As I got older, people started to tell me that I looked good and that I should try modeling. I’m the type of person who believes that if you’re blessed with something, you owe it to God to try and utilize it in some way. Once I started modeling it soon grew into a passion.

Then as my success grew, it started to tap into what drives me the most, which is being in a position where I could inspire others to chase their dreams.  Whatever those dreams are, it can be achieved no matter how much the odds are stacked against you in that particular profession. 

I’ve struggled with acne my entire life. It used to greatly affect my confidence until I learned to embrace my flaws. I realized that it was the way God created me and made me unique, which is something to be proud of.  I also learned that the more you embrace your flaws, the more humble those flaws will keep you.

As far as believing in myself, I’ve had my share of things not go my way, and I think it’s only natural to question yourself in those moments.  There are always lessons to learn and every failure contributes to your growth. Failures contribute way more than success can because you always learn much more from them.

I learned to embrace every failure because of the lessons I would learn from each one and apply them to the future. It comes down to trusting the process and knowing that it’s just a matter of time before all the lessons you learned from failure begin to pay you back. 

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