BSO Model of the Week: Brandy Broussard
Did you always have aspirations to do modeling or was it something that once the opportunity came up you decided to try?
Modeling was never an aspiration for me but once I saw the opportunity I did decide to see how it would work out for me.
How did you get your start in modeling?
Actually I kind of just feel into it. I would go out w/friends and take pics w/sites like Indmix, AlltheParties, etc. and photographers that liked my look started reaching out to me to do shoots, then I started getting offers to host parties, do videos, etc. seemingly the offers have continued to come about although I did stop modeling for a long period of time.
Did you play any sports when you were younger and are you into sports now?
Yea I played softball when I was a whole lot younger and I loved playing volleyball a few years. I know everyone doesn’t consider this a sport but DANCING has always been my thing. I was always on Dance Team throughout my school years.
I have heard stories about women taking your pics and pretending it is them. How does that make you feel? Flattered? Annoyed?
I see the whole FAKE PROFILES & STEALING OF PICS as both Flattering & Annoying. When I first began seeing them on myspace a while back, I really was flattered that anyone would even want to take my pics but as I started seeing more of these pgs being made on various social websites then it began to aggravate me.
The reason it bothers me is because a lot of the females that do this have nasty attitudes, talk about themselves as if they are FREAKS, & the list goes on and on. Due to the fact my name isn’t big when ppl that have never heard of me see my pics and see the way these girls talk over the net it gives the image that I’M THAT WAY…little do they know they aren’t even talking to me. Now, if it isn’t bad enough that they make my image look bad what bothers me most is when they steal pics of me & family members like my little sister then post them on these fake pages claiming it’s their sister. Its 1 thing to take my pics but when it comes to them having pics of my family that’s way overboard.
Do you feel that a social media tool like twitter gives you an opportunity to show people that you are more than woman with nice booty?
YES, YES, & YES…Actually had no plans of getting on twitter but ironically enough I was made aware of someone w/a fake page using my pics & trying to do fraud business deals w/artist so I made a page sometime last year. I didn’t understand and hated TWITTER at first but now out of the few social networks that I’ve been on I LOVE IT THE MOST.
I say whatever I want & feel…I CAN BE MYSELF!!! Yes ppl see the modeling pics but I talk about serious stuff going on, clown around, & get to talk to ppl that support me or just have serious questions for me. No most of the ppl that follow me do not know me personally but I know by the tweets I post they can pick up a lot about my personality & that I’m not just another girl that takes pics.
What is something interesting about yourself that no one would be able to guess?
That there are 2 completely different sides to me: the outgoing, silly, people-person side then there is my 2nd side shy, moody, & antisocial.
Any stalker or overzealous fans ever cause you to be legitimately concerned about your safety?
Um…nah but a few that has reminded me that you have to be very cautious at all times. I had a fan that would get jealous whenever he would see or find any pics of me w/guys on the internet. He would take the pics & cut their faces out & replace it w/his face then post them on my social pages.
I’ve had 1 of my fakes msg me several times thru different facebook pgs telling me she saw me here and there, would describe what I would have on those days and say things like she was in love w/me and would find a way to get near me one day. That’s just a couple of the things that I’ve had happen but I can tell yall more stories another time.
When people recognize you from your photoshoots how does that make you feel?
Like my work was acknowledged and left some type of memory within their heads. They have several girls that do photoshoots and no one ever notices their work nor do ppl have a interest in knowing or even meeting them if they see them out and about. The fact that ppl see little ole me out and know me by my name and actually want to take the time to speak or take a picture is a honor for me and I’m thankful for it any and every time it happens.
What should we expect from you in 2011?
Well first things first…TO COME BACK TO THE MODELING SCENE, what a lot of ppl don’t know is that I started backing away from everything in late 09’ and then I put a complete stop to everything in 10’ because I was dealing w/my father’s passing and a lot of other issues but because of so many people still expressing interest in doing work w/me and all the ppl that have continued to show me support, I feel I owe it to all of them for really staying down for me and bringing a smile back to my face as well as the motivation I needed
Facebook: Brandy Broussard and/or Top B’s Fan Page