.Naima (better known as Melinda), has been taking the modeling industry by storm! She recently won itgonnarain's comp SNTM.XX and my comp MTM. She is very talented, but let's take a look at how it all began:
How and why did you get involved in stardoll modeling? Well, when I became a member on Stardoll it was for the fashion and the fun. I didn't know that there were clubs being about modeling and I wasn't sure what it meant to be a model. I joined MelsModels as well as SNTM.XX and I looked around the club sceneries(in SNTM.XX). It was the end of cycle 4. One of Bonitababy's final sceneries and I fell in love! After I found out that you have to hide the body parts(I saw it in a glitched scenery), I joined many many modeling clubs to gain experience. And now... Here I am :)
-All of your sceneries are very unique, and creative, where do you draw inspiration from? Well, first of all, thank you very much! Secondly, I draw inspiration from everywhere. I have a folder on my laptop in which I have tons and tons of fashion pictures. I see poses as well as themes that I stray my inspiration from. I also love to use real art and visit a museum. There are many artists that inspire me, such as Salvador Dalí, Steven Meisel, Tim Walker ect. Nature or just people on the street, music, my friend or a good movie all these things can be inspirational.
-You are the "revolutionary" leader of the body tilt pose, how did you think to do that?I actually didn't really plan on doing a body tilt. But I can tell you how it all started! Once upon a time there was a little girl named Melinda. She was dreaming about being a model in the famous club MelsModels. So she auditioned. And made it to the Callbacks. She had to do a scenery that could get her through to the final girls. So she was going through her book of Salvador Dalí's art and found a beautiful picture. She decided to use the pose as inspiration and when she recreated it here on Stardoll she had to do a body tilt. That was the start of something new. And she lived happily ever after :)
-Do you have any advice for aspiring models? Don't try to be someone your not, just stay true to yourself! I am also owner of a modeling club and I see so many girls who say: 'I am unique, because..' I think that being yourself is the most inspiring thing, so don't try to be unique just be yourself! And be ambitious :D. Trying to become better with every scenery you do, trying out new poses are things that are a must! And what is most important: listen to what more experienced people tell you. -I have to thank you Lia, because I didn't round of my joints before you told me :)!
-Where do you see your self in the future in Dollywood? I would love to be on the cover of a magazine :). I started as a scenery-model, but now I want to be in more magazines and on the runway. That's my dream! I am already involved in some projects, but I always want to reach more and more :D. I would also love to become a writer for blogs. Or a blog to start with :P.
Here are some of her AMAZING sceneries from both of the competitions she won:
Melinda is still participating in modeling competitions, and her talent is still growing.
Let's just say she's a force to recon with.