Yet another model feature...they're becoming more and more regular these days, and the quality is getting better every time. Miss Lauren Hoyte hit us up, and we were so very glad that she did. This stunning young lady already has an extremely impressive resume, and her hustle and grind is taking her on the path to stardom. Check out our interview after the jump...
Cee: What’s your name? Lauren: Lauren Hoyte.
Cee: Where are you from? Lauren: My ethnicity is Trinidadian however I am from New Jersey.
Cee: How many years have you been modeling? Lauren: I've been modeling on a consistent basis for about 2 years.
Cee: What are the misconceptions people commonly have about models that are untrue? Lauren: That models are not intelligent..SO NOT TRUE! Many of us have brains too, not just beauty!
Cee: What shows, videos, magazines, etc. have you been featured in? Lauren: Hair magazines like Hype Hair, Braids & Beauty, and Urban book cover, The Source Magazine, TV/Video- All My Children, "Law & Order", "Ugly Betty", MTV and FUSE TV and a featured guest on a special 2-day episode on the Tyra Banks Show discussing Women & Body Image; Small roles on Films like Duplicity starring Julia Roberts, Clive Owen and others, Brooklyn's Finest starring Wesley Snipes and Notorious. Also, I had an amazing experience working on the Roc-A-Wear 10th anniversary commercial featuring Jay-Z and directed by the well renowned Spike Lee!!
Cee: What photographers have you worked with? Lauren: I've worked with so many excellent photographers...to mention just a few, Keith Major, Berman Fenelus, Frank Antonio, Itaysha, John Ricard, Phazion and so much more.
Cee: What photographers would you like to work with? Lauren: I’m willing to work with anyone that shows interest in working with me. There are so many amazingly creative photographers. I’m open to new concepts and/or any upcoming projects.
Cee: Can you describe the grind of a model trying to break into the industry? Lauren: You have to be able to handle criticism and rejection and realize that opportunities won't come along and fall into your lap. You have to stay motivated to go out there and get it!
Cee: Any words for the ladies out there that have aspirations of entering the modeling industry? Lauren: Stay consistent and although it sounds cliché, never give up on your dreams! Strive to be your best because I strongly believe that Dreams and Determination are really a POWERFUL combination!
Cee: What's your plans from here? Lauren: You can look for me in magazines, advertising campaigns for clothing or cosmetics, TV commercials, pilots and working toward ultimately a billboard ad. Also I am currently working with an acting coach to prepare for any upcoming acting opportunities ahead, since I am currently SAG-eligible and will be joining SAG soon.
Cee: Hit us with your contact details for folks who want to see more! Lauren: Website coming soon but until then stay tuned for updates on www.myspace.com/njmodellauren.