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Meet Model Liz Shar

Meet Model Liz Shar

Background Information Hometown: Detroit, Michigan Shoot: 2016 Prom Collection Shoot Date: July 1-2, 2015 Shoot Location: Dallas, Texas 1.Finish this sentence: If I could live anywhere, home would be... Somewhere deep in the woods. I'm actually quite the nature girl! I would love to live in a small house among the redwoods, the Caribbean rain forest of Costa Rica, or in the Smoky Mountains. 2.How did you get started as a plus size model? I never thought I would become a model, but due to my past it makes sense that I would end up loving it! I have been performing since age 3 as a pianist, singer, actress, and dancer. During college, my reputation as an avid performer in Detroit grew, mostly from being the front woman of a rock band, and putting on acts for a very popular and well attended Halloween show. One day, an artist friend contacted me about posing for a Detroit based photographer who was looking for plus size women to feature in her new magazine, which would be called PHAT Magazine (now Majour Magazine). I was hesitant because I was used to performing for a live audience, and not a camera.. but I figured, why not try something new? phat magazine So I called the photographer to schedule a test shoot, and I ended up doing two editorial spreads for her magazine. It's so funny to me that I never had stage fright, and I could sing on a stage in front of hundreds and thousands of people, but being in front of one person with a camera made me so nervous! (Needless to say, I am no longer afraid of cameras! 3.What do you wear when you dress to impress? I suppose it depends on the occasion, but my go to "sexy" look is a solid color dress that accentuates the waist, a funky statement necklace, small earrings, and simple pumps. I like to keep the attire relatively simple, so that I can play up my eyes or wear a bold colored lipstick. 4.What fashion trends are you obsessing over right now? I'm really into flowy boho blouses, flatforms, and funky hair accessories like flower crowns and chain headwraps. 4.What's the one favorite item in your closet that you could never be persuaded to give away? Why? My daily style is very boho-chic, so I could never give away my kimono cardigans! I love feeling breezy fabric in the summertime. As a Midwest girl, my obvious choice for winter would be my thermal fleece lined leggings. How else would I be able to wear a dress in the middle of January? 6.Tell us about the Charity of your choice. Why did you choose this organization?mariska hargitay joyful foundation Joyful Heart Foundation, founded by Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order SVU. The organization connects with women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. The truth is that when someone is sexually assaulted, life doesn't stop, and it's hard to keep moving or ever feel normal again. I've known too many women in my life who have been abused and struggle to move on, and end up battling with depression and anxiety. Sometimes the victims may abuse drugs to escape the pain, which, as it did for one of my old high school friends, can lead to death. The point is not forgetting what happened, but to work through the experience in a healing way, so that the victim may live fully, again. 7.What is your go-to comfort food? I feel like such a Polish-Italian stereotype right now, but honestly, I love a fresh baked Italian or rye bread, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, lightly toasted with real butter on top. 8.Finish this statement: I never leave the house without (give 3 things)...bjork ... my phone, wallet, and a healthy snack! 9.If you could spend an hour with any Celebrity, who would it be and why? Bjork! She has always been a huge role model of mine, because she is extremely creative and talented, yet totally weird and unashamed! I would love to spend an hour with her just singing and wearing funky costumes. liz shar 10.Finish this statement: When I want to stop traffic I wear... ... a bodycon dress to accentuate my curves with my hair up to bring the focus to my facial features. Want to know more? Find Liz on social media: Facebook: Liz Shar - Plus Model Instagram: @lizshardonnay_plus