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  • Sharon Clawson 
Profession:
Model
Instagram Account:
@sharontheclaw
https://www.instagram.com/sharontheclaw
Email address:
sharon_clawson96@yahoo.com
Sacramento, CA, USA

About:
I’m Sharon Clawson, and I’m a Malaysian/Sri Lankan model and body activist. I grew up always being the girl who didn’t fit in or meet the “standard” of beauty. Being on the curvier side and a woman of colour, I’ve decided to be a part of the change of our generation not only representing different body types but also being able to serve women of my culture. Being a force, I hope more women come together to become a movement and deliver more representation within our society today.

Your Story
I started modelling from the time I was about eleven years old beginning in pageantry. I was always the brown, chunky girl surrounded by girls with blonde hair, blue eyes, and were a lot more petite. I almost always came in the last place when competing and constantly felt inadequate. I decided to take a long break to be able to build my confidence and learn the value of self-love. Once I got on the journey of self-love and became stronger as a person, I decided to take my career to the next level. From the teas, cleanses, and detoxes along with diets from the time I was about nine years old, to hating what I saw in the mirror and killing myself in the gym, I want to be able to share my story and help be a part of our change and our movement of diversity. Hopefully, my story can inspire our next generation of women to love themselves unapologetically and not be afraid to be authentically themselves. 
Photo Credits:
Jamel Thompson and Helei Amini.
  • Sharon Clawson
    Profession:
    Model
    Instagram Account:
    @sharontheclaw
    https://www.instagram.com/sharontheclaw
    Email address:
    sharon_clawson96@yahoo.com
    Sacramento, CA, USA

    About:
    I’m Sharon Clawson, and I’m a Malaysian/Sri Lankan model and body activist. I grew up always being the girl who didn’t fit in or meet the “standard” of beauty. Being on the curvier side and a woman of colour, I’ve decided to be a part of the change of our generation not only representing different body types but also being able to serve women of my culture. Being a force, I hope more women come together to become a movement and deliver more representation within our society today.

    Your Story
    I started modelling from the time I was about eleven years old beginning in pageantry. I was always the brown, chunky girl surrounded by girls with blonde hair, blue eyes, and were a lot more petite. I almost always came in the last place when competing and constantly felt inadequate. I decided to take a long break to be able to build my confidence and learn the value of self-love. Once I got on the journey of self-love and became stronger as a person, I decided to take my career to the next level. From the teas, cleanses, and detoxes along with diets from the time I was about nine years old, to hating what I saw in the mirror and killing myself in the gym, I want to be able to share my story and help be a part of our change and our movement of diversity. Hopefully, my story can inspire our next generation of women to love themselves unapologetically and not be afraid to be authentically themselves.
    Photo Credits:
    Jamel Thompson and Helei Amini.
  • 3,925 34 11 March, 2019
  • Taylor Zalig 
taylorzalig@hotmail.com 
@taytayzal 
https://www.instagram.com/taytayzal 
Country 
United States 
State / Region 
California 
Model 
ABOUT 
Well, I lived quite a life! I had a dream, and I followed it! It brought me to LA about three years ago and ever since I have been exploring and working towards it. Dreams are funny sometimes in the way they lead us. I found myself not only wanting to do hair/make up on set, but I wanted to be one of the models/actresses. I found I loved putting it out there, singing, dancing, being goofy beautiful me. I didn't always have this confidence, growing up as a bigger girl I didn't always see the beauty in myself. So I began to work on me, inside and out. I read books, went to classes and did a lot of self reflection for my inside. And lost a total of 90 pounds working on my outside. Working and building a healthy me, shortly became a way of life opposed to a distant thought like it had been in the past. Now I hope to inspire others around me to go after a healthy mindset, lifestyle and dreams.
  • Taylor Zalig
    taylorzalig@hotmail.com
    @taytayzal
    https://www.instagram.com/taytayzal
    Country
    United States
    State / Region
    California
    Model
    ABOUT
    Well, I lived quite a life! I had a dream, and I followed it! It brought me to LA about three years ago and ever since I have been exploring and working towards it. Dreams are funny sometimes in the way they lead us. I found myself not only wanting to do hair/make up on set, but I wanted to be one of the models/actresses. I found I loved putting it out there, singing, dancing, being goofy beautiful me. I didn't always have this confidence, growing up as a bigger girl I didn't always see the beauty in myself. So I began to work on me, inside and out. I read books, went to classes and did a lot of self reflection for my inside. And lost a total of 90 pounds working on my outside. Working and building a healthy me, shortly became a way of life opposed to a distant thought like it had been in the past. Now I hope to inspire others around me to go after a healthy mindset, lifestyle and dreams.
  • 3,847 29 10 March, 2019

