I attended Ivory’s Bombshell Bootcamp in New York City. It’s always great to learn from top models in the industry. This was a great opportunity to be a sponge and soak up tons of knowledge! To sweeten the deal even more, it was taped for the new season of Curvy Girls.
Ivory May has been a great mentor to many models. She has put together this workshop as a way to give back to aspiring models. She told us about some of her experiences in the industry and expressed that more than anything confidence is key.
Me with Ivory, Plus Model, Curvy Girls Cast Member, and creator of Ivory’s Bombshell Bootcamp
Ivory’s mentor, Emme, a plus size supermodel, came to the class. She shared her journey of turning from model to mogul. She went in depth about how to be a good spokesmodel by choosing to represent products/services you believe in.
All the bombshells with supermodel Emme
Denise Bidot covered posing. This lady is amazing in front of the camera. She gave us some tips. Then she put some of the girls to work and made them strike a few poses in front of the group. Talk about put on the spot…but hey, you have to be ready to show a potential client what they’ll be working with.
Me and Denise, plus model and Curvy Girls cast member
(She’s gorgeous even in a blurry pic, lol)
Rosie Mercado covered makeup and skincare. In addition to being a plus model, she is an amazing makeup artist and told us how to care for our skin. She also informed the group on what makeup to wear to castings and what to have in your model bag at all time. Rosie is a really inspirational woman. Her story speaks volumes. She encouraged us to embrace the power of “I am”.
Me and Rosie Mercado, plus model, makeup artist, and Curvy Girls cast member
Joanne Borgella went over booking gigs, even ones you never thought you would. It’s important to be personable on go-sees with the potential client as well as the other models casting. You definitely have to let your inner beauty shine from within to stand out from the crowd of beautiful girls. Make that first impression a good lasting one.
Me with Joanne, plus model, designer, and Curvy Girls cast member
Lornalitz Baez went over polaroids. Polariods are important when submitting to agencies and may be requested by potential clients. She even pulled a few girls from the class and took their polariods.
Me with Plus Model and Curvy Girls Cast Member, Lornalitz
The class was tons of fun! If you are looking to learn from a veteran in the industry make sure you follow Ivory on all her social networks because more classes are coming soon.
Season Two of Curvy Girls airs June 11th on Nuvo TV. Make sure to check your local listings so you can tune in and support. The episode I hope to see my face in airs July 23rd.