Where are you from? Born in Texas, raised in Albuquerque NM
When and why did you get started? I started in 2009/ I wanted to feel comfortable in my own skin, and maybe inspire someone who has self-esteem issues to break out of their shell and love themselves.
Was it for the glamour? The money? Pure kicks? I wanted to do someone that would break my self-esteem issues, and allow me to feel comfortable in my own skin.
Are you Single? Yes very
What are your measurements? 5’8, 114lbs, 29” waist, 36C cup
What's your favorite part of your body? I especially love my butt, but I love all of me, flaws and all!
What turns you off? Disrespect, liars, and laziness What turns you on? TATTOOS, tall men, and anyone who looks like Trey Songz
Where do/did you go to high school/college? I graduated from ATDSCS Charter School.
What are some of your main interests and hobbies? I just enjoy life, whether that’s writing poetry, jamming out to music in my room or car, spending time with my nieces and nephew, or weekends with my friends.
*What's your background in modeling? Everything I’ve learned was from research, and my own experiences.
Which fashion magazines, websites, blogs, and catalogs do you visit most often? I’m a Facebook junkie 100%
How would you describe your style? I’m versatile; I change my style all the time. I love early 40’s vintage clothing but enjoy a basic T with skinny jeans as well. I mix and match different styles until I find what works for me.
What other modeling projects have you done? I’ve done a lot of promotion work. I even created my own promotion modeling group for a few months. I’ve also participated in campaigns and in home fashion shows.
Out of all of the photos the photographer took of you, which is your favorite and why? How can I choose? I love all my work; good and bad. I’m not perfect and perfection isn’t my goal, my goal is to share my talent with the world and inspire others.
Do you have any other experience in the fashion industry (writing, photography, marketing, etc.)? I have skills in each category but no official training.
What do you like and dislike about modeling? I love the opportunities it’s allowed me to stumble upon, never thought I’d end up on the cover of 2 online magazines or start an online radio show on the side/ I dislike that I’m in the wrong city to get discovered and there are a lot of creeps out there.
What advice do you have for other aspiring models? Stay true to who you are as a person and don’t settle for anything else.
How do you prepare for a modeling shoot? SHOP! SHOP! SHOP! A good outfit goes along way.
What distinguishes a good model from a bad one? It’s all attitude and how you present yourself to people.
How has modeling changed other aspects of your life? I’m less self-conscious, and way more confident.
Anything else you'd like to say? Thank you for the opportunity to share my talent. Feel free to ad me on Facebook at http://m.facebook.com/elemims or follow me on twitter @elemims