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  • Crystal Bascon
crystallynnbascon@gmail.com 
@Crystallynn____
https://www.instagram.com/Crystallynn____/
Country
United States 
State / Region
California/ San Diego
Model

ABOUT

I am a twin, a fraternal twin at that, I truly believe I was born in this life to make a difference in positive ways, I love to know that I can do pretty much anything, I had mentioned I'm an artistic person and I'm pretty athletic, I did track all four years in high school, I enjoy hikes, but I also like to read and learn about the history from which we came from. I can pull off any look from streetwear to high fashion, and I enjoy high fashion so much. I want this modelling to kick off really, I'm going all the way.
  • Crystal Bascon
    crystallynnbascon@gmail.com
    @Crystallynn____
    https://www.instagram.com/Crystallynn____/
    Country
    United States
    State / Region
    California/ San Diego
    Model

    ABOUT

    I am a twin, a fraternal twin at that, I truly believe I was born in this life to make a difference in positive ways, I love to know that I can do pretty much anything, I had mentioned I'm an artistic person and I'm pretty athletic, I did track all four years in high school, I enjoy hikes, but I also like to read and learn about the history from which we came from. I can pull off any look from streetwear to high fashion, and I enjoy high fashion so much. I want this modelling to kick off really, I'm going all the way.
  • 5,256 35 7 March, 2019
  • Kitty Soliel Bernes
Profession:
Stylist
Instagram Account:
@kittykittykittykittykitty
Email address:
kitty1975@hotmail.com
Canada

About:
I’m a priestess if style. My dreams fuel my creative spirit to turn them into living projects. Now I want to play with the world and create MAGIC 
Your Story
My early years were dark & I struggled. Through meditation, I now harness that energy s to create.

Photo Credits:
@kittykittykittykittykitty and @izabelarachwal
  • Kitty Soliel Bernes
    Profession:
    Stylist
    Instagram Account:
    @kittykittykittykittykitty
    Email address:
    kitty1975@hotmail.com
    Canada

    About:
    I’m a priestess if style. My dreams fuel my creative spirit to turn them into living projects. Now I want to play with the world and create MAGIC
    Your Story
    My early years were dark & I struggled. Through meditation, I now harness that energy s to create.

    Photo Credits:
    @kittykittykittykittykitty and @izabelarachwal
  • 5,489 43 7 March, 2019
  • Kitty Soliel Bernes
Profession:
Stylist
Instagram Account:
@kittykittykittykittykitty
Email address:
kitty1975@hotmail.com
Canada

About:
I’m a priestess if style. My dreams fuel my creative spirit to turn them into living projects. Now I want to play with the world and create MAGIC 
Your Story
My early years were dark & I struggled. Through meditation, I now harness that energy s to create.

Photo Credits:
@kittykittykittykittykitty and @izabelarachwal
  • Kitty Soliel Bernes
    Profession:
    Stylist
    Instagram Account:
    @kittykittykittykittykitty
    Email address:
    kitty1975@hotmail.com
    Canada

    About:
    I’m a priestess if style. My dreams fuel my creative spirit to turn them into living projects. Now I want to play with the world and create MAGIC
    Your Story
    My early years were dark & I struggled. Through meditation, I now harness that energy s to create.

