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[MODEL] Tizita Zerihun is Miss Queen Ethiopia

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Tizita Zerihun is an international model and humanitarian from Ethiopia. We met through a mutual friend on social media, Kate Citrone
Tizita Zerihun has participated in many fashion shows, television ads, magazine works and entertainments and international pageants.
Tizita knows that modeling is a powerful means to educate, help and change peoples lives.
The more successful I become, the more inspired I will be. – Tizita Zerihun
Tizita’s main goals are to become one of the best international models and help people who are poor and underpriveleged. Tezita Zeruhin wants to see kids basic needs fulfilled such as having a proper education.
I want to see gender based violence stopped. I also want human rights of my people to be respected and protected. – Tizita Zerihun
For me beauty is ones pride, success, kindness, reaching out to the poor. – Tizita Zerihun
Contact Tizita Zerihun on Facebook searching for betymodel@gmail.com or by her user name Tizita Zerihun Betty Hammer.
She also told us that her best photo shoot was for ZOMA magazine in London promoting an Ethiopian cultural dress.
Accomplishments
 Educational Background – EGSEC in 2010C
Work Experience and Achievements –
Miss Addis Ababa 2012 – Miss Culture – Miss Ethiopia top 10 finalist – Miss World Ethiopia Online top seven finalist in 2015 – International Human Right Commission Youth Ambassador 2016 – Miss Queen Ethiopia in Pakistan 2016 – DDEA Humanitarian Award USA 2017 – Certificate from Addis Ababa Women’s Federation in Community Mobilization – Certificate from Addis Ababa University Female Student’s Association – Ms Hammer and Miss Jinka Children Ambassador – Certificate of Award for Peace, Trust Building and Sustainable Development 2016 – Certificate of Award from Mice West Africa Forum & Expo in 2017, Accra, Ghana – Certificate of Award from Culture Tourism Government communication in 2018. – Certificate of Award in contribution to sustain good culture in 2018. – Certificate of appreciation from Ethiopian Community in Dubai in Participating on Fashion show in March 02, 2018. 
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Queen J

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 Queen J is a blogger and will have podcasts aired on DA FRONT PORCH RADIO Wednesdays at 8pm est.

Live link and app downloads available at www.dafrontporch.biz 

What is your name and where are you from? Jayla Perry from Ft. Worth, TX

How did you get into poetry? I started going to poetry slams when I transferred to UNT and it became an outlet for me.

Where is your favorite place to chill and relax? If I’m not in bed or sleeping I love to be on the beach or with my sisters. I’m always at work!

What got you into blogging? A few people from school told me that I would have good content for YouTube (since people always watch what I do anyway) so I tried it out to see how it would go!

What got you into blogging? I’m currently trying to get back into modeling and acting. I try and update my YouTube as often as possible

How can people find you on social media? Twitter; XOQUEENJ_

  Snapchat; jayla_reneeee

    Insta; badgyal.jayla

    YT; XOQUEENJ_

What is your definition of a hustler? A hustler to me is anyone that goes after what they want without letting anything hinder their vision. To be a hustler you gotta be dedicated, goal oriented, motivated, strong, and positive. There will always be people and obstacles trying to distract you and tear you down but it’s how you avoid it that matters. 

Besides your cellphone, what are two things you can’t live without? First and foremost I could not live without God. I couldn’t live without Cranberry Juice and Water. It’s all I drink! I also couldn’t live without music and my journal. It’s a true outlet that helps me through everything. 

What is your favorite color and why?Pink and Yellow are my favorite colors. They not only look good on me but they’re truly how I feel! If colors were an emotion those would be mine all the time. I’m a positive person who’s generally always happy. 

What would you like to see changed in your community?  In the black community, I would love to see more love. Everyone else hates us so much for just being alive, we shouldn’t have that from one another. 

