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ANDREW FARRANT ALT EREGO PHOTOGRAPHY H aving always been creative, I played guitar in bands f o r m a n y y e a r s , b u i l t ra c e c a r s a n d g e n e r a l l y t i n ke r e d about making things, changing things and coming up with increasingly odd ideas, always taking the view "why CAN'T you do it that way" ? This attitude has permeated into my photography - why CA N'T you use lig hts this way or that way ? Why CAN'T you paint someone gold ? etc.

I drifted into photography when I was fortunate enough to shoot the first ever Abu D h a b i G ra n d P r i x , f ra n t i c a l l y b u y i n g a c h e a p c a m e ra (Canon 400D) and extremely good Lens (L Series 70-200 f2,8). The camera went by the wayside very quickly as I upgraded to a 5D MKII, the lenses multiplied and so the bug took hold.

The satisfaction from creating a different image is immense - I don't know who gets most excited, the models or myself, it really is a pleasure and privilege to do this job.

Andrew Farrant

Joanne Timmah Young

T he Grand P rix was 4 years ag o but i have only been a "serious" photog rapher for the last two years - I now have a full tim e studio w h i c h a l l o w s m e t o i n d u l g e m y p a s s i o n f o r p h o t o g ra p h y w h e n e v e r I wish, doing weddings, fam ilies and creative model portfolios. Often, the best shoots are impromptu with no preparation at all.

While I do a significant number of shoots, I work extensively with my muse Julie Palmer who has the patience of a s a i n t w h e r e p h o t o g ra p h y is concerned and has all o w e d m e t o ex p e r i m e n t with lighting, shapes, outfits and styles - thank you :)

L e f t : L o u i s e Ta y l o r

Right: Byrony “Cindy� Carroll

“Working with John Farrar has helped accelerate my learning curve immensely, his help has been invaluable and much appreciated. In fact there are many extremely cool people that I have met, both models and photographers who have made a difference to me - these friendships are definitely an achievement I am proud of.” “Being allowed to do press photography at the UK's biggest fashion show "The Clothes Show Live" was definitely a buzz, doing the backstage celebrity shoots and standing at the end of the runway with some of Europe's best models, both male and female, in my viewfinder.” Below: Julie Palmer

Right: Louise Taylor

“All of my favourite photographers, Robert Alvarado, John Farrar, David LaChapelle etc all have a very distinctive and individual style. so much so that you can tell their work a mile away. Even if another photographer emulates their style, it is clearly "In the style of .....". “At the moment, I am experimenting with radically different looks, subject matter and techniques, but when I settle into my own style, I would dearly love to develop to the point where my work is distinctive. I seem to be slowly moving in the direction of photographs that don't sit easily, where something jarrs uncomfortably, like a small child with a big knife, or a snarling rotweiler in a fluffy pink collar - the other directions drawing me in are pin up (because Alvarado IS the modern Gil Elvgren and Alberto Varga) and alternative / creative / artistic headshots.”

“My ultim ate g oal would be to create photog raphs that people l o o ke d a t o v e r a n d o v e r b e c a u s e t h e r e w e r e s o m a n y s u b t l e c o n t ra s t s a n d c o n t ra d i c t i o n s i n t h e s u b j e c t m a t t e r.” Left: Byrony “Cindy” Carroll Below: Julie Palmer Facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/alt.erego.71

“F r o m a t e c h n i ca l p e rs p e c ti v e , there are many things I would l i ke t o t r y, r a n g i n g f r o m u n d e r w a t e r p h o t o g r a p h y, t h r o u g h i n f r a - r e d , d i f fe r e n t e d i t i n g t e c h n i q u e s e t c b u t f r o m a c re a t i v e p e r s p e c t i v e t h e l i s t i s e n d l e s s .”

“ M y m a i n d r i v e i s c re ativity and fun - If I can create images that both the model and I are proud of and I have fun doing it, I consider I will have won the game and will be happy with that a s m y a c h i e v e m e n t .”