    Photo Credits:
    @kittykittykittykittykitty and @izabelarachwal
  • 5,438 24 7 March, 2019

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  • Mariela I’V 
P​rofession:
Model, Actress and DJ
Instagram Account:
@marielaiv
https://www.marielaiv.com
Email address:
Bookings.marielaiv@gmail.com
CA, USA

About:
Mariela I'V (born Mariela Janette Ichazo V, May 10) is a model and actress of Bolivian roots, Spanish, Turkish, Italian descent. An eccentric method actress. Also known as a DJ I'V LOVE, an electronic and dub-step style that includes a unique mix of alternative, hip hop and pop. Artist and Social-lite. A love for the arts as well. In March 2007 she re-branded a production she had prior into Vanity M.I.V Productions, kicked it off with a tour as a host, model and artist creator with celebrity fashion couture designer Adam Saaks of Ed Hardy Fashion in the hottest cities. 2012 Face model for American Apparel t-shirt line of abstract erotic art. Walked the runway for many fashion and beauty shows such as LA Style Fashion Week, Las Vegas Swim Week, Kika paprika, citron, international south American hair artist Pipa, Imats show for Mehron Cosmetics, Top Bridal Shows, Schwarzkopf, Redken, Aveda, Alfaparf and Sebastian hair to name a few. She has also modelled for P.Diddy's music video promo of "Love Come Down" and Ciroc products in LA. Growing up in Denver gave her the experience of having a theatre and singing background since a child throughout up to University and Aida Institute of Hollywood. To date she has been featured on 12 Corazones, Millionaire Matchmaker, Who wants to date a Comedian, Grey's Anatomy, guest appearance on Tom Green show, Actors Reporter and Playboy radio & TV us version and en Espanol. Lead roles in music videos for the top international musicians and has had a lead, supporting and co-star roles in short films and feature films. Now she continues to produce along with writing and directing films and montages. Her current first short film that she has produced/directed/written and starred as the lead actress in her film "Tea Time". Preparing to work on more short films.

Photo Credits:
Pics 1-5 
Leonard Lopez Photography cracked egg studio 
Model/ Actress /DJ Mariela I’V (also known as DJ I’V LOVE)
If one pic is chosen the first pic is the first choice of laying down in long beige ski
  • Mariela I’V
    P​rofession:
    Model, Actress and DJ
    Instagram Account:
    @marielaiv
    https://www.marielaiv.com
    Email address:
    Bookings.marielaiv@gmail.com
    CA, USA

    About:
    Mariela I'V (born Mariela Janette Ichazo V, May 10) is a model and actress of Bolivian roots, Spanish, Turkish, Italian descent. An eccentric method actress. Also known as a DJ I'V LOVE, an electronic and dub-step style that includes a unique mix of alternative, hip hop and pop. Artist and Social-lite. A love for the arts as well. In March 2007 she re-branded a production she had prior into Vanity M.I.V Productions, kicked it off with a tour as a host, model and artist creator with celebrity fashion couture designer Adam Saaks of Ed Hardy Fashion in the hottest cities. 2012 Face model for American Apparel t-shirt line of abstract erotic art. Walked the runway for many fashion and beauty shows such as LA Style Fashion Week, Las Vegas Swim Week, Kika paprika, citron, international south American hair artist Pipa, Imats show for Mehron Cosmetics, Top Bridal Shows, Schwarzkopf, Redken, Aveda, Alfaparf and Sebastian hair to name a few. She has also modelled for P.Diddy's music video promo of "Love Come Down" and Ciroc products in LA. Growing up in Denver gave her the experience of having a theatre and singing background since a child throughout up to University and Aida Institute of Hollywood. To date she has been featured on 12 Corazones, Millionaire Matchmaker, Who wants to date a Comedian, Grey's Anatomy, guest appearance on Tom Green show, Actors Reporter and Playboy radio & TV us version and en Espanol. Lead roles in music videos for the top international musicians and has had a lead, supporting and co-star roles in short films and feature films. Now she continues to produce along with writing and directing films and montages. Her current first short film that she has produced/directed/written and starred as the lead actress in her film "Tea Time". Preparing to work on more short films.

