New York, USA
Tell us about yourself.
Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamt of a moment like this. A little girl from Long Island, NY, dreamt of being apart of something so empowering and beautiful. Now, as I’m 16 years old, I’m happy to say that my dream has come true.
What is your biggest dream?
I’m a very ambitious person; but at the moment my biggest dream is to be able to grow into a independent empowering woman that gets into a good college.
What does it mean to be your own kind of beautiful?
I believe that every woman has once looked into a mirror, and has wondered “what makes me beautiful?”, And I believe that that curiosity is just that.
The ability to look at your true, natural, and unedited body, and to not look away from embarrassment, but to smile at how beautiful you are- is something that not many men and women have, and it’s something to embrace.
Tell us about your modeling experience.
I grew up with a 3 brothers and 1 sister, one of my brothers happens to be a professional videographer and photographer. My brother has captured me growing up through not only his own eyes but his lens as well.
What is your dream brand to model for?
I’ve had a photoshoot once before in Manhattan that was extremely fun and humbling. This photoshoot made me want to model for brands like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren even more. They’re two elegant and real brands that I’d love to have the opportunity to work with in the future.
How would you describe your fashion style?
My fashion style is a mixture of minimalistic and comfort, with a hint of elegance.
How important is self-awareness and confidence to you in your everyday life?
I believe that my ability to be self-aware and fully confident in myself for what I stand for and for who I am on a day to day basis allows me to grow and flourish into a more humbled and empowering woman that hopefully will help many men/woman in becoming more self-aware and confident in their true beauty.
What makes you beautiful?
I believe what makes me beautiful is my ability to be true to myself and everyone around me, as well as my ability to fully embrace what my two amazing, beautiful, and blessed parents have given me.
To be able to fully embrace the freckles on your nose, your height, your curves, your strength in both your mind and body, is what I believe believe is the most powerful weapon anyone can be given.
What would you say to another girl your age who is struggling with their confidence?
To any 16 year old girl out their struggling with confidence, I want you to know that you’re valid, you’re beautiful, you’re wanted, and you’re going to achieve absolutely amazing things in life. Keep breathing- You’ve got this. Take life day by day, it was not meant to be rushed.