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Friends and family often tell me what makes me unique is my compassion for others. I care a lot about helping others in need and give so freely to my heart. I have so many wonderful blessings in my life that I feel compelled to make others happy. I am also very loyal, and people tell me I am a friend for life.
Laura, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I have a real true passion for animal advocacy and helping shelter pets get a second chance in life so they too can experience a warm and loving home. It brings me great joy to help the shelter pets get exercise while enjoying the sunshine, and show them love and kindness by spending quality time with each of them. I will always be a voice for the voiceless. We only have so many trips around the sun so, it's important to we do what we love while we're here.
Who is your inspiration in life Laura? How do you keep inspired?
My mother is the most inspirational person in my life. She is the most kind-hearted and selfless person I know. My mother raised me to be kind, caring, and compassionate towards others. Through her endless love and support, she helped shape me into the strong-willed woman I am today.
We all make mistakes Laura; 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 do not have much experience in modelling, but one situation I wish I had handled differently with a colleague was taking the time to listen to her real and what she had to say, instead of preparing in my head response to her as to why my point of view was right.
Laura, 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?
Again, even though I do not have much experience in the modelling career field, I do provide customer service every day in my full-time job as a compliance officer, and it is very important to me to provide my responses both in a professional and timely manner. If I receive a request that requires immediate attention I, make it the top priority of my day, but I never forget to take the time to respond to my other customers acknowledging I received their request and I am prepared to provide them with a response as soon as possible.
Please tell us, Laura, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I believe it is important to give my complete attention and focus when I receive a task. I always create a timeline and inform my manager of my progress.
Laura, 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 working with a manager on a project with short suspense on the action. I did my research and prepared my case as to how we could enable personnel to perform their work duties while supporting the critical mission and gave my proposal to the manager. He appreciated my thoroughness and initiative to solve the problem, and ultimately went with my idea.
Laura, 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 professional accomplishment as a Model was when I was photographed with a shelter dog at a fundraising event because it gave a lot of positive exposure to the dog and from that photograph, she was adopted!
Laura, 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 the opportunity to display my creativity when working with a local photographer while visiting New York City. I was grateful the photographer was accepting of my ideas, and we fed off of each other's creativity to make it a great shoot in a beautiful area of NYC.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Just be yourself. Always stay true to who you are and never stop believing in the beauty of your dreams.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I am always seeking to collaborate with talented artists, photographers, and brands. I would love to model for different brands and experience other artistic professionals creative side.
Photographer: Lauren Listor