    Photo Credits:
    Pics 1-5
    Leonard Lopez Photography cracked egg studio
    Model/ Actress /DJ Mariela I’V (also known as DJ I’V LOVE)
    If one pic is chosen the first pic is the first choice of laying down in long beige ski
  • 3,514 24 6 March, 2019
  • Ralf Minolta
Profession:
Photographer
Instagram Account:
@ralfminolta
http://www.lichtwerk.photography
Email address:
trogemann@mac.com
Wipperfuerth, Germany

About:
I am a photographer since I got my first camera (Minolta) when I was 16 years old. I love to capture the moment, the silence in nature and the mood of a situation. To show the beauty of women is my passion. 
Photo Credits:
All pictures were taken by me. © by Ralf Minolta
  • Ralf Minolta
    Profession:
    Photographer
    Instagram Account:
    @ralfminolta
    http://www.lichtwerk.photography
    Email address:
    trogemann@mac.com
    Wipperfuerth, Germany

    About:
    I am a photographer since I got my first camera (Minolta) when I was 16 years old. I love to capture the moment, the silence in nature and the mood of a situation. To show the beauty of women is my passion.
    Photo Credits:
    All pictures were taken by me. © by Ralf Minolta
  • 4,064 39 5 March, 2019
  • Christine Rochlitz
Profession:
Vegan and Sustainable Luxury Designer Handbags Brand - Since 2012
@luckynelly_berlin
https://luckynelly.com
Email address:
info@luckynelly.com
Berlin, Germany

About:
The Berlin fashion label LUCKYNELLY offers stylish and luxurious handbags and other accessories that are 100% vegan. LUCKYNELLY does not support the use of animals for fashion and shows through innovative alternatives to leather that animal-friendly or vegan accessories can also be very exquisite and exclusive. "We would like to encourage more people to oppose fashion made from animals, as these are usually kept in terrible conditions, bred and killed. These include fur, leather, silk and even wool." The production is handmade; Manufacturing is based in Berlin/ Germany and Milan/ Italy. We work with the best specialists in this segment under highest quality. The Materials are from the best producers in the world, under specifications of vegan material and fairest conditions to workers.
  • Christine Rochlitz
    Profession:
    Vegan and Sustainable Luxury Designer Handbags Brand - Since 2012
    @luckynelly_berlin
    https://luckynelly.com
    Email address:
    info@luckynelly.com
    Berlin, Germany

    About:
    The Berlin fashion label LUCKYNELLY offers stylish and luxurious handbags and other accessories that are 100% vegan. LUCKYNELLY does not support the use of animals for fashion and shows through innovative alternatives to leather that animal-friendly or vegan accessories can also be very exquisite and exclusive. "We would like to encourage more people to oppose fashion made from animals, as these are usually kept in terrible conditions, bred and killed. These include fur, leather, silk and even wool." The production is handmade; Manufacturing is based in Berlin/ Germany and Milan/ Italy. We work with the best specialists in this segment under highest quality. The Materials are from the best producers in the world, under specifications of vegan material and fairest conditions to workers.
  • 4,031 38 5 March, 2019
  • Nathaniel Pendle
P​rofession:
Model
Instagram Account:
@nathaniel_model 
https://m.facebook.com/Nathaniel-Pendle-Model-2155127691216343/?ref=bookmarks
Email address:
nathaniel_model@gmail.com
UK

About:
My name is Nathaniel; I am a new freelance model. This came about due to increased self-confidence, mainly due to MMA training. MMA and sports are my passion, and I would love to give something back. I would have to say my ultimate goal would to be a sportswear model. I would like to work with Nike, Lonsdale and Underarmour as to model sportswear would be awesome for me. I am already enjoying meeting some fantastic people here. 
Your Story
When I was at school, around the age of 16, an incredible lie was told about me. I won't go into the full details, but let's say it ruined my last two years of school. Being a shy, mysterious kid that nobody knew much about indeed didn't help. I was subject to some pretty severe bullying and exclusion during this time. I had no friends to speak of. The next two years were nothing short of horrible. It was then that I told myself I would make this life worth the struggle and worth the suffering. So I survived those two years and have attempted some ridiculous things to try to fulfil this! I tried to be a poet, a police officer, a writer, a forex trader. I even knocked on doors trying to sell different charities! Now I believe I have found my niche. I am working at a bank and starting my modelling career. I can't wait to see where this takes me, and I believe I now finally have the self-confidence to succeed in such a job.

