Interview & Photography By: Christopher Correia
Name: Stephanie Sousa
Measurements: 34, 25, 39
Piercings/tattoos: Ears, belly button
Rosary Beads on ankle, Cross on lower stomach, Latin phrase on hip, Butterfly on mid back, Portuguese Princess on neck (5)
How did you get your start in modeling?
At 15, I was discovered through a scouting agency which led to runway and print work.
What are your favorite physical features?
My butt duh
Who is your favorite designer?
I’m obsessed with shoes and bags. I can’t just pick one I love them all.
Who/what do you draw inspiration from while shooting?
Adrianna Lima because I love her exotic look and just the sexiness she gives off.
What do you enjoy the most about modeling?
I like getting all dressed up and just pretending to be something else. It’s fun to take on an alter ego and just go with it.
What is the most challenging aspect of modeling?
Sometimes the weather conditions aren’t ideal.
What stereotype do you find most untrue when being categorized as a model?
Currently, not all models have to be stick figure skinny. Now curvier girls are featured more in the industry.
How do you stay in such great shape?
I go running, yoga, and pilates and I like to watch what I eat.
Any unique talents?
I ride dirt bike and street bikes.
In one word how would you describe yourself?
What is the best way for a guy to get your attention?
The best way for a guy to get my attention is to not pay attention to me. I like a challenge.
If you could have any costar for a photo shoot who would it be?
My dream co star would be Cam Gigandet because he’s gorgeous and I like a bad boy.
What’s going too far? Is there anything you wouldn’t do for a photo shoot?
It really depends on what the shoot was for and how I would be portrayed.
Where has been the best location you have shot at and where would you like to travel to in the future?
St. Tropez has been my favorite location because the scenery is just so beautiful. I would love to travel to South America because of the gorgeous beaches and rainforests.
What is the harshest criticism you have received and how did you deal with it?
I think everyone’s toughest critic is themselves. I just continue to try and keep making myself better.
What advice do you have for someone looking to get into modeling?
If you just push yourself and have heart things will happen for you. Nothing good just falls into your lap, but you need to have the drive to get there because it’s definitely not easy.