Model Q&A: Monique Giselle

Monique Giselle | VIP Member | Verified Credits (17)

Model: Monique Giselle; Photographer: Barry Druxman

Where are you from? Where are you based now and do you travel for shoots?

I am from Los Angeles, CA and based here as well. I travel at least twice a month shoots and love it!

Who or what inspired you to become a model?

I’ve always wanted to be a model since I was a little kid, and pursuing it was easy because I was already so passionate.

How and when did you start modeling?

I started modeling when I was 19, while working at a Starbucks in LA at the time. I scheduled TFP shoots before and after work until I built up my portfolio and then I began applying to paid shoots.

Model: Monique Giselle; Photographer: Gary Miller

What type of modeling do you enjoy most?

I love artistic, original and creative shoots that challenge the mind and perspective of others. I also love fashion and rebelling against industry height standards.

What do you look for when deciding to work with a photographer?

I generally look for Verified Credits when I’m going through Model Mayhem, and when booking through social media I generally look to see if they’ve worked with other traveling models that I know. I also look for the type of content they shoot and if it fits with my limits. I always do a background search to make sure they are safe to work with.

Which models or other artists currently inspire you?

Eclipse Monday, Jin N Tonic and Amanda Cerny.

Model: Monique Giselle; Photographer: Jim Minics

What would be your dream shoot?

Shooting for Vogue or Cosmopolitan, and representing petite women around the world!

How important is social media in your success?

It’s wildly important. I book a ton of work from Instagram, despite only having 3K followers and  I can’t wait to see what the work load is like as my following grows.

Model: Monique Giselle; Photographer: Velente Mia

What else do you like to do outside of modeling?

I love acting, writing, singing (in the shower), dancing, drawing, hiking, and traveling, just exploring new places and getting lost in a city.

What’s the best career advice you can give to new models?

Set your limit and don’t surpass it for any reason, no matter the sum of money offered to you. Words to live by, “If you don’t want it online, don’t do it!” And, listen to the models who have been doing this for a long time, we have a lot of advice and wisdom to give to new models.

Model: Monique Giselle; Photographer: Luis M

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