She’s drop dead gorgeous with legs that go on forever…and an amazingly sunny, friendly, warm attitude to go with it!
I’ve been an admirer of Tennessee-born model Wakeema Hollis from afar, but this incredible interview by Vogue Black – done by the legendary Bethann Hardison – charmed me completely. Hollis is the kind of beautiful, friendly Southern bella that I’d love to hang out with.
Now she simply goes by her last name, “because it’s easier, people can pronounce it, it’s user friendly, and nobody gets it confused.” And her views on being a successful model are so genuine and helpful, even if you’re not in that industry.
Hollis: “It is a hard industry to break in. There’s constantly something going on.there’s contstant rejection. You cannot please all the people all the time. So you have to be true to you. And I think this helped me to always stay very appreciative of where I am, and what I have, and what I’m doing.
Bethann: Because you’re living in the now?
Hollis: “I like to keep my feet firmly planted on the ground.”
In the future, Hollis dreams of owning her own business, returning to her roots, and passing on the knowledge she’s gained. Love that!