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Check Out Rachael Sofia’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachael Sofia.

Hi Rachael, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I’ve been a model for about five years. A lot of my work has been featured in magazines, short films, contests and editorials. I started modeling by doing my own shoots at home until I got my first big opportunity to model for GAP/Old Navy. As the years have passed, I’ve been featured by many magazines including Maxim, Inked and SimplySxy. I’m very proud of how far I’ve come and I can’t wait to keep receiving these blessings in my career.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
When I first started, it was definitely hard to gain traction as I wasn’t working with an agency. Luckily, as I was a photographer before I ever modeled, I had lots of equipment of my own to start building and creating content to post on my social media, eventually gaining traction after a year. I would say in my opinion, it isn’t as easy as you think to create a modeling career as there’s a lot of competition for it as well as the ”standards’ we feel pressured to follow as women. Luckily, the times have changed a lot since I first started and I’m happy to see it as everyBODY is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
As a model, I like to specialize in fashion, the arts and film. I have collaborated with many brands over the years I’ve modeled and it’s something I love to do. I directed, filmed and edited a short film three years ago that I’ve won a few awards for that I have showcased on my Instagram along with being casted in a few short films that won awards at TIFF. I would say what I’m most proud of is how far I’ve come and everything I’ve accomplished, so far that is. I think what sets me apart from others is a question that I’m not sure how to answer, I view myself equal to everyone else and that’s how I like it.

We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?
Covid has been a hard time for me but with hard times comes lessons and enlightenment. I’ve learned a lot about myself, how I should be treating myself and cutting out things that don’t serve my being anymore. The impacts of the pandemic have been heavy and I know I’m not the same person I was when this all began, but I’m thankful for it. I don’t think I knew the girl in my shoes before all of this happened.

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