Check out our interview with the gorgeous Ericka Bessette. She is truly what you call a role model! Humble and talented, Ericka tells us a little about herself.
I’m from Connecticut. I grew up in the northwest hills, but now live in central Connecticut.
2. What you are into… studies, hobbies, special skills etc..?
I am a nursing major. I work on the weekends as a subacute/rehab Nurse. I love working with people, helping people get better, and helping their families through the whole process of getting better. In my free time I love to play bingo, read magazines, and catch up on the latest medical breakthroughs and fashion trends.
Some of my favorite clients from the business would be Ekineyo, Madrag and Target. The sets were fun, the crews on all sets were great to work with, and I obviously LOVE all of their clothes!!
4. Dreams/goals any thing else of interest (any other dream clients?)?
My goal as a model in this industry is to be true to myself and to others. To embrace women to love themselves unconditionally, and to not fear societies pressures to look a certain way, but rather prove that we are all individuals unique in our own way. Dream clients of mine would be Torrid, Ashley Stewart and Lane Bryant.
I began my modeling career in 2014. I have worked with clients like Target, Madrag, and recently Ekineyo.
6. How did you get into modeling or acting?
I have always been the girl that TRIED to be body positive, and told friends to love what they have rather than be miserable trying to change it. With that in mind, I thought what better way to BE body positive than to become a plus size model and show the world yes I have curves and yes there’s nothing wrong with that! I began my modeling career at my aunt’s house. I had my cousin snap a few polaroids of myself, and submitted those photos to a NYC based agency. I signed with that agency in 2014. I recently signed with Bicoastal MGMT and couldn’t be any happier! I cannot wait to see where my modeling career takes me.