California's Beautiful Dafina
â€œI am very proud of being able to help other models when they ask for advice or tips,â€? she says.
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Where She’s From: Dafina Fuqua is from Menlo Park, California. She lived in East Palo Alto until she was five. “I love my parent's for introducing my sisters and I to so many different things,” Dafina tells The Black Star News.
“I'm not saying anything is wrong with having the latest clothes and shoes of that time, but my parents used their money to take us to theatre, travel and introduce us to different cultural events. I am so appreciative of that and love them for it.”
Dafina went to Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, California. “I started modeling during the latter part of my senior year in 2000. I was signed to Look Model Agency in San Francisco, California,” she continues. “I've been doing more as a free lance model, but I would like to be signed again. I feel that being with an agency, gives you more security.”
Where She’s At: “I see myself getting re-signed and back to traveling the world in the name of fashion,” Dafina added. “I'd love to be working to the point where when my friends and family call me, I'm answering while getting on plane to go somewhere for a show or a shoot.”
“One of my challenges is that I am six feet. Most models are 5'9 to 5'11,” she says, when asked about how she deals with obstacles. “That extra inch sometimes hinders depending what area I'm in. Another challenge I have, is my hips. Yes, I have them. The industry wants you to have really small ones, but I have what I have.”
“I am very proud of being able to help other models when they ask for advice or tips,” she says. “I've noticed that it's hard to find cool models that are friendly and welcome questions. I know about a handful. If you have questions and I can answer them, don't hesitate to ask.”
“Beauty is temporary, but knowledge and know-how lasts far longer. I mean think about it, would you rather be beautiful forever and not know anything?”
So how does this beauty prepare to step out?
“BCBG clothing. They are tall friendly, Euphoria by Calvin Klein, I absolutely love this scent. Lip Balm by chapstick. My daily makeup routine,” Dafina says.
Dafina’s Words Of Wisdom: “Trust in yourself, you know what your capable of.”
Dafina’s Secrets Of Success: “Staying down to earth is key. If you start to get big headed, it can make all other things very hard for you.”
Dafina’s Favorite Three Movies: “Spirited Away, The Harry Potter movies and RENT.”
Dafina’s Favorite Three Books: “Anything by Micheal Crichton, Any Mitch Albom book and books about manifesting your own destiny.”
Three Leaders That Have Most Inspired Dafina: “Obama-he is awesome and is for bringing about change; Ghandi-he showed so much strength and compassion; and, my parents. They raised three well-rounded and educated women.”
The First Three Things Dafina Would Do As President: “Help the middle class, Get teachers a significant pay raise, and do more to unite Americans.”
Some Of Dafina’s Favorite Cars: “Infiniti G37s, BMW 750Li, Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster. They are all gorgeous.”
Dafina’s Five Favorite Entertainers And Songs: “Tupac; Jay-Z; Jill Scott: Aaliyah; and, Etta James.”
Dafina’s Favorite Websites: “modelmayhem.com, craigslist.org, cnn.com, facebook.com, and msnbc.com.”
For more about this lovely model please visit http://www.myspace.com/dafina_f
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