716 Live Interview with Sammyy02K

Sammyy02k has made a name for herself on social media. Based in Portland, she is known all over the world for her beautiful photos and go-getter attitude. We had the honor of interviewing her. Let’s dive in!

 

Jasmine Reed The Author: What got you interested in modeling?

Sammyy02k: I got into Instagram modeling from seeing other girls do it and I was so informed by their style and the pictures they would post. But they weren’t plus sized so at first I didn’t think I would ever be like them because of my size. But I took photos anyways and people love my body and the confidence I have with it. I’ve always loved fashion but I never thought I could be doing what I am now with it because of my size. But I’m blessed to have the support from my followers who encourage me to do what I love.

Jasmine Reed The Author: Can you recommend any photographers?

Sammyy02k: One of my favorite Portland photographers is Bridgette Emard. We both are very creative so I always love brainstorming with her on shoots. One shoot we did together consisted of 30 jars of glitter, 2 jars of Vaseline and a lot of foil paper.  You’ll have to check in on my Instagram to see those results.

Jasmine Reed The Author: Where do you get your cute outfits?

Sammyy02k: Majority of my clothes come from Fashion Nova. I ’ve always loved their style of clothes, they are affordable and good quality. I can spend hours on their website putting looks together for shoots. Another one of my favorite clothing companies is Dear Lovers: an online boutique ran by this amazing woman. They have several  swimwear sets that I absolutely love.

Jasmine Reed The Author: How do you prepare for photoshoots?

Sammyy02k: It depends on the type of shoot it is. I’ll spend the night before planning outfits and trying them on maybe even researching places to shoot. I don’t like to take my photos in the same location. I really try and switch it up and bring something new to my posts each time. But I do my own hair and makeup for all my shoots, I haven’t found anyone yet I trust to do my makeup.

Jasmine Reed The Author: Any advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?

Sammyy02k: My advice is to go for it. When I first started I was buying clothes from the companies I wanted to work for and piecing outfits together and begging my friends to take my awkward fashion photos in parking garages. I was so inspired by the girls who were getting sent free clothes and doing all these cool events so I studied the game and put in my work. The companies that I once reached out to for collaborations and denied me are now some of my biggest sponsors. It takes a lot of energy and consistency in the social media field to get where you want to be.

Jasmine Reed The Author: What are your plans for 2018?

Sammyy02k: My goals for 2018 is to hit a million followers on Instagram and to launch my YouTube Chanel. I’m also teaming up with another company to launch my first clothing line. I’m really excited for this coming year. 

CONNECT WITH SAMMYY02K

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Jasmine Reed The Author is Editor-in-Chief of 716 Live and an independent job recruiter. To collaborate with 716 Live, email jasmine@716live.com. Send your resume to inez1270@gmail.com to get matched to job opportunities worldwide. Thanks for reading!