We are delighted to feature gorgeous plus model (and STAR size 18 fit model!) Chrisandra W! See below to learn more!
1. Where you are from?
I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I moved to NYC to attend college, and currently reside in Brooklyn.
2. What you are into… studies, hobbies, special skills etc..?
A great interest of mine is foreign language study. I previously worked as a certified Spanish Teacher and I have some proficiency in Italian and German.
Another area that I am currently developing is Commercial Voiceover. I am taking another round of Voiceover classes at Actor’s Connection with Paul Liberti, and plan to begin seeking work in that field as well.
Speaking of fashion, I have loved it since childhood! Matter of fact, I used to be late to school because I was changing my outfit so many times. It’s funny that I’m making a living now doing just that. I am also a self-taught makeup artist, proficient in beauty makeup and face & body painting.
3. Favorite clients from the biz?
They are all my favorites! I’ve loved fitting for Eloquii, Kohls, and Oceanfront swimwear with Trimera Brands! All have been such a pleasure to work with. Additionally, I recently enjoyed shooting e-comm for Change Fashions-so much fun!
4. Dreams/goals any thing else of interest (any other dream clients?)?
I would love to be a part of more print campaigns, especially mainstream companies invested in showcasing diversity like Gap, Slink Jeans, Target . . . and many others. I also need Nubian Skin the London-based lingerie company to get in touch with me so I can show off these curvy legs for their plus size line! I love that they specialize in undergarments and hosiery for the many brown shades of people.
Expanding my fit client list is also something I’m really looking to do in 2017! I’ve really enjoyed being apart of the process and seeing companies like Eloquii grow while I’ve been their fit model.
5. Career highlights?
I have been actively modeling for the past 6 years. The top highlights include being a part of BET Experience in Los Angeles with Goo Goo Atkins, being selected as the Face of ‘Fro Fashion Week-Atlanta in 2013, and definitely traveling to different factories internationally (China) multiple times with Eloquii for fit work!
6. How did you get into modeling or acting?
I used to frequent a website plusmodels.com which provided good information for people starting out. I networked and submitted myself to different projects and tested with photographers. Then, when I was seeking agency representation I just sent in my measurements and snapshots of myself in jeans/tank top to several agencies. I was called into four agencies, that’s when Bicoastal signed me!