Signature Life Quote: “Keep going in order to be a blessing to someone else!”
What are your views or thoughts about the plus size industry?
Business is BOOMING! Kurvy girls have made a major footprint in the industry. At one point in time, there weren’t many stores to shop in for plus size clothing, no runways to walk and no magazine covers to grace, but look at us now! Many beautiful faces such as Gwen DeVoe, Sharon Quinn, Alexandra Boos, Liris Crosse, Jeannie Ferguson and Ashley Graham, just to name a few, have paved the way to make a statement, which is “where you are today, is not where you are going to be tomorrow. Continue to be true to yourself, persevere and push forward for change, and influence others to follow their heart and their dreams in all walks of life. This too shall come to pass for the betterment of yourself and the lives of others. “
April is our Bridal Issue month! What wedding trend do you love the most?
I’m ecstatic to be a part of this month’s Bridal Issue because I actually have a family member who is getting married later this year, and this is my first time being a part of a bridal party, YAY! I must say that the wedding trend that I love the most is the color blocking of the bridal party’s ensembles (dresses, shoes, accessories, etc).
What do we need to do for woman of color to get the recognition they deserve in the industry?
We can really learn and understand more if we continue to unify and keep each other uplifted in our communities at home and within the industry. There has been enough of the “crabs in a barrel” mentality going on. It’s time to show the world something different. We are more powerful together! We must begin to think differently to get the influential results and recognition for the efforts of genuine unity within the industry. Spread love and let one another know their worth.
What made you decide to be a kurvy model?
I wanted to show that little girl or young lady that they can do it too! No matter what your age, shape, shade or size is, you can make your mark on the world whether it is big or small. Someone is always watching, so always remember to ASPIRE to INSPIRE!
What do you want your legacy to be?
I want my legacy to exuberate SELF LOVE! Over the years, I have gained the confidence needed to not be afraid to love myself, flaws and all. Protect your space and energy because once you have confidence and faith in yourself, you must not let anyone change that.
6 words the best describe you?
Charismatic, Compassionate, Diligent, Humorous, Spiritual, Strong
What is your meaning of a “Luxe Beautie?”
My meaning of a “Luxe Beautie” is that of a woman, who is humbly true to self and holds her head up high throughout all adversity. Society does not define her walk of life. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I behold the beauty in me.
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