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Meet Nadine Simmons

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nadine Simmons.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Nadine. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started modeling for three reasons. One of the reasons I started modeling is because growing up, I experienced the deepest sense of rejection from being dark-skinned. Not being comfortable with myself led me to trade my inner beauty for other’s approval and affection. It was not until I found God that led me to become a model to show that all the girls, even the dark~skinned girls are beautiful in their own way.

It’s about that beauty on the inside spreading to others and impacting their daily lives. The second reason is that I can sell things for any brand, people always want to know where I got what I’m wearing from. I’m like a walking mannequin! The third reason is I was always into fashion but didn’t think of it as a career at first. When I was in the third grade older adults and family members used to tell me that I should become a model. I had an art teacher named Mr. Jordan. He would make me stay after class, just to show me women in the magazines. He said,” One day this will be you”. When Americas Next Top Model came on, I wanted to be like the women on the show, they made it look so fun.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not always been a smooth road. I had people tried to scam me, ask me to take nudity photos, I got turned down from casting calls, I would stay up late several hours trying to protect my craft. While at times other models , and at times some of my own family/friends didn’t support until I started doing bigger things. I had to learn to believe/support myself. Investing in this career has been pricey, wardrobe, hair, makeup, paying for photos, etc. It has been times where I have been constantly booked to not being booked at all.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a freelance model that specializes in all types of modeling but editorial is my favorite type of modeling. I love the fact that I inspire others to do better and become models as well. I’m most definitely different from other models. I love being able to sell for a brand and be a canvas for creator’s masterpiece. Also, to serve God’s purpose to impact lives in the entertainment industry. Its a lot of people who don’t know God need help, and I would like to help with that.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success starts with the mind. In my mind, I’m already successful. Success to me is writing down goals, achieving those goals, doing God’s work, making others happy, helping the poor, inspiring others, and growing into the best version of me.

Contact Info:

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  • Instagram: Nadinesimmons_

Image Credit:

Images of me in grey: Photographer Lamarr Lyons; Wardobe Stylist: Zenovia Morris

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