"Each model has a different body type and style, so he needs to use that to his advantage and pose the models in poses that suit them."
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Firstly Nichole, how would you best describe yourself?
Nichole. Tell us ABOUT yourself.
I have been modelling for five years now. Before I began modelling, I competitively danced for 20 years and danced as a Boston Celtics NBA Dancer. During my time as an NBA Dancer, I was able to travel internationally to represent the Celtics organization and be part of the first ever Celtics Dancer Calendar Photo Shoot! It was an amazing, and it's where I learned I love modelling.
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Nichole. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I was an NBA Dancer for the Boston Celtics, which was an incredible opportunity. It gave me the chance to do what I love for my favourite basketball team, so it doesn't get much better than that!!
Nichole, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I love to dance, stay active, travel, and model. I began modelling as an NBA Dancer with bathing suit calendar pictures.
Who is your inspiration in life Nichole? How do you keep inspired?
I follow blogs and models that I aspire to be like. It keeps me motivated and my eye on the prize.
We all make mistakes Nichole; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I was working with a photographer that I heard mixed reviews about, and it ended horribly. The negative reviews I heard were true, and I just wish I went with my gut and listened to those who spoke negatively about him rather than letting the want to get more pictures take over.
Nichole , 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 treat everyone equally, no matter who the client is. I never want one client to feel inferior to someone else, so I try my best to keep it fair.
Please tell us, Nichole, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
For the bathing suit calendar Photoshop for the Boston Celtics, we had to be at our peak. I changed my lifestyle to get it my peak. I didn't want to crash diet. I wanted to go forward trying to be in my peak always. I began working out consistently and rigorously, while eating healthy. Years later here I am still eating healthy and working out.
Nichole, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I was working with a newer photographer who wanted to pose me as he had seen on Pinterest. I helped him understand that he can't pose every model the same. Each model has a different body type and style, so he needs to use that to his advantage and pose the models in poses that suit them.
Nichole, 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?
My proudest moment as a model was 1 of 5 girls who got a full page spread in the Boston Celtics Calendar (out of a team of 18). It was an honour, and I felt accomplished knowing my hard work paid off!
Nichole, 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 try to be spontaneous whenever I shoot, so I try to use props that nature provides when shooting outside. For instance, I was doing a shoot on the beach when I spotted a crab. I immediately picked it up and incorporated it in some pictures before releasing back to the water. I think it's awesome using unexpected props.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Never lose sight of who you are. Do not try to be like another model. Be YOU. Be authentic and natural. Don't compare yourself to others. Your beauty may be different than those you inspire to be like, but you are still so beautiful. Modeling is a tough career, so if you stay true to yourself and remember you are beautiful no matter what, then you will succeed. Be confident in who you are and go for it!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'm honestly open for any collaboration! I love travelling, so I would love to work with someone who can accommodate that. I also love fashion and bathing suits, so working with a clothing company would be ideal!
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