I’m goofy and outgoing, and I care a little too much about what others think. I wouldn't say I like others hurting, and I’m very compassionate when it comes to making one feel loved and welcomed. It’s who I am though. I love to sing, write music, talk in silly voices and try to speak in a British accent.
Shaustin, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My kids and husband! I grew up in a broken home and don’t want my kids to go through what I went through. Their happiness means the world to me! I’ve always aspired to be a model, and my passion is to not only be a model but become a great role model for men, women, and children around the world! I started by sending in my photo to my agency, and it took off from there.(:
Who is your inspiration in life Shaustin? How do you keep inspired?
My husband and kids. My husband works so hard to provide, and he supports me relentlessly. My kid's wisdom is beyond my years, and they inspire me to be a better human being all around. When I wake up every morning alive it gives me hope to make a difference for that day and with my family by my side, it makes every day worth it!
We all make mistakes Shaustin; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you want to you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Honestly, I can’t think of any. I’m a, and it’s better to be pleasant with a smiling face for a client than to be a problem child. If I can make the clients job a lot easier than I know I did my job! They work hard too, and we all need to work together.
Shaustin, 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?
Good question. It’s best to grasp their vision and execute to my fullest potential. In order to be the best, you have to give your best.
Please tell us Shaustin, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
It’s important to me to be on time and to be overly prepared than to be late and not prepared. If that means I have to park in a hotel parking garage across from my photoshoot location while being there 40 minutes early. Then dragging all my clothes, shoes, makeup, purse, up and down elevators, across main streets, in and outbuildings, trying to find the right location while my arm is falling asleep and like jello the rest of the day but I still made it right on time! Then, by all means, it’s worth it! (â€¢: Btw this did happen to me! I like to call these situations adventures!
Shaustin, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Everyone I’ve worked with so far has been pretty easy going and open to suggestions. I’m a pretty flexible personality, and I ask. I’m pretty convincing when needed, and I have yet to experience persuading a situation. In my experience, though it never hurts to ask in the right tone and explain your vision to the client usually can see it with you.
Shaustin, 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?
Wow, the whole experience, in general, has been amazing. I’d have to say for me that it was modelling with some fellow models for a recent commercial shoot. The day for me went by so fast, and when it was over, I wasn’t ready to go home. We had just met each other that day, and we had such a blast! We executed the client's vision for the shoot, and I remember saying to myself I’m getting paid to do this! So cool, and worth every moment!
Shaustin, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
It was actually at a recent photo shoot I realised that being a model is fun but hard work. You have to move weird, act a little bit and stay bent in places for a long time. Because of the difficulty of getting out of your comfort zone isn’t easy once you do it’s the very same thing that makes it exciting to me. It’s a good work out though. Lol
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
My advice would be, work hard, study, learn your modelling trade and never give up. Believe you can and you will. Don’t allow the criticism of others bring you down, be all you can be, believe in yourself, have the courage and be kind.
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 am always willing to work with anyone! I would love to work with Gucci, Guess, Vera Wang, Any natural beauty brands. Anyone or brand would be just an honour to work with.
Photographer: Jefferson Peak Photography @whiskeydistrictPhotographer: Jennifer Lobo@jenlo8Photographer: Randy Brown @rmcadPhotographer: James Pauls@eyecravephotography