It is a dream come true for a model to appear for MAXIM. You rose to the top of the 15,000 gorgeous women who entered the Maxim Cover Girl competition, winning the crown, the cover, and the $25,000 prize money, and appeared on its January/February 2020 edition. Tell us more about your experience working with MAXIM.
The Maxim team is amazing! Working with them is a true honor. The whole Maxim Magazine team is all so caring and extremely professional. Mr. Gilles Bensimon is such an incredible and spectacular photographer! He shot every photo of my Maxim Magazine January/February 2020 front cover and the photos in my 6-page spread. They all turned out breathtaking! He is just so incredibly talented, and he knows exactly how to capture the images through the use of imagery, fashion trends, lights, and angles. I couldn’t have asked for a better team!
After winning, I got to attend the annual Maxim Magazine Super Bowl Party, and I also made a special appearance to walk on the Maxim Red Carpet! These events were definitely the highlight of my year. I had a blast and can’t wait for what the future holds for me!
Advice and motivational words to the inspiring and budding fashion model girls, who all are your fans and shall like to know from you for their climb to the ladder of success in the field of modeling?
First, I just love that I get to inspire so many girls and boys out there who are interested in modeling. It feels great! My advice would be to just do it! You will simply never know until you try! Modeling is definitely a tough industry to get into, but it is not impossible!
Here’s another piece of advice: Don’t compare yourself. Please don’t. You are more than superficially edited pictures you see through social media.
Everyone is uniquely different for a reason. Everyone has their own struggles to deal with, and everyone has their own goals to reach for. Flaws are beautiful, so embrace them! I know it’s not easy, but try to use your flaws to your advantage and stand out!
Lastly, being confident in yourself is the most important piece of advice I can give you. Owning and accepting every move—whether it’s good or bad—will help you understand yourself better, and this will definitely get you closer to your modeling goals!
You have done bold photo shoots with MAXIM and few others. How you are so body confident and advice to your compatriots?
First of all, I am not going to deny that the photoshoots were bold! I’m extremely body confident because I see modeling as an art—a way of expressing yourself through images and embracing fashion with the beauty of human flaws. In my opinion, modeling is definitely another way of self-communication, using your eyes and different body positions to create various expressions and moods. There’s so much meaning behind each and every photo that it tells its own story.
I love analyzing each photo’s story, knowing a lot of hard work and effort was put into it. I’m definitely my most confident when I’m modeling or on a runway because I honestly feel like a different person! Loving yourself, accepting your flaws, and having body confidence will help the photographer capture the images effortlessly, making them look natural. It’s strange to say, I’m definitely more confident when I’m modeling than when I am going about in my daily life!
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