How did you get started modeling?
When I was in my early 20's, I was introduced to my friend's girlfriend, who was a model. So, I started asking questions and got enough information that I felt like I could give it a shot. Which I did. I would have never guessed it or even believed you back then if you told me how far I would go. Modeling has been a creative outlet for me for almost 10 years now.
What excites you about modeling?
I LOVE to style my outfit, do hair and makeup. That is my absolute favorite part.
More importantly though, I get to watch myself, visually through my photos, transform as an individual, a woman, and an artist. It's really beautiful.
Do you come from a background of training in the arts?
Not really... I was in Treble Choir in high school, did a few plays in the local theater and took voice lessons as a kid. When I started drinking & partying, I lost all that amazing self confidence I had as a kid. It wasn't until after I put down the bottle that my old self came back and I regained my confidence. The modeling was one of the first things I actually tried. So, in a way, it has played a huge role in my recovery.
What are your favorite types of outfits to model in?
I love good fashion. Crazy outfits, High Class Dresses, Swim, and everything in between! I really enjoy when I get to put together my outfits for a shoot.
What is it about Tattoos that intrigues you?
To me, a tattoo is a symbol of something that you hold sacred. You are adding this evident, visual element to your own skin. Permanently. My backpiece holds very personal meaning. I decided what I wanted when I was 14. The day I turned 24, I thought "Well, you have wanted it for 10 years now. Lets do this." And I went to Mark Madden and we began the piece.
Are there any other creative mediums you work in?
Absolutely. I love doing hair, makeup, styling looks, I recently took a Lightroom Class to learn more about producing amazing images. I love art, and always want to learn!
What kind of music do you like?
I listen to everything from Old School Yellow Brick Road Eton John to current day Lemonade Beyoncé. And everything in between. I listen to good music in ALL genres.
What do you like to do for fun?
See more of Kelly Lyn:
Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/kellylyn
One Model Place: http://www.onemodelplace.com/models/kelly-lyn