Sometimes we all can get by with a little help from our friends. That was a very important message The Beatles once said. This was very true the other month when my buddy Daniel Wheatly brought to my attention this idea of shooting a girl by the name of Toni Collado. When I started to type her email address on her Instagram account, I realized she had messaged me before some months back. That is the only thing I would say about having a busy schedule - sometimes things like setting up photo shoots can get lost in the shuffle. Especially if you were to see my inbox. I wrote her a message mentioning that we should shoot. I kept my fingers crossed in hopes she wasn’t upset with me for not setting up a shoot on the first go around of messaging. Luckily for me she was cool as a cucumber and down to shoot. I went about renting out a location for our day in Beverly Hills. This set posted for her Test Shot segment was actually the very first set we did. I think she was a little nervous at first, but as you can see she got into her zone as we progressed. Toni is a down-to-earth, cool girl who I was happy to have had the chance to work with. So check out the interview below and hope you enjoy these black and white images of her.
Okay, Toni. Let’s kick this off with the age. How old are you?
I am 21 years old.
What about your ethnicity?
I am Puerto Rican, Portuguese, Apache Native American, and Mexican.
Nice combo. Where were you born?
Santa Ana, CA.
Where are you currently residing?
Yorba Linda, CA,
What are some of your likes in life?
I like to snowboard, paddle board, and skateboard!
Awesome interests. What about your dislikes?
What do you want to be when you’re grown up?
I am on my way to becoming a nurse.
That’s very giving of you. Do you have any influences in your life?
My family and friends.
What is your favorite food?
Name your favorite place that you have traveled to.
Jealous. Now name a place you want to visit before you die.
Good one. What is your current form employment?
Do you have a favorite type of music?
Old school rap.
Which these days probably means hip-hop from the ’90s, which makes me feel a little old. Lastly, what is it about modeling that you enjoy?
You can express yourself by using your body and you also get to meet the most amazing people!