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I am unique because I embrace the soul of an individual rather than the appearance of a person.
Shadonna, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Model?
I started as a model by embracing who I am as a person and wanting to encourage more people to live in the skin you are in genuinely; this is the only skin you will have. My passion is to create a world of acceptance.
Who is your inspiration in life Shadonna? How do you stay inspired as a Model?
Model Nazanin is my inspiration. She is very open about how her views of herself have created anxieties that make it difficult to be thorough happy, but she has the wherewithal to notice that, embrace that, and change that. It's one thing to know that you are not happy with yourself; it is another to change the way you think of yourself. I stay inspired by continuing to work on myself and showing the people around me that you are not your environment. I want to inspire everyone to be a superstar in your own eyes.
We all make mistakes Shadonna; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I made the mistake of giving up on myself in middle school because I never thought I could be a working model due to bullying.
Shadonna, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I am respectful of the client's vision and brand, punctual, and more than willing to give a helping hand where needed.
Please tell us Shadonna, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
I prioritize things in my life based on my current goals. I like to ensure that I am giving out energy to places where it will be returned.
Shadonna, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
In the cleaning industry a lot of clients want to get the best service for the least amount of money, but a lot of times that means you receive bad service. I make sure that each of my clients understands the value of hiring my company for professional cleaning services and why there are different price points. Clients typically find value in information.
Shadonna, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
Thus far, my proudest professional accomplishment as a model is working with designer Nikki Hendrick. She is now a friend of mine, and I am so proud of everything she has accomplished since we met.
Shadonna, 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 am somewhat of an adrenaline seeker, so I tend always to want to get to the most difficult places for the best shots. During a recent meet and shoot I attended, I scaled down a 10 ft cliff os rocks barefoot in a couture dress. It was very difficult and rigorous climb down and back up, but I was so excited because the shots came out phenomenal.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Networking is your biggest asset. Being able to meet and connect with people that believe and you and reciprocating that same energy.
Photographer: Michael Edwards @dual.vizion.photos