Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with Steelo Magazine..
Thank you so much for wanting to do this interview with me I am thankful.
Can you please introduce yourself and let us know where you are located at?
My name is Sydney Celeste Rose, I am located and based in North Carolina.
I’m 5”3 – 115lbs – I have Brown Eyes –
My body Measurements are 36-24-35
When is your birthday and birth sign? August 21, and my birth sign is Leo
Can you tell us a little bit about your modeling backround,
How long have you been modeling, and what age did you start? I have been modeling since I got spotted by an agent when I was in LA when I was a baby my mom says in 1991 around the age of 2, and then was signed to CD Models and Talent and went on to do print work and traveling children’s fashion shows.
Can you tell us how it is that you got started into modeling? My mother really had a lot to do with that. She allowed me to pursue and it got me into to see if I would like it but I was never forced to do it. I enjoyed being in front of a camera and performing for people and I still do.
Has there been anyone who inspired you and that you looked up to as you began modeling? Back in that day it was Cindy Crawford. I have always been drawn to the public figures who in my opinion have something unique about their personalities and to me she was it.
Do you remember your first photo shoot experience and what it felt like being in front of the camera? (Can you tell us a little bit about it?) I was very young but I remember not necessarily being nervous but more excited and thinking that I could go somewhere with this if I stuck with it. To this day I am so glad I did. It paid off!
What’s your most memorable experience during the time you have been modeling? More recently that would be working with Chris Fisher. His work is amazing and he is a great person to shoot with. Also being on the cover of a magazine is a big accomplishment and I was just featured on RHK’s cover for Jan 2017 and I am going to be on Feb/March 2017 HipzKurves Magazine.
Do you have a favorite photographer that you like working with? If so tell us why. Joe Rigsbee, Chris Fisher, Jim Clark Stevenson, Arb Imagery. I love working with each of them because all of them are great individuals and they are just as talented as well.
Are there any special things that you do to prepare for your photo shoots?
I try to eat right and feel what kind of vibe I want to go with for the shoot. If it’s a client shoot then I will make sure I am in the space I need to be to deliver the imagery on my side to make it pop.
When it comes to the modeling industry where do you think you fit in best, high fashion modeling, commercial fashion, commercial modeling? Explain why. I am definitely unconventional. I don’t personally believe I fit in anywhere. I strive every day to make my own path and stay true to what works for me and that has always paid off.
Some models are known for a certain look and style, Do you have a favorite look or style that you like to do when doing your photo shoots, or are you still looking to create that look? If so what is that look, can you please tell us? Right now I am transforming into an artist look for more of my music promotions and that to me is more like a two piece like really cool leopard suit for me with nice rings and bracelets and high heeled boots. Something that is sharp and sassy and everyone knows I rock the leopard. Yes ma’am 😉
Is there a favorite photo that is most popular with your followers? And if so which one is it so we can post it under this question.. Chris Fisher outdoor on balcony in Miami with red platforms.
We see that you have done some modeling at different car shows, so would you consider yourself just a car show model or what type of model do you title yourself as? I have done a few car shows but mainly what I do is brand ambassador work for different marketing companies normally with wine and spirits. I have also done corporate events with clothing lines and makeup.
Do you like doing indoors or outdoor shoots? (Explain reasons for both.) Both it just depends on what the theme and vibe are for the shoot.
Besides doing the modeling are looking to get into any TV Commercials, Music Videos or Movies?
If you have already please tell us a little something about your experience you have done and where viewers can find you. I have done most recently a short film “Stories to Tell on Haloween” which will be out in theaters soon. As well as my web series “Kels and Syd” which is on youtube. I am getting ready to do CIAA later this month with artists Meek Mill, Jeezy, and Boozie featured. I have done TV commercials for Sears and JcPenny’s back in the late 1990’s.
Do you plan to do your own calendar, posters, or t’shirts anytime soon? Any if you have any of them now where can they be purchased? Yes I already have my own t shirts I sell in my online store: http://www.celesterosemodel.com/shop/
Besides modeling is there any other talents that you have? (Tell us a little bit more about that. And what you are working on with that.) I have been a singer since I was about 7 and when I was 11 I was offered a deal with Sparrow Records but declined it due to the fact that I did not want to be a Christian music artist. After that I still went on to keep creating and writing my own songs that I used to sing to people out in front of my father’s graphic design business. And they used to give me money too! (That was awesome) lol. I was in lots of musical theater including Aladdin, and the Music Man in middle and high school and knew I also loved musical theater. I also won a creative writing contest in the 6th grade that got one of my poems I had written published in a 2002 book “Anthology of Poetry By Young Americans”. Currently I am an independent music artist and I am planning on working with several producers to make the music I so desire to make. It has taken me some time to find the right people to work with but I feel now I am on the path I need to be with my music.
When you’re not modeling what other kind of activities or hobbies do you like to do? I also love to dance and I have been very active in dance and I was a cheerleader for most of my life.
What advice would you give to the girls out there looking to get into the modeling industry? This is personal to each person to decide what you really want to say and how you want to use your image to say it. I have always been a little on the wild side and definitely kind of went in a “Madonna” type of way with my imagery over the years. I love Madonna and she is a source of great inspiration. A lot of watching her motions of the years made me feel I could be confident enough to feel that sexually liberated and I am. So I would say that you need to be inspired and find your way however you see you should. It’s not really something anyone can tell you how to do as far as finding your passion. There are steps to take to be smart and protect yourself in this business and that is also just as important. But most of the time you are your best protection. You just have to think smarter and not harder and make your time work in your favor. And keep your chin up!
How does it feel to officially be a Steelo Model and represent Steelo Magazine? I am so honored. For a company that I respect to want me to represent them no matter how many times it’s happened over the years has never gotten old. I am happy to represent Steelo Magazine!
Thank you for taking to time to do this interview we look forward to seeing what is coming up next.