Mixing and cross pollinating styles has always attracted me, coming up with things that really "shouldn't" work together but do, such as classic pin up poses and editing but wearing alternative clothes, or perhaps beautifully executed portraits with something clearly quite wrong in the background. Being a pioneer is a tall order and an accolade others bestow.

Julie Palmer (taken with iphone)

Julie Palmer

Iolande Jones

Joanne Timmah Young

Merry Christmas

Sierra Ashlee

M y n a m e i s S i e r r a A s h l e e , I ' m 2 1 y e a rs o l d , 5 ' 8 , l i g h t b ro w n e y e s , & d a r k h a i r.

“I have always wanted to model & just never really had the self- esteem to try until now. Modeling has helped so much, in so many ways & I love doing it. “

I am wanting to try everything I can until I know what I'm good at, and would love to be able to do all kinds of shoots. The kinds of modeling I would be most interested though, would probably be pinup, alt e r n a t i v e , d a r k / g o r e , b o u d o i r, & fa s h i o n .

“I got into modeling through a girl I know, also known as DMY Photography. She had just started in photography & had an idea for me to try in one of her Grimm Fairy Tale shoots to be the White Queen from Alice in Wonderland.�

Kenny Martin Photography

I would have to say the work I am m ost proud of would be my boudoir photos, with Studio 33 Chattanooga & also my dark pinup style s h o o t w i t h K e n n y M a r t i n P h o t o g ra p h y. N o t o n l y a r e t h e y a m a z i n g p h o t o g ra p h e r s i n t h i s a r e a t h a t I g o t t o w o r k w i t h i n m y f i r s t t w o m o n t h s of modeling but I also surprised myself with how well I pulled off the s t y l e s . D e f i n i t e l y s o m e fa v o r i t e s !

Sierra Photographs By Studio 33

Jason Lester IS J-SIN GOODFELLA

“ M y n a m e i s J a s o n L e s t e r, b u t m o s t p e o p l e i n t h e a r e a c a l l m e J - s i n G o o d fe l l a , o r M r. G o o d fe l l a . I ' m 3 1 y e a rs o l d .”

A little over a year ago a friend of m ine was leaving the state of Virginia for California a n d a s ke d m e i f I would mind doing a couple of pictures o f h e r w i t h m y l i ttle HD camera I had j u s t b o u g h t .”

“She wanted to have a couple pictures made to start a portfolio and didn't have the money to p a y a p h o t o g r a p h e r. So I did the pictures for her one afternoon and to all of our a m a ze m e n t , t h e y were wonderful. I posted them on my Facebook and next t h i n g I k n o w, I h a d m o d e l s f ro m t h e a r e a w a n t i n g m e t o t a ke t h e i r p i c t u r e .”

“I came up with t h e n a m e G o o d fe l l a Dolls after watching some old gangster movies where the m o b s t e r s r e fe r t o their ladies as dolls. To m e i t h a d a t o u c h of class to it, and so t h e G o o d fe l l a D o l l s w e r e b o r n .”

“Within a year I have worked with over 30 local models and aspiring models. I also give ladies in my area a chance to do something they have always wanted to try.” “I do not adhere to the traditional way of thinking that models have to have a certain look, or weigh a certain amount. I take your everyday girl next door and show how pretty she can be.“

“ T he way I have been able to boost these ladies confidence in t h e m s e l v e s i s a w o n d e r f u l fe e l i n g . I n e v e r g e t t i r e d o f h e a r i n g , " O H my God! I can't believe that's me!" “ I fe e l l i ke i a m d o i n g s o m e t h i n g n e w i n t h e p h o t o g r a p h y / m o d e l g a m e . I a m m a k i n g l a d i e s f r o m m y a re a fa m o u s w i t h j u s t a fe w p i c t u r e s . M y fa n p a g e s a r e g r o w i n g e v e r y d a y, a n d w e a re re c o g n i ze d w h e n w e g o o u t o n t h e t o w n . I s t a r t e d o f f w i t h a c h e a p d i g i t a l ca m era and a couple of ladies, and now every model within a couple hund r e d m i l e s o f m e , w a n t s t o s h o o t w i t h m e . I h a v e e v e n b e e n c o n t a c te d b y m o d e l s a c r o s s t h e c o u n t r y a s w e l l . N e v e r i n a m i l l i o n y e a rs w h e n I s ta r t e d t h i s d i d I t h i n k I w o u l d g e t s o f a r s o fa s t .”

