This week I am proud to present Ms. Marshana H. She is a 22 year old small town Pennsylvania girl with a big personality. Now she has moved from a little town in Pennsylvania to a big city in Texas in order to advance her modeling career. When Ms. Marshana is not rippin the runways or photo shoots she is working nonstop to obtain her bachelor's degree in interior design. Check out the interview with Marshana below.
DJ Grain: Where are you from?
Marshana: Small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA.
DJ Grain: How many years have you been modeling?
Marshana: A little over a year.
DJ Grain: What are the misconceptions people commonly have about models that are untrue?
Marshana: People often tend to assume that models are superficial and uneducated. Though I cannot speak for everyone, I can say that looks only last so long and can only take you so far. I personally do everything I can to absorb knowledge from various venues so that I'm a better business women.
DJ Grain: What shows, videos, magazines, etc. have you been featured in?
Marshana: I was one of the first models featured in the GlamModelz online magazine. (Check it out http://glammodelz.com/glam/?p=167) I've worked several promotional events such as wine tastings and fragrance events for Axe and Estee Lauder.
DJ Grain: What photographers have you worked with?
Marshana: Jeff of Visions East Photography, Terry of Hughes Photography, Scott Cross, Chris of Chris Chapa art, Barry Simpson, Ron of Big Shot Photography...
DJ Grain: What photographers would you like to work with?
Marshana: There's a ton of them, state side and beyond. I'm interested in working with anyone with a great vision who I feel I can grow and benefit from.
DJ Grain: Can you describe the grind of a model trying to break into the industry?
Marshana: I'm no expert by any means, but for me it's just about constantly pushing myself. Pretty face does not always translate into a pretty picture. Knowing this, when it's go time on the shoot, I get into the zone and realize that leaving without plenty of shots to choose from is not an option for me. No one likes their time to be wasted, so I bring my energy to the table and I expect the same of those I work with. I'm still fairly new so it's a constant learning experience, but I love every moment of it.
DJ Grain: Any words for the ladies out there that have aspirations of entering the modeling industry?
Marshana: Be smart, strong, and mostly be yourself. If somethings doesn't feel right, go with your gut. Check references. Practice, like you would a sport! If it's not within your comfort zone, it'll show in the pictures. It's important to think outside the box and push yourself, but still you should stick to your morals and what feels right for you.
DJ Grain: How can people contact you for booking?
Marshana: I can be reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org