Levi / @ceejsterr

When I started going to the fashion institute, I had a whole world full of support, excited for me to pursue my dreams in fashion. It wasn't until I narrowed my direction to modeling that the negativity started rolling in. My loved ones didn't understand why I would choose such a "superficial career", friends didn't agree with the lifestyle it portrayed, etc. I love modeling. On the outside, it can look like all of those things, but to me, it portrays strength, confidence, diligence & spontaneity. 

I love the freedom of being able to choose and assist on different styles of shoots, different feelings. I love the thoughts & creativity put into every catalogue & website cover to make you feel a certain way. I love that my role models portray persistence in making it to the top, working hard for what they love. 

Most of all, I love that I know who I am & what I stand for to know that I stay true to myself in whatever experience I'm in. Modeling, to me, is so much more than "a pretty girl in a picture" and I love that I (hopefully) get to express that & influence others in the same positive light that I was influenced. I know I don't need to explain myself, but thought I'd share a little touch of my story.

Julie Brown