For April, we have selected Steloni as our Model of the Month.
Q: What is your name and where can people find you on social media?
Steloni: Steloni Mason, my twitter and IG name is @Stelonii
Q: What part of the DMV did you grow up in?
Steloni: I walked in NYFW for the first time at 15 years old. But before any major modeling gigs, I was going hard with my acting career. I had short roles on House of Cards and Girls. After that, I started booking lead roles in short films, I’m most proud of my recent performance in East of the River. It ranked as Top 10 best films at the Tribeca Film Festival and won awards at many other film festivals all over the country.
Steloni: I had to learn how to become resilient at a very young age. Modeling is a world for people with thick skin because everyone isn’t nice all the time, It’s a very blunt industry. Either your in or your out. My obstacle was to refrain from doubting if I didn’t get picked for a show. It taught me how to love myself even more without the opinions of others. I know there is place for me in this industry or I wouldn’t have made it this far.
Steloni: I would say to keep going! Don’t stop at your first No, you might face a lot of no’s before you get a yes. And just because you a get a No, it doesn’t mean you aren’t good, you just weren’t right for that particular gig. Don’t make excuses and don’t stop! I hate to live with regrets and I know I’ll regret it forever if I give up on my dreams.
Steloni: I want to get signed by a modeling agency either in the U.S. or overseas. I see myself as a beauty model in the industry, while also making a few appearances on the runway during fashion week.
Steloni: I have something very special coming up but I can’t say! You just have to stay tuned. But I love music, when I’m not working I’m finding new music to listen too. I will eventually use my brand to start my own business! After that I want to form a non- profit organization in Maryland that will provide college scholarships to students who may have one or both parents incarcerated.