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My drive and ambition to do what I do is undoubtedly my unique quality I think my mindset in doing this type of work is different from most. For me I go into every job I get like it's my last having this mindset puts me at an advantage to do and be my very my best every time I step in front of the camera. I always give 120% in every booking I receive to ensure maximum quality as well as my overall creativity with modelling as well I am also very positive, well spoken, and hard working always trying to put my best foot forward.
Tyresse, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I at a young age had always wanted to be an actor, and I fell in love with movies and later on in my life I had been asked countless times if I ever considered modelling or if I did model. Although my answer for all those times had been no, I found my self-wondering if I had the potential to be a model like so many people had suggested. From that point on I studied more about modelling and met a teacher who is now a very good friend of mine my senior year of high school who led me to an agency that guided me through the modelling world and helped me pursue this dream of mine. I had always had a passion for acting and model, but it took me realising that I had the potential to do so from my teacher and agency that put things into perspective for me and now I couldn't be happier.
Who is your inspiration in life Tyresse? How do you keep inspired?
My longtime inspiration has always been my family without them, and their constant support, love, and work ethic are driving me to be the best that I can I don't think I would have come this far. On top of that people like the rock, Leonardo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington etc. also continue to instil a great drive in me that makes me want to work ten times harder at my job.
We all make mistakes Tyresse; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
So far I haven't had any bad situations with any of my colleagues although I'm no stranger to mistakes and regrets there are situations and opportunity's I wish I had taken. Such as being offered to travel to Portland to take pictures with some models and photographers I wasn't able to make it for the trip even though I wanted to.
Tyresse, 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?
In situations like this, I am very good at prioritising and making sure I'm not spread too thin and can give my 100% time and effort to all clients. As I said before I treat each job like my last giving maximum effort and attention to all and having large numbers of clients doesn't affect that by any means. I simply find or make the necessary amount of time that is needed for each client to meet my clients needs so long as I can.
Please tell us Tyresse, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I had two photo shoots back to back one time from 9 am to 4 pm and on the second day of shooting, I also had a family event to attend. I had to be up both days at 6 am to get ready and leave by 7 am to make it to my shoots at 8:30 so on this second day of shooting I had to make sure I was on time when I got to my job and when I left to ensure I would be back on time. In doing so, I was able to get to my job on time and leave on time to be at my family's event by 6:30.
Tyresse, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
On a couple of occasions, a photographer would want a certain shot, and it might not come out the way they wanted so I would then suggest other possible poses or angles and locations to shoot at. One time, in particular, I had been asked to shoot on a railroad track, and the pictures were coming out good but not exactly anything as we wanted. So I suggested using more of the environment surrounding us at the time in which there had been a train not too far away that I had implemented into our shoot and the photographer loved it.
Tyresse, 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 undoubtedly would have to be the first time I saw my pictures on TV in a back to school add and on the front cover of the catalogue as well. I was amazed and so filled with joy to see how far I had come in such a short period and that is why that is my proudest and memorable moment thus far.
Tyresse, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Anytime I can walk into a photo shoot without any direction or specific style to follow I find my best time to be creative with what I have. Whether its just clothes or an item I'm working with or the environment is always exciting to do because then its just even more fun I never really find it difficult just tons of fun to express myself through the work.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
I would tell anyone that they should give each job 120%, always work hard, and never give up because if you're passionate about doing something and you love doing it you will be successful. It might take some time, but as long as you strive for it and don't let anybody stop you or your creativity, you will be able to do anything you set your mind to.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I am always looking for great people and brands to work with some, in particular, would have to be Polo, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Glamour magazine, GQ magazine, Gucci, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, etc.
Photographer: Lamar Watson @primemediaworks