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Life and Work with Shaynna Taylor

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shaynna Taylor.

Shaynna, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Athlete, model, actress, & host, I started my journey in Chicago IL. I come from an athletic background where my love of sports has shaped me into a well-rounded woman. Growing up doing beauty pageants & modeling campaigns, I decided to take my talents to ATL after high school. I pursued sports marketing & modeling, such as music videos & promotions.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
A smooth road is an understatement. I’ve had struggle and to do this industry on my own, not knowing anyone in this field, no family to understand my dreams (even though they were supportive). A real struggle of mine is I may have beauty on the outside but it took a while for people to see my vision. Being of mixed race or biracial, I never really fit the mold of beauty, maybe until now. There still isn’t a bubble to check biracial on job forms regularly. So, my obstacle always came to identity for modeling & acting because I always needed to pick one or the other.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with your business – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I have done many music videos, fashion shows, & modeling campaigns. Acting in commercials & movies. My proudest moment is gracing the cover of Fit n Fabs Magazine Summer 2017. Also, creating an entertainment women empowerment group out here in Los Angeles called the Hollywood Honeys.

Were there people and/or experiences you had in your childhood that you feel laid the foundation for your success?
Being an athlete, along with being the only girl of 5 brothers definitely shaped me into who I am, that contributed to my success. Having a women’s mindset with the insight of a male helped me remain focused and have an edge up on the next.

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  • Instagram: JustbeShaynna
  • Facebook: ShaynnaTaylor
  • Twitter: JustbeShaynna

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