#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #BLACKGIRLSROCK - SAMANTHA DAVIS On DAILY VENUS DIVA MAG!!!
SAN FRANCISO native BBW Teacher/Model SAMAMTHA DVIS steps out as she covers the STEP INTO SUMMER Issue of DAILY VENUS DIVA Magazine!!!
Here are some interview interludes:
What have you been up to since 2013???
Since the 2013 Cover, I’ve continued teaching and modeling in Los Angeles/Hollywood. I’ve continued modeling in numerous fashion shows. I modeled in the first ever Plus Size Line to showcase in Style Fashion Week L.A. I also continued doing a lot of Fit Modeling with my agency. I was one of the Fit Models used for Lucky Brand Jean’s first ever Plus Size Line.
I also began booking more acting gigs. I was the main character in TLC Network’s Episode of My Fat Saved My Life, and I was a supporting character on an episode of Investigation Discover
For those new to modeling can you tell them what fit modeling entails?
With Fit Modeling, you work “behind the scenes” for the clothing companies. You are their live mannequin. The companies call models in for the specific height and measurements that they are seeking. You come in, and they fit their garments on you, check the measurements, and make adjustments to areas that may need improvement. Once the clothing is finalized with the correct fit, it is ready to be sold in the stores.
Is it difficult to get into fit modeling?
You have to be the measurements that the company is seeking. You can get a lot of work doing Fit Modeling, but it’s all based on your measurements and what they are looking for. It’s important to keep your Specs (measurements) up to date with your agency, so they send the right info the companies when submitting you for castings.
Between being a full-time Special Educator and modeling, what tips can you give women on Time Management?
Time management is important. With teaching, I teach children with Special Needs, so I am on a shorter daily schedule than the General Education Classrooms. My availability during the school year for modeling is open to the afternoons during the week and full availability on the weekends. With teaching, I also receive a lot of vacations during the holidays and three months off during Summer Vacation which is when I model full time. My agencies are all aware of my availability and have been very flexible with castings and auditions at times that work with my schedule.