The next day, I found out that we were going to our second photo shoot. When the models got into the studio, Tyson and Nicole and I were waiting to tell us about what we would be doing. I was told this week was all about candy, and today our outfits for the shoot would be made entirely of candy! I was really excited because again, I had never done a photo shoot that was anything like this before. The objective of this photo shoot was to embody the type of candy that was chosen for us. My candy was sprinkles, more specifically, a yellow sprinkle. I was excited to see how the hair and makeup team was going to create my look.
The first thing I did was strip down, so that the artists could work with my body and begin creating this “candy couture” look. My hair was pulled back extremely tight and one of the hair stylists started slathering my entire head in what felt like a sticky paste, almost like Vaseline. My first thought after my excitement was “Oh my God, how am I going to get all this out of my hair later?” Of course, my second thought was “Who cares.” After my head was covered in goo, it was then showered in sprinkles! It was such a cool idea. I had never even seen anyone do that before so already I loved my preferred candy.
My whole body was then painted yellow and I mean everything — my hands, nails, arms, eyebrows. I was very bright. When I looked in the mirror for the first time my eyes like popped out of my head, they were so light. Also my teeth looked crazy white. The artists then made sprinkle designs around my body and my look was complete. It was really amazing, really creative and absolutely stunning.
I remember when Nicole came in to visit us and she loved my look. She said it would be an excellent way to show the judges my versatility as they noted being worried about that the week before. I couldn’t agree with her more because I knew my look as a model was extremely versatile.
My shoot went really well also. The photographer, Suza, was a pleasure to work with and great at giving direction. There were no sprinkles on my lips at first and Suza suggested the idea. Once we put some on it made such a different to the look and I was really happy that she had a really creative eye.