Years modeling: 2 Agency: Egos Models Current location: The Netherlands Facebook @plussizecherella Instagram @chrlla_ Snapchat @cherellarowenaa Youtube: Cherella Rowena
Do you remember your first modeling job?
Yes, my first real job was in Germany, together with two other models for an online fashion store.
What have you learned about the modeling industry you wish you knew then?
Not everyone in this industry can be trusted. It may sound really negative but I think it’s best that you should only trust yourself.
What is your dream modeling job?
My ultimate dream is to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine. I always love the pictures and I think they are nice to look at for Men and Women.
When you are not modeling, what are your favorite things to do?
I love spending time with my daughter (she is 3 years old). I like going out partying and having fun with my friends, but I also love staying in bed with Netflix. Also I love MEMES. I can scroll on Instagram for hours just looking at memes!
What do you have to say to people that say plus sized models are advocating for obesity or that plus sized models are not healthy?
I think that everyone has the right to share their opinion as long as it’s not intentially affecting other people. But people always have something to say, if they look at the “size zero” models they say that they are encouraging anorexia but when they look at plus size models they associate them with obesity. It will never be good enough to them. So what do I have to say? Well basically only: Live and let live people.
What tips do you have to women who are still struggling with their self-confidence?
Don’t compare yourself to others and please don’t always believe everything you see in magazines or on social media. Everyone has their own kind of flaws, it’s hard sometimes to embrace them but when you do, it will all be worth it.
Can you give us 5 words that describe you?
Spontanious, loving, caring, fun and ambitious.
What are your goals for 2018?
I want to interact more with my followers on my social media; I really want to make more out of my Instagram. At the end of 2017 I got 100K followers and to me that is such a big thing. I can’t wait to show you guys more and more of me. And I really want to travel more and spend some time modelling in the United States.