To Top

Meet Elisha Nuon

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elisha Nuon.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started off using Instagram to showcase the rawness of my life and sharing with the people I love what I loved. From the moment I created an Instagram account, I was inspired by artists. Fashion and art was the biggest take for me. One day, my freelance photographer friend from high school asked me if I would be interested in modeling for a couple of shoots to build up his portfolio. I went into this for fun, not realizing that photoshoot led me into becoming an Instagram influencer/model. It was just one simple photoshoot. I posted these on my Instagram and it attracted other talented photographers who contacted me and wanted to work on collaborations. From then on, I mostly did freelance modeling. Slowly, brands started contacting me for sponsorships and that’s when my influencer job came in!

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?
Personally, I would say in the beginning it was a smooth ride for me. Like I’ve mentioned previously, It was not my intention to gain attraction on Instagram. I posted photos I liked and did what I enjoyed. Once I started gaining followers and traffic on Instagram, that’s when things got a bit out of control. I lost myself in social media. I began to compare myself to other influencers and models. I wondered why other influencers had offers with certain companies opposed from me. I wanted to be them. Body dysmorphia played a role, heavily editing photos of myself to fit myself in a mold society tends to push towards. Hate comments were also very common and I took their words to heart. Through all the experience, I’ve encountered supportive internet-based friends through Instagram. Friends who guided me and opened my eyes to what I’ve been sucked into. I started re-focusing my platform towards awareness, self-love and my life. I did things because I wanted, not because of what I observed from other models. I try my hardest to showcase how Instagram really isn’t real life and that if I am an influence to my followers, I want them to be influenced in a positive, healthy way.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
Being an Instagram influencer and model, I curate more towards lifestyle, beauty and fashion. Although that is the case, my plans for my platform is not limited to just that. We are all learning and growing. Connecting with creators and spreading information to educate those have really resonated with me. I want to be as truthful AND helpful as I possibly can. I’m mostly proud of the influence I have on others. Having a platform that can reach thousands should be treated in a delicate way– the power influencers have on people is truly astounding and should be dealt with carefully with consideration of others.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Currently, I am in college for Nursing school as a solid ground for a career. Modeling and Instagram is my job, however. I do wish to branch out in modeling, hopefully working with well-known creators and brands. There were many big upcoming projects that I’ve been working on (which sadly, I cannot speak of) and I’m ecstatic to share it with you all! I knew that I can reach out to hearts the way others have to me. Finding creativity and encouraging others to be involved makes my heart warm. We should always strive to help others and I tend to do so, whether it be through my Instagram influencing or aspirations of becoming a soon-to-be nurse.

Contact Info:

Image Credit:

@projectokami, @petengyn, @jedcal, @flicksbydaniel, @minhute

Suggest a story: VoyageLA is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in