret in modelling other than taking a break from it all for a while!
Latoya, 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?
My goal is to be a people pleaser! I prioritise by simply putting my beautiful smile on and holding my head high and accommodating all of my clients! Meeting their every need!
Please tell us, Latoya, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Well, once I was booked for a photo shoot and a show all in the same day! Two different looks on the same day! So I had to multitask between two different looks hair, makeup etc. and meet both priorities that one day!
Latoya, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I currently work in property management, and I have to be a manager, a friend, and a mentor! I have to let sometime my staff know different ways of looking at situations! I try to help everyone even when they are difficult to help! It's not about them it's about God, and we have to pray for people in spite of and help others in a professional, positive way! You never know what a person is going through.
Latoya, 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?
My proudest moment was the moment my children recognised me as a model and not just a mother and told me I was beautiful! It was special because even after all I've been through and overcome they believe in me just as I think in them, and they are behind me rooting me on!!
Latoya, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Fashion!! One of my creative projects was organising my shoot. No stylist no direction no designers!! It was a success and exciting that I'd learned how to put together my photo shoot with my creative skills!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Never give up on your dreams!! The sky is the limit!
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Features, shows, commercials, videos and movies.
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