Sapphire

Exclusive Interview

 

I am a 26-year-old model born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I'm the oldest of 5 and the only girl. I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth. My mom had to work doubles almost everyday to take care of us. As a child there were times I would go without eating. I would have to wait until my mom came home from work at midnight and hadn’t eaten since the morning. I was also raped as a child and had to hold it in because I never had anyone to confide in to help me through the situation. The person I needed the most to help me get through the situation was my mom, however she was out working trying to make the best life for my siblings and I. Although my mom was not around often I had my grandmother to help, but not having my mom was hard. As any girl can confirm little girls need their moms as they are growing up for inspiration, love and support. Just because my mom wasn’t around doesn’t mean I didn’t have love for her. I love my mom to death and she is my heart. In the past I have struggled with relationships of all kinds such as being cheated on, being abused, and being controlled. With all these obstacles that I have faced when I was younger, I am now modeling.

My modeling career started only as a photo-shoot for my birthday party back in 2009. People have been telling me I should model for years, but I never took it serious until this year, when I did another photo-shoot for my birthday in May of 2012. In July 2012, Johnny Favors of Industry Standard Booking in Atlanta discovered me on twitter. Although I haven’t been modeling for long these past two months have changed my life in many ways. It has shown the people that have doubted me that I can do anything despite all the struggles I have been through and I am able to reach my goals. Since I have begun modeling more people are realizing that I’m not that shy, scared, soft-spoken person. I am taking chances and I am determined to make it to the top. There is nothing in this world that will hold be back from my goals and aspirations.