24 year old, Native American Shaholly currently residing in Kailua, HI shares her views on modeling.
“I love modeling. It’s what I do. To me, modeling is not about perfection, but EXPRESSION, the ability to project a relatable emotion into a single frame…It’s talent not to be confused with beauty; beauty is but another element all on its own.”
Photo by Rex Ames
I couldn’t agree more. Some people think being skinny and beautiful is what modeling is about. The talent of modeling, in a category of it’s own, is explained in Shaholly’s photos. Shaholly first caught my eye on Model Mayhem with her exotic beauty and looks while I was recruiting models for a calendar I am currently working on. I look forward to working with her in the nearby future.
Weight: 112 lbs
Ethnicity: Native American
Skin Color: Olive
Artists Worked With:
Photographer-Ryan L Kerns
Photographer- Nimai Wong
Photographer Brad Carlson
Photographer- Bethany Souza
MUA- Marina Alexia
MUA-Toni P Farley
MUA- Krystle Teocson
Model-Ty Van Roden
You can watch a video of one of her shoots at
Manning: Are you a local Hawaiian native?
Shaholly: I moved to Oahu in 2004 to attend Hawaii Pacific University, where I recieved my BA in Humanities. I moved to Kailua a year ago because it is my favorite part of the island.
Manning: How did you start modeling?
Shaholly: I have always wanted to model, ever since i was a little girl. Whenever there was a camera I always had to be in front of it regaurdless of who the picture was intended for. I pressured my mom into allowing me to try out for competitions when I was 11 years old and she never liked the idea. It wasn’t until I came to hawaii for college that I was able to pursue modeling. I have been shooting for 5 years now. I am currently represented by Kathy Muller Agency.
Manning: What was your favorite gig?
Shaholly: My favorite modeling gig was for Disfunkshion Magazine it was my very first cover shoot.
Manning: Who are your favorite photographers to work with?
Shaholly: My favorite photogs are Ryan Kerns, Eric Matsuzaki, Eliza Richards and Nimai Wong. Though I loved working with all of my photographers!
Manning: What’s your favorite beach in Hawaii?
Shaholly: Favorite beaches: Waimea, Lanikai
Manning: What’s up with your Native American heritage? What tribe are you?
Shaholly: Native American is not 100%~ my father was adopeted and does not know his true lineage though he has been told he is.
For bookings please contact Kathy Muller Agency
More pictures at http://www.modelmayhem.com/371027