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I Dream Of $ Jigi $ by DJ Layne Luv

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…And just like the Jeannie from the tv show her “image” caters to the fantasy of the male wishes (and some females too lol) but seriously that is not any of her concern. The true business woman from Dayton Ohio is focused on the check daily and very little else in the way of drama or negativity. Her name is Jigi Deniro as in Spanish currency. Her movement you ask? Pretty Pesos. The rest is self explanatory.

These days everybody says they’re about the check, but what caught my attention was Jigi’s consistency. It’s one thing to constantly flood a social media timeline, but to do it in a versatile way that shows your skills, grind, hustle, and doesn’t bore the audience…now that’s saying something. For example, early risers can catch her on Wright State University’s Hip Hop WakeUp Radio on 106.9fm bringing sunshine to her loyal listeners and informing them on all the latest happenings with Ohio Hip Hop artists. You might also see her at a fund raising event empowering the youth to stay in school. And for the people involved in the night life, Jigi heavily promotes Plush Adult Night Life ENT. 

Being that she was from Ohio, I wanted to do more than interview her, I wanted to be a part of the Jigi Deniro brand. So, I called her up one day and asked her if I could have the number to her manager and the information on who does all of her marketing and branding. She replied “You’re speaking to her. That would be me, me & me” LOL! I also asked her if she wouldn’t mind being a part of a worldwide organization that promotes a represents artist in every state (Fleet DJs). She said “Are you kidding me or what?…yeah I’m down.” After speaking with Aaron and presenting her artist press package, it was a go. Jigi became an official Fleet Artist. 

But please don’t judge her by what you see on the surface. Jigi is from good stock and receives love and support from her parents and the rest of her family. I asked her if her folks were ever uncomfortable about her promoting adult entertainment (dem skrippers) and she stated “Of course, any parent wants to protect their child from the pitfalls of this world, but they know that Jigi is grown at the end of the day, that means Jigi got her own bills to pay.” …she adds “But I receive so much love and support from my family, my mother especially”

What most may not know, is that even though Jigi is from Ohio she developed her HU$TLE down south at good ol Tennessee State University. She says “Attending school down there really opened me up to diversity and life outside of my Ohio bubble. When you’ve got all that talent in one area from New York, Chicago Atlanta, and California, different personalities are going to influence creativity and you give some and you take some, but it’s all there to develop what you’re trying to become.” I want to give a shout out to my HBCU family because I still carry those connections to this day….

She’s very witty. I asked how she feels when she thinks people might think she’s doing too much…and already speaking in third person she responds…“Jigi got a whole lotta Plan A’s “ I bust out laughing. “No for real…All my Plan A’s bring in some sort of revenue or income stream for me” 

She has a single out now entitled Y.E.S. being pushed by The Fleet DJ’s however, please go to her youtube channel and check out her other two hot songs “Lost Count” and “Lingo” ft D. Seanny 

Be sure to follow her on all of the social media sites because her star is rising and she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

@DJLAYNELUV

@Jigi_Deniro

@StraightOfficialMag

@UptownWeekly

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[FEATURED MODEL] Tania Kanga

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Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5’2″
Bust: 32 A
Waist: 25
Hips: 33
What would you rate yourself from 1-10? 8

Tell everybody your name and where you’re from?
Tania Kanga, I grew up in Oklahoma but I currently live in Houston, Texas.

So how long have you been modeling?
I’ve been modeling for roughly a year.

How did you start modeling?
I was encouraged by some local fashion photographers and decided to pursue it.
So what are you doing with yourself besides modeling?
I work as a marketing and sales manager for a speciality pharmacy as my full time job.

What would you say is your best feature and why?
I think I have great facial features that differ from others. With my background (Sri Lankan) I have a different look.

What else do you do for fun (besides modeling)?
I do a lot of non profit work in Houston.

Do you like sports? If so who is your favorite sports figure?
I love sports! I played tennis in my younger years competitively.

What’s playing in your (iPod, iPhone, Android, music device)/Favorite Song (currently)?
I’m currently loving Cardi B’s new album!

What’s the craziest pick up line you’ve heard from guys trying to get your attention?
That’s hard, but I think once when I was going through a drive through someone said “omg did Beyoncé let you off today?? You’re gorgeous!”

