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I am currently pursuing a Master's of Business in Marketing from Penn State World Campus. I want to be an entrepreneur and market a fashion/clothing store in the future. I have been a part of the top 100 hometown hotties of Maxim and currently running Miss Bikini Model, holding the National title of North Texas.
As a model, being on the other side of the lens enables me to express my mood. Whether it's my facial expressions or sense of fashion, it gives out my personality and attitude. Again, pictures are worth a thousand words.
I'm a mother of two; my job was managing a clinic and a laser technician removing hair and tattoos. Now, I'm a marketing consultant, but I always have time to model. I do fashion, swimsuit, lingerie/boudoir, glamour and promotional modelling. I am proud to get this far and willing to go further in my modelling career.
-Top 100 Hometown Hotties
-11th on Jetset Mag
-Miss Bikini US Model: the National title of North Texas
Our readers would love to get to know you more Nina. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?
What's unique about me is that even though I see modelling as a career, I'm still pursuing my education into getting a Master's in Business and Marketing. Also, currently holding the National title of North Texas for Miss Bikini US model. I want to create my brand in the future because of the look and style I create.
Nina, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion and aspiration in life are to be an entrepreneur and market fashion clothing, but I want to model to be my primary career until then. I started sketching for import cars, promotional modelling and received recognition since then.
Who is your inspiration in life Nina? How do you stay inspired as Model?
My inspiration in life started with Ming from Victoria Secret; she has a stunning and natural look to her. But honestly, every model is an inspiration to me; every model has something to communicate about and show their personality and style. I learn from models that are more experience, but I also love seeing new expertise because all models have an opportunity, we all have to walk the extra mile and work for it, work hard for it.
We all make mistakes Nina; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back?
My biggest mistake in life was taking a break before I went to college due to being a mother. But I will never bring back being a mother if anything it kept me persistent to get me here as a marketing consultant and modelling as a career.
Nina, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?
Around my clients, there's never a dull moment; I like to keep things fun and professional when I'm working. Whether it's modelling or my full-time job, I love dancing and being playful, but it doesn't stop me from knowing the difference when it was time to play or work.
Please tell us, Nina, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
The family is always a priority for me, as a mom it's essential to balance your job and career as well. But yet, I can regardless. I make sure I do my full-time job as a marketing consultant to pay my bills and support my family and myself. But I always fit my photoshoots into my schedule between being a mom and hard worker, not only that but as a student. Once I've accomplished the things I need to do, I work hard to play harder so that I have time to be on social media and promote myself and hang out with my friends.
Nina, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
As a Marketing major, I deal with direct and indirect sales. During sales, my job is to persuade. I was selling a package for a client to save them money to remove their hair and I had facts to back up with. The same thing for modelling, I'm promoting myself, I'm persuading by communicating through my pictures, what I'm capable of and what also helps is social media.
Nina, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
My proudest is making it to the top 100 of Hometown Hotties in Maxim, because it was least expected, it showed me that I had more opportunities to come, so I took it.
Nina, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it?
I go through inspirations and try to achieve it by giving it a try. I told my photographer I wanted to go for an urban and chic style look, what happened was our site, we took pictures in front an urban boutique then, later on, had to hop on rooftops to get a good background of the cityscape, it scared me so much but turned out to not be that bad.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
There's a significant number of models out there chasing the same dreams, but everyone has their unique style to get there, show everyone how unique and different you are and take opportunities that are given and can take you to the next step up in the ladder.
Now for the best part Nina! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.