BEHIND THE SCENES

Written By: Brittany Miller, , English

HOW IS A REAL MODEL´S LIFE?

A brief chat with some of the models who performed in Zhulong: A Lunar New Year Experience reveal just how much work they put in to lift up their careers. We all assume they were born perfect and that they make lot of money from just showing their pretty face; but a model´s life involves rigorous exercise and healthy diets. Their real daily life is not quite as —

glamorous as it looks and contrary to what many people think, they are not women without professional careers or studies. Most of them dedicate their lives to work for Companies or to Lead their own business like common people like us. They are daughters, wives and mothers and they pursue a career as models besides of their family roles.

“YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY, YOU DESERVE TO LIVE A LIFE YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT. DON’T LET OTHERS MAKE YOU FORGET THAT.“ MELISSA GOMES

“WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, YOU CHANGE YOUR HABITS. START CREATING YOUR LIFE”. ERIN PENDLETON

AMIE

Amie Lavonn Robison, also known as “The fish lady” or “The pond lady” holds a degree as BIOLOGIST, and she specializes in Zoology. She and her husband are the owners of ROBISON POND & WILDLIFE SOLUTIONS. They create strategies to provide maximum results with minimum environmental impact for private lands and ponds in Oklahoma. They strive to enable landowners to form a deeper connection to their own piece of Oklahoma and that sounds great!

She has been an amateur model for some years and has worked with many photographers during the last year. She seems like a very strong and confident woman because she is! Amie is a good example of an empowered woman, not afraid to show herself as she is, or to do nude photography because she is as wild as her career is…. exuberant, exhilarating, high-spirited.

MARISSA

Marissa Cobb is still very young but her way of thinking and the way she is leading her career is mature, determined & courageous.

She is a wife too and a mom of a 2 years old boy. She started less than a year ago and has accomplished a lot as we can see in her social networks. She is always looking for new projects and gigs and as most of the models she “trades for film” working with different photographers in order to build a portfolio and gain exposure posting constantly on social media. She believes the best way to empower women is supporting each other; and she is not afraid to fail. In her own words: “The ability to take criticism leads you to learn something” an that is one of her greatest strengths as a model.

Her ability to connect with a photographer and the confidence that she shows on the runway walks come from her strong thoughts and the self-reliance she is known for.

ERIN

Erin Pendleton is an Oklahoman living in Edmond. She started her career in Arkansas though a Models Agency when she was young but after that she decided to pause her career as a model and pursue a Bachelors in Allied Health Sciences. She played collegiate softball and basketball for two years. She is also a Nutrition Counselor, Personal Trainer, Reiki Coach and she owns a Business that helps people to achieve their health goals through a customized vegan nutrition plan and a customized training program. But she wasn´t always as healthy and successful as she is now.

Erin has a great story about how she overcame serious illnes diagnoses thanks to her passion for holistic wellness and a healthy diet. She went vegan in 2017 and ditched her last medication in 2018. She quit her corporate career and started to pursue her dreams. Since then she has been a bikini and figure body builder, model and wellness coach. Erin is such a good example of the success that comes from within; overcoming the fear of living a healthy life and above all those things the courage and love to help others to achieve what she herself has achieved and change their lives.

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