Tell our readers who you are, where are you from, and what your nationality is.
I go by Candy Elizabeth, and my nationality is a vivacious mix of German and Italian heritage, though I’ve spent my entire life in NY.
How long have you been modeling, and what inspired you to start?
I’ve been modeling on and off throughout my life, but I’ve only really began to focus on it and give it all of my energy in the past year. I look at modeling as this amazing opportunity to be a part of art. To really throw power and emotion into it and craft some incredible photos, all while meeting some of the most interesting photographers and designers along the way. Pair that with the fact that fashion had always been a big passion of mine, and I have all the reason in the world to pursue that dream!
How was your photo shoot with Bully Girl Magazine?
The photo shoot was a blast! I had the privilege of getting my hair and make up done by the wonderful Tammi McDonald, and then took shots of the new shirts and snapbacks with the photographer LeVar, who immediately put on some chill music in the background and made sure everyone was comfortable. After shooting the new line, I got to have fun in front of the camera with El Jefe! He was so cute and surprisingly strong! He packs a lot of strength in that stout little body! He was cracking me up the whole time, licking off all of my make up. I loved him!
What was your favorite part of the photo shoot?
I loved everything, but of course my favorite part was chilling with El Jefe! He had me smiling the moment he ran into the studio.
What did you think of the BGM Apparel?
I absolutely loved the BGM apparel, it was so comfortable, it fit great and the designs were fantastic! I especially loved the printed details on the backs of some of the shirts, and definitely the sexy snapbacks. I could easily see myself wearing this apparel all the time.
After shooting with these dogs, what do you think of the bully breed?
I’M OBSESSED! I’m already an avid animal lover, and big dog breeds are my favorite. But I must say, seeing all this strength and love packed into this smaller package of pure muscle has made me such a big fan of this breed! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t contemplating trying to smuggle El Jefe into my car after the shoot!
Do you have dogs, or own pets of any kind?
Oh my God yes, my house is a small petting zoo at all times! Right now I’ve got a bulldog, two pugs, two fat cats, and two baby snakes. One of which is a lavender albino ball python.
If you could pick the location, where would the next photo shoot be, and why?
Id probably say the beach once we hit summer. I’m picturing a shoot in some of those awesome BGM tanks, paired with some sexy bikini bottoms, maybe incorporate the snapbacks, and of course we would have to get a bully dog back in there that day too!
What other hobbies do you have?
I love to draw in my spare time. Inspiration will hit me out of no where, It may just be a certain song that pops on the radio while I’m driving. I have what I call these “little visions” where I can literally see the image I want to draw as a short moving scene that goes along to that song, and then once I’m home I grab my mediums, and I just pour pure emotion onto the page. Alot of my art is very colorful and fantasy based with a deeper meaning then first appearance. It’s the best way for me to de-stress.
Tell our fans something about yourself, that not too many people know about you.
Not many people know I grew up intending to be a veterinarian for the majority of my life and I even went to UCONN for my first year to pursue it. When I was little all the younger kids in my neighborhood thought I already was a vet and they would come knocking on my door with all of the sick animals and injured birds they’d find, and of course I’d take them in and heal them before releasing them back into the wild. My family and friends always called me Dr. Dolittle. I just have a way with animals.
What are your goals for the future?
My goals are to continue on this path and put as much effort as I can into pursuing modeling. To prove to the world you don’t have to be 6 feet tall to create a Goregous image or impress in a new design. Kate Moss was only an inch taller then me and look how far she got! I’m trying to change that stigma one shoot at a time. My ultimate goal is to hopefully one day be scouted by a big modeling agency like Ford Models. But until then, I’m just enjoying this winding ride and meeting incredible people along the way.
What advice do you have for any up and coming models, or young business women out there?
You have to put in the work! You can’t expect anything to be handed to you because your pretty and you shouldn’t go through life like that anyway. Pursuing modeling or any business is a full time job of putting yourself out there, staying current and networking with people in the industry. I work hard for my money and my opportunities, and I’m proud of that. Sweat for what you want and then walk around with confidence once you get it, because you my darling are now an independent Boss Babe! Stay Fierce!
What motto do you live by?
“There’s nothing a damn good pair of heels and a kick ass attitude can’t conquer!”