My name is LeslieAnn padilla, 22 years old. Im a full time student at Borough of Manhattan Community College, i work part time and model as well. On my free time I love to gather with my friends and create ideas for fashion shoots, I'm a print and runway model as well. I was part of the NYFW last year and this year as well. When I'm hot working or in school, I'm either modeling, taking music classes and boxing.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Leslieann . Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I Belive something unique about me is that I'm stubborn, and hard headed. When I wand something, I do everything in my power to obtain it, I don't give up easily on things.
Leslieann , what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
The world of fashion and music have always been my passion. Ever since I was a little girl I used to do concerts for my neighbors in the patio of my house, singing their favorites songs, or I was in my granny house doing clothes for my dolls and trying on my mom clothes. I started modeling when I was 20 years old, my dream is to be a model at Victoria Secret and a R&B singer as well.
Who is your inspiration in life Leslieann ? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in life is my grandmother, because she was able to raised 11 kids as a single mother, she was able to provide them everything they needed. This inspired me because it show me that it doesn't matter how tough things can get,
There's always a light at the end of the tunnel
We all make mistakes Leslieann , 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.
A time i wish I had handle better was when I walkout on a designer leaving him shorts on models because he told me I was too fat and needed to loss weight. I feel like I could've had handle that better by speaking with the organizador of the event and letting him know what was going out instead of walking out of he's event, it was a big unprofessional.
Leslieann ,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 always make sure I give them 100%, and give it all when it comes to my work. I go out of my ways in order to make my clients feel appreciated and confortable
Please tell us Leslieann , about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
One time I had to be very strategic was when I had 3 different shoots on 3 different locations of NYC (SoHo, Bronx and Queens) , I had to measure my time, and money in order to satisfy my 3 clients and be there on time in order to prove I was professional.
Leslieann , please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I had to Persuade a photographer in order to work with him, he thought working with my was a waste of time since at the time I had very little experience on the field, I prove him wrong by doing a few test shoots with him in a bathtub.
Leslieann 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?
I'm proud of my growth as a model and as a person a well. At first I didn't even know how to walk on heels or sit up straight. Been a model as not only tough be how to be professional but it has also tough me discipline, has make me more mature and independent
Leslieann , 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 belive is always exciting coming up with new ideas and concept. I organize the majority of my shoots.
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Model?
An advice I would give them is to trust themselves and follow their dreams, i would also tell them to listen to advices from people in the field, they my not always give you the best advice but you should always listen and see how you can apply that to your life or how it can benefit you in a future.
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'm looking forward to collaborate with everyone in order to Create a network and build my career as a model
Now for the best part Leslieann ! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
@leslieloveu4ever is my Instagram where I have all my pictures posted