Beyond The Lens – Hearing stories from upcoming talent has transformed the way I think or look at doing interviews. It went from me forcing myself to dive into a pile of information to living the life as an explorer that explores the world of talented people while giving the inside story of who they are to allow them to connect with them. One of those talented people is an independent Massachusetts model by the name of BexC.
I don’t know much about BexC but I had the pleasure of learning a few things during a recent interview we did last month. I asked BexC if she would like to do an interview over messenger and she agreed. I then worked on a couple of questions and sent to her. I hope you enjoy reading!
~*~*Beyond The Lens /w BexC*~*~
Internet Hollywood: What’s up BexC!? Welcome to the Internet Hollywood universe. I appreciate all the amazing support you have been showing me over the last year. I definitely had to find the time to return the favor by interviewing you as soon as I could. How has your new year been going so far?
BexC: Hello Internet Hollywood! I’m so happy to show my support for all the great things you have been working on and I appreciate you returning the favor to shed light on all the amazing things I’m working on. This past year has been phenomenal and I’m certainly well on my way towards success!
Internet Hollywood: Modeling has become such a popular thing for a lot of females since outlets like Instagram are increasing in popularity. Many females have learned how to use their platforms as a base for distribution to connect directly to their consumers. Do you feel the Internet has changed the way people view the industry now that there is an opportunity for them to do it themselves?
BexC: That’s a great question and I have mixed feelings when it comes to the intense amount of platforms on the market today. While it’s an indispensable and affordable tool for marketing oneself on a promotional representation level, it has, in a way, changed the lucrativeness of the playing field for models worldwide. The value has essentially decreased due to the surplus amount of models just waiting to be found on every corner of the Internet. While this will be an ever-growing hurtle to cross, it will hopefully show enough benefit in the long run to make the struggle worth it. I have to believe it will and that it sheds hope in the otherwise blank void of success.
Internet Hollywood: When did modeling become something you felt strongly enough to pursue as a career goal for the long term and did your peers support your decision or no?
BexC: I’m aware of sounding cliche in saying this but ever since I was a little girl I’ve dreamt of being a model and an actress so I started long before I ever truly began. I officially began a career of it by enrolling in my first modeling school, LaFemmina Modeling School, where I learned to crawl before I was cat walking. Shortly after I enrolled in John Robert Powers in my local city of Boston where my aspirations to act flourished and I was able to make the most of the three years I spent in high school drama club. It was there that I stared in a car commercial as well as some promotional work for the big GMC Auto Show. All the while my life outside of my long-term goals took place as I raised two small children, went to college full time for psychology and worked on building a life my family would be proud of! The support was astounding and has led my children to want to follow in my footsteps, which as a proud mother I couldn’t be happier for! I work daily with them to give them the leg up they need and continue on with my own dreams.
Internet Hollywood: How often do you find yourself contemplating on whether you should quit and what keeps you from doing that?
BexC: I’m constantly second guessing my aspirations and question everything I’ve done along my path, but I feel like it’s all a part of the experience involved in one’s own roller coaster ride called life. There’s going to be times where you question getting on the ride in the first place but no matter the route the destination what makes it all worth it in the end. I know that if I stay true to myself and work hard then I’ll have something to be proud of as well as a legacy to leave behind for the ones who matter most, my family.
Internet Hollywood: What are your favorite themes when it comes to photo shoots?
BexC: I recently finished an ongoing theme where I sported colorful hair each time I’d shoot and that stood out to me as a personal favorite. I got to experience life in a whole new way for a moment in time and learned a lot about myself in the process. It made me feel empowered and sexy in my skin so my daring side had come out exponentially!
Internet Hollywood: Where did the name BexC originate from?
BexC It’s funny you should ask about the name. What’s in a name when it comes to this business? Your name should be considered as a personal brand in this industry that’ll help you stand out in the market. Growing up in a small town on Cape Cod my friends would call me “Becks” as a nickname, while my family would call me “Becky”. I wasn’t opposed to the former, but I’d always feel like I was 10 years old when hearing the latter. The reason for the change was a combination of “Becks” and the first letter of my last name to create BexC.
Internet Hollywood: Last question; what are some of the things that you are working on now that you hope to conquer this year?
BexC: I’m super excited you asked me that! I’ve been working tirelessly on a huge venture for a couple years now that’s going to propel us into the future in fashion. Working closely with a select number of people I’m beginning to fully develop a safe and interactive video platform specifically designed for teens to young adults. A site where they’ll offer and gain peer to peer education that’ll help them develop into responsible adults. It’s a community effort in the way that I have the full support of everyone from the local drama clubs around me to outside investors looking in. The site is still in the beginning phases so I don’t want to say too much, but great things are on the horizon and I look forward to catching back up with you in the very near future to promote it further! Thank you so much for the chance to interview with you and I’m grateful for the opportunity to briefly discuss my important plans for the future.
Internet Hollywood: Thank you for the interview, BexC!
~*~*Thank you for reading*~*~
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Photographer: Hennessy Photography