The B-Styles Curvy Girl of the Day: “Griselangel Paula”
I first noticed this beautiful young lady when I was researching the gorgeous feather collar she’s wearing from jewelry designer, Fennimas. Griselangel’s beauty is remarkable. You’re instantly captivated by her stunning eyes. She has been seen in many print ads and runway fashion shows. Today I want to get a little personal and up close with Griselangel and share with you the inner “beauty” that lies in this wonderful model!
Q & A with Griselangel:
Why and how did you get started in plus-size modeling?
I studied acting for four years in high school. I always wanted to become an actress, but as senior year started approaching I let my insecurities get the best of me. In my head I couldn’t see anyone wanting a 6 feet tall size 12/14 girl in their movies. I thought I’d go for something practical in college so I took up Law. Then in my sophomore year of college my best friend kept bugging me saying I was letting my youth and height go to waste, and I started doing my research, I saw that there was a whole market out there for girls just like me. I started going to auditions, visiting agencies, and in the process I’ve met some of the most amazing people! My very first booking was a fashion spread for Ebony Magazine and at the point I knew I had a lot to offer. This is only the beginning for me, and I can’t wait to push my career as far as I can.
What has been your biggest accomplishment in this business?
My biggest accomplishment to date is forming relationships with people that have done this for longer and who know the ins and outs of this industry. So many doors have been opened for me and it could not have been possible without those select few that have taken a notice in me and said we are going to help you do this.
What fashion shows, competitions and modeling training have you been in?
I’ve been in fashion shows such as “The Art of Curves” and “Fashion on the Hudson 1 and 2”.
What is your favorite store for shopping?
This is a hard question for me to answer. I am a bargain shopper that loves to dress up! I am constantly looking through numerous stores from JCPenney to Bloomingdales looking for the best bang for my buck! But if you told me that there was only one store in the world I can shop in for the rest of my life … I’d have to say Macys.
How do you describe your fashion style?
I am definitely not a jeans and tanktop type of girl! I love being elegant, I am almost 6 feet tall and when people look my way I want my clothes to show my confidence. I love form fitted dresses and high waisted skirts, and clothes that make me feel like the streets of NY are my runway, and everyone around me is there to witness the show.
What projects are you working on next?
I am recently in working on an amazing project, which contracts are still being worked on so I will not reveal until it’s all ready to go, but I am BEYOND EXCITED FOR IT!
Within the next month and a half I’m looking forward to being a part of Queens Fashion Week, creating a look book for Veronica L- Tru Diva, and some promotional work for K-mart. In addition, I am trying to get my foot in the door to walk for FFFweek(end) in LA and House of Curves /SKORCH Las Vegas fashion show, If I don’t participate then I will definitely be there to support my fellow plus models.
I am also in the MTV Search for the next TJ fashion show at the BK Bridge which airs this Sunday at 10PM on MTV 🙂
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(Fennimas jewelry can be purchased at: www.fennimas.com)