NO: Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
FAREN: I am definitely a go-getter and influencer of others to tap into their full potential. I live a life of “no excuses” and drive to encourage others to do what makes their heart smile.
NO: What 6 words describe you best?
FAREN: Curious, Patient, Forgiving, Ambitious and GiverLight
NO: What can we do more as an industry to advocate more for our cancer and for domestic violence survivors?
FAREN: Have more charity runways to donate, and talk platforms/events for men that are abused, and survive cancer, just as much as women. Too many of our men suffer in silence. We need to make safer spaces for talks and validation that they are not alone.
NO: Define what friendship means to you.
FAREN: Not giving up on one another. Fixing each other’s crown and holding the team accountable for reaching their goals individually and collectively. We do not always talk, but we are cheering for one another. Everyone wins in your circle of friendship. Everyone should feel empowered to achieve anything, and comfortable being themselves.
NO: What do you love about your girlfriends individually and why?
FAREN: We all bring something different to the table. Outside of our modeling, we are career-driven, educated, and informed women. Our styles, looks, personalities..all bring something to the industry that we can learn from. We all embrace that we are different. No one is in competition with anyone because we understand the industry of fashion calls for individuality to create something beautiful.
NO: What is the one thing you would tell a young girl looking in the mirror who is having a hard time loving herself?
FAREN: You are the only YOU walking this earth. Don’t take for granted your unique power trying to be like everyone else. I had a difficult time struggling with this, but walking in my own purpose and truth has connected me more with others than trying to be something I’m not.
NO: What’s the meaning of a Luxe Beauty to you?
FAREN: Luxe Beauty is self-expression and acceptance. It’s the added touch to loving the skin you’re in.
NO: What do you want your legacy to be?
FAREN: Strength. When times get tough I get tougher. I press forward and apply pressure towards what I want out of life. I’m a model, triathlete, pageant queen and much more because I go for it. I have many excuses and choose daily to not use any of them.
CONNECT WITH FAREN @modelfarenaimee
PHOTOGRAPHER TERRELL EDMONDS @pvstudioz
GLAM – JEANNA B @mua_jeannab