Fashion Gxd Magazine: How many hours do you work a day on average?
Tamikah Raymond: About 12 hours including my full time job
Fashion Gxd Magazine: Describe/outline your typical day for a shoot ?
Answer: I wake up extremely happy for the opportunity to a cup of coffee which gives me just the right amount of energy. Depending on the shoot I will either come with my hair and makeup already done or get my hair and makeup done once I arrive. And lay out my outfits/ get fitted. And depending on the photographer they will introduce themselves and give certain pointers. Or they'll just want me to get straight to business. I get in front of the camera AND OWN IT!
Fashion Gxd Magazine: How has being a model affected your family life?
Tamikah Raymond: I'm so focused on ways to make my career go in the right direction, I miss family functions often but I'm sure they understand.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: What motivates you?
Tamikah Raymond How my mother overcame the struggle as an independent woman while raising two girls and my sister's hustle and drive. Plus MONEY of course.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: How do you generate new ideas as a model during photo shoots ?
Tamikah Raymond: I generate new ideas during a shoot based off the energy in the room.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful model ?
Tamikah Raymond: I wouldn't even consider myself a successful model yet, however some sacrifices I had to make to get back on track with my modeling career is distancing myself from very close friends who I love like family ,who was just not encouraging and didn't have the same "go getter/hustler" mentality as me.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: Where you see yourself and yourself in 10 years? 20 years?
Tamikah Raymond: In 10 years I see myself having all my credentials right, down to my bachelor's and all my LLC's intact, plus I WILL be a part of a major modeling agency. In 20 years, honestly just happy married somewhere with a family, owner of multiple business' including my own plus size clothing line, my own modeling agency and a transportation company.