Updated: Oct 5, 2020
World Class Petite Models Magazine would like to welcome amazing Jamaican model Monepha Chin.
Name: Monepha Chin
Eye Color: black
Hair Color: black
Bust (in inches): 32”
Shoe size: 5 us
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Hobbies: Dancing, playing video games, watching television, partying, and spending time with my family and friends.
Years modeling: 4 years
Countries visited: None
Likes: Food,music,games,movies/series, superheroes/supernatural characters, modeling,dance
Dislikes: Egg, negative energy/vibes,
World Class Models Magazine: Please tell us about yourself.
My name is Monepha Chin, I'm from Linstead St. Catherine Jamaica. I am 21 years old. I am mixed with Chinese, Maroon, White, etc... both of my parents are mixed my dad's father is Chinese mixed also but mostly Chinese. I love to dance and watch television, I love to watch and learn more about supernatural stuff especially wolves and vampires, also superheroes I’ve always wanted to be a superhero, I know it sounds weird, that is why i model. I am a very hard working person who goes after what she wants no matter what.
World Class Models Magazine: Please tell us about your modeling experience.
I have been modeling for 4 years it wasn’t an easy road but I’ve accomplished a lot. I’ve been on one magazine cover it was for a Photograph back in 2017, also came in the daily observer in 2018 on Valentine’s Day I was so proud and happy that day, I did a runway show at pulse Model Agency I wasn’t signed but I auditioned and got in but you had to go through a competition first which I hate I didn’t finish I stopped before the final show but I got runway training there, I walked for a designer on national television (TVJ) in 2018. In 2019 I did a lot of photoshoots with a lot of people.
2020 was a hard one but I still made shoots happen. But Having The Tyra Banks reposted me on Instagram was the most validating thing that can happen to a model but even more a petite model. She acknowledged and spoke about me" that I was what the world should look at, This was the best day for me because I’ve looked up to her since the day I fell IN LOVE with modeling while watching her on America Next Top Model. I also won a competition and became the face of the makeup line called Lechamp Cosmetics. I am going to keep working hard because there’s a lot more I can accomplish with the help of god. World Class Models Magazine: How were you discovered?
I think a lot of people discovered me through Facebook and Instagram but I would say I pushed myself out there and reached out to persons to work with them because it is my dream.
World Class Models Magazine: What made you decide to become a model?
Modeling as always been my dream I would dress up in my grandmother’s heels, clothing and walk around the house, that made me joyful. when I started seeing magazines, commercials, and photographs with Tyra Banks, that is the day I told myself that’s going to be me one day
World Class Models Magazine: What is your favorite style of modeling and why?
My favorite style would be the street style I love swag looks Aaliyah and Ryan Destiny as been my favorites I love their style and I have made it my style.
World Class Models Magazine: Who's your mother agency and why did you choose them. Or why do you freelance?
I worked as a freelance model, and I have learned a lot and also accomplish a lot. But I have been signed by I2 Model Management. I have seen what the company has done in the Jamaican market. I love the way they train us as models. the trainer Dwayne Hinds is fantastic and the in house photographer Orville Spence is one the best in Jamaica. I2 Model management equip all their model with the training and skills needed to land any job
World Class Models Magazine: Which designers did had a chance to model for?
I modeled for a designer from Norway by the name Kepaza,“Kepaza makes women feel playful, powerful and sustainable with a geometrically shaped twist.” Kepaza is a luxury designer brand established in Baerum, Norway by award-winning designer Pernille Fristad. Kepaza creates playful, feminine, edgy, and strong clothes for women all over the world. they always use geometrical shapes and lines to high light a women’s curves and make them feel empowered. Kepaza is an inclusive brand and love to dress different sizes, body types, ages, and ethnical background.
Also Rashellee she’s a designer from Jamaica and another name Aundrae aka designer boss from Jamaica.
World Class Models Magazine: Which designer was your favorite and why?
My favorite was Rashellee I love working with her she mostly designs swimwear a bit she’s fun to be around always making the models feel like family.
World Class Models Magazine: Which major fashion shows have you modeled in?
I have not done any yet but things are looking up, with I2 Model Management, I will be gracing runways i am sure of that.
World Class Models Magazine: Which fashion show was your favorite and why?
I have not graced any runway yet but 2021 is my year.
World Class Models Magazine: What is your biggest success as a model so far?
My biggest success would be being acknowledged by my model Idol (TYRA BANKS) I still can’t believe she knows me a little girl from this beautiful island of Jamaica wow! Still feels like a dream, to be honest, but grateful.
World Class Models Magazine: What is your secret to scoring runway jobs? I would say to be confident and have fun.
World Class Models Magazine: Tell us about your upcoming fashion shows.
I don’t have any upcoming fashion show, but I hope in the near future I will have and I will do my best and have fun.
World Class Models Magazine: Tell us about some of your favorite photoshoots.
My favorite photoshoot was with Orville Spence when we did an Afro theme with a fire stick in my mouth I enjoyed that shoot.
World Class Models Magazine: What is your secret to finding the right photographers to work with and why?
I honestly just look at other models pages to see the various photos and from that, I can see the photographer's work, and sometimes photographers just pop up and my pages wanting to work with me.
World Class Models Magazine: How do you prepare for a photoshoot?
I prepare for a photoshoot by getting all my need stuff together from overnight and ensure that I going to bed early.
World Class Models Magazine: Tell us about your publishing success so for.
I have been published in my national newspaper (Jamaica Observer) a few times and I am grateful for that platform.
World Class Models Magazine: Any modeling tips for up and coming models? Always go after what you want no matter what! Keep going do your research, reach out to other models and photographers spend money on yourself do collaborations and you won’t start making money as you start to model be patient if you love modeling that much it won’t even be about the money or pretty pictures.
World Class Models Magazine: Any video commercial or film experience?
I have done one music video but I haven’t seen it.
World Class Models Magazine: Do you volunteer for any cause?
I am not currently doing any volunteering but i am planning do a lot because covid-19 has shown me and given time to reflect on my life.
World Class Models Magazine: What is your personal fashion style?
I love to be comfortable a little girly with a little street style tomboy vibe.
World Class Models Magazine: What is your secret to success.
Be you and be true to what you want and Don’t give up.
World Class Models Magazine: What would you like to accomplish as a model in 2020.
I would like to make it to the end of the year, in good health. Because I will be working with I2 Model Management to get signed internationally and to work with my favorite brands on the various campaigns.
World Class Models Magazine: What would be your ultimate modeling dream job?
My ultimate model dream job is to model for Nike sportswear!
World Class Models Magazine: What is your overall modeling goal?
My overall model goal is to show others like me especially young or older black girls and petite models that you are not too short for anything you can do it! It doesn’t matter who doesn’t support you keep working and praying! #Tooshortforwhat
World Class Models Magazine: What legacy as a model would you like to leave behind?
You are not TOO SHORT! and it doesn’t matter where you’re from go after that dream #Tooshortforwhat
World Class Models Magazine: Where can we learn more about your work?
You can learn more about me from my social media pages Monephachin (Instagram) or on I2 Model Management social media pages.
World Class Models Magazine: How can someone hire you for modeling jobs?
They can email me or message me on any of my social media platforms or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Class Models Magazine would like to say thank you for this wonderful interview.
Model: Monepha Chin, World Class Petite Models Magazine, Photo by Orville Spence Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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