“ T he best thing about it? I'm doing it my way!!”

“ I t ' s o n l y b e e n a l i t t l e o v e r a y e a r a n d a s a n a r t i s t I fe e l v e r y s u c c e s s f u l , a n d I h o p e t o m a ke t h e G o o d fe l l a D o l l s a w o r l d w i d e s e n s a t i o n . P ro v i n g t h a t y o u c a n a c h i e v e y o u r d r e a m s i f o n l y y o u g o o u t a n d m a ke i t h a p p e n .”

Rebekah Flower Rei Bennett as the photographer Rachael Dee hair stylist Charlotte Jackson as the MUA

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I ' v e a l w a y s b e e n a fa n o f a l te r n a t i v e m o d e l i n g a n d p h o t o g ra p h y s o I d e c m e t h e p l e a s u r e o f c re a t i n g p h o t o g r a p h i c a r t w i t h t h e a i d o f m a n y ta l e n eye catching images. My main interests in modeling include alternative,

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cided to be the picture by using my body as the medium. It has given n t e d p h o t o g r a p h e r s . I l o v e t o b e c r e a t i ve , a n d a l w a y s t r y t o p r o d u c e , f a s h i o n , h a i r, b e a u t y, L a t e x a n d p r o m o t i o n a l .�

“ I s p e c i a l i ze i n a l t e r n a t i v e , fa s h i o n , l a t e x , b e a u t y and hair modeling, but I am always willing to try d i f fe r e n t g e n r e s a n d s t y l e s . I love the alternative lookTa t t o o s , p i e r c i n g s a n d bright hair! It has true c h a ra c t e r. I t h i n k t h e a l t e r native modeling world has shown and proved you don’t have to be over 5’8 and stick thin to be a succ e s s f u l m o d e l .”

“I have always been a fan of photo graphy and alternative mo deling , so I arranged a shoo t w ith a local pho to grapher to give modeling a go and get a feel of been in front o f the camera. I disco vered a passion and ability I didn't know I had!”

“I have been modeling f o r 2 y e a rs n o w. I h a v e w o r ke d w i t h s o m a n y t a l e n t e d p h o t o g ra p h e r s , d e s i g n e r s a n d M U A’s a l o n g t h e w a y. I h a v e w o r ke d hard to increase my experience and I now consider myself an experienced profe s s i o n a l m o d e l .”

“ I a m p ro u d t o b e s i g n e d b y S p i r i t M o d e l M a n a g e m e n t , w h o h a v e b e c o m e v e r y w e l l a c c o m p l i s h e d t h i s y e a r. T h e y h a v e g o t m e f a s h i o n s h o w w o r k s u c h a s w o r k i n g a t t h e B ra m S t o ke r I n t e r n a t i o n a l F i l m F e s t i v a l t h i s y e a r. I h a v e a l s o b e e n r e c e n t l y s i g n e d b y a n o t h e r a g e n c y, Va s t M o d e l M a n a g e m e n t w h o I a m l o o k i n g f o r w a r d t o w o r k i n g w i t h n e x t y e a r. I h a v e a l s o h a d m a n y w e b s i t e a n d m a g a z i n e p u b l i c a t i o n s s u c h a s A l t F a s h i o n , T h e A l t e r n a t i v e M o d e l s M a g a z i n e , Te e n S p i r i t a n d T h e C a t s M e o w, a n d n o w H o r i z o n A r t i s t , t o n a m e a fe w.�

