Abigail D.


Abigail D.

Tell us about yourself.

I’m 15 and from Ohio.  I’ve been cheering since the age of 3 and I’m on my high schools competitive cheer team and we are the state runner-ups.  I’m an honor student taking college prep classes.

What is your biggest dream?

Modeling my biggest dream is to work for Hollister, Forever 21, and Abercrombie. Career wise my dream is to become an anesthesiologist.

What does it mean to be your own kind of beautiful?

To be your own kind of beautiful to me means to be confident in your own skin and be whoever you want to be in your own way.  To love yourself for who you are.

4. Tell us about your modeling experience. 

I began in the pageant world when I was about 9 years old.  I grew tired of pageants and started into modeling about a year ago.  I signed with Heyman in March of 2018. I’ve had modeling jobs with Huffy that’s on Amazon.com, did a music video with Red Sun Rising, do commercial modeling with Zulily and Shein.  I started my Instagram page in December 2017 and it’s continuing to grow and I have some brand influencer work on IG also with PromgirlXO, Rebel Athletics, Love Your Melon, Bleach Bright, and Michael Todd with Ulta. My favorite modeling is commercials, print, and brand influencer.  I have walked in runways in Michigan, Ohio, and Florida.

What is your dream brand to model for?

Express, Rue21, Hollister, Forever 21, and Abercrombie

How would you describe your fashion style?

Young, hip, but classy and elegant!

How important is self-awareness and confidence to you in your everyday life?

It’s very important.  I think everyone needs to be self-aware today all the social media that we have.  Being a model and cheerleader you need to be a role model for others around you every day.  Whether it’s at school or on social media, others are watching us so we must be self-aware and be confident.

What makes you beautiful?

I think what makes me beautiful is I’m just your everyday, normal, girl next door.  I’m very down to earth, funny, I like to rap, and I love hip hop music, I like to hang out with my friends, and go out to eat after the football and basketball games.  I go to school every day, I have cheer practice every day, I’m an honor student so I have to work hard on my grades every day, oh and I just happen to be a model.

What would you say to another girl your age who is struggling with their confidence?

I would tell her to stay true to who she is.  I was bullied in middle school for 3 very long years by a group of girls because they said I was ugly and it was terrible!  They would call me names behind my back at first and then they would say it to my face. Then it moved to cyber bullying and I had to get the school involved to make it stop.  The first thing I learned from this experience was you have to tell your parents when you are being bullied, don’t keep quiet. The second thing I learned was what other people think of you is not reality, it’s what you think of yourself that matters.  People can be mean because they’re jealous, because they don’t have self-confidence, or because of a million different reasons that don’t have anything to do with you! I would tell her to talk to a friend, parent, teacher, anyone who she trust but talk to someone because she is beautiful.

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