Queengirl Gaye

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Queengirl Gaye

queengaye1@yahoo.com.au

@queengirl_gaye

https://www.instagram.com/queengirl_gaye/?hl=en

Country

Australia

State / Region

Melbourne Vic

Model

ABOUT

What is unique about me is my height, my looks my nappy afro and my skin. I'm not like most girls I set myself to be someone who encourages younger females out there to be them self as for me. It took a while for me to accept the colour of my skin. I always wanted to be lighter than I was and thought maybe than I'll be beautiful however I came across a poem one day that said "I am my hair. I am my skin. I am the soul that lives within it, and my soul is just as beautiful as the skin that wears it. I'm black and beautiful" that poem encouraged me to accept myself for who I am and to understand regardless of the words that are thrown at me because of my complexion I will always be as beautiful as the soul that wears my skin. I advise young girls not to let the media or others get to you because at the end of the day the only person who can truly define you is yourself".

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

My passion is to help young African females and white females how to embrace their beauty without having to be told or being someone else or having to follow others. I aspire to make it big be someone who is known for doing something great, open up my own company to help all females who's wanting to be part of the film industry and modelling.

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

Tyra Banks as a kid growing up my whole life was about modelling I would spend most of my days watching Tyra Banks next top model and beauty pageants on Foxtel those days was one of the greatest moment of my life and meeting her one day would mean a lot she inspired me to become who I am. And one-day if do get the chance to meet with her, that will be the day I can truly say "I made it" and to show my family and friends dreams do come through and all those modelling classes and shoots weren't for nothing.

We all make mistakes Queengirl; 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 was on set once we were shooting a music video and the cameraman who was an Asian started talking about me to the director about "she's too ghetto" i was confused because i did everything he told me to do just to make the video good but was shocked when he started calling names and talking trash as the director told him I'm the one for the shot and he likes my looks so him the cameraman just have to deal with it and that cheered me up so we, of course, we continued shooting.

Queengirl, 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?

To have a very good listening skill and take in everything they want you to do as it's for the best.

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

Working with Ander Mcdonals on his hippie collection. I had to put in my best to show that I'm not just a model but a model with style with priorities. And he liked every moved I made even called me a "Natural".

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

Nothing comes to mind

Queengirl, 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?

Being able to represent African prints on a project (Morowa) to represent African prints best thing I have ever done because I was just doing me and one of the members in the project who is my friend came to me and asked "what's your thought on presenting African prints and body art" I was lost because I don't really like wearing African clothing, it's always just been plain clothing for me. When I joined the project, I met new people got to work with the amazing Terrence Credlin. It's just too good, and I love it.

Queengirl, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

Nothing comes to mind

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

Just keep trying, you might get rejected, but that does not mean for you to give up, strive for a win.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?

yes, I'm looking for clothing lines for me to present, want to collab with tv shows, photographers, other models and to be presented in music videos.

Photo Credits:

Terrence Credline, Ander Mcdonalds and Zaggy Pride