Images by photographer Vinnie White
How did you start modeling?
My friend Angel was doing a photo shoot for her lingerie line and asked me if I would do it. I honestly always wanted to be a model but wasn’t confident enough to just go after it. The shoot gave me a lot of faith in myself because all the photographers where asking how long I modeled and they all said I was their favorite and that I should pursue it further.
Tell us what are you into besides modeling?
I have been a hair stylist for 8 years now and have always been passionate about that. I am a true artist and have always been a painter, drawer, poet and now model. I love music and theater.
Who is your favorite artist?
Right now I am super into LP and Kendrick Lamar.
Did you grow up with a large family?
I actually grew up as an only child because my brother and sister where already grown and moved out of the house. My mom and dad and grandma raised me. I have a large extended family that I love though.
What do you do in your free time?
In my free time I love to read and learn. I am working on building my own business and just launched a website. I’m also working on getting a beauty invention patented. I go to the gym regularly as well🙌🏽
What’s your favorite city you’ve been to?
My favorite city I’ve been is Toronto Canada. It was sort of like New York, but more humble and kind. I loved how many cultures were with in the city and how every block was a different country.
What’s the largest city you’ve been? New York
What places do you have on your list to go to before you die? There are many places, Greece, Egypt, Thailand, Ireland and Australia are at the top but there are obviously many more.
Do you like pets? Do you own any?
I am crazy in love with animals, I grew up on a farm and loved all the animals. I used to have a pet wolf as well. Currently I travel too much and my boy friend is very allergic so I am holding off but I hope to get a savanah soon 🙏🏽
What turns you on about a man?
Well there are many but I love a man with ambition and who wants the most from life. Having fun and being silly is a must. I love a man who is in control of himself. It is hard to respect a man without self control. I also love romance and a soft side as well though I need compassion and affection.
What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your social media?
I think the most interesting thing is that my mom had me at 46 years old and the chances of that happening successfully is only 0-1%. This has always blown me away, because not only are the changes of getting pregnant with out assistance so low but the changes of complications become very high. But here I am! And my mom at 72 is so healthy and plays volleyball every week and wins gold metals in the senior olympics. I’ve had many struggles growing up from having ADHD and a weaker immune system but nothing I can’t overcome and am empowered to conquer any obstacles in my way because the fact I’m alive is a blessing.
Tell us about your management company?
Many models look forward to backing, but few land it.. How did you do it? I am independent as a model but have a great social network of people I work with, one of them being Jenneration Apparel.
What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
I dream about ideas and possibilities. I worry about conversations had and if I said the right thing( just being honest) I could spend for ever on this question because I’m a deep thinker, from aliens existence, who might be in the Illuminati, wondering about the government and where the world is headed, what I want to attract in my life, and all kinds of things, I’ll just stop now haha.
Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
I would honestly have to say I’m a combination. I have the fire and courage of a hunter but am definitely a nurturer and value quality over quantity.
What’s your favorite song?
At the moment I have been listening to lost in you by LP and also Kendrick Lamar & Jay Rocks song Kings dead ( obsessed )
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
I almost said a lion but after thinking I would say a mermaid. I love to be the water so much I always dream about swimming through the ocean.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
I bought an ancestry.com test for Dave.
What were you like in high school?
I was rebellious and wild. Rules didn’t apply to me too much unless it made sense for what I wanted out of life or I respected the person giving me the rules. I explored every hair style and color and don’t know how my hair never fell out. I was friends with litterally every group of people from the preps, goths, nerds, hippies, cowboys, trouble makers, outcasts…. I just loved people and getting to know every one. I’ve never been able to identify with a type because I don’t see things that way.
What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?
Right now love and hip hop is on, my boy friend puts it on but in my opinion it’s drama is exhausting.
Any advice for new models?
Be courages, don’t let your insecurities hold you back. If your nervous just keep moving forward through it. You’ll never reach a point when you feel perfect. Just know that once you push past the barrier that’s when it gets easier not the other way around.
Tell me something about your life, other than money, that has inspired?
Honestly stories of massive pain and poverty and struggle overcame by other people I look up to inspire me a lot. Life isn’t easy and sometimes we get so caught up in our own stories, but sometimes seeing other people’s struggles and strengths help me push forward. I have a large amount of empathy and sometimes seeing people struggling makes me want to achieve my dreams so I have something to offer these people.
How can we follow you online?
You can follow my Instagram @thesteviemay or on Facebook Stevie Wonder. Or check out my website MayMayBeauty.com
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