GlamModelz Magazine is pleased to introduce a new face to the Fashion, Glamour, Beauty Modeling industry, Marshana of Abilene, Texas. Her obvious beauty is matched not only by her desire to succeed as a model, but the amazing potential that she possesses. We look forward to seeing many great things from Marshana in the very near future.
GlamModelz Magazine: What are your goals personally and with your modeling career? Marshana: I go to school for interior design, so personally I would love to have an independent business designing home interiors, as well as some retail interiors. As a model, I’ll go as far as possible. I want people to know who I am for a long time and to inspire as many people as possible.
GlamModelz Magazine: What would you like to see change in the industry from a model standpoint? Marshana:I would really like to see more black female models challenging themselves instead of fitting into video girl stereotypes. I want to see them conquering styles that have a lasting impression and that will allow them to have a respectable career without exploiting themselves.
GlamModelz Magazine: How do you handle the inappropriate offers and sometimes rude individuals when they contact you for a session Marshana: I’m always polite. It might sound funny, but I pretend as if I were a celebrity and I think about people who would look up to me. Respect is everything, and there is a polite way to turn any offer.
GlamModelz Magazine: Your thoughts on TFP or TFCD sessions in general? Marshana: I think TFP/TFCD shoots are an awesome opportunity to build up your portfolio while helping someone else out. It’s exciting to be able to shoot at no cost but your time, but you should still take the time prior to check out the photographers work, as well as anyone else involved. (Makeup artists, Wardrobe stylist, Hair stylist, etc) Just because it’s free doesn’t mean you should waste your time on images a three year old could take!
GlamModelz Magazine: Do you feel that flexibility and diversity are important to a model portfolio? Marshana: Absolutely! The more versatile you are, the more marketable you are. Everyone has their comfort zone and that is fine to start out at, but if you want to grow then you need to push yourself out of that safety zone. Think about looks that are your total opposite and rock them out!
GlamModelz Magazine: How do you handle rejection from photographers, agencies and your piers? Marshana: – Rejection is inevitable. It is a part of life and in this industry it’s just something you will need to get accustomed to. I just turn those rejections as fuel to keep going, and to push harder. You could have 50 people tell you that you are too short and then have someone walk up to you when you least expect it telling you that you are perfect for their agency. Work hard and stay positive!
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 135 lbs
Shoe size: 9.5
Hair color: Black
Hair length: Shoulder Length
Eye color: Brown
Skin color: Brown
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