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Besides being a model, I am an artist in the workings. I write my music along with singing and lightly playing guitar. Music has been a life long dream of mine. Being that I write music, I also write poetry. So much to know about me, I have even started up a small business in my past of neck jewelry and intimate pieces for women.
Symone, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Model?
I began modeling when I turned 18 years old. I turned to some of the wrong photographers for guidance and help, so it set me back. After my life nearly being taken in 2016, it was a wake-up call. My full passion for modeling has taken off like a jet.
Who is your inspiration in life Symone? How do you stay inspired as a Model?
My inspiration in life is oddly myself. Every time a cycle of life hits, I grow a bit more, and my growth inspires me. Along with every iconic model in the industry that paved the way for me. Naomi Cambell, Tyra Banks, Linda Evangelista, etc.
We all make mistakes Symone; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I do not love myself enough.
Symone, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I am very accommodating when it comes to working with clients. I understand the job/project they are looking to put out may be full of complications. I don't want to be one of them.
Please tell us Symone, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
I make sure I plan out things in my planner. I work hard, so the only other thing I indulge in is family. I can socialize later.
Symone, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I work with adults with special needs, which I love. I have a 45-year-old, mainly noncompliant client; I worked with her daily on the objective of educational skills. I took to my supervisor the skills that I was teaching her were not being reciprocated at home, and a meeting needed to be held with the parent. Seeing that the company didn't want to get involved much, she told me no. After stating how beneficial it would be for my client to have around the clock training to help her educationally. My supervisor set up a meeting with her parent and me to discuss my clients well being and mental future.
Symone, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
The proudest moment in my modeling career will have to be me traveling to New York. Being picked by a designer not only to walk but open up their showcase was a blessing even if it wasn't one of the top designers in the world.
Symone, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
A few collaborative photoshoots I have done have allowed me to be able to open up and indulge in my vision. When you love creating nothing is difficult. Everything is exciting, like a rush.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Don't let anyone tell you that you're not good enough. Keep at it even if you get a no. Also, if you hear the same old advice as I am giving, keep taking it. It's real.
Photographer: Rene Calvillo @renecalvill