When it comes to beautiful women, there is an old saying that goes, “They know how to grow ’em in the South.” All natural Southern girl, Nickie Bradford, is proof that saying is true. Nickie got together with, Internationally published photographer, Ben Ray, for a shoot and interview, and the rest as they say, is photographic history.
After their shoot, Ben had the chance to sit down and talk with Nickie, so let’s get to know her a bit more.
Ben: What do you do when you’re not modeling?: Nickie: I’m a bottle girl at a night club
Ben: Where are you from originally and where do you currently reside?: Nickie: I’m originally from Virginia and currently live in South Carolina
Ben: What are your measurements?: Nickie: 34D-26-37
Ben: Give me five worlds that you think best describe you.: Nickie: Optimistic, extrovert, silly, confident, dedicated
Ben: For our readers who are in to this sort of thing, what is your astrological sign?: Nickie: I’m an Aries
Ben: How would you describe your personality in that regard?: Nickie: Confident and adventurous
Ben: What would you say is your best asset?: Nickie: My smile
Ben: What feature does everyone else compliment you on the most?: Nickie: My eyes and my curves
Ben: How did you get started in modeling?: Nickie: I’ve always enjoyed being in front of the camera and when I started to have photographers reach out to me, the rest just fell into place.
Ben: Are you signed with an agency?: Nickie: No
Ben: What do you enjoy most about modeling?: Nickie: I enjoy meeting new people and getting the chance to be creative.
Ben: What are the top three things you like to shoot?: Model name: Bikinis, Lingerie, and Evening gowns
Ben: Where do you want your career to be in two years?: Nickie: In two years I would like to see myself modeling, traveling full time and shooting what I enjoy the most.
Ben: What are some of your hidden talents?: Nickie: I’m very artistic. I love painting, drawing, and just being creative.
Ben: Take us through your routine before a shoot?: Nickie: Getting a good nights rest and drinking plenty of water is the most important part of my routine. I make sure I have everything I need for hair/makeup and accessories for all of my looks. I also take the time to make sure I stretch really well before a shoot. That’s so important!
Ben: What is the best advice you can give a new model?: Nickie: Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there or hear the word, no. There will be plenty of people and companies who say yes if you put in the work.
Ben: As a model, what would you say has been your biggest obstacle?: Nickie: I’d say my biggest obstacle has been figuring out the next step to further my career and progression as a model.
Ben: If you had to walk away from modeling today, (I’d be sad,) what memories would you take with you?: Nickie: I’d say the memories I’ve made with all the great and talented people I have met.
Ben: If/when you do decide to walk away, what would you like to be remembered for?: Nickie: I’d like to be remembered for my creativity and geniality.
Ben: And finally, what, if anything did I leave out that you would you like your fans to know?: Nickie: I love when my fans let me know what their favorite shoots and outfits are! It’s great to get an outside perspective of what they would like me to shoot more of! Also, be sure to follow me on all my social media platforms so you can see what I’m up to and let me know your ideas.