Each week BlackSportsOnline will profile a model who is doing big things in the world of modeling and other entertainment or professional industries. At the end of the year there will be a vote for the BSO Model of the Year.
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” –Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite quotes that I try and live by, because everyone has there own concept of what beauty is and this is mine.
I am a young woman born in Washington DC who secretly giggles to myself when people use the words “sexy” or “badd” to describe me, because to family and friends I’m still the silly, overdramatic, witty, funny little “Sweetie”, and contrary to popular belief instead of getting dolled up I would actually rather be at home lounging in a tank and boyshorts eating Salt and Vinegar chips watching tv or reading/writing a book.
I have so many different passions, goals, and interest in my life and modeling just happened to be something I fell into. My best friend (who nicknamed me “Tiny”) suggested that I should try to model professionally since I absolutely loved being infront or behind the camera. I took her advice, and before you knew it I appeared in my first magazine Sophisticate’s Black Hair in the summer of 2007. I remember my mother buying 2 copies 🙂
After that I continued on with print, eye candy, promotional, and online work, but I wanted to do more so I decided to start styling shoots as well as provide my creative concepts and ideas to photographers and models for their shoots. I guess you can say I like to do it all and not just be infront of the camera. My recent work has been for Shades of Brown and I also did promotional work at the DMVBlackSingles.com event for single professional men and women in the DMV.
Currently I am working at a prestigious advertising agency while in pursuit of becoming a Psychiatrist for women and children. Ten years from now I see all of my goals accomplished and having more for myself then I ever dreamed of.
If you want to know more about me, network with me, or just contact my random and sometimes outspoken little self you can just tweet me at @ T_O_N_I_ or check out my model mayhem page which is currently being updated at www.modelmayhem.com/286159
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