Kendra M.

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Kendra M.

Florida, USA.

Tell us about yourself.

I am thirteen years old living in Ocala FL.  I am currently in the 8th grade. I love to watch, draw, and create videos of anime.  I was born into a military family, so I have lived in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Maryland before settling in Florida.  Apparently, I have flown around the world, literally, since my mom says she found out she was pregnant after flying to an island in the Indian Ocean.   

What is your biggest dream?

Well, right now my biggest dream is to become a YouTuber and have a successful YouTube channel.  I like to emulate Dan TDM and Aphmau. But my most realistic dream is to become a voice over actress.

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

Being my own kind of beautiful is just being true to myself.  I’m not going to change what I do or how I do something based on peer pressure or bullying.  I continually strive to better myself for me and no one else.

Tell us about your modeling experience.

I have gone to Barbizon for training.  I was selected to participate in Barbizon’s Passport to Discovery where I met Keith Tracy from The Other West Coast Motion Media and got to be an extra in his upcoming film.  I have gotten to go to New York with Marsha Doll to learn what it would be like to work in New York. I also done 5 years of pageantry with National American Miss where I have placed in the Spokesmodel competition these last two years.

What is your dream brand to model for?

I haven’t really thought about it.  Honestly, I’m open to any brand that respects the environment and the people that work for them.

How would you describe your fashion style?

My fashion style is casual and comfortable.  I’m almost always wearing shorts. I do like shirts that are fun and have character to them.  Flip flops are my favorite foot wear.

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

I’m not sure I think about that.  I just stay true to myself.

What makes you beautiful?

Kindness and compassion.  I am accepting of anyone regardless of color, religion, orientation, or social situation.  When someone tries to speak negatively about another person, I am the one that will try to figure out what is going on in that person’s life in that moment and convey it to the nay-sayer.

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

Confidence is hard to conquer with the current pressures from society and the negative self-doubts. However, you control you and looking in the mirror and telling yourself that you are beautiful, and worthy does work.  Eventually you will get to the point where you do not care what others think about you and just go forward in life by your own standards.