Photo Credits:
Lepel Studios, River Management
  • Nathaniel Pendle
    P​rofession:
    Model
    Instagram Account:
    @nathaniel_model
    https://m.facebook.com/Nathaniel-Pendle-Model-2155127691216343/?ref=bookmarks
    Email address:
    nathaniel_model@gmail.com
    UK

    About:
    My name is Nathaniel; I am a new freelance model. This came about due to increased self-confidence, mainly due to MMA training. MMA and sports are my passion, and I would love to give something back. I would have to say my ultimate goal would to be a sportswear model. I would like to work with Nike, Lonsdale and Underarmour as to model sportswear would be awesome for me. I am already enjoying meeting some fantastic people here.
    Your Story
    When I was at school, around the age of 16, an incredible lie was told about me. I won't go into the full details, but let's say it ruined my last two years of school. Being a shy, mysterious kid that nobody knew much about indeed didn't help. I was subject to some pretty severe bullying and exclusion during this time. I had no friends to speak of. The next two years were nothing short of horrible. It was then that I told myself I would make this life worth the struggle and worth the suffering. So I survived those two years and have attempted some ridiculous things to try to fulfil this! I tried to be a poet, a police officer, a writer, a forex trader. I even knocked on doors trying to sell different charities! Now I believe I have found my niche. I am working at a bank and starting my modelling career. I can't wait to see where this takes me, and I believe I now finally have the self-confidence to succeed in such a job.

    Photo Credits:
    Lepel Studios, River Management
  • 3,653 6 3 March, 2019
  • Kendalyn Aldridge 
Profession:
Fashion model 
Instagram Account:
@kenniishere 
Email address:
kenniishere@gmail.com
TX, USA

About:
I'm a Chinese American model who was adopted at eight months from Nanning. I'm a jack of all trades but focus on modelling. I'm breaking society's and my boundaries with my modelling. I am loving in developing my life and discovering my identity as a model. 
Your Story
My mom adopted me from China at eight months old. I was found in a box near a river before put in the foster home. I grew up in a Caucasian family, but my mom was always open with my adoption and my culture. Growing up was tough because everyone expected me to act in their Asian stereotypes and expected my adoption story to be sad. I was often told I wasn't a "real" Asian because of my adoption. I have spent most of my life developing skills in fine arts despite what people told me. I always thought if I couldn't be an actor I could be in tech theatre. Then I realised I was great at portraying inhuman creatures. I thought I wanted to be a photographer but found that I had a more significant talent being a model. I took the time to learn how to edit photos and videos. I wanted to have at least one creative skill to fall back on. Right now I am focusing on modelling. It's the only discipline where I have found that my race didn't matter. Now I am proving that my height doesn't matter. Just recently I have started a job that will allow me to move out for the first time and that will help fund my modelling career. I am excited to share my growth and my journey with others. I cannot wait to prove that who I am will not affect my creative work. 
Photo Credits:
Photo 1: Photographer David Huval (@dhuvalphotos, or @dhuvalportraits), Make Up Artist Shannon Kemp (@Feathered Fury on Instagram) 
Photo 2: Photographer Rabia Fatima (Instagram @robinhoodphotography), Make up artist Alyssa Mercer (Instagram @ivory_obscura)

Photo 3: Photographer Kelleye Bussey, Wardrobe Sharon Sturgis 
Photo 4: Photographer Sharon Sturgis 
Photo 5: Photographer Charlene's Style Boutique (instagram @charlenesstyleboutique & @charlenesaccessories), Owner Keisha 
Photo 6: Photographer Daniel Arnau
  • Kendalyn Aldridge
    Profession:
    Fashion model
    Instagram Account:
    @kenniishere
    Email address:
    kenniishere@gmail.com
    TX, USA