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W H AT A R E YO U R G OA L S ? “ I w o u l d l o v e t o s a y o n e d a y t h a t I a m a n i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y p u b l i s h e d m o d e l ! I w o u l d a l s o l o v e t o fe a t u r e o n f r o n t c o v e r s o f m a g a z i n e s , s o w a t c h t h i s s p a c e ! I h a v e w o r ke d w i t h m a n y c l o t h i n g d e s i g n e r s a n d w o u l d l i ke t o d o m o r e p r o m o t i o n a l m o d e l i n g i n t h e f u t u r e f o r c l o t h i n g d e s i g n e rs a n d a p p a re l . I w o u l d a l s o l i ke t o d o m o r e fa s h i o n s h o w a n d c a t w a l k w o r k .”

“Hopefully I can become a more well-known model. Who knows what the future holds? I wo uld like to keep working with photo graphers and modeling for as long as I can. I hope to do more fashion shows and catwalk in the c o m i n g y e a r.”

Mick Walker as the photographer Kirsty Batley as hairstylist and MUA

WHAT WORK ARE YOU THE MOST PROUD OF? WHY?

“ I’ve worked with so many great photographers. I always enjoy working with Black Orchard Photography, we have a great chemistry and always produce amazing images. He has produced me a lot of great images in my portfolio. I also had the opportunity to work with John Farrar this year which was amazing, and one of my favorite shoots to date.”

DO YOU HAVE ANY UNUSUAL TALENTS? “I am quite good at a nail art. I can also turn my eyelids inside out, does that count?”

Karen Motley

“I was in NY City w ith a f riend. H er pho to graphers to ld me t h a t I s h o u l d m o d e l . . . t h u s b e g a n m y c a r e e r. I f i t t a k e s m e somewhere that would be wonderful if not, I still get to meet lots of great people!” “ I h a v e d o n e t h i s f o r a l i t t l e o v e r a y e a r. I h a v e m e t s o m e w o n d e r f u l p e o p l e a n d G R E AT p h o t o g r a p h e r s i n a s h o r t t i m e ! ” “I do tattoo modeling m o s t l y b u t a m u p fo r a n y t h i n g .”

“I just have a good time with this...meeting new people and making long lasting connections is wonderful!”

“ I w o u l d r e a l l y l i ke t o get my work published in I n ke d M a g a z i n e ! ”

“I am actually very proud of w inning the distorted Diva contest! I was up against so tough competition but my friends and fans came through for me!”

“I am very outgoing. I don't know that that makes me different from anyone but it c ertainly makes wo rking w ith m e a l o t e a s i e r.�

“ Te l l y o u a b o u t m e . . . w e l l I g r e w u p o n a f a r m i n a s m a l l to w n ( if yo u can even call it a tow n) . I have wo rked in restaurants fo r years bartending. I lo ve getting to meet new people. I have tried my hand at office jobs but the monoton y o f t h e s a m e t h i n g e v e r y d a y j u s t i s n ' t fo r m e . I l o v e t o b e outdoors enjoying the sun. Not a big fan of the winter months! The only good thing about that is Steeler football! I am a huge pit bull advocate!I have owned them all my life and truly believe they are so me o f the best do gs to have! M y f i a n c ĂŠ a n d I l i v e i n Ro a n o k e VA b u t h o p e t o m o v e V E R Y soon!

Cathie Pettis

“ I w a s a p p ro a c h e d o n M y s p a c e by a photography student who wanted to use myself as a subj e c t .” “Been modeling for round a b o u t 5 y e a r s n o w.” “I am most interested in m o d e l i n g , b e c a u s e I re a l l y the art of seeing myself in tablishm ent on the wall or m a g a z i n e .”

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“ M y g o a l i s p l a i n l y, t o m a ke s o m e t h i n g o u t o f m y n a m e .”

“I see lots of progression in my work as a model, and i also work with new m odels as well helping them find t h e i r w a y i n t h i s a r e a .”

