Rude Girl: LaKisa Renee – The She-Wolf in a Bikini

Recently we sat down for an interview with Rude Girl LaKisa Renee. Both smart and beautiful, this entrepreneur is not only modelling, she has created a business and a brand for herself, utilizing the knowledge she has gained to help others coming up behind her. She is in absolute control, doing what she loves, and expanding her brand everyday.

Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Ethnicity: African-American
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Relationship Status: Single
Photographer Credits:  Ryan Nash Photography, Hollow Twopointfive

Tell us briefly about your modeling career and what has come out of it. I started out as a student at Barbizon School of modeling, after I graduated I started pursing modeling full time. I’ve appeared in magazines, commercials, videos, short films, and I’ve been a promotional model and spokesmodel for designers and companies. I’m also a NPC fitness model and competitor and currently training for my 1st Professional NPC Fitness Bikini Model Competition coming up later this year. Besides modeling I’m the Co-Owner of LSK Modeling & Events Company. It’s based in Syracuse, NY and we book and provide models, actors, dancers, hairstylist, etc. and also coordinate events, fashion shows, charity events, and so much more.  I’m also a Professional Makeup Artist, NYS Licensed Esthetician, Stylist, Fashion Coordinator, Hairstylist, and Mentor. I’m a jack of all trades and I want to use all of my talents to build a beauty and fashion empire.


Tell us some of your greatest achievements in your career today. As a model I have been featuring in a variety of magazines and on blogsites such as www.wizdailydose.com and www.microphonebully.com. I’ve been a promotional and spokesmodel for designers and clothing lines and I’m a member of Dexter Jackson’s “Team Blade Fitness”. As a Professional Makeup Artist I’ve had my makeup featured in multiples magazines and I will be releasing my own line of makeup this summer 2014. I started LSK Modeling & Events Company 2 years ago with my business partner La Shaun “LS” Jones. We specialize in beauty, fashion, and event planning. As a company we helped produced and coordinated the first ever Haute-Couture fashion show in Syracuse, NY called Syracuse Fashion Weekend 2013. We also won the USIA Award for 2013 Promoters Of The Year. I’m active in the community and I have worked on and supported very important campaigns for Syracuse University’s “Be Wise” Anti-Alcohol Campaigns, the Downtown Syracuse Commercials, and Vera House. I’m very passionate about helping charities, guest speaking, mentoring and inspiring young women during the Say Yes After School programs. I consider some of those my greatest achievements.

What are some of the toughest challenges about your job and what are some things you do to overcome the challenges? Over the years the perception of modeling has changed. It used to be more respected and looked at as artistic, now it’s more sexualized. There are a lot of stereotypes that come along with modeling, it’s very challenging to be taken seriously as a model and business woman. It’s a constant battle of proving yourself and getting respect,so you have to be aggressive at times. Another challenge is getting clients to pay for services, everyone always wants something for free. You have to be stern and stick to your rates and morals or people will definitely try to get over on you.

What are some characteristics you should have to be prepared in this industry? There are a lot of important characteristics you should have in this industry. You definitely have to have a thick skin and be strong mentally, people are constantly judging your appearance and you must able to handle  the criticism. Some people may try to take advantage of you, be strong and stand your ground. Also be very persistent, ambitious, and social. Being able to speak, network, and staying driven will help grow your career in ways so many ways.

What should aspiring female models be careful of? What are some things that can be unforeseen?  Aspiring models should be aware of scammers, there are a lot of people in the business that will feed you false hopes and dreams just to get your money. Also be careful when dealing with clients and photographers, some will try to use their power to manipulate you. You also have to be aware of the image you are portraying, you’re living a life in the public eye and everything you do is a reflection of you and how people will view you. The fashion industry is very rewarding and fun but, it’s not as easy as it seems and it’s full of deception and lies, make wise decisions.

What hobbies are you into outside of modeling? What do you do on weekends and on your time off? I’m naturally a homebody but I have an adventurous side too. I love spending time with my friends and family, going out to eat, to the movies and exercising. I love writing poetry, drawing, painting, and creating art it’s a huge part of who I am. I’m also a coaster enthusiast, a thrill seeker, I love nature and doing outdoor activities.

Any last statements for Rude Boy viewers? Stayed tuned you’ll will be seeing a lot more from me very soon! Remember the name LaKisa Renee and follow me on my social media sites listed below!!

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/LaKisaRenee1 (Personal)
www.facebook.com/ModelLaKisaRenee (Model)
www.facebook.com/MakeupSkinCareByLaKisa (Makeup)
www.facebook.com/Lskmodeling (Company Page)

Twitter:
www.twitter.com/LaKisaRenee1

Instagram:
www.instagram.com/lakisarenee

Model Mayhem:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/2017730 (Makeup)
http://www.modelmayhem.com/472440 (Model)

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