I am a seven-year-old competitive dancer. This starts my third year of competition, and I have six dances. To perform. My first solo was at age six, and I was a runner-up for the national talent competition. I am a competition baton twirler as well, but with this year of dance, I put baton on hold. I love to sing, act, dance, model and create plays and dances. I am new young talent looking to start a modeling and commercial/short film career. I am a member of the high IQ society American Mensa. I started reading at age two. I love singing, and I love photography too. I am very competitive but have a huge heart. I am a pageant girl who focuses on volunteering, fundraising, and community service. Currently, I hold the American Cancer Society Benefit Pageant title of Beauty of Hope Little Miss. I seek to be a positive role model to all girls and to promote the Arts. Thank you for your consideration. My interest in Model Citizen came as someone @topmodelmoscowglobal directed me your way from my Instagram photos. Thank you so much. I appreciate the opportunity and your helping children reach their dreams. From Queen Meeka
Our readers would love to get to know you more Meeka. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
What makes me unique is passion. I have a very intense love of spreading a positive image. I seek to bring my sparkle of magic to the world through modeling, dancing, singing, acting, and volunteering. I believe in Cinderella's mother's quote, Have Courage and Be Kind.
Meeka, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a model?
My passion is making a difference in the world. Ever since I was little, I loved magazines, fashion, dancing, and singing. I went to a dance recital and saw the older girls perform and refused to leave until every single dancer was finished and I waited to talk to them afterwards. My parents took me to see Rapunzel on stage, and I was again mesmerized. Once I saw The Miss America scholarship Pageant on stage, I was completely taken. I love the stage. I love fashion and modeling. I love to dance. Most of all, I love the world and choose to make it shine brighter.
Who is your inspiration in life Meeka? How do you keep inspired?
I am inspired by every person that never gives up. I am inspired by my dream to make a difference through the Arts. I find inspiration in The Sugar Plum Fairy, Kathryn Morgan, Cinderella, Agrippina Vaganova, George Balanchine, August Bournonville, Enrico Checchetti, Misty Copeland, Miss America, all Olympic athletes, and to every person who greets each day with the purpose of making someone have a reason to smile.
We all make mistakes Meeka; 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.
My first year of competition dance I was four years old. When it came to a couple of weeks before our National competition, one dancer dropped out of the main routine. My friend got to fill in for the part. I always seek more dance and more stage time and wondered how she got chosen. I should have applauded her hard work, but I cried instead. I was happy for her, but I was sad for me. The next day I realized my mistake. I hugged her, and we practised splits together. She was the best choice, and she was magnificent.
Meeka , 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 listen to the top person in charge!
Please tell us Meeka, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a model?
I follow what plan is given to me and try to be the best listener and make good choices. When in doubt, I ask the teacher or my mommy.
Meeka, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I lead and succeed in play time by making up songs, dances, plays, and games and convince my friends to perform their roles I assign. They seem to enjoy my creations...most of the time. I struggle with the fine line between leading and bossing.
Meeka, 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 won runner-up / finalist in a National Dance Competition at age six in my very first solo. It was amazing to be so young and earn higher marks than older girls. I have a very competitive spirit.
Meeka, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
My dance teacher allowed me to add a toe rise to my solo this year and it is so difficult but looks awesome.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a model?
My advice for other children trying an artistic path is to listen to your heart, listen to your parents, be polite and be thankful.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would like to model and act in short films or movies in my area.
Jenn at KidShots USA