“I am most proud of my calendar work at the moment, as i have m a n a g e d t o l a n d i n t w o .”

“I was born in Panama C ity F l, but at the age of 4 we moved to a l i t t l e t o w n c a l l e d C a r y v i l l e F l . I w e n t t o B o n i fa y E l e m e n ta r y S c h o o l K -6, and we finally moved back to Panama City Fl. I finished High S c h o o l i n t h i s a re a . I m a r r i e d s t r a i g h t o u t o f h i g h s c h o o l t o m y h i g h school sweetheart, and he was m ilitary stationed in Edwards AF B CA. We spent a year there and my husbands dad became very ill and p a s s e d a w a y. We w e r e s t a t i o n e d b a c k h o m e a t Ty n d a l l A F B u n t i l h i s enlistm ent was up. I went on to have 3 awesom e children, and then w e m o v e d t o Tn .

“I have raised them right here in the Cleveland Tn are where i now reside. I began freelance modeling about 5 yrs ago.�

“ I b e g a n f r e e l a n c e m o d e l i n g a b o u t 5 y r s . a g o . I w o r ke d w i t h 2 d i ffe r e n t p h o t o g raphy student beginning out, a n d a fe w l o c a l p h o t o g ra phers. I got a text message f r o m a l o ca l photographer one day about a contest they were having for a local b i ke ra l l y c a l e n d a r. I e n tered and won the pleasure of Ms. Jan THOR 2010. That was really the biggest door to open where I stand t o d a y.�

“I have went on to be publish in THOR publication, Chattan o o g a B i ke r s M a g a z i n e , R o a d Rash (just pic) just to name my favorites, and hopefully ma ny m o r e .�

Keith Heptinstall Of

Studio33Chattanooga

“ M y n a m e i s K e i t h H e p t i n s ta l l a n d I ’ m t h e p h o t o g r a p h e r o f S t u d i o 3 3 C h a t t a n o o g a , i n C h a t t a n o o g a Tn . I ’ m a n a r t i s t b y n a t u r e a n d I ’ m ex p e r i e n c e d i n s e v e ra l f i e l d s o f a r t , m a i n l y i l l u s t r a t i o n . B e c a u s e o f m y a r t i s t i c a b i l i t y I w a s a s ke d o n e w e e ke n d t o p h o t o g r a p h y a f r i e n d ’s d a u g h t e r ’s w e d d i n g . I d i d n ’ t k n o w h o w t o u s e a c a m e r a ; n e v e r h a d t h e d e s i r e .”

“ B u t w h e n a s ke d I t h o u g h o k , that‘ll be better than just sitting ( I ’ m a w o r ke r t o o . . i l i ke p h ys i c a l l a b o r ) s o I w e n t h o m e , g ra b o u r N i ko n D 7 0 D S L R a n d s a i d “ H o n e y, s h o w m e h o w t o u s e t h i s t h i n g ”. I didn’t know the first thing about t a k i n g p i c t u re s . I w e n t , s h o t t h e w e d d i n g a n d t h e f r i e n d l i ke d o u r pictures better than the guy he p a i d … f o r m e … I w a s h o o ke d . S e e i n g t h e i r fa c e s l i g h t u p , k n o w i n g t h a t we gave them som ething that w ill be treasured forever impacted m e .”

“ S o s i x y e a r s l a t e r, h e r e I a m t h e owner of Charis Photography (Charis Photography LLC on Face book, http:// w w w. c h a r i s p h o t o g ra p h y. n e t ) a n d Studio 33 Chattanooga (Studio33Chattanooga.com) and w i fe a n d b e s t f r i e n d i s m y p h o t o g raphy partner in crime with wed d i n g s a n d i n t h e s t u d i o , I ’ m s o l o .”

