Missy W

Model Female New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Mayhem # 535479

About Me

I started modeling at age 19 after seeing an ad in the paper—it said I could get paid for having my hair done. I wound up at my first casting with no portfolio and no experience, and ended up getting booked for the hair show.

Since then, modeling has been a more or less constant presence in my life, sometimes going dormant for a few years and sometimes resurfacing in a different guise. I'm currently a writer and editor of a monthly fashion publication in New Orleans. I've been both agency-repped and independent, done fashion and nude shoots, been clothed by designers for runway shows and painted by artists for gallery openings. I've pushed free shots onto bar patrons for liquor brands and explained medical equipment to health care professionals at conventions.

It's been both a creatively and financially rewarding pursuit. I am most interested in inventive portraiture, tattoo modeling, promotional opportunities, hair shows and performance pieces.

To get a better sense of my background and ethos, check out my interview by Photographer and Model: http://www.photographerandmodel.com/blo … wilkinson/

No makeup, no filter selfie taken in November 2014 below:




Photographers I've shot with

Jason Kruppa (#143619), Feb. 2015
Bryce Ell (#3387965), Jan. 2015
Jessica Lynn, Jan. 2014
Janine Joffe (#822460), May 2012
Steve Snowden (#120051), Nov. 2011
Jason Kruppa (#143619), Sept. 2011
Que Duong, Dec. 2010
Miss Oblivious (#1495248), May 2010
Carlton Mickle (#96768), 8/27/09
Tim Best (#403074), 7/31/09
MacDaddy's World ( #656340), 7/23/09
Latigid Photographer (#657109), 6/12/09
David C. Lee (#427), 12/21/08
Keston Duke (#57652), 12/15/08
Razorfist (#1814), 9/10/08
Andrea Cangioli (#2058), 9/8/08
Take 1 (#395156), 9/2/08
Chuck St. John (#348000), 8/30/08
David Rodrique (#187825) 9/5/08, 10/28/07
Jerome Holmes (#468791), 8/23/08
Kitty Graphix (#749345), 8/16/08
Richard Tallent (#98472), 8/02/08
PerkOgraphy (#48563), 7/20/08
Michael Siu (#9232) 6/28/08
Alas Vera (#709309), 6/21/08
Wes Kroninger (#249267), 6/10/08
Josh Sisk (#113955), 5/24/08
Pedro Bauza (#46178), 5/09/08
Zee Amer, 2/16/08
Cal Creary, 12/19/07
Lawrence Mauerman (OMP #68879), 11/28/07
Bob Breece (#259984), 11/25/07
C.W. Jacobs (#451164), 8/31/08, 10/31/07
Mike Eaddy (#352073)  10/23/07
Eric Lincoln (http://www.ericlincoln.com/) 10/12/07

Hair shows/runway 

"Behind the Chair," Keratin Complex, 9/29/2015
"The Aerial Show," Wella, 9/14/08
"Art of Hair," Shu Uemura, 4/3/08
"Spring is in the Hair," Aquage, 3/30/08
Designer Conrad Lamour, Fashion Rocks Friday, 12-7-07
Dollhouse Fashion Gallery,  11-23-07
Posh Clothing and Accessories, 11/21/07
Framesi Hair Show, 9/15/07
Sebastian, Hair Show
L'oreal, Hair Show
Aveda, Hair Show

Promo Work

Body Paint Model, White Linen Night, New Orleans, August 1, 2009
Hostess, US Navy Trade Show, New Orleans, April 9-10, 2009
Spokesmodel, Axe Hair Promotions, March 29, 2009
Promotional Model, Microsoft Dynamics Convergence, March 10-11, 2009
Speed Girl, No Problem Raceway, February 28, 2009
Product Specialist, 11th Annual Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport & RV show, Jan 16-18, 2009
Brand Ambassador, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Dec. 31-Jan 1, 2009
Hostess, Forever 21 Grand Opening, Dec. 20-21, 2008
Promotional Model, Sanofi, American Heart Association Trade Show, Nov. 9-11, 2008
Booth Hostess, Alltel, Saint Game, October 6, 2008
Street Team Manager, Chase Bank, Southeastern University, August 18-22, 2008
Product Specialist, Chevy, Essence Music Festival, July 4-6, 2008
Promotional Model, Bayer,  Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2008
Promotional Model, GolTV, National Cable & Telecommunications Trade Show, May 19-21 2008
Promotional Model, WhiteSmile USA, Sam’s Club, May 3-11 2008

Tear Sheets/Print Advertisements

Carrie Leigh Fall '09
Status Ink Magazine, April '09, "Editor's Ink" section
Bienville House Hotel
Discoveries Furniture
LightMaster Photography
Rigsby Frederick Salon & Spa


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