Cheryl-Ann; Lovely Trini
â€œI am a dreamer, so I constantly picture myself and my career mounting to amazing heights beyond my expectations,â€? she adds.
[Our Model Of The Day]
Where She’s From: Cheryl-Ann Charles, an Aquarius, was born and raised in the beautiful island of Trinidad & Tobago. “I came to the United States at the age of 11, and New York City is now my current home,” she tells The Black Star News. “But I am, and will always be Trini to the Bone. My parents did a wonderful job in raring me, and teaching me good ethics; to be obedient, independent and strong, no matter what obstacles I may stumble upon.”
Her parents also instilled in her that “everything in life is not promised, and to be thankful for all that” she’s got and accomplished.
Cheryl-Ann attended St. John's University where she studied psychology; she plans for graduate school to obtain a PhD in Counseling or Child Psychology.
Where She's At: “I just love kids, and love helping people,” she adds. “Since the age of four singing was always my passion and as I grew older, modeling was secretly my alter egos desire. I just never took it that serious to pursue it then. Funnily enough I only began modeling as of this year.”
The beautiful Trini had previously confined her role to working with models behind the camera, doing make-up and styling, for which she was widely praised and celebrated.
“One day a photographer I was working with asked if he could take some head shots of me; I agreed, and him and I were amazed with the outcome. I became a model junkie.”
“I am a dreamer, so I constantly picture myself and my career mounting to amazing heights beyond my expectations,” she adds. “I want to help others out; to empower and make a bold statement to the world. I dream about being able to express myself through my music and acting. I also plan to travel the world, and finish school to open my own practice.”
“Being a full-figured model within this industry is not easy; there’re times where you will be scrutinized by photographers, casting agents, stylist, but you just have to pull it together and be confident within yourself and be your own cheerleader.”
“At the moment I'm currently building a team. A team of other designers, stylists, make-up artists, and hair-stylists to jumpstart my styling company, Amazingly Divine Styling Services,” she continues. “It surely isn't easy; but I'm going to make it happen! To date every shoot I have done has been a great one. And at the way everything has been falling into place, I see it as a matter of time before you see Cheryl-Ann Charles at every turn of your magazine pages, and every click of your TV channels,” she adds, with a confident laugh.
"Be wise, be beautiful, and just be you—greatness shall follow.”
So how does Cheryl-Ann prepare to step out?
“I'm all about scents, colors, aroma therapy candles, accessories, handbags, shoes. Some of my favorite clothing are from Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli. I'm a shoe lover, and stiletto heels are my obsession, even at six feet I'd still wear three to four inches, all for the love of a gorgeous pair of shoes. I love cotton blossom body spray, body lotion, body wash, and hand sanitizer from Bath And Body Works. Also pleasures from Estee Lauder; it's one of the greatest perfumes ever in my book. To keep my physical beauty on the up and up, I drink lots of water, I don't eat meat, and I stay away from sodas and juices full of sugar. Even though I'm a make-up artist I hate wearing make-up personally, I only do when it's needed, but I'm a sucker for lip gloss, preferably pink. I can't leave the house without my lips looking shiny and succulent.”
Cheryl-Ann’s Words Of Wisdom: “Being True to what you truly believe in and desire, will always have its rewards.”
Cheryl-Ann’s Secrets Of Success: “Faith.”
Cheryl-Ann’s Favorite Three Movies: “Napoleon Dynamite, Pretty Woman,
and Life Support.”
Cheryl-Ann Favorite Three Books: “I'm a bookworm, I'm always reading. Flowers For Algernon; Are You There God, It's Me Margaret; and, The Story Of Psychology.”
Three Leaders That Most Inspire Cheryl-Ann: “Christopher Columbus, Martin Luther King JR, and Mahatma Ghandi.”
The First Three Things Cheryl-Ann Would Do As President: “Help Countries in extreme poverty; prevent these senseless wars; and provide more educational outlets for impoverished students.”
Cheryl-Ann’s Favorite Cars: “Range Rovers—ever since I got my permit at the age of 16, I fell in love with Range Rovers. They are the epitome of luxury and lavish living.”
Cheryl-Ann’s Five Favorite Entertainers And Songs: “Alicia Keys—Troubled; Celine Dion—Call The Man; St. Laz—Holy God; Anita Baker—Body & Soul; and, The Stylistics—Betcha By Golly Wow.”
Cheryl-Ann’s Five Favorite Web Sites: “www.blackstarnews.com of course, www.google.com, www.zappos.com, www.cnn.com, www.psychology.com.”
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