“ M y b i g g e s t a c c o m p l i s h m e n t s i n l i fe a re c o m i n g t o k n o w J e s u s C h r i s t a s m y L o rd a n d S a v i o r a n d l i v i n g a n d i n c r e d i b l e l i fe w i t h t h e w i fe H e g a v e m e . T h e g i f t s G o d g a v e m e a n d t h e s u p p o r t s y s t e m o f m y w i fe h a v e b e e n t h e t w o u n w a v e r i n g p o w e r s i n m y l i fe t h a t m a ke m e w h o I a m . I n t h e f u t u r e I ’d l i ke t o b e k n o w n f o r t h e d i v e r s i t y o f w h a t I c a n d o . . I d o n ’ t w a n t to b e k n o w n a s a w e d d i n g p h o t o g ra p h e r, p o r t ra i t p h o t o g r a p h e r, o r a n y o n e p a r t i c u l a r t h i n g i n p h o t o g r a p h y, b u t I d o w a n t t o b e k n o w n f o r a l l . I w a n t t o b e a b l e t o s h o o t a n y t h i n g a n d e v e r y t h i n g . E ve r y t i m e I s t e p b e h i n d t h e ca m e r a , I p u r p o s e l y l e a r n s o m e t h i n g n e w, w h e t h e r i t b e l i g h t i n g , o r t e c h nique. Som etim es I learn what not to do, but I always learn. In the f u t u r e i d l o v e t o g o t o d i f fe re n t c o u n t r i e s , a n d h a v e t h a t a s a b a c kdrop. W ith the way I use my environments, I have no doubt I could c r e a t e w o n d e r f u l w o r k s o f a r t .”

What drew you to photography?

I'm an artist by n a t u r e , I d ra w, paint , sculpt, dabble in spe c i a l e f fe c t s m a ke u p . M y w i fe taught me how t o u s e a c a m e ra , d u e t o a fa v o r o f a friend asking me to help shoot their daughters wedding. From that point on I w a s h o o ke d a n d found another art form.

What have been some of your big gest accomplish ments? “ God and Fam ily and being blessed by both. God for my g i f t s a n d fa m i l y fo r s u p p o r t .”

Where would you like to see your art in the future? “Everywhere I love impacting peoples lives with a digital canvas...I haven't p i c ke d u p a p a i n t brush in years but I'm still creating w o r k s o f a r t .”

“T h e w a y I u s e b a c k g r o u n d s a n d t h e e n v i r o n m e n t , I w o u l d

l o v e t o t r a v e l t h e w o r l d t o e xo t i c p l a c e a n d c r e a t e m a s t e r p i e c e s u s i n g w h a t ' s a l r e a d y t h e r e .”

“How long have you been doing If I cant do it, its only tempophotography? I've been doing r a r y. I ke e p p u s h i n g m ys e l f m o r e photography for about 6 years, a n d m o re t o c r e a t e s o m e t h i n g s h o o t i n g w e d d i n g a s o u r p r i m a r y b e t t e r. p h o t o g r a p h y, b u t b e i n g t h a t I ' m artistic, I wasn't satisfied with just shooting weddings, so we rented a studio and learned lighting. Even studio work is not the goal, n o r d o I w a n t t o s ta y in the studio. I love studio work, but w h e n I ca n u s e t h e w o r l d s b a c kd ro p s , its doesn't get any better Do you have anyt h i n g y o u w o u l d l i ke t o d o t h a t y o u fe e l would validate you as a pioneer in the photography field? I d l i ke d t o b e k n o w n for my creativity and diversity of what I can do with my imagination and a camera. I don't limit myself on what I can do.