How do you get into “character” for a photoshoot?
Depending on what kind of shoot it is, I usually like to review what I’ll do before I even get to the shoot. But music helps me a lot.

What’s your favorite accomplishment in modeling so far?
So far, I’ve really found its amazing how many very talented photographers and brands have approached me to model or sponsor their brand.

What would you say is your ultimate turn on?
I love it when someone can genuinely make me laugh.

Who’s your favorite photographer?
I’ve worked with Two Lee’s photography in Houston so many times and I enjoy every time! He’s taught me a lot and he’s always open to letting me practice and shoot different things.

What’s something that most people would be surprised to find out when they actually meet you?
How tall I am! No one thinks I’m short from my photos.

How can people get in contact with you?
You can email info@tonyatx.com

All photos by: @spia_photography

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[MODEL INTERVIEW] FLEET PHOTOGRAPHER “MARCEL ANTHONY”

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Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair: Black
Height: 5’4”
Bust: 32
Waist:
Hips:

What would you rate yourself from 1-10? 7

Tell everyone your name and where you’re from: My name is Brionni aka Twixx and I’m from the Greensboro are in NC.

How long have you been modeling? I’ve been modeling about 9 years now.

How did you start modeling? It all started with one random photoshoot.

What are you doing with yourself besides modeling?
I work mainly as well as some side hustles like hair.

What would you say is your best feature and why? My legs lol. They are long and toned they go for days. Either that or my lips, I’ve been told they are perfectly shaped.

What do you do for fun besides modeling?
Basic stuff, hang out with friends, club bars, light traveling.

Do you like sports? If so, who is your favorite sports figure?
Na

What is playing in your (iPod, iPhone, Android, music device)/Favorite song (currently)?
G-eazy or Chris Brown.

What’s the craziest pick up line you’ve heard from guys trying to get your attention?
Sheesh I block those out I don’t even remember.

How do you get into character for a photoshoot?
It’s usually depends on the vibe of the photographer.

What’s your favorite accomplishment in modeling so far?
My magazine and website features.

What would you say is your ultimate turn on? I don’t have an “Ultimate” I have a thing for eyes, tall men, dreads neat ones, and a smooth voice to name a few.

Who’s your favorite photographer(s)?
Marcel Anthony!!! That’s my friend we understand each other vibe we’ll have a great connection and love!! Always come up with dope shoots.

What’s something that most people would be surprised to find out when they actually meet you? That I model lol.

How can people get in contact with you? IG: @twixx.goddess

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Hey Young World! The Paragon Project by Delayne Whiteside

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Have you ever been to a high school talent show and as the performers did their thing,  you knew that the potential was there in each and every kid, but the talent still needed to develop? Or let’s say you went to a high school musical and you were able to distinguish the high schoolers that took their craft seriously as opposed to the ones that needed that drama credit to graduate? Well that wasn’t the case when it came to the students of Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center last Friday. This vocational school in Columbus, Ohio offers career study in business and health, however the school is mostly known for it’s Performing & Visual arts. On Friday Jan. 5 2018 I was invited by The Maroon Arts Group to come check out the cd release for The Paragon Project. The students were chosen based on their talent and skill to contribute to this project. TPP is the  brainchild of Dr. Tony Anderson, that happens to be the assistant principal of Fort Hayes. Dr. Anderson is a part of the growing number of professionals that have played a major part in the Hip Hop industry in their younger years, and are now making contributions in education with the experience of their former music backgrounds. Anderson spent years on the management side and the production team of Hip Hop band The Roots before they went to late night television with Jimmy Fallon. He also received direct tutelage from the late Rich Nichols, (official manager of the The Roots.) Jason Rawls better known as J. Rawls, producer for hip hop greats such as Mos Def & Talib Kweli, is another hip hop icon of Columbus Ohio that just received his doctorate last year, and he has plans in the future of opening a grade school with a hip hop based curriculum. Kudos to them!

