Nivea Leavell

"My aspiration and passion is to help people in the Middle East that have been effected by war and poverty. Every year I make trips to middle eastern countries to contribute help in small villages and towns."


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United States

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New York

Firstly Nivea , how would you best describe yourself?


Nivea please tell us your talent/work rate per hour?

Model for beauty, fashion and glamour. Pay rate is $50 per hour

Nivea . Tell us ABOUT yourself.

I am a freelance model inspired by urban culture and fashion. I love working with creative artist. They inspire me to embrace different forms of art and beauty.

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Our readers would love to get to know you more Nivea . Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I am an entrepreneur, mother of two children and a model. I enjoy traveling the world, meeting new people and learning new cultures. These thing inspires me to be creative as a model

Nivea , what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?

My aspiration and passion is to help people in the Middle East that have been effected by war and poverty. Every year I make trips to middle eastern countries to contribute help in small villages and towns. I began to model after doing a photoshoot for personal use. After receiving much positive feedback, I felt encourage to pursue modeling

Who is your inspiration in life Nivea ? How do you keep inspired?

My mother inspired me. As a little girl, I seen my mother turn her small business to a large successful company. She endured much adversity as a woman and a person of color, but the challenges pushed her to the next level. She never quit.

We all make mistakes Nivea , 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.

During a beach photoshoot with a colleague photography, I was asked to do poses sitting on a water rail. It was about 25 feet about water. I was very nervous about the pose and didn't mention this to the photographer. My nervousness reflected in the pictures, which was a huge was of time. We could have got better results and saved time if I would have spoke up. Now I have learned to better communicate with my colleagues to optimizes time and results

Nivea,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 have great experience working with large numbers of clients in finance. In modeling, I take the same approach. I prioritize based on my clients' needs and time expectations. I'm always in commicination to ensure we are on the same page

Please tell us Nivea , about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?

There was a time when I was called for two outdoor shoots on the same day. Both were really good opportunities. I had to plan for 6 different looks! The makeup artist called out for the day so I hired an onsite makeup artist via GlamSquad (on demand MUA service) for the day

Nivea , please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.

I once worked with an artist who wanted to shoot me with straight hair. He feared my natural curly hair would make pictures look less charming. I explained to him that it's not about the hair texture that makes the picture beautiful, but rather it's the art of being creative. I also challenged him to open his mind and understand that there are many perceptions of beauty, and asked him to step out side the box. We ended up shoot the pictures with my natural curly hair. He contacted me days after the shoot thanking me for challenging him. Turned out that he received so much positive feedback from our colleagues and followers that we ended up doing more shoots wearing my hair curly

Nivea 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 to everyone. What is it and why?

My proudest moment was when I did a shoot for a high end swimwear designer. The designer has strict height requirements which I didn't meet. Nevertheless, I convenienced her that I would be just as good the other models. On the day of the shoot I did poses that made my body appear longer on camera. As a result, the designer was very pleased with my work and has hired me to work for her again

Nivea , 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 curated a photoshoot with middle eastern influences. The challenges I endured were, making sure the photographer and stylist shared the same vision

What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Model?

Believe in yourself. Hold you values high and don't be afraid of challenges

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 open to collaborating on pretty much anything that reflects, fashion, beauty, glamour and art.

Please add any photo credits for the photos you uploaded so that everybody can get recognised. (Name and Instagram @Username)

Alejandro Cerdeña @alejandrocerdena

Vlad @vpvisuals

Ben Kim @sunshine7913

Ruben Gálvez @rubengalvezfoto 

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