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I am a part-time commercial, glamour, swimsuit/lingerie, and fitness model, with a strong background in personal training and dancing. I began modeling over two years ago by working on projects based on beauty, fashion blogging, hair care, nail art, and other creative habits. Since then I have expanded my experiences to booking with local photographers with similar creative interests, as well as modeling for photographers that work outside of my specific genres. I would ultimately like to use my modeling career to crossover over to acting, writing, and creating my own publication.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Sasha . Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
My most unique qualities are a result of my love and passion for art and beauty. My intuitive nature provides me with insight during photo shoots and planning processes.
Sasha , what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My absolute passions in life are beauty, art, and music. I began modeling to promote my beauty and fashion blog. The overwhelming responses I got from my photos inspired me to pursue modeling in different genres and to the needs of photographers and castings.
Who is your inspiration in life Sasha ? How do you keep inspired?
Women Of Color inspire me the most. As an African American woman I wholeheartedly believe that there is a need for representation of people from all walks of life. I keep myself inspired by viewing magazines with photos and articles about top influential Women of Color and their uniqueness and excellence.
We all make mistakes Sasha , 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.
When I first began modeling, I booked a shoot with a photographer that I had known because we went to high school together a few years before. Unfortunately his level of professionalism was disappointing as he was late to our shoot which was dependent upon a deadline, and he was very slow with the editing and sending my photos, and making excuses for weeks. I frustratedly vented about my unsatisfactory experience with this photographer on social media. Although I din not mention him by name or blast him I regret my impatience. We have both apologized for our wrongs and I’ve learned to choose who I book wisely
Sasha ,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 think it’s most important to have strong communication between yourself and your clients so that you have a clear understanding of each of your clients needs. I would also practice a first come first serve policy, map out tasks and deadlines on a calendar, and have an airtight schedule to prevent mistakes.
Please tell us Sasha , about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Some of my photo shoots I’ve had to pull off totally different looks in a short amount of time, like different hairstyles and nail colors. I had to be strategic by scheduling appointments with hairstylists and nail techs as well as communicating with my photographer about the changes.
Sasha , please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I can be very convincing and passionate about creative interests such as decorating a room for the holidays or bulletin boards; most of the time I am a leader and able to project my vision to others and gain their approval.
Sasha 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?
The latest photo shoot I did is my proudest moment in modeling because it led me to Model Citizen Magazine. Also I truly believe that I improve in every single shoot that I do.
Sasha , 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 was able to create the props that I wanted in my photo shoots; it was one of the most exciting things about the shoot. The only difficulty was the placement of the props in the shot and get good angles and shots of myself and the props.
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Model?
Do plenty of quality photo shoots and study your improvement.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Commercial and catalogs, brands, and creatives.
Photographer Edward @guardiano_prospera_photography/ Kaleek Collins @Beyond2ent