Shindel V.R.


Shindel V.R.

New York, USA.

Tell us about yourself.

I am a 32 year old native New Yorker who was transplanted to the west coast after the passing of my father. Upon residing in Los Angeles for 15 + years, I discovered a passion which would become my future; fashion. Stemming from a strict religious household, my mother instilled the importance of morals and education as I pursued my quest to become a model. After tirelessly hitting the pavement to seek model representation, I was eventually signed to Otto Model Management in Los Angeles.
Sheer happiness turned to disappointment as I was relegated to a one difficult decision: End my modeling pursuits to complete my undergraduate studies in Philosophy Pre-Law. After taking a reprieve from modeling, I am proud to say that I have acquired a bachelors and masters degree which have secured my financial future to date. However, the unfulfilled dream of modeling is reignited as I've been blessed to have walked for Dan Liu's SS19 collection among others without agent representation. Thank you Hannah Noelle for extending the opportunity for me to build upon my dream of exploring various facets of modeling.

What is your biggest dream?

My dream is to simply see my goal of modeling to fruition; walking domestic and international stages as the first national bikini athlete/ runway model. I would like to change everyone's perception of beauty through my journey as a model who unapologetically promotes diversity on the runway stage.

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

Self acceptance regardless of how fundamentally different you are from other models. As an atypical runway model, standing at 5'8 with a fit build, my sheer presence and success are impacting others to open their minds to accepting inclusiveness on the runway. Inspiring others on my journey is my own kind of beautiful.

Tell us about your modeling experience.
Miami Swim Week walking for Silvia Ulson and Shalaja Swimwear July 2019

NYFW Emerging Designers Feburary 2019

Small Business Fashion Week December 2018

Dan Liu SS19 Collection September 2018

NYFW Emerging Designers September 2018

What is your dream brand to model for?
Vichi Swim
Dan Liu ( amazingly humble soul to work with)
Under Armour
Sauvage Swimwear
Pia Bolte

How would you describe your fashion style?

Edgy, fashion forward, loves to take risks with different textures, colors, mixture of urban and high end fashion

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

Confidence is earned not given. It is developed when one has a balance in all aspects of their life; not solely hinged upon the superficial ( physical appearance) Achieving success in education has set the stage for me to have the confidence to tackle other challenges; notably the modeling world. My self value is not defined by the criticisms of casting directors/ agents but rather by my ability to bring the very best to any modeling job that is placed on my path.