Wanna Be

So.. you’re from a little bitty country town in South Louisiana or some place with one stop light and you imagine yourself walking the catwalks of New York, Paris and Milan Fashion Week with lights flashing and famous photographers shouting your name. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit but essentially you want to model, right? Starting small is a practical way to find out if it’s what you really want. ‘CauseĀ  guess what? As cliche as it sounds, many parts of modeling are gritty and require hard word and discipline like any other profession. I mean, are we being real or nah?

In other words, we ain’t talking about no 9-to-5 it’s 24-hour dedication to be a model, it is a lifestyle. This could potentially mean a clean and consistent (honestly boring) diet, working out (hard) on a daily basis, detailed (possibly long) skincare routines, regular maintenance on hair, nail, and shaving. Basically, the maintenance concerning your everything aesthetically will need to at its best as humanly often as possible. Why? It’s because you are own business and you readily render services when requested. No one wants to be “caught slippin.”

For real though…

I’ve said all of this to say that if you are serious, you’ve gotta commit your time even to the little pieces of the puzzle that make the big picture. If it’s one thing I’ve learned in my two years of modeling seriously, it’s little investments everyday have a bigger pay off in the future.



A Manic Mannequin

So I’m sure folks are probably wondering what’s up with my blog’s name. Like… what does that even mean? Is this girl okay or should we call somebody?

In all honesty, I’m involved in quite a bit of activities. I’m a model, songwriter, instructor, pupil of acting and theater, and now a blogger. I’m always popping from one town to the next, working, net-working and bonding with my loved ones. Sometimes I have so much going on that it overwhelms me. However, creating and recreating stories allow me to express the many emotions I feel in such states and keep me upbeat and positive. So, there it is. No, fascinating story of how I’m battling schizophrenia or anything devastating. I’m simply involved in many things plus you have to be a little crazy to pursue modeling in South Louisiana.

What’s Shakin’, Sugar?!

Why, hello there and welcome to my blog Manic Mannequin. This is my take on mostly all things modeling in the south, specifically Louisiana. As a model in the American southeast market, I definitely experience some unique challenges but also many advantages like food, art and opportunity. This is much like a documentation of my journey into exploring the world of modeling in South Louisiana. So hold on tight because it’s going to be a bumpy ride!