Jchell: Where are you from?
Martina: From Youngstown, Ohio Born and raised.
Jchell: Where did you go to high school/college?
Martina: I went to Wilson Memorial/graduated from Campbell Memorial.
Jchell: What are some of your main interests and hobbies?
Martina: Acting, Massotherapy, singing, giving back to my community, and helping the homeless in surrounding area.
Jchell: How long have you been modeling?
Martina: Coming up on 2 years.
Jchell: What was it like starting out as a model?
Martina: Lol. When I first started this time it was like I'm all in. I had the opportunity to model when I was 18 years old, but gave up on it to continue life as I thought I had to. But meeting my current husband, he definitely gave me that push to get back into my dreams of modeling, acting, and singing.
Jchell: Besides modeling, what other activities do you partake in?
Martina: When I'm not modeling, I'm speaking to women and young girls about self love, the power they hold over themselves with positive thinking and how they can always find ways to feel and #BEBEAUTIFUL.
Jchell: Let's talk about your beauty regimen: How do you keep your hair and skin looking healthy?
Martina: For me, I was never a person to wear makeup.. As a matter of fact, when I started out modeling I think that my manager was close to flying here and tying me down and putting makeup on me. So when I'm not in a shoot or event I keep it basic. A little gloss here and there, and I'm always applying cocoa butter. Although my hair has to be done and brows together always. That's about the extent, I know, I know basic in deed, but factory work as my full time job keeps me basic.
Jchell: What are your favorite fashion trends you love?
Martina: Definitely in love with my ever so cute maxi dresses. But can't get away from the hourglass dresses at most times.
Jchell: Every girl has a special "can't live without this" in her closet, what's yours?
Martina: A Jacket or two. The has the right fit, and hits at the right place....love love love it.
Jchell: Who's your favorite photographer(s)?
Martina: Ahhhhhhhh.....my goodness I have so many. As I am always traveling to different cities to get a different look in my photo shoots. It's so hard to pick. I have such a great chemistry with all my photographers.
Jchell: Knowing what you know, what advice would you give to other models trying to establish themselves?
Martina: Never compromise in your comfortability when it comes to what you do. If your not really feeling it it will definitely show on your face. Always believe in who you are. Never need the approval of someone else, as much as the world makes it a competition... Remember.. what's for you will be yours and always, above everything else.
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