Shamekia McDowell

"My passion is just to be able to do what I love. Modeling and sports are my love. My first love."


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Firstly Shamekia, how would you best describe yourself?

Shamekia. Tell us ABOUT yourself. 
I am a super energetic athlete. I love being a canvas for fashion. My personality screams passion and dedication. I love modelling and working the runway. 

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

What's unique about me is that I am the girliest tom boy you may ever meet. I love dresses and heels and getting my hair and nails done, but all the while working out and being extremely active and okaying sports.

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

My passion is just to be able to do what I love. Modeling and sports are my love. My first love. I started modelling with my grandma in different church fashion shows around the St.Louis, MO area.

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

My inspiration is my family. I have a lot of younger cousins and three younger siblings that motivate me and encourage me to keep going after my dreams

We all make mistakes Shamekia; 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.
Due to my inexperience in the modelling world, I have yet to be exposed to a bad experience.

Shamekia , 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 would try to prioritize as evenly as possible. Not making any client feel more or less important than the next. 

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


Shamekia, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I wanted to choose a certain photo for my portfolio. I had to get deep into detail as to why my pick would be the better option for the look I wanted to portray.

Shamekia, 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 with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment thus far is having my professional photoshoot.

Shamekia, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
When taking my photos for my portfolio, I was able to be creative with my outfits as well as the poses I wanted to try out. It eas exciting because it was my 1st photoshoot, but that's also what made it difficult 

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

Never give up and to remember that as long as you put in great effort, great results with be given in return.

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 am looking for any collabs that I can get to increase my knowledge and my following to boost my career to new heights. 

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