Sierra Tested, Ready To Win

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Sum: Sierra: “I am aiming to successfully market myself through fan websites, car shows, calendars, personal appearances and other sorts of media.”

Sierra’s Tested; Ready For Success

Special To The Black Star News

Where She’s From: Sierra Horstin, beautiful young model, has already faced life’s challenges--now she’s ready for major success.

She hails from the small town of Steubenville, Ohio. “My parents were unfit. So, I was turned over to my maternal grandmother,” Sierra tells The Black Star News. “She raised me single-handedly on an income of welfare and social security. After rent, utilities, and food was bought there is not much left. We lived in places such as on top of bars and apartments dubbed as the projects.”

Sierra also faced some challenges at school. “Being multi-racial, to the white kids I wasn't white enough and the Black kids I was not Black enough,” she says. “I was  was sometimes teased, because we could only afford hand-me-downs or clothes at discount prices.”


Where She’s At: Sierra

attended Brooke High School, Indian Creek High School, and Jefferson County Vocational School. “I was involved in things such as Student Council, Student Ambassador and Prom Court. I graduated high school with a 3.0 GPA and received my license in cosmetology as well in May 2007 and got accepted to the Kent State University,” Sierra continues. “I major in Fashion Merchandising and minor in Public Relations. I am part of the multicultural program and a living-learning community called Quest.”

“I see myself continuing to navigate the complex media environment created by today's open market,” Sierra says, of her career. “I am aiming to successfully market myself through fan websites, car shows, calendars, personal appearances and other sorts of media. My goals in modeling are to be successful in the glamour, hip hop, and import modeling section of the industry, a cover girl of high end men 's magazines such as Lowrider, XXL, and Maxim, or even to be a centerfold or playmate of the year.”

Sierra has always been featured on several outlets: Source Magazine, Digital Dimepiece upcoming March 2008 issue, WWS Mod Magazine Cover Model and Feature upcoming April 2008 issue, Slip N Slide Records, College Representative, Kent State University/Ohio Ohio Hip Hop Award Committee, Best Model Nomination
2007 Ohio Hip Hop Awards.

“Beauty is the eye of the beholder, so it is the thing that captivates people and lures them in,” Sierra explains. “Often a model is a spokesperson who is engaged to speak for others. You need to be able to project your personality, your charisma, your charm, and your sex appeal. You need to be able to sell yourself to be able to sell the product.”

So how does this young model prepare to step out? “For lotions I love to use Johnsons Baby Lotion, because it makes your skin baby-bottom soft and is mild enough to not leave a texture,” Sierra says. “My favorite eye shadow is urban decay, because it is matte, silky, and vivid. For mascara I use DiorShow ,it curls, thickens, and elongates your lashes. For foundation I use rice powder ,because it covers the shine, but does not leave your face cakey looking. My favorite brands of clothing are Tripp to NYC, Married to the Mob, and Forever 21.”

Sierra’s Words Of Wisdom: "Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward."

Sierra’s Secrets Of Success:How you think is everything. Remember to always think positive at every opportunity. Visualize success, not failure. Avoid negative environments and negative people.”

Sierra’s Favorite Three Movies: “Freedom Writers, American History X, and Good Fellas.”

Sierra’s Favorite Three Books: “48 Laws of Power, The Alchemist, and How To Kill A Mockingbird.”

Sierra’s Favorite Entertainers And Their Songs: “ Lil Wayne-Gossip; Jay-Z-Can I live; Nas-Ether; Common-Missunderstood; Outkast- Storytellin.”

Sierra’s Favorite websites: “,,, and


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