SHANTI RHODES, 20
City, Country: Harlem, NY
Signature Scent: Florabotanica by Balenciaga
Style: A cross between urban and boho-chic.
Height: 5'10.5" ; 179cm
Measurements: (US) 30-23-34.5 ; (EU) 78-58-88
Modeling Portfolio: (This is a collection with your model composite—if you find a composite, great. If not, you can use a headshot of your model and a full body shot—include your favorite pictures of the model you're going to use and it can also have the sets you've made for the group)
Favorite Designer/Designer House: Balmain, Isabel Marant, Miu Miu, Acne, Rag & Bone, Sass & Bide, Tibi
Model: Marina Nery
Taken by: ps-saeglopur
- Tell us all about yourself. But don't give us a lecture (be brief). -
My name is Shanti. I’m from Harlem, but my mom put me up for adoption when I was two, and I was adopted by a white family from Westchester. There isn’t really much to me. I try my best, and do everything I can to be the best. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t enough for my own mother, I don’t know. But I like to succeed, and I like to succeed perfectly. I’ve been attending Columbia for three years now. I was accepted early on account of my academic excellences. I’ve never even considered modeling until one day on my way to school I was stopped by a scout. Of course now that I’ve considered it, I want to be the perfect model. I don’t do anything half-way.
- Why do you want to be in this competition? -
Like I said, I like to do things the best and I think this competition can help me become the best.
- What can you bring to the competition? What is your strength? -
I think that I have a very unique face, and an interesting personality, as well as sense of style. I don’t think I’m like the usual cookie-cutter model, and my past makes me a more relatable person. My strength is definitely my ethnic facial features. I’ve got color, and no my hair isn’t naturally straight but I think that makes me a better model.
- Who is your role model? -
My role model is definitely Liya Kebede. She’s a known model, she’s so beautiful, and I think she stays true to herself, which I value. But I also love Coco Rocha, because she has such interesting facial features and is a great model, and I admire Chanel Iman for her natural beauty.