New Jersey, USA
Tell us about yourself.
Hello! My name is Fordê Ashley George. I’m 26 years old. I’m a fashion model and I am from New Jersey. I have a 3 year old son and my family comes from Guyanese, Jamaican, and English descent.
What is your biggest dream?
My biggest dream is through modeling, be able to reach others on a global level. Show them that no matter who you are, where you are from, or what you look like, you can be and achieve anything that you set your mind too! I am living proof of it.
What does it mean to be your own kind of beautiful?
I believe that we all have been blessed with such individual talents and gifts. Everyone is special in their own unique way and it is something that no one can take from us. I think to be your own kind of beautiful is embracing these individual gifts as well as learning to accept your true self fully. A strong inner confidence will always shine brighter than any physical attribute. That is what makes us each our own kind of beautiful.
Tell us about your modeling experience?
From about 5 years old I would always love to record myself and be on camera. However, as I got older I lost the confidence of wanting to become a model. I went on to pursue a career in the medical field and constantly was asked why I wasn’t modeling professionally. Becoming a fashion model was a dream that I always wanted to pursue. So I started taking pictures often and worked on having a positive mindset each day. This year 2019 I finally got offered my first contract with a modeling agency. However, it was not a good fit for me. I was blessed to find Hannah Noelle Modeling Agency and have been so happy since! It has been a perfect fit for me with everything that I believe in!
What is your dream brand to model for?
Calvin Klein for sure! I would be extremely proud of myself for achieving that opportunity.
How would you describe your fashion style?
Honestly, most of the time it depends on my mood, however I love anything cozy. My style can vary from street wear, to bohemian, to off duty model.
How important is self-awareness and confidence to you in your everyday life?
Self awareness and confidence are extremely important to me in my everyday life. I need to have self awareness in order to be healthy and take care of myself as a whole and secondly others. I need to have confidence in my everyday life in order to achieve anything that I want. If there’s a lack in my motivation than it makes it extremely difficult to achieve my dreams.
What makes you beautiful?
I think what makes me beautiful is that I have a genuinely happy soul and I try to pass that good energy on to others. I accept that there will be good and bad days and I try not to be so hard on myself. I’ve learned to build up an inner confidence to the point where I don’t feel the need to be accepted by others. I accept my true self for who I am and I want others to feel the same about their-selves.
What would you say to another girl/guy your age who is struggling with their confidence?
I would let them know that I can totally relate. I have been there many times before and still struggle with it from time to time. I believe that confidence is a mindset that we have to work on everyday. In a world where we feel so pressured to be perfect, it’s okay to just be yourself. By taking the time to care for yourself and mind you can work on shifting negative thoughts into positive and confident ones. You can always achieve anything that you set your mind too no matter what.