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Life & Work with Gladys Reyes

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gladys Reyes.

Hi Gladys, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Hello, my name is Gladys Reyes. I am 28 years old. I am from Mexico. I got married 13 years ago and have lived in the United States for 12 years.

 It had not crossed my mind to become a model. However, six years ago, while studying for my citizenship, I befriended a woman who continuously praised me for my appearance. She told me I was beautiful and happened to know a designer. she talked with him about me, Then she contacted me with the surprising news of my very first audition to model on the catwalk. and that’s how my dream of being a model began.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
A few days before my first audition, I found out I was pregnant and therefore my audition was postponed. After the birth of my baby, I got fit again and then I contacted the designer we scheduled another casting but I realize I was pregnant again! and therefore my audition was postponed. After the birth of my second child, I decided to enroll in a modeling school where I gained experience on the catwalk. I was able to pay for my own professional photo shoots. Then, I began introducing make up and photography sessions on social media. As I gained more experience and self-confidence, I decided to join modeling groups on Facebook and photographers began to contact me. It has been a year since my modeling career began and one of my goals is to become a runway model. I feel that everything fell into place in my life in due time. I feel very fortunate to have it all: my two children and a dream that I am pursuing.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am currently a photography model and I record my own sessions for my youtube channel. Another goal I have is to make future models aware of the modeling profession, and also record videos about makeup.

Risk taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Being a model is not easy. Each goal has a process – Consistency is a key factor. The risks you may take will challenge your willingness and ability to proceed with your goals. And for this reason, I have set up a youtube channel for women that have an interest in becoming models or for those pursuing a goal in their lives. I would like to share my story to show others that dedication and hard work can make your dreams a reality.

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