Dominique Monroe is a model and aspiring actress, here is a link to her website:
Q: What made you interested in modeling?
A: From the age of 3 I knew that’s what I wanted to do. It was always natural for me.
Q: How did you get your first modeling job?
A: I was 12 and there where a few clothing stores lookin for models for there spring and fall fashion shows so when I heard about it I went and got it on spot!
Q: What kind of acting training have you had?
A: for modeling I trained myself always watching shows on TV and lookin at models in magazines. For acting I’ve taken classes at a college and around the neighborhood.
Q: Who are some of your favorite designers?
A: I love Micheal Kors and boutique style clothing both because they are affordable and I can make anything look expensive!
Q: What kind of day job (or income source) do you have and how does it affect your ability to get modeling jobs?
A: Right now I work from home, I have an online boutique. I also work people almost as an accountant so they know how and where their money goes. I also do freelance hair and make up to generate money. I have my license in cosmetology and aesthetics so I do things pertaining to them. Not to mention I also manage my 3 children who also are in this business. Its hard having a regular 9-5 job in this business you miss out on auditions and casting calls so I let that world go back in 2012.
Q: What is your strangest back stage story?
A: I pay attention to everything even if you think I’m not I do.. All I will say is sometimes it sucks being pretty in this business your talent gets overlook at times.
Q: What has the biggest professional challenge you have had to overcome? After having my children still having the courage and confidence to chase my dreams. Also being able to afford everything thats needed to succeed in this business.
Q: What do you like about the modeling industry?
A: I love all the different type of modeling is out there as far as print, promitional, runway etc…
Q: What would you change about it?
A: Height and weights standards for most modeling, I’m skinny but not a stick figure.
Q: What’s next for you?
A: What’s next for me is booking more acting gigs and trying to land a supporting or lead role on a TV series!
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