HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
When I was 14 I went to an open casting in New York. I got a call back to shoot in Toronto Canada for Proscout Modeling Agency. At the time I was too busy being a kid & wanted nothing to do with it. I grew up a tomboy so when my father pushed modeling on me, I rebelled. I started back modeling in February of 2012. I was quite nervous because I was only 5 weeks post partum of having my son. I was terrified to see how my body would look! Fortunately, my career took off since then. I couldn't be more blessed.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
The most exciting thing about modeling is how diverse the culture is. No two photographers are the same as well as models. I have had the opportunity to work with many models, all different shapes & sizes. I love to watch other models work to see what I can learn & keep getting better.
DO YOU COME FROM A BACKGROUND OF TRAINING IN THE ARTS?
I've had no background of training in the arts. I guess being photogenic just really paid off! :)
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
I really enjoy modeling in lingerie & more risky outfits. I think the human body is one of the most beautiful arts in the world. So why not show it off?
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
My least favorites would be anything that makes me look like an old lady! I am more than willing to age gracefully but not in my 20's! Haha.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT TATTOOS THAT INTRIGUES YOU?
I have such a passion & respect for art. Tattoos are an obsession of mine. I love to lay down & feel the adrenaline pump through my veins. I couldn't imagine what I would look like without tattoos! The thought of it actually frightens me.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
Along with modeling, I'm also a hair dresser, make-up artist, & mother.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
Music is the key to my soul. Every day I wake up & start my routine with my iPod cranked! I listen to all sorts of music from Amy Winehouse to Prince, & every artist in between.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
For fun I like to have family time. I will read to my son & take him for long walks while I sing to him. Growing up a tom boy has made me very outdoorsy. I love to fish & camp believe it or not. I've never been the girl afraid to get my hands dirty.
See more of Chantel Palemr AKA Marie Widow:
Amanda Evans Photography
Dana Barrett Photography
Paint The Body
Pix by Max
Still Voices Images