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© Timeline Ink Photography

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© Keith Selle Photography

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Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Boynton Beach Florida, but raised all over the place. Because of my dads job, we were constantly moving.

Growing up, were there any people that influenced your decision on getting a tattoo?
I love this question! My influence was actually my older brother. He got his first when he was 16, and I always looked up to him and wanted to be just like him. He however stopped after a few smaller ones and I became addicted to the ink.

What made you decide to take the plunge and get your first tattoo?
I have two cousins who are my age. They were in town visiting, and we decided to be spontaneous and all get our first tattoos together. I made them go first, tried to chicken out cause I was scared, but they made me do it and I’m so glad they did!

Do you have a favorite tattoo and does it have a meaning behind it?
My favorite tattoo isn’t anything extravagant, it’s actually quite simple. It’s lettering on my ankle that says “Survivor”. This one is my favorite cause it took me a long time to find the strength to consider myself a survivor and no longer a victim after a series of traumatic events I encountered in my teens.

How did you get into modeling?
I use to work at Hooters several years ago, and loved doing photo shoots for different promotions. After I quit there; I created a Model Mayhem account, and kinda just started there.

What or who are your inspirations?
My inspiration comes a lot from my spirituality. I’m not a very religious person, but I have a lot of faith. I find inspiration in just about anyone and anything.

What projects are you currently working on?
I’m focusing most of my attention right now on clothing lines, as well as magazine submissions.

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