    About:
    I'm a Chinese American model who was adopted at eight months from Nanning. I'm a jack of all trades but focus on modelling. I'm breaking society's and my boundaries with my modelling. I am loving in developing my life and discovering my identity as a model.
    Your Story
    My mom adopted me from China at eight months old. I was found in a box near a river before put in the foster home. I grew up in a Caucasian family, but my mom was always open with my adoption and my culture. Growing up was tough because everyone expected me to act in their Asian stereotypes and expected my adoption story to be sad. I was often told I wasn't a "real" Asian because of my adoption. I have spent most of my life developing skills in fine arts despite what people told me. I always thought if I couldn't be an actor I could be in tech theatre. Then I realised I was great at portraying inhuman creatures. I thought I wanted to be a photographer but found that I had a more significant talent being a model. I took the time to learn how to edit photos and videos. I wanted to have at least one creative skill to fall back on. Right now I am focusing on modelling. It's the only discipline where I have found that my race didn't matter. Now I am proving that my height doesn't matter. Just recently I have started a job that will allow me to move out for the first time and that will help fund my modelling career. I am excited to share my growth and my journey with others. I cannot wait to prove that who I am will not affect my creative work.
    Photo Credits:
    Photo 1: Photographer David Huval (@dhuvalphotos, or @dhuvalportraits), Make Up Artist Shannon Kemp (@Feathered Fury on Instagram)
    Photo 2: Photographer Rabia Fatima (Instagram @robinhoodphotography), Make up artist Alyssa Mercer (Instagram @ivory_obscura)

    Photo 3: Photographer Kelleye Bussey, Wardrobe Sharon Sturgis
    Photo 4: Photographer Sharon Sturgis
    Photo 5: Photographer Charlene's Style Boutique (instagram @charlenesstyleboutique & @charlenesaccessories), Owner Keisha
    Photo 6: Photographer Daniel Arnau
  • 3,535 32 3 March, 2019
  • Three Wicks Photography 
P​rofession:
Photographer
Instagram Account:
@threewicksphotography_
https://www.threewicksphotography.org
Email address:
threewicksphotography@gmail.com
WA, USA

About:
Erica Palman is a New York City transplant, internationally published photographer, portrait storyteller, and visual poet. Having been a talented portrait sketch artist since childhood, she honed in on her artistic skills at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she received her degree in Fine Arts in 2005. 
Her portraiture style highlights her tenderness towards human emotion, the inspiration for the Ciaroscuro lighting of the Renaissance, and enhances the elegance of contrasted imagery. Tenderly known as the "Black Sheep" of portraiture, her love for the arts has been driven by an insatiable need to express the darkest and most beautiful parts of a bedevilled artists mind. 
Your Story
It took me a very long time to not allow naysayers to destroy my inner confidence. If there is anyone in your life who believes you're not worthy or that your art is not noble, trust that that is a reflection of them and how they feel about themselves and has nothing to do with you. Carry on and believe in yourself, you because, at the end of the day, you are all you got. 
Photo Credits:
Portrait || Jayde
IG || https://www.instagram.com/jaydeonfilm/

Photographer || Three Wicks Photography
IG || https://www.instagram.com/threewicksphotography_
  • Three Wicks Photography
    P​rofession:
    Photographer
    Instagram Account:
    @threewicksphotography_
    https://www.threewicksphotography.org
    Email address:
    threewicksphotography@gmail.com
    WA, USA

    About:
    Erica Palman is a New York City transplant, internationally published photographer, portrait storyteller, and visual poet. Having been a talented portrait sketch artist since childhood, she honed in on her artistic skills at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she received her degree in Fine Arts in 2005.
    Her portraiture style highlights her tenderness towards human emotion, the inspiration for the Ciaroscuro lighting of the Renaissance, and enhances the elegance of contrasted imagery. Tenderly known as the "Black Sheep" of portraiture, her love for the arts has been driven by an insatiable need to express the darkest and most beautiful parts of a bedevilled artists mind.
    Your Story
    It took me a very long time to not allow naysayers to destroy my inner confidence. If there is anyone in your life who believes you're not worthy or that your art is not noble, trust that that is a reflection of them and how they feel about themselves and has nothing to do with you. Carry on and believe in yourself, you because, at the end of the day, you are all you got.
    Photo Credits:
    Portrait || Jayde
    IG || https://www.instagram.com/jaydeonfilm/

    Photographer || Three Wicks Photography
    IG || https://www.instagram.com/threewicksphotography_
  • 3,497 44 2 March, 2019