“ I Have only been modeling for 8 months, but in that short time i h a v e l e a r n e d s o m u c h f r o m a l l m y p h o t o g r a p h e rs a n d t h e m o d e l s i h a v e m e e t t h r u m y s h o r t j o u r n e y.�

“I Got started by seeing a post on a social netwo rk site f rom Ho pe Ballinger of Ac e Pho to graphy saying she wanted a different look so I messaged her saying I wo uld lo ve to help her o u t .�

I d i d m y f i r s t s h o o t a n d r o c ke d i t , s o s h e d e c i d e d t o ke e p m e a n d i become a permanent model for h e r. . . . I w a n t t o m o d e l t o s h o w t h e artsy side of modeling not just a p r e t t y fa c e o r a n a m a z i n g b o d y. But to show the curves of your body and how its forms, the beaut i f u l e x p re s s i o n s t h a t c a n b e made, and to become the theme of your shoot not just act it out.

“ To p u t m y a u d i e n c e i n o o h s / a m a ze m e n t w h e n t h e y s e e y o u r p i c t u r e . I a m i n t o t h e m e d s h o o t s , t h e d a r ke r s i d e i f yo u m u s t s a y, h o r r o r, s c i e n c e f i c t i o n , s t e m p u n k , G o t h e t c . . I a l s o e n j o y t h e i n t i m a t e s h o t s ( n u d e s ) o r i m p l i e d n u d e s a n d b o u d o i r, I a m b y n o m e a n s a c o v e r g i r l , I d o n o t h a v e t h a t l o o k b y n o m e a n s , b u t I l o ve t h a t I l o o k d i f fe r e n t t h e n m o s t , I l o v e b e i n g d i f fe r e n t . To a n s w e r w h y. I e n j o y t h e d a r ke r s i d e b e c a u s e o f m y p e r s o n a l i t y a n d m y l o o k . I e n j o y s c a r y m o v i e s s o I l o v e t o s h o w fe a r, d i s m a y, b a d a s s e r y a n d s e x y. I l o v e t h e b o u d o i r a n d i n t i m a t e s h o t s b e c a u s e I a m a t h i c ke r m o d e l , and the nudes show the beauty of the curves I have and the lingerie s h o w s m e t h a t i a m s t i l l s ex y e v e n t h o u g h I a m b i g g e r.�

M y f i r s t i s e v e r y m o d e l s g o a l , To b e p u b l i s h e d . . B u t i t s not just about being published. I want to show that I do h a v e w h a t i t t a ke s , t h a t I c a n b e t h e M i c h e l l e Ro d r i g u e z of modeling, to show the bad ass side of modeling not just the cute side of it. I want to be the BAD GIRL of m o d e l i n g . N o t J u s t a n o t h e r c u t e f a c e . M y h e r i t a g e m a ke s m e d i f fe r e n t t h e n m o s t t h e g i r l s . Yo u s e e t h e u s u a l fa c e s of modeling but not with me, I am a mix of Mexican and C h e r o ke e I n d i a n , I h a v e a v e r y d i f fe r e n t fa c i a l s t r u c t u r e t h e n m o s t i h a v e d a r k c h o c o l a t e b r o w n h a i r, g r e e n i s h blue eye s, i am built different t hen most g irls. I am a 5 ft. 11 inch beauty with the love of my heritage to thank for it .

I'm am 23 yrs. old i live in Cleveland, tn. I am a mommy to a beautiful 5 yr old girl, who I might mention is my world. I am a very outgoing person with a huge, bubbly personality. I am always smiling and laughing and enjoying life to the fullest, I don't take much serious because I only have one life to live, even though I have my moments where i am serious, I don't let it affect me, I feel as though you must enjoy your time you have. I am an adventurous person, I love being outdoors hiking camping fishing, etc. My love is music is big, every kind, every style but i must say the 80's were the best hands down, with the love of music comes dancing too. I am big on family, My family is very important to me, without my families support I would not be where I am now, they have stood by me thru it all. My dream job would b e t o m a ke i t t o H o r ror Bound magazine. I t d o e s n ' t j u s t o f fe r images, but it also offe r s i n t e r v i e w s , a r t and some poetry and l o t s o f d i f fe r e n t a u thors all relating to t h e h o r ro r g e n r e . B u t of course the best part is the repulsive images that is shown, the day i see myself in this magazine is the day I know I made it!!


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