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I'm a college student trying to figure out what I want to do with my career I want to build an empire at a young age (currently 20 years old). For fashion, modelling and choreography
Melanie, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion has always been modelling, fashion and dancing. My aspiration in life is to become a successful model, businesswoman and great choreographer. I started modelling my networking with other photographers and posting on my social media.
Who is your inspiration in life Melanie? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in life is Kimora Lee Simmons she is the reason I got into modelling and fashion as a young girl and currently came across Sophia Amoruso and Aliya Janelle. Sophia is a fashion business woman that created an empire for herself out of nothing and even wrote two books which I had to read. Aliya Janell is an amazing choreographer that inspired me to overcome my shyness and dance confidently and runs her own business as well.
We all make mistakes Melanie; 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 got way too ahead of myself about my rates and wasn't reasonable and lost someone to work because I acted like a diva. But I learned and humbled myself.
Melanie, 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 prioritise by who contacted me first and when the assignment needs to be done. I keep notes on everything to keep track of dates and events.
Please tell us, Melanie, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I never really had to be strategic just yet unless it had to do with commuting to the city to get to my shoots on time.
Melanie, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I never had to persuade someone.
Melanie, 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 accomplishment is networking and being able to book more shoots out of sharing my work on my social media.
Melanie, 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'm always creative regarding the theme or place it's taking in, and the outcome of how the pictures look is what's most exciting
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
There are always people working to be exactly what you want, and nothing comes easy. Keep grinding and never get comfortable.
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'd love to collaborate with brands such as fashion nova and glitzy purse and much more.