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Interview with Melisha Welch                                     Melisha Welch's Portfolio

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Why did you want to become a model?
I wanted to become a model because I have the drive, persistence and patience and drive to succeed in this industry

How did you get started in modeling?
I actually modeled for a photographer in college and I also joined model mayhem and got my experience by all my photoshoots. Also watching top model has helped a lot.

How has your life changed after you involved?
I have more confidence in myself

What is your favorite part about being a model?
I just love being in front of the camera and seeing myself transform as a different person through my poses

What are your likes and dislikes about modeling?
I love being pampered and I donít like it when the makeup artist does not show up or has an attitude. Or the photographer is creepy.

What are the qualities for you to be model?
Height, being photogenic and also being slim

Who are your influences?
My affluences are the people who has a good attitude

What types of assignments are you attracted most?
I love high fashion and also commerical

What was the hardest challenge for you?
The hardest challenge for me was to enter into this industry despite my age. Having to compete with the young ones

What are your most memorable modeling experiences? It could be good or bad...
I loved my high fashion shoot with Robin Howland. She is the best photographer. I loved shooting with Kevin Michael Schmitz in Hermosa Beach. The scenery was just so beautiful

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What would bring a smile to your face?
When one day I can see myself on a billboard

What would be your "dream job" in life?
To become a Victoria secret model

What projects are you currently working on?
None so far

What are your future plans ?
I want to succeed being a model and eventually get into acting

Whatís the best advice ever given to you?
Donít give up just try try again

What are some Do's and Don'ts in the business that you have learned?
Do practice your poses in the mirror and also dont complain or show up late

What sort of tips or advice would you give somebody who is looking to modeling?
I would say to start really young and also practice, practice, practice. To watch who you work with. Always meet the photographer first. Always meet the photographer in a public place. Try to narrow down exactly what you need to do before the shoot.

Is there anything else, to say, we did not ask?
No I think that sums it up

Thank you .
We've enjoyed talking to you.

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