Anyway, getting back to the experience. Upon entering the auditorium of the Columbus Performing Arts Center on Franklin Ave., I was amazed at the turnout. There were people willing to stand in the aisles because the place was packed. “We were blown away by the turnout, I mean, we did all the due diligence in terms of marketing, but nothing prepared us for the wall to wall standing room turnout, the kids were definitely moved by it.” says Dr. Anderson. I walked in on a cover performance sung by MyKesha Corbin “Love On The Brain” originally performed by pop artist Rihanna. The crowd roared with excitement as the student body, that took up the first three rows, cheered her on. The next performance returned me into the b-boy of yesteryear. TPP did a cover of “Ain’t Nobody” by Chaka Khan and I commenced to pop locking right there in the rows. From there, the audience and I had one thing in common…we knew these kids were special and that was just the warm-up.

After a brief intermission filled with networking and fine cuisine provided by Willowbeez SoulVeg vegan eatery, the students took to the stage to present their original music. Mind you, being in this business for 21 years, I can usually tell the difference between locally recorded music and industry production. I was astonished. Every track I heard felt like it belonged on the radio or in a motion picture score. What was more intriguing was the videos that told the stories behind the songs. Each student received a chance to interpret the song for the listening audience. One particular song resonated with me. Get Back To Me by Abby Deneke is on constant repeat in my playlist. Not only is the song remarkably written, the production and arrangement would give SZA or Kehlani a run for their money. The song talks about making a decision to separate yourself from something or someone you love to regain yourself and your focus back. “Sometimes we love something too much and we end up losing ourselves. I wrote this song based on something personal I was dealing with, and creating it served as a bit of therapy for me” says Deneke. The next song I enjoyed off of the cd was “We Go High”. It’s a fun song with a house tempo by Pia Monagan. The songs takes it’s cues from the Michelle Obama speech during the 2016 presidential campaign. Monagan cleverly infused Obama’s speech into her song. “We really invested in breakout sessions and presented round table discussions to get the kids to open up and be themselves. That allowed them to move freely in their craft.” says Dr. Anderson 

DJ Mr. King from Power 107.5fm (WCKX) hosted the evening and was quite supportive of the youth. “I wanted to come from behind that curtain and start dancing with them” say King. One parent said “Their level of talent is unbelievable. While some children are thinking about new outfits or the next party, these kids work tirelessly to hone their skill and continue to advance. If they stick with it, their dedication will take them far.”

The Paragon Project project is being well received by a number of media outlets around Central Ohio and across the nation. Dr. Tony Anderson is dedicated to seeing his students learn not only their craft, but the music business as well. He says in closing “Rich Nichols (RIP) manager of The Roots was my mentor. He was so wise, not only about the business, but his philosophies dealing with life were awesome. He taught me things no book can teach you about this industry. Little pieces of information he dropped on me I still use to this day. I’m  just looking to impart that same wisdom into my kids. I’m very proud at what they have accomplished” 

The Paragon Project is a great musical investment. It is now available on all streaming sites. And for all you  music snobs, it will be a great way to brag, knowing you may have a piece of artistry before any of these artists actually become rich and famous.

@DJLAYNELUV

@StraightOfficialMag

@TheParagonProject

#AsSeenInColumbus

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[Fashion] BIGSEXZ4REAL Invades Chicago!!!!

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I Had a chance to meet the wonderful Plus Size Model and creator, who goes by the name Bigsexz, omg she is killing the game. Bigsexz is not only beautiful but very down to earth, her brand is really on point. Couple weeks back she visited my hometown Chicago all the way from Detroit. She had a meet & greet @addictionsluxe 130 Madison St. Oak Park, Il after Bigsexz came in for an interview on Plus Size Pretty Radio which airs every Friday, from 8-10pm on www.que4.org Hosted By Nieisha Bibbs, life was spoke that night and I just know every woman should lend an ear and listen to what she has to say.

