Darling DeniseWade Phelps
Height: 5’ 2”
Denise Camacho hasn’t been modeling for long but she’s learned life lessons that take other models years to learn.
From spending time at batting cages in Flushing with her brother to hanging out with friends on Steinway Street in Astoria, Camacho has strived towards maintaining a down-to-earth personality that resembles her open-mindedness in modeling.
In 2009, Camacho entered Shortstack Modeling, a program dedicated to young women who don’t fit into normal modeling standards. As her career would continue developing, so would her passion for inspiring other young women.
“I always doubted myself and had second thoughts, but once I did it I was so happy that I got accepted. All of the girls were girls like me who wanted to model and learn,” she said.
“It was one of the best experiences I had because it made me more confident,” she said. “I’m so happy that I’ve accomplished something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time.”
Apart from her modeling career, Camacho is a full-time student at Queensborough Community College where she is receiving a degree in Liberal Arts. She plans to apply to FIT for a career in fashion design, one of her strongest passions.
While continuing to pursue her career goals, Camacho continues to advise aspiring models to follow their dreams regardless of their appearance. “Just go for it,” she said. “You’re going to regret the chances that you didn’t take.”