Miss Bikini Calendar Cover Model 2023
- Oahu, Hawaii
As the Miss Bikini Calendar Model Winner, you are featured on the 2023 Miss Bikini Calendar. How did you feel when you found out you won? Tell us a bit about the experience.
You were also a participant in Miss Bikini 2021 & 2022 at Miami Swim Week, what was your favorite experience during that event?
The 2022 even was amazing this year. It’s always a great experience shooting with so many different photographers from all over the nation. They all had their own styles, & it’s great to network with creatives & learn a thing or two. The people are my favorite experience. It’s just a whole vibe to experience. That’s why I had to come back for more after 2021.
Who or what inspired you to get started in modeling?
To be honest, I used to be the girl that when everyone wants to take a selfie or group picture, I would sneak away, hide in the back, or offer to take the picture instead. I’ve had people tell me as a child I should have tried modeling because I have a “unique look.” I took it negatively and it made me more self-conscious about my look. It wasn’t until Miss Bikini Hawaii 2021 I started to dive into modeling & learning how to express myself in front of the camera. It was time to do something that makes me feel beautiful & see it through someone else’s lens.
Tell us about your modeling experience.
What are the beauty products you can’t live without?
I have wild & crazy hair, so my hair products are important essentials. I use Monat vegan hair care & beauty products. They work wonders for my thick hair that used to been unmanageable. I use their Super Nourish Curl Shampoo & Conditioner, & Rejuveniqe oil (101 uses) to keep my skin & hair feeling great. I’m lost without them. Another essential is Priestess Rx Tantra Aura Spray. Ever since I tried it, it’s my go to product to keep me grounded and help me feel beautiful from the inside out. Which it’s almost time to restock.
What is your personal style?
I’d have to say I’m a minimalist. I’ve actually never had so many gowns or pairs of heels in my life. I’m always in my work uniform, but I don’t think that counts. In Hawai’i there’s not too many big events or opportunities to get dolled up, so my go to fashion is laid-back, t-shirt, jeans, & converse. Fabletics leggings & a cute crop. I love supporting local brands. I have alot of Farmers Market Hawaii & Brokenharded clothing in my closet.
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Sleep! jk! I’m a full time restaurant manager so I work alot of hours, some times six days a week. I love to cook and spend time with my teenager son, but you may also find me taking a nap and catching up on my rest in my free time. Just being honest. #teamnosleep
What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
Australia. I had the chance to participate in a Business Delegation “International Scholar Laureate Program” after my College shut down & just so happen it was in Australia. My first international trip ever. It was a once in a lifetime trip, traveling to different cities, learning about business & marketing. Plus getting the behind the scenes at the Taronga Zoo. Taking a selfie with a kangaroo. They’re so advances when it comes to some things, yet their wifi connection barely exists & the time difference was crazy. It was the most interesting culture shocking trip I’ve been on.
What do you hope to achieve in the future?
I have achieved so many goals these padt two years, im already at a loss for words. I hope to achieve personal growth & manifest greatness. Hehehe. As cliché as it sounds, it’s what comes to the heart. At this time in my life, there is still alot I want to accomplish. I just don’t know what the future holds for me, so all I can do is continue to grow in the ways I hope to, and keep positive about where I want to be in the future. I know financial stability & success is non-negotiable for me, whether t comes from being discovered as a model or working endless hours running a restaurant, as long as it happens, we’re going in the right direction. I do also want to achieve a larger role in a casting, or a cover of a publication too, that would be fun.
Give us 5 fun facts people may not know: (please be as detailed as possible/tell a story)
Miss Bikini Calendar Cover Model
Instagram: @mamakelz @missbikinioasis2022