Kalif Johnson also was known as Bigsexz was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. BIGSEXZ4REAL earned the name Bigsexz because she is super curvy and always keeps it sexy. Bigsexz started her modeling career in 2015. Debuting in the “Ashley Stewart love your curves tour.” Following her runway experience, she went to do local Detroit fashion shows such as Walk, Dream, Curv Bella, and Stylez. Through these opportunities, she was endorsed to be the modeling face for Curv Bella then and Fashionn Junkiee.

A few months later, Bigsexz started two internet blog shows, “Statuesque” focusing on curvy girl conversation. and “Bigsexz from the D” where she interviewed local and visiting artist. But she didn’t stop there. She soon opened her photography company “Bigsexz Imagez” She wanted to learn both sides of the production not just the stage as a model but, behind the scenes. This leads her into her latest project the “Bigsexz from the D calendar” which showcases local designers and models. Then in 2017, she had the opportunity to be a judge in the ” Finding Ashley Stewart 2017 ” tour when Ashley Stewart came back to Detroit.  Through her journey she charmed and encouraged the plus size community, to be beautiful and love yourself, no matter what point you are in your life or what size you are!

Instagram @BIGSEXZ4REAL

Twitter @BIGSEXZ4REAL

Go Check Her Website Click Here 

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[FEATURED MODEL] Glorivee

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Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5’6″
Bust: 36
Waist:26
Hips:37
What would you rate yourself from 1-10? “10 Godfident😎

Tell everybody your name and where you’re from?
My name is Glorivee. I’m Dominican, Puerto Rican and I live in Miami

So how long have you been modeling?
1 year

So what are you doing with yourself besides modeling?
I’m a full time mommy and i represent brands sometimes.

What would you say is your best feature and why?
My best feature is my hair! Lol, people love my hair.

What else do you do for fun (besides modeling)?
I enjoy trying new foods and sharing time with my family.

Do you like sports?
If so who is your favorite sports figure? Im not too big on sports but i love running. 

What’s playing in your (iPod, iPhone, Android, music device)/Favorite Song (currently)?
I listen to a-lot of classics Sade, Alicia keys, Lauren Hill, Bob Marley, Jay Z, Beyonce,  Kendrick Lamar and J Cole. My favorite song right now is Jay Z and Damian Marley “Bam”.

What’s the craziest pick up line you’ve heard from guys trying to get your attention?
Cant think of any now.

How do you get into “character” for a photoshoot?
I activate my alter Ego Chica Maravilla (Wonder Women) and slay.

What’s your favorite accomplishment in modeling so far?
My goal is to get into commercials for Target, Colgate, Gap. I recently did my first commercial for a college and I’m still super pumped about that.☺

What would you say is your ultimate turn on?
A man with wisdom and experience. I love me a wise man.😏

Who’s your favorite photographer?
Richard Lecoin

What’s something that most people would be surprised to find out when they actually meet you?
That I’m shy and don’t like talking much at first.

How can people get in contact with you?
Chicamaravilla_28 Instagram
Gvasrunway@yahoo.com

All photos by:  @richardlecoin_photography

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[FEATURED MODEL] Taliah Muhammad

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Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Height: 5’2″
Bust: 36
Waist:24
Hips:30
What would you rate yourself from 1-10? “9 since I’m not perfect”

