TAISHA RODRIGUEZ

People are intimidated by confidence. If you are a confident person, there will always be people that will attempt to suppress your potential. In my opinion, faking confidence is the key when you are lacking it because after a while you will start to believe it! I made a conscious decision a while ago not to let any person or conflict determine my self confidence. Whenever I need a boost of confidence after an off day or a disappointing circumstance, I remind myself of my many blessings. The greatest of these blessings would be my faith, friends and family. They are very supportive of me. So, if I'm ever feeling down, they always help me to remember how far I've come and how much more I have to achieve.

 

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I am very shy and slightly reserved. I honestly had such a hard time coming out of my shell and expressing myself during my first shoot. It made me a bit self conscious about my choice of facial expressions and poses, but the photographer worked me through it and the result was amazing. It is what I credit to the beginning of my modeling career! Now, I have taken what I've learned from that first shoot and use it. So far, I've made an effort to continuously perfect my craft with every working opportunity. One of the most important things that I learned from that shoot and that has helped perfect my craft is to figure out my best assets and work them! One of my features that I like to accentuate are my freckles. I think my freckles are apart of what makes me so unique, which is what I feel sets me apart.  

 

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One of the most memorable items that I wore for a shoot would have to be the Erin Grey Couture wedding dress. It was so elegant and beautiful, I was so intimidated by it! (laughing) Although I love that dress, I would prefer to shoot in just jeans, a tee and no make up; just natural, raw Tashi.

 

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One of the most challenging aspects of my work would be setting my self apart from so many other people trying to succeed at the same thing. I strive to stand out and stay true to myself. I am so grateful for every opportunity I've had so far, including this interview! With every opportunity I have learned to never give up on myself and to continue to have faith in my vision even when things aren't really clear.

 

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I wish I could go into detail about where I see myself in ten years and that sort but I can't! I do have goals but things change and I embrace it! This journey I'm on is crazy, and fun, and sometimes it takes me right out of my comfort zone! But all I can say is everyday I can see things moving in the direction I want them to go! Can't wait to see what next year has in store for me!

 

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The end of civilzation will be caused by: Loveless people.

 












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