Hi there! I am a super friendly and warm-hearted woman from Vancouver, BC. It is my passion to help and inspire others to overcome life’s obstacles and find the life they are meant to live, as I, myself have been sober for just over eight years.
Was being a model something you have always wanted to be growing up?
I wanted to model, yes. But, I didn’t think I had the potential as I had been bullied a fair bit and wasn’t comfortable in my skin. Was also self-conscious about my height, rather than seeing it as a blessing. After I sought help for my addictions and working on my self-esteem, I thought I would pursue modeling. It has done wonders for my confidence.
Is there one thing about modeling you love and one thing you feel can be improved?
I believe that the modeling world can be quite shallow. It puts an expiry date on models and unattainable expectations and pressure on us. This, I feel needs to change.
Have you had a funny modeling experience to share?
Just last year, at the beginning of my shoot, I was climbing up on a wooden horse prop on my own, despite offers of help. There were several people at the shoot watching. The stand the horse was on broke, and the horse and I fell to the ground. This was so mortifying for me at the time, but now, I can laugh about it!
What have you always wanted to do or learn but have yet to find the time for it?
I sooo would love to learn Latin ballroom dancing. It’s so sexy!!!
Which is your proudest achievement so far?
My proudest achievement is my sobriety and all the hard work I have put into having a new life. So worth it. I have too much to lose to ever want to go back to the life I was living before.
Is there any food or drink you can’t live without?
I can’t live without my coffee!!
What is a funny or awkward attempt a guy has tried to know you?
I’d say that many of the guys sliding into my DM’s on Instagram have no tact. I will just leave it at that. LOL!
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Shannon. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
How I define sexy, is someone who takes pride in who they are, but has humility at the same time.
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