ORIGINAL BADASS MODEL – GINGER BELLE EDITION
Here at Live It Badass, we know women are more than babes in bikinis. We know they are fierce warriors with careers and hobbies. Unlike other sites, we don’t want to simply showcase the Physical and obvious. We want you to see that our Original Badass Models are extraordinary in every sense of the word.
Without further ado, we give you Ginger Belle!
Before I even spoke to Ginger I had a nervous energy to me. Not by anything that she had done. She had been nothing but sweet and receptive to the whole process. Mostly because my inner high school boy came out and decided to say hello. If you follow Live It Badass then you know I have a thing for small red heads. I don’t know why but they are my favorite flavor. I went into this the same way the dorky kid does on homecoming when his crush grabs him by the hand to have that slow dance. The major difference, Ginger is sweet and kind and confident and she will take your hand and make you feel like you are Maksim Chmerkovskiy. After we started to dance I found that her movement was refined and she was beyond intelligent, fluent in 2 languages, had multiple degrees, and completely financed herself through modeling. A true Original Badass.
We started talking about the night before and how we were both abnormally tired.
Greg – So what has you so tired? Hopefully it was a fun night?
Ginger – I was at work all night. I bar tend as a side gig.
Greg – I remember the days of working in the bars. How long have you been doing that?
Ginger – Officially for 3 years now. I started when I was 19.
Greg – Are you in School also?
Ginger – I am not. I actually already graduated. I have a degree in Spanish (at that moment my crush grew stronger) and a degree in Speech Pathology.
Greg – Wow, So what exactly do you want to do with that?
Ginger – Well actually I start my dream job tomorrow.
Greg – Congratulations. What exactly is your dream job?
Ginger – I will be working as a Bi-lingual Speech Therapist for Pediatrics. (Level up on the crush, she wants to help kids)
Greg – So basically you are a Red Headed Wonder-Woman that speaks Spanish, helps kids and models.
Ginger – Exactly!
We continued to speak about her career path in Speech Pathology and I even surprised her by knowing some of what she would be doing. (Ginger forms crush on Greg). We talked about speaking Spanish and the difference in the Colombian accent that I have and the Spanish accent she has. I teased her about the use of the theta! Now we started down the road of her modeling career.
Greg – Bartender, Speech Pathologist, Model? How does modeling come into play and how did you get started?
Ginger – So long funny story. I adopted a cat and by adopted I mean I got stuck with a cat. I was not a cat person at all. I was driving home and saw