1. Tell everybody your name and where you’re from?
Taliah Muhammad Williamsburg, VA
2. So how long have you been modeling?
Since I was younger I participated in several beauty pageants and hair shows. Around 2005 is when I officially started modeling seriously.
3. How did you start modeling?
I auditioned for a fashion show met a lot of great people with ample amounts of opportunities
4. So what are you doing with yourself besides modeling?
I’m a mother to a seven year old boy and I attend college for Radiation Science.
5. What would you say is your best feature and why?
My smile is contagious and genuine.
6. What else do you do for fun (besides modeling)?
I enjoy creating healthy meals, taking trips,painting, and being with family
7. Do you like sports? If so who is your favorite sports figure?
I do no preference on a figure. I ran track so track/field is my favorite to watch.
8. What’s playing in your (iPod, iPhone, Android, music device)/Favorite Song (currently)?
Sza album, Wild thoughts, Pills and automobiles
9. What’s the craziest pick up line you’ve heard from guys trying to get your attention?
I have heard so many its hard to pin point one. The thing I find crazy would be the stalking and repeated messages on social media.
10. How do you get into “character” for a photoshoot?
Combination of Music, wardrobe and mind set
11. What’s your favorite accomplishment in modeling so far?
I would have to say two novel cover model publication sold in Barnes and noble.
12. What would you say is your ultimate turn on?
A Man who knows and works for what he wants
13. Who’s your favorite photographer?
I have a few favorites.. HumbleVizion,Cornelius Vick MrCandC,ImagezEverythang, Motiontography and DarrylB EnticeMagazine
14. What’s something that most people would be surprised to find out when they actually meet you?
My personality is just as beautiful
15. How can people get in contact with you?
Email: t.Muhammad.tm@gmail.com
ModelMayhem: Taliah Muhammad
Instagram: Muhammadt6
Facebook: Taliah Muhammad
All photos by: @Imagezeverything
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[FEATURED MODEL] Talisha

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Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Height: 5’7″
Bust: 32B
Waist:24
Hips:35
What would you rate yourself from 1-10? 10

Tell everybody your name and where you’re from?
“My name is Talisha Williams aka Tata, and I’m from Richmond, VA.”

So how long have you been modeling?
I’ve been modeling since I was 13, but I didn’t start taking it seriously till last year in September.

How did you start modeling?
I started modeling when I was 13. I went to Barbizon School of Modeling and Acting, but after facing rejection from a few agencies I stopped, and put all my focus on school. Then last September, I still loved and wanted to model so I gave it another try. I started working with local photographers, and posting my work on Instagram and Model Mayhem, and I’ve just been getting consistent work ever since.

So what are you doing with yourself besides modeling?
I am also an actress. I’ve been in local indie films, short films, and national and local TV commercials. I’m currently starring in a feature film titled “Wrong Number” that may debut on Netflix once it’s done filming. I’m also a semi-pro cheerleader for the Richmond Roughriders arena football team.

What would you say is your best feature and why?
My smile. I’ve been told it’s infectious, and can light up a room.

What else do you do for fun (besides modeling)?
I like to hang out with friends, go to the beach and go to the movies.

Do you like sports?
If so who is your favorite sports figure? I’m not into sports, but I do have a favorite football team. I like the Patriots, and Tom Brady is the goat.

What’s playing in your (iPod, iPhone, Android, music device)/Favorite Song (currently)?
Future, Sza, the Migos, Kendrick Lamar, and Lil Uzi Vert. My favorite song right now is Cardi B Bodak Yellow of course.

What’s the craziest pick up line you’ve heard from guys trying to get your attention?
In a bar a guy once told me, “hey girl did you just fall from heaven? Because you’re an angel.”

How do you get into “character” for a photoshoot?
It depends on what I’m wearing for the shoot. If it’s sexy or high fashion, I just embody those vibes once the camera starts shooting.

What’s your favorite accomplishment in modeling so far?
I have two. The first is when I went to Miami for Miami Swim Week last July, and modeled for swimsuit designers. The second is when I did a shoot for the Black Pyramid clothing line, and Chris Brown reposted it to his Instagram.

What would you say is your ultimate turn on?
A nice smile, skin and pretty eyes.

Who’s your favorite photographer?
Mert Alaş and Marcus Piggott, I’d love to do a high fashion shoot with them one day.

What’s something that most people would be surprised to find out when they actually meet you?
That I’m not stuck up. Most people see my model pics, or they see me in person, and they’ll think that. I’m not, I’m far from that. I’m very down to earth, chill and laid back. Probably the goofiest and ditziest person you’ll ever meet.

How can people get in contact with you?
For bookings you can email me at williamstk91@gmail.com, and you can keep up with my work by following me on Instagram @_talishawilliams_ or on my website talishawilliams.com.

All photos by: @_diegotomas

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