City: Port Charlotte
Birth Date: 05/27/1993
Weight : 205
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Dress: 14-16 women
Shoe: 8 1/2
In 500 words or less write below about yourself ( ie: things you like to do sports,hobbies ,special talents,personal intrests etc.) and why you want to be a model/talent with our management company. The things I like to do are the following: modeling, poetry, and music like singing background vocals. I like composing music and trying new types of music. I feel more connected to the world through songwriting. I like the challenge of making rhyme schemes. Additionally, I love spending time with my family and helping the community whether that be volunteering or attending church. I am very interested in helping those in low-income or improvised communities. I want to do missionary work, and help people become self-sufficient. I believe that modeling helps one have a platform to impact the community in a positive way. It is more than superficial attributes. I take the role of being a role model seriously. I want to get more into rapping/jazz. I think I have the potential to sing behind a recording artist or write their lyrics.
Experience : Amateur/ less than 1 year.
Book Name : The Big Game Bethany James Spirituality and Love
CoverGirl World interview
My name is: Bethany Camille James
Q:Why and How did you get started in modeling?
ANS: I was scouted at the age 16 by Access World Talent in Denver, Colorado where I spent most of my adolescent years. I was young and decided to continue excelling in school, debate, and other extracurricular activities. I was recently, at the age of 22, working for a fashion boutique called D’s Dazzling Jewelry and Accessories Boutique. I was basically receiving two featured items a month to model in. I got into modeling primarily to be a positive role model for other plus size models. Models come in all shapes and sizes. I have a keen eye for fashion, and I am very driven to make a name for myself in the entertainment industry.
Q:Did you always want to be a model or was their something else you wanted to be or do?
ANS: I always dreamed of being a clothing and face model. I wanted to do commercial, hair, and clothing modeling since I was a teenager. However, I have always been quite the bright shining star academically. My other dreams was to get a college degree so I can work in missions, urban ministries, human services, and non-profit management. I will have an AA in Human Services by July of 2016.
Q:If you could give advice to girls who want to be models and don’t know how to get started, what would be the most important thing you would tell them?
ANS: I would give the following advice to girls who are amateur models like me: embrace your body, don’t be afraid to invest in your dream, and get with a good team of people to achieve your modeling dreams. #1. It is essential to be able to embrace your body and love the skin you’re in. Not everybody is a size 0. If you are a Plus Size Model like me work those curves! #2. Most good opportunities cost money up-front. Don’t good cheap for your dreams. Do not invest in scams, but do your research, and be willing to put money into your modeling endeavors. #3. You need to get with a management agency, talent agent, or independent company that believes in you. You will not become great in the entertainment industry without good representation.
Q: Growing up were you the one teased and picked on and why? Or were you somehow always included in the crowd or left out and why?
ANS: Growing up I was a smart cookie lol. That means I excelled in my academics and was extremely involved in clubs and organization. I never really fit in, and people did tease me. They did this because I made top notch grades and had good relationships with the faculty in my school. I would say I was left out times. I was not always invited to all the social events, and was my own unique individual. People who are trendsetters are usually different, and that is what my personality is.
Q:Please say one or two things about your ethics and morals.
ANS: I have strong beliefs and I am traditional. One of the major underlying principles of my code of ethics is the golden rule. You treat others the way you want to be treated. I am an extremely polite and down-to-earth type of person. My morals are tied into my Christian faith. I value honesty, kindness, and generosity.
Q: Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
ANS: In 5 years I hope to be successfully working in the modeling industry. I also want to be a background vocalist, and use my poetry as a composer. I want to be a positive role model for young people around the age 18-34. I want to go into urban or low income populations and do my spoken word poetry. For example, the words of the songs I make can help heal emotional damage. Additionally, I hope to have my B.A. in secondary education.
Q: Add something to your interview here that we haven’t covered:
ANS: I am a poet. I live and breathe my lyrics. A major inspiration is Jill Scott and Kirk Franklin. I can write about anything and make it a song. I find my connection to the world through my poetry. I have performed it publically, and would like to try my hand at composing. I think I have potentially to be a great songwriter. Additionally, my poetry is very spiritual. Furthermore, I write about love, emotions, and deep subjects.