Model: Natasha | @natashamodels

Photographer: Marc Boily | @marcb_noirblanc

Makeup Artist: Anais Huet | @anaisxxhuet


“Aloha Volo Readers!,

My name is Natasha, a Hawaii-based model born and raised in paradise. I love the beach and consider myself quite the bikini Connoisseur!

At a young age, I found a passion for being in front of the camera. It’s given me a chance to express my creative flow in life. Over the years, I’ve developed unbelievable connections to some really talented people, whom have contributed to my modeling skill set I hold today.

My goals are pretty straight forward, I strive to be better than who I was yesterday. From fitness and nutrition, to mind strengthening, I am blessed to live in a world full of endless opportunities.

I am eager to see what the future unfolds for myself and others alike! The never-ending support of family and friends will never grow old.”

Natasha

Natasha’s Interview:

Have you always lived on the Big Island of Hawaii?

“Yes, I have been very fortunate to call Hawaii my home since birth.”

When did you decide modeling was something you wanted to dive into?

“As an adolescent I suffered with self confidence issues. At the age of 13, I dabbled into modeling at a local talent agency. I loved the progress I was making on myself and met some pretty amazing people along the way.”

 

Do you have a big support system in your career?

“My biggest support system would have to be my family. At the end of the day, they never give up on me!”

Do you deal with haters? If so, what do you have to say to them?

“Not really, I stray from entertaining the hate vibes. I believe I work hard for everything I’ve got, and so can everyone else. Dreams don’t work, unless you do.”

 

What are a couple of pet peeves that you have with photographers?

“Time management. Nothing is worse than a photoshoot going longer than anticipated and then hunger creeps up on you. Yes, I turn into a diva when I’m starving LOL!”

Tell us about your first shoot, was it good or bad?

“It was…so so, pretty awkward if you ask me. I wasn’t fully comfortable with posing and movement, but that was years ago and I’ve learned so much since then.”

What do you have planned for the rest of Summer 2017? Any fun plans?

“Though summer is coming to an end, its always beach season here in Hawaii. I plan to visit more beautiful locations my home has to offer, and cruising with pretty awesome people along the way.”

What is a typical day in the life of Natasha like?

“Usually, I wake up and check my emails while having breakfast. Package any online and wholesale orders. Follow up and confirm any upcoming photoshoots. Do errand and grocery shopping and usually finish with an afternoon session at the gym.”

What do you do besides modeling?

“Besides modeling, I own an Organic Skincare Co. based on benefits from Hawaii’s oldest trade, Kona Coffee. ‘Ili Kope (Coffee Skin) features Exfoliates, Lip Balms, and Moisturizers. I love promoting healthy skin and enjoy making others feel comfortable in their own.”

What can your fans expect to see from you and your modeling in 2017?

“Those following my journey can expect to see more collaborations with various photographers, models and artists alike. As well as more digital interaction via social media and website coming soon!!!”

Natasha