Shyla Suomi

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Shyla Suomi

Beautiful women have always inspired me! To me, watching a woman take herself even slightly out of her comfort zone and achieve her dreams and goals Ö is astonishing. I'm a risk taker, and always waiting to see what will come next. Growing up in the northern part of Canada I am a northern girl through and through, my heart lies in the country. It gives me a calm nature and allows me to be stress free. I focus daily on learning new skills for modeling and to hone my craft as painter does on his canvas.

From a young age I have always had an interest in modeling. I wanted to be like the women gracing the covers of Maxim Magazine. Being a small town girl living in Sudbury, Canada, I would have never guessed my dreams and aspirations could ever become a reality; after all my hobbies consist of riding horses, snowboarding and fishing. However, what I have always wanted more than anything was to chase those dreams, and I am.

Taking part in a local bikini contest in Sudbury, a man by the name of Gord Scoular took interest in my look and set me up with a Toronto photographer by the name of Glen Grainger. He produced some images of me, and I was more than pleased with the outcome. I now had a couple pictures to start myself a portfolio. I was later discovered by some of the greatest photographers in Toronto such as Paul Venomous and Steve Locke.

Itís always a pleasure meeting the leaders of the industry that help me develop my skills furthur and reach new heights on what I have always seen myself doing. Modeling feels like a second nature to me. It never feels like work, but more of an honourable task. And you know what they say Ö ìYouíll never work a day in your life if you love your job!

I would love to travel the world shooting with amazing and unforgettable photographers that carry with them their unique visions. I want to stand out and be different. I want to inspire just as I have been inspired.

In the last few weeks I have started working very closely with Paul Venomous on some big projects, the first of which was a video interview with hip-hop super producer Jstaffz. It was my first time interviewing someone and we had a blast, I felt it flowed very well and was more like a couple friends sitting down to chat. The full interview will be coming out shortly but you can check out a short blooper reel from the interview on YouTube by searching my name or going to Paul Venomousí channel.

The future has a lot in store for me and I am just getting started, you will be seeing a lot more of me in the coming months and years, so make sure you stay tuned.

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