CASSANDRA DAWN

I find my confidence from being comfortable in knowing who I am as a person and believing in myself, which naturally makes you comfortable with what you look like. I guess it also comes down to knowing confidence shows through your photos; if I'm feeling shy or reserved it makes for boring or awkward pictures and it shows. I haven't always been comfortable in my own skin, but I learned that it's a requirement of this industry and being shy will only limit me. Modeling is not made for shy people; you deal with a lot of criticism and have to get used to constantly improving yourself. With my look, I do a lot of lingerie/swim and showing skin has become second nature to me. 

 

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I guess one of the most memorable things I've worn was a blanket that was a gift from Nicole Kidman to the photographer I was shooting with (laughing). Also, wearing a body painted swimsuit was interesting, too. I am most comfortable wearing pretty lingerie in pictures. It's just too easy to wear!

 

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Carlos [Nunez] was one of my favourite photographers to shoot with, he knows exactly the look he's going for, shoots fast and gets the shots he wants in less than 200 frames... it's amazing! We took pictures for such a short amount of time and to this day they are some of my favourite photos I've ever taken. 

 

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One of the most challenging aspects of my work, but one that I am truly grateful for is: Being faced with criticism and judgement based on your appearance. It's a major part of the industry but you learn to not take it personally and to have a thick skin. It had a way of building confidence in myself and be strong and stay true to who I am.

 

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I'm always optimistic about the future, because what happens with my life is entirely up to me and how I choose to make the best of it.

 








01 // Carlos Nunez // nuneztrip
02 // Carlos Nunez // nuneztrip
03 // Carlos Nunez // nuneztrip
04 // Carlos Nunez // nuneztrip
05 // Joseph Umbro // josephumbro
06 // Ramon Bryce // ramonbryce
07 // Ramon Bryce // ramonbryce

 

Cassandra Dawn // cassandradawnxo

 

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