Curvy Girl Spotlight of December: Tarina Rana’e
Name: Tarina Rena’e
Sizes: 38DD-35-47 / size 12-14
Location: Newport News, VA
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I was born in Savannah Georgia and spent one term in the US army. I am a mother of 3 boys who are my life. I’ve always wanted to be a model since as far back as I can remember but although I was small enough for regular modeling, I wasn’t tall enough. My favorite color is pink.
What inspired you to get into modeling?
After giving birth and being diagnosed with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) I struggled with self esteem issues for years. Now I look at modeling as an opportunity to be an inspiration to every day women who may have self esteem issues or feel that because they aren’t a certain size or height they can’t model. If I can do it, so can you!
What type of modeling have you done?
I have done runway and print.
What are your likes and dislikes about modeling?
I love the transformation process, traveling and meeting wonderful people.I dislike the separation and discrimination of “Plus” and “regular” models.
Are you with any modeling agencies or teams?
I am a part of the Virginia Full Figured Fashion Week (Vf3w) team and I work alone.
What words would you use to describe your personal style?
What is your guilty pleasure when it comes to fashion?
Shoes and accessories
What does Curvy and Curious mean to you?
C-onfidently U-nderstanding a R-adiant V-oluptuous Y-ou with endless possibilities!
What type of advice have you been given that you would give to aspiring models?
Be confident in yourself and always try regardless of the odds.
Where can Curvy and Curious viewers see more of you?
The Lawrence Brother’s hair and fashion show Dec 8
Glam Gurls Inc Holiday Affair Dec 21
Metro Style Inc April 2014and much more to come!