Model Stacy Mae talks about modeling, being in nursing, upcoming projects, losing people to suicide, and more!

Beyond The Lens – The Internet Hollywood universe is back in full swing after a recent problem with our electronic devices caused everything to freeze for about a week. Although the wait was a little annoying, we still manage to get things running again and now that they are I could finally publish the latest interviews I did with talented people like independent Massachusetts model Stacy Mae.

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I never interviewed Stacy before so I thought it would be interesting to finally send her over some questions to answer to get her background story to share with each of you on the website. I hope you enjoy reading the interview!The Internet Hollywood universe is back in full swing after a recent problem with our electronic devices caused everything to freeze for about a week. Although the wait was a little annoying, we still manage to get things running again and now that they are I could finally publish the latest interviews I did with talented people like independent Massachusetts model Stacy Mae.

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~*~*Interviews /w Stacy Mae*~*~

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Internet Hollywood Hey Stacy! Thank you for accepting the invitation for this short interview for InternetHollywood.com. This is our very first interview together and I’m hoping the questions I put together is enough to cover everything we need to give our readers a little insight on who you are and what you do. So with that being said, could you fill us in?

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Stacy: I’d like to start by saying thank you for reaching out to me for this interview. As most people know I do modeling. I started about a year ago at age 31. I’m also a full time nurse for the Common Wealth of Massachusetts. I work in a residential facility for the mentally disabled. It can definitely be a challenge some days, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Prior to nursing I was a fine finish carpenter for about 7yrs. I also live on a 56acre farm with my husband, our 3 dogs, 1 peahen (female peacock), and 17 chickens. We do vegetables when they’re in season and we’re slowly adding more animals.

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Internet Hollywood: I seen some pretty cool photo shoots that you were in and that always strikes my curiousity that questions the roots behind where an artist start and that’s why it always seems to come when I get to the same question. Now with that being said, what set the torch that lit up the passion that made you want to do modeling and how did your very first photo shoot come about? Did you like the outcome of it?

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Stacy: There was a lot of things that contributed to me getting into modeling. My best friend had committed suicide in June 2017 just after my 30th birthday. It was a he’ll like I’d never experienced (suicide runs in my family and I’ve lost multiple people, but losing him really hit hard. My older brother had just overdosed in March 2017). I spent a lot of time feeling guilty and sorry for myself. A 19yo I knew did a couple photo shoots and in all honesty I got a little jealous. I needed something to drag me out of my deep depression and help me get back some self worth, so I decided modeling may help. I reached out to a photographer Gino Mucci. I told him about my self esteem issues and asked if he would be willing to do a TF shoot and he agreed. He and his wife were amazing and made me feel comfortable. The resulting images kind of blew my mind. I had never seen myself as attractive, but there I was looking at these pictures and seeing a beautiful woman instead of the worthless pos I felt like. I got hooked. I sent my images to a model group and am now a proud member of The Twisted Angels!

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Internet Hollywood: I always assume there is a bigger picture behind all of the hard work that goes into grinding on the freelance level or with an agency. Many models seem to have other careers that they will also like to build that doesn’t include modeling. What would you say are some other fields you would like to take on as well in the future?

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Stacy: As I previously mentioned, I’m in nursing. I’m always eager to expand my skill set and work with different levels of care. As a nurse you never stop learning.

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Internet Hollywood: I’m sure the experience of being a model could be a bit challenging but the rewards are always worth it in the end. How do you battle the doubts from within that makes you feel discourage whenever you reach that point and are there any fears of what other challenges may come in the future?

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Stacy: I just kind of force myself to keep going. I have depression, anxiety, and PTSD. It’s really hard sometimes, but I know if I don’t push myself I will never accomplish anything and I’ll just drown in my own head.

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Internet Hollywood: I really like how stylist your tattoos are. Many people would choose anything random as long as it looks good but it looks like you thought it out before doing it. How many tattoos do you have, which one hurt the most, and what does the bottom left side of your arm says?

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Stacy: I have a total of 10 tattoos right now. 8 small ones and 2 large pieces. Besides a little gecko on my left inner calf that was done as a cover up, all my tattoos have their own meaning. I would have to the most painful spots were the top of my foot (just an outline rn) and my inner bicep. My half sleeve is a tribute to my aforementioned friend who committed suicide. Our good friend Melissa Tolais is co-owner of Money Hill Tattoo in Chepachet. She’s been our artist for years. She still had the original drawings my friend had done for his biomechanical armor. She took bits and pieces from his drawings to make me an original sleeve. The writing is the chorus to Passenger by Deftones ft Maynard Keenan of Tool. It was one of my friends favorite songs. It reads “Roll the windows down this Cool night air is curious Let the whole world look in Who cares who sees anything? I’m your passenger.”

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Internet Hollywood: What are some of the projects that you’re currently working on now and is there anything people should expect to come from you sometime in the not so distant future?

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Stacy: I recently did a shoot with Amy DiRuzzo at the Money Hill Tattoo shop. We’re sitting on the images at the moment to decide what magazines we’d like to submit to. I have a Harry Potter shoot coming up and a secret group shoot in June. I’m also looking forward to doing a 90’s Nicktoons shoot, nothing scheduled for it yet, but it’s in the works.

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Internet Hollywood: Thank you for the interview, Stacy!

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~*Photos by Robert Costello of Viking Creative Studios*~

~*~*Links*~*~

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