Model Profile – Emelina Adams
It is with great pleasure that we are able to spotlight the growing career of Emelina Adams, who is originally from Henderson, Nevada and became Miss Nevada in 2016. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in psychology and a minor in pre-law.
As Miss Nevada USA, Emelina did much work in helping young people deal with addiction in their families by speaking about substance abuse in schools. She is now looking towards greater opportunities in modelling and acting.
Q. What is your family background?
A. My dad’s side is 100% Italian and on my mom’s side they are Irish/ English & Scottish
Q. Did you grow up in your early teens wanting to be a model?
A. Yes, I feel I have always wanted to be a model and an actress from a very young age. I was always involved in school plays, dance, piano and other activities of being in the spotlight.
Q. What have you discovered / learnt from the modelling scene?
A. I have learned that you should always be working on yourself and to be the best version of you!
Q. Career highlights to date?
A. I won the title of Miss Nevada USA 2016 and I competed at Miss USA in 2016. I have been featured in Maxim and Sports Illustrated. Since moving to LA I have been booking a lot of lingerie work and my first role (supporting actress) in a feature film.
Q. Favourite hobbies?
A. I love going to the beach, pilates, travelling ( I have been to 13 different countries) and cooking.
Q. Favourite music?
A. Blink 182 is my all time favourite band. I really like 80’s rock and I listen to rap music as well.
Q. Favourite films?
A. Braveheart, Gone With the Wind & The Notebook
Q. Beauty tips?
A. Give your skin a break from time to time and let it breathe. I never wear make-up unless I have to for work.
Q. What is your fashion sense?
A. I love fashion and dressing up. I also like wearing a simple tank, jeans & heels for my day to day go to. Pantsuits are my favourite!
Q. What do you feel sexiest wearing?
A. I feel sexiest when I’m wearing lingerie. I’ve always just loved buying it for myself. It makes me feel confident in my own skin.
Q. Advice for young girls aspiring to be models?
A. Never give up and always believe in yourself. There is a lot of rejection in this industry but it only takes that one person who believes in you!
Q. What’s the craziest thing that you’ve done?
A. I went paragliding over the Swiss Alps. I was 20,000 feet above the ground!
Q. What’s the funniest pick up line you’ve encountered?
A. Your smile warms my heart. It was just so cheesy and weird because I had just met this person and I’ve never forgotten it!
Q. Favourite place visited?
A. I studied abroad in Rome for a semester and fell in love with it!
Q. Do you have a role model/s?
A. Adriana Lima has always been my inspiration. She is such a natural beauty and has worked really hard to get to where she is.
Q. People you’ve admired generally?
A. I’ve always looked up to my parents. They have been so supportive of me and my career. I don’t think I’d be where I am now without them.
Q. Are there any issues that you feel strongly about and would like to briefly discuss?
A. I absolutely love how so many brands and agencies are being more inclusive with different sizes but I still feel like they have been limiting when it comes to a height requirement. I am not a very tall model, I am more so the average height. I’m only 5’7’’ and I have been told I am too short because of one or two inches. I would really love to see brands be more flexible about this because they are selling clothes to the majority of women who are average height.
Q. Future ambitions?
A. My dream is to shoot a print campaign for GUESS. This has always been a brand I have wanted to work with. I am also pursuing acting in Los Angeles, and I really want to get into TV/ film.
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