I moved out to California to ultimately pursue my modeling career. The way I view modeling is not the way most stereotypical people view it. I think of modeling as a way to create a community with like minded individuals. Once I moved out here and became more involved in the industry, modeling became less and less about the community and more and more about the your volume of your name, basically the people you knew. I feel the industry has attempted to change there objective to be more open minded. Being more open minded, in the sense that, they are allowing plus models into the industry along with colored models and short models etc. But that mindset is not open enough for me. The industry says it's changing but I don't see the changes I want to see. It has changed just on the outside but once you are in it, you are aware of what the industry surrounds themselves with. I want to see the standards and requirements to dissipate. This industry tells young girls that they are "too" much of something, "too thin" ,"too fat", "too tall". No one can perform to their highest potential if they are being sent on castings through their agency in which they are told "you are too much of you". My physical appearance is temporary and I know that all of our physical appearances are temporary. What's important to me, is the beauty that we carry onto when we grow old and that does not require physical beauty.
So I've decided I never wanted to be signed with a model agency because my values and the industry's values simply do not add up. I only want to create a strong community and through that strong community, to influence young women to be strong through the daily struggles of being a girl in this society.
I am so excited to announce, as of today, I am officially signed with TGS Talent. This agency is my community that I have been searching for. I knew I wanted to be apart of a agency that sits in between the modeling world and the community world and this agency is in the middle. To favor a strong community over ridiculous industry requirements has been the change I have wanted to see. TGS is about empowering not only women but men to create art by creating and becoming, a community, a voice and a inspiration.
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