Newfound PassionWade Phelps
Modeling for Shortstack is the latest achievement Cassandra can add to her growing repertoire. The high school junior and newbie to the modeling world began her run with the agency in October 2011, and has been on a roll with their recent fashion show and various shoots ever since.
“I have a friend in Shortstack [model Nicole Gim]; she inspired me to try out. One of her pictures on Facebook was a head shot, and I really liked it, so I looked them up. I tried out and I got in,” she said.
Cassandra describes becoming a model as something almost farfetched.
“I read about models and fashion all the time in magazines, but I never thought that I’d be in that position. Being with Shortstack has really inspired me to get into fashion. I love trying my hand at new things.”
Fashion has joined the list of interests for the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School student – a school which specializes in the arts. Cassandra attends with a specialty in wood printing. When she isn’t with her Shortstack crew, she creates wood designs for stamps and does realistic drawing.
“Shortstack is my favorite part of living in Queens; all of my friends are together. But I also grew up here, so it’s really familiar. I also love going to Whitestone and hanging out with my non modeling friends.”
To any person looking to get into the modeling business, she stresses “Completely ignore what magazines say about weight loss and ideal beauty. Always try to make it. You will one day.”