We recently got to feature a 90s-photo shoot from photographer ‘NakeshiaRenee’ and model ‘Cierra Denise’. We decided we wanted to start reaching out to more creative professionals learn their secrets, their passions, and their drive. We reached out to Cierra Denise first.
Cierra is an aspiring model from the small town of Pendleton, South Carolina. “We only have about 5 red-lights, but we have a lot of heart and a lot of talent.”
Inspired by Models like Dorothea Church, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks she’s on a mission to achieve her dreams of walking the stage during New York Fashion Week or Paris Fashion Week. “I see no limits for myself. There may be 100 people telling me “NO” but all it takes is one “Yes” and I won’t give up until I get it.”
Her favorite thing about being a model is access to some of the latest and most creative fashion choices. “When I was 8 I was in a fashion show at the mall for Goody’s. Dressing up was something that attracted me to modeling. Once I changed into my second outfit I was hooked.”
Her first photoshoot she was confident in her ability. “The Fashion, the poses, it’s almost like every picture tells a story. I get to use my body, my features, my personality to tell the story. I’ve liked taking pictures my entire life. I was eager and ready to start smiling and having a good time.”
She admits her friends are among her biggest supporters. “They’re in full support of me. They are the reason I keep pushing.” Speaking of friends, her favorite shoot to date has been her 90’s fashion shoot with photographer friend NakeshiaRenee.
“I love 90s music so I was all over this shoot.” Indeed, she was! Check out some of our favorites below and for more from Model Cierra Denise make sure you follow her on Instagram at @Cierra_Denise_