Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson
MW: Please introduce yourself?
S: My name is Spike, I am a very friendly body positive person, I am helpful, went to cosmetology school, and a huge animal lover. I have a Persian Cat whom is very spoiled and a German Shepherd puppy whom is a handful. xD I am size 20/22 but all depends on store, brand and size.
MW: When did you become a plus size model?
S: Honestly? I went through a bad breakup and a friend put my photos online and people started saving and sharing them, then a few photographers approached me and wah-la. Also, this started in 2010. So for two years, and I have come far very quickly and all on freelance, no agency or manager. I hope to find a good one soon and go even farther.
MW: Why did you become a plus size model?
S: Honestly, I wanted to when younger and due to bad parenting my mother told me no one wants “fat models” so I gave up, but after I left people showed me some models that were actually bigger than me and were super gorgeous, so i picked up my dream again and began, and thanks to a lot of friends I was able to accomplish my dream, even though so many people stood in the way and tried to put me down, even now I still get hate saying “leave modeling to thin girls”, and I want to prove that beauty has no size, no certain shape, same as one tree cannot be more gorgeous than all the others in the forest, instead they stand and appreciate all together, whether some have thick branches or small twigs.
MW: What kind of modeling do you do?
Spokesperson / Host
MW: What magazines have you posed for?
S: I have honestly not been in any magazines, but have been featured on MTV as well as music videos, I have had interviews with many different sites as well.
MW: Have you done acting?
S: Yes, MTV stages a lot of their “reality” TV shows, so I was featured in True Life as well as a local Hip Hop artist for his music video.
MW: Have you been in a music video? What was it?
The comments. xD Video is not that good, no offense. xD
MW: Where is your favorite place to model?
S: I love all places, both in studio and on location, It all depends on how you use your stage, whether you use natural or you set it up to be a wonderland of things.
MW: Who is your favorite photographer? And why?
S: There are so many. xD Well, I love DLowMC, he did my first studio shoot ever and was so nice, his photos were flawless unedited and after editing was just spectacular, Ying’s Artistic Vision, because she helped teach me a lot of both photography and modeling since she is a friend whom I did a shoot with and known her in school, Chris Bennett, He is a dashing young man, Love his personality and he has done a few shoots, like the one in the antique yard , He has such hidden talent and never uses it, And lastly Pantography, he has such talent and I have worked with him a few times, we always learn from each other and he is very supportive.
MW: What do you hope for in the future?
S: In the future I hope the world opens their minds and looks more at people for people, as of now so much hate goes to girls whether they are too skinny or too fat, instead of looking at all of them as a person, Soon I hope the populous opens up and loves all people, of all ages, Plus I hope to see more ethnicity, I love the look of African American models and it seems there are such a lack of them . In the future I also hope to get more known, do more shoots, be in Plus Model Mag, and many other places.
MW: Do you do appearances? How can someone book you?
I do appearances, mostly in FL, if you are outside the state and can provide compensation I shall travel, I have a model mayhem and a business phone for people to reach me.
MW: How can fans reach you?
S: I have an Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, and many other social networks, I love talking and helping fans, especially those who need a listening ear!
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
S: I would like to say thank you to all my fans and everyone whom helped me along the way, and tell all reading this to never believe people who put you down, ever! I had a horrid past, I had to do everything mostly on my own, you can do whatever you wish if you honestly have enough drive, Never give up on your heart, because it will always linger! I love all of you, even if I never met you, And all of you are beautiful, both in personality and in physical.