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Interview with Hope Cross                 Hope Cross' Portfolio

All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction of coyrighted materials is strictly prohibited. Why did you want to become a model?
I have also had a strong passion for the hottest trends and fashions, and have always admired the models in the magazines, even at such a young age. I enjoy being in front of the camera, and expressing my one individuality through my work. I have always adored watching run way shows and as a little girl, was determined to be able to "rock the runway" one day!:)

How has your life changed after you involved?
I find I have more confidence now, than I did before. I was uncomfortable in my own skin due to being picked on as a kid, and getting into modeling, has helped me feel and believe that i am beautiful.

What is your favorite part about being a model?
I love both being in front of the camera and the run way!

What are your likes and dislikes about modeling?
That people make themselves sick to fit the "model mold" there is a market out there for every body type, and if you can't be a size 2, i don't feel you should push yourself...I want people to love themselves the way they are.

Who are your influences?
I have always looked up to Cindy Crawford, because she is a woman but is still so powerful!

What types of assignments are you attracted most?
Outdoor photo shoots and charity run way events

What would bring a smile to your face?
If people would learn to help each other more, and there wasn't so much hate in the world...but to be honest it doesn't take much to put a smile on my face:) i love like and am always smiling.

What projects are you currently working on?
Finishing up graduate school (getting my masters in clinical psychology) and building a "fierce" portfolio

What would be your "dream job" in life?
To be a full time model & still be able to be a counselor and help those who need it the most:)

What are your goals in terms of being a model?
I want to just enjoy what I love the most, and do every job I get with 100%, learn and grow from each experience, & mainly do some fierce work!!

What kinds of things would you like to see in your future?
A big southern style house with lots of land, a healthy lifestyle, and being able to continue to be surrounded by my amazing friends and family

What's the best advice ever given to you?
This quote was said to me once and it has always stuck with me, "I am who I am, and that's who I'm going to be." So It was just to be myself!:)

What are some Do's and Don'ts in the business that you have learned?
Don't take everything so personally & do put 100% into everything

What sort of tips or advice would you give somebody who is looking to modeling?
If you it your dream, and you have the desire, do it. I encourage everyone to fulfill their dreams, if there is a will there is a way:o)

Thank you . We've enjoyed talking to you.

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