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Meet Krystal Nelson of Shine Bright for Youths

Today we’d like to introduce you to Krystal Nelson.

Krystal, before we jump into specific questions about your work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Hello, my name is Krystal Nelson, I am 29 years old, half African American and Half Filipino. I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences so I can start my Dream working with youths and starting a Non-profit organization for them. Youths are the main focus in this society because they do not know how certain aspects of life are yet.

I am a spoiled young lady who got whatever she wanted. Alot of children are not weathly or do not have family that are able to be there for them 24/7. When a kid doesn’t have that much of love and care, their mindset is to harm themselves and start to get into gangs and use drugs. I do not like when kids are on the streets, get abused at a young age, using drugs, etc. Therefore, to help them and know that there are people that care and willing to help makes me feel like a blessing.

Besides that, I started my Modeling Dream in Los Angeles. Being a young lady who continues to get spoiled, I came to the conclusion that I need to be an independent adult and do things on my own. So, therefore, I decided to be in a Fashion Show for #TheModelExperience in October 2019 and I enjoyed every bit of it, to training, to photoshoots, to walking on the Runway. I would never think I would travel to LA, on my own, to walk on a Runway.

Having trouble in believing in myself and becoming an independent woman is tough, but to know that I have dreams I want to pursue makes me stronger and thrive to success. Being a role model to all youths and being a beginner model is what I love and soon to be Business for me.

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?
It was definitely not a smooth road for me because I never really done a lot of things on my own. I always had someone to do things for me. The struggle to work with kids is mainly understanding the different lives they are dealing with and how they react upon that. Some kids are strong and know that it’s not okay to keep their heads down but for the ones that don’t understand, feel useless.

As for modeling. I would not think I would become this far into being a fashion model. I always thought you had to be a certain look or be tall in height. But for a modeling agency to accept me to be in their fashion show and photographers to believe I have the look makes me strive more.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I do not have a Business at the moment but I have a long term goal business to have a Non Profit organization for youths to feel safe and know that there are people willing to help them for whatever they are in need of.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
My role is to be a role model and more of an Independent Woman. Being a role model for youths can show them that there is someone who is willing to help and be there for them. Being an independent woman makes me understand that I will not always have people to do things for me and learn how to be more strong and smart when living in this society.

By being a role model and an independent woman together has made my life grow and made me a more happier person. I am becoming a beginner model, doing things on my own, not depending on others, showing others that there is a better life in the long run, and to never give up.

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