HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
When I was 18 I received a message from a photographer that liked my look and he asked me if I had ever considered modeling. I had tattoos so I figured I wasn't the "ideal" model. After modeling for a while I found that the alternative modeling world was much larger than I had thought. I was introduced to a whole new world and I was in love.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
Its almost like acting to me. I turn into this sexy, edgy alter ego. In life I’m a major dork so its fun to transform into someone else. Sometimes I will create characters, it depends on the type of shoot I'm doing.
DO YOU COME FROM A BACKGROUND OF TRAINING IN THE ARTS?
My father, mother, 4 uncles and 3 aunts have all had successful modeling careers, My brother is an accomplished hip hop dancer, and I have shared the stage with Bone Thugs & Harmony, Snoop Dogg, Gucci Mane, and others. So I guess you could say that ;)
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
I love anything different. anything strange. I love outfits that have an artistic feel to them. There's more to modeling than wearing lingerie all the time.
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
I wouldn't say that I have a least favorite outfit. I think that working in different settings can take its toll though haha I've had to walk and pose in some interesting areas and forms.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT TATTOOS THAT INTRIGUES YOU?
I love the art. I love that I wont be a typical old person. I think tattoos give you character and they tell a story of your life. For me each tattoo represents a period of my life.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
Yes, I am a vocalist. I am an independent artist and I am working on my EP at the moment. I also work with different rappers, writing the lyrics to the hooks and creating the melody to the chorus's. Singing is my passion and I intend to follow it to the best of my ability.
I also am an established makeup artist. I have worked with many photographers and models and I truly enjoy transforming other people as well!
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
Being a singer I enjoy all music. I love anything from Rap to Country.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I love to go to the beach, go dancing write songs, create new music, have sleepovers with my girls.. I usually just like to keep it productive, and to me, that’s fun :)
See more of Chey Stepp:
http://www.cheystepp.com (modeling, music, & makeup)
Adams Aperture Photography