My time will come I used to say to myself, after being rejected from various modelling agencies. Looking back now, Im really not suprised based on how I looked, even though I thought I was absolutely beautiful. Id invested in good skins but my shape was too petite. Modelling isnt really about skinny people. Its about having good proportions in order to show off the clothing.
I got my break back in August last year when I was accepted for DCM, which unfortunately are no longer in operation. I have my partner Kasen to thank for this as he knew the owner and kinda snuck me in the back door. However Ariya gave me the break I needed and become a fully fledged 'delicious model' and wore that damn tag with pride.
I was happy strutting my stuff on the runway, but I wanted more. I wanted the success of winning competitions, mixing with people in the industry from models, photographers and designers I craved that fame and fortune.
I joined Arai Model Agency in April 2008, a highly ambitious bunch of people. Everyone was entering competitions, winning and raking in the $$$. Maybe it was the drive I needed. I consulted with my friend Chalice Carling, a successful model in her own right and said I was going to enter the DAB competition for Mr and Mrs DAB 2008.
Now in RL Im a very pesimistic person. I didnt think I stood a chance in hell of winning this competition. You see all your competition and automatically, Im extremely negative. However, the worm had turned and I won it. It gave me the confidence I needed. I won a contract with DAB and then proceeded to apply for DAE of Elegance Model Agency and got accepted.
I was being asked by random people to represent them as store models, photos in magazines .... this was the life I wanted.
Now for many The JCNY model fest is the BIG ONE ( will discuss that in another blog ) but for me from week two, I wanted to be a model for Indyra Originals. I remember I had the pleasure of meeting Indyra in her store about 5 months ago and nearly plucked up the courage to ask her if I could model for her. Im glad I didnt the humiliation would have been unbearable.
One of my friends mentioned about a month ago that Indy was advertising for instore models and it would be a competition. OMG this could be my chance, I could do this. Over 200 people applied for this position. I submitted my application and was asked to go for a callback, approximately 45 people worldwide for catwalk and fashion composition. I was scared but I wanted it bad and I approached 3 of my good friends, Chalice Carling, Cocobean Bonneti and Aimee Wozinak to give me their advice on my outfit.
After a week long arduous wait, the news hit and I got accepted as part of the Indy Troupe. I was over the moon.
So for me this is onwards and upwards. With lots of hard work and determination, my dreams have started to become reality. Only good things can follow, so for the time being, watch this space :D x