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Model Q&A: Dakota Simone

Dakota Simone | VIP Member | Verified Credits (19)

Model: Dakota Simone, Photographer: King Gorgeous

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

I am from Dallas, Texas! I am based in Los Angeles right now and I do travel for shoots. Traveling is a passion of mine and I am so grateful that modeling has allowed me to get paid to travel often.

Who or what inspired you to become a model?

My friends got me into modeling. They kind of hyped me up and told me I could do it, so I did!

How and when did you start modeling?

I used to always go to photoshoots with my friends who were models. After I moved to LA, in April 2019, they brought me to a group shoot and a couple of other shoots, and that’s how I got started.

What type of modeling do you enjoy the most?

While I do enjoy participating in almost every genre of modeling, implied nude and boudoir shoots have a hold on my heart. At first, the thought of being in lingerie or even showing so much skin in front of a camera scared me, but once I did it, I found it was actually very empowering and it has helped me discover an unconditional love for myself that I never knew existed.

Model: Dakota Simone, Photographer: King Gorgeous 

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

First and foremost, their portfolio and how recent it is, then I look at their Verified Credits, the more pleasant credits they have the better!

Which models or other artists currently inspire you?

The whole community inspires me! There is no one in particular because each and every creative brings something different to the table, but I’m honestly inspired every day, whether it’s some work from a friend of mine who is a model as well or a photographer I have connected with or want to connect with.

What would be your dream shoot?

Currently, my dream shoot is to work with Playboy! I would love to be a featured model for them.

How important is social media in your success?

Social media has been interesting in my success, it has obviously helped, but I’m not sure that it’s the key component.

Model: Dakota Simone, Photographer: King Gorgeous

What else do you like to do outside of modeling?

I love to bake. I’ve recently been making bread from scratch and it’s so yummy. I’m never buying processed grocery store bread ever again! I also like to meditate, do yoga, and pole dance. Shopping is a very big hobby of mine as well… I have a bit of a designer bag habit.

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

The best career advice I can give to new models is to just do it! I never would have thought in a million years I would become a model, in Los Angeles at that, but here I am and it’s one of the best choices I’ve ever made. I’m so grateful for all the love and support I’ve gotten on my journey and you will get lots of love and support too!

Model: Dakota Simone, Photographer: Richard Franklin

Check out Dakota Simone’s Model Mayhem portfolio to see more of her work. You can also follow her on Instagram.

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3 Responses to “Model Q&A: Dakota Simone”

  1. February 13, 2021 at 7:38 am, Roger S. Conrad said:

    Geez’ Louise!!!!!!

    Reply

  2. February 13, 2021 at 4:09 am, Andrew said:

    Congratulations. We certainly need more faces of beautiful black women in this business. Be well. Be Safe. Be smart. Best wishes

    Reply

  3. February 12, 2021 at 2:40 pm, Flex Luther said:

    She is gorgeous thanks for sharing

    Reply

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