Miss Mandy is a Portuguese beauty that has an obsession with food! How does this affect her modeling you ask? Read and find out! Most of our features always say their best asset is their eyes, Mandy has a particular reason to say this! This take charge and take no B.S. Sagittarius enjoys her Monster Truck and snuggles with her puppy. Let’s take a minute and get to know her more! Images by GMM Staffer Roger Talley
GMM: You’re a Sagittarius, how would you describe your personality in that regard?
Mandy: I’m very much a Sagittarius because they are a fire sign an I very much like to be in control an am definitely a feisty lady an definitely don’t take crap from other people.
GMM: What would you say is your best asset?
Mandy: My personality
GMM: What do others compliment you on the most?
Mandy: I get the most compliments on my eyes :).
GMM: How did you get started in modeling?
Mandy: How I started modeling was at eight years old my mother asked me “Mandy would you like to wear a pretty dress and parade around in front of people?” And being the Sagittarius that I am I immediately said yes and was put in my first runway show
GMM: What do you enjoy most about modeling?
Mandy: The thing I enjoy most about modeling is watching an idea come to life and being a part of it
GMM: What are the top three things you like to shoot?
MandyThe three shoots I would most like to do would be a shoot with my huge monster truck, A shoot with lots of guns and last a couple boudoir shoot with my boyfriend.
GMM: Do you enjoy the constant attention and adoration that comes with being a glamour model?
Mandy: I do enjoy the attention and adoration that comes from modeling although the jealousies sometimes can be a little tough but I tried to build up women so that they have as much confidence as I do because I believe Everywoman is beautiful in her own way.
GMM: Where do you want your career to be in two years?
Mandy: In two years I would like my career to be more steady 3-4 even five jobs a week.
GMM: What are some of your hidden talents other than modeling?
Mandy: My hidden talents are I am a great sniper. I can move just my pinky toes lol.
GMM: Take us through your getting ready to model routine?
Mandy: My typical model routine is definitely go to bed early the night before so I get plenty of rest. Wake up snuggle with my puppy because he always puts a smile on my face. A shower. Then I read a few motivational quotes to remind me of my confidence in myself. Then a protein shake and off to shoot.
GMM: What is the best info you can give a new model?
Mandy: Best advice for a new model would be to be yourself and let your personality shine through. Don’t take it too seriously and have fun with it.
GMM: As a model, what would you say has been your biggest obstacle?
Mandy: My biggest obstacle is food LOL I grew up loving food Mexican Italian American I love it all!!! So I have a hard time staying away from those enchiladas and cheeseburgers.
GMM: If you had to walk away from modeling today, what memory would you take from it?
Mandy: If I had to walk away from modeling today I would take with me the memories of creating some of the most beautiful images I have ever seen and being a part of working with the wonderful people who made them possible.
GMM: If you had to walk away, what would you like to be remembered most for?
Mandy: If I had to walk away I would want to be remembered most for how hard I worked, how professional I was, for the fun personality I brought to my shoots and shows, and most important to me how much I loved what I did!!
GMM: Anything else you want us to know about you?
Mandy: I’m a small town country girl at heart. I grew up hunting and fishing with my parents an two very protective older brothers.
My dad and brothers taught me about common sense, hunting, fishing, camping, boating and of course my favorite: GUNS! My dad is a gun collector and has passed this tradition down to all of us kids. By the time I’m old I will probably have enough weapons to supply a small gun store. Haha.
I would not change my upbringing for anything. I was allowed to get dirty anytime I liked and when down on the family farm was allowed to run free until dark. If I could keep up my two other brothers that is lol. Our life was simply and sweet. During the school year I enjoyed softball and cheerleading and excelled at both. I took after my oldest brother and became a catcher because I needed a power position to lead my teams to victory in that leader position I was meant for. The summers were filled with family trips to the hills, lake and of course our family dairy ranch.
My mother comes from a large family of 10 children so the weekends we went to the ranch there were many aunts uncles and cousins who have helped shape me into the well rounded lady I am today! I am so thankful for every member of my family and the roles they have played in my upbringing. Teaching me manners, how to be proper but also a down to earth laid back person. I am a very sweet, smart and savvy lady who will never lose my love of the country roots I have grown up with.
After many photo shoots you will find me climbing up into my huge monster truck wearing my favorite cowboy boots, blaring country music leaving in search of a cheeseburger. Haha