Q1: Could you describe in one or two sentences what you do for a living?
A: I am a plus size model that is represented by agencies in Montreal and New York.
Q2. What are you passionate about in life and in your job?
A: I'm really into fashion and all about boosting self-confidence and helping women and young girls around me feel great in their own skin. Hanging out with friends and family is a big part of my life, and I'm super enthusiastic about nature and traveling too!
Q3. What piece of advice do you have for someone who is trying to enter the fashion/media industry?
A: I would say to just be yourself. Nowadays, It’s so easy for all of us to just look like each other due to plastic surgery and trending fashion. However, what truly shines in this industry is diversity, and I don't mean just physical diversity but also diversity of personality. Many brands seek authenticity and a distinctive personality.
Q4. Who are some female role models that have inspired you ?
A: My mother is truly a remarkable person, almost like a saint. Her kindness and unwavering warmth toward others have always been a source of inspiration for me. I tend to get caught up in negative thoughts at times, but my mom's example encourages me to remain grounded and humble.
If I were to choose a more well-known figure who inspires me, it would probably be Veronique Cloutier. I deeply admire her authenticity, and it's something I genuinely appreciate about her.
Q5 .What would you like women to feel when they see photos of campaigns in which you model?
A: I want women to feel the freedom to wear whatever they want to wear because that’s something that I myself used to search for in other campaigns.
Q6. What criteria do you look at when choosing to collaborate with a brand for a shoot?
A: I actively check out a brand's ethics and how socially responsible they are. I'm always thinking about how young girls can easily be influenced by what brands promote. I definitely wouldn't want to be part of any brand that promotes unrealistic beauty standards.
Q7. How do you use your platform to advocate for women's empowerment?
A: By being myself. I’ll never be that girl who heavily edits her photos. One thing you can notice on my Instagram account is that I will never remove cellulites on my legs (from my personal photos) because I want to showcase that it’s completely normal to have them.
Q8. According to you, how can women support and uplift each other in various spheres of life?
A: By supporting one another and encouraging each other. I also believe that it’s important to not only compliment women on their inner beauty but to also give a compliment on each other's outer beauty. I find that over time we've forgotten how impactful it can be to let someone know how good they look. It's an automatic boost in confidence.
Q9. How do you feel jeans contribute to your style and self-expression?
R: I think that jeans express my comfort in who I am. I’m always looking for comfort in jeans and I always wear them. They are an essential in my closet.
Q10. What are your favorite denim styles or fit?
A: I love a good high rise and straight fit.
Q11. What are some of your tips for finding the perfect outfit to feel confident ?
A: First of all, like I mentioned previously, comfort is key. When you’re comfortable, you automatically feel and look more confident. I also think that sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone can also make you feel confident. Sometimes, switching it up and trying something new that looks good on me makes me feel better about myself.
Q12. To conclude, if you had to describe Yoga Jeans in three words, you'd say :
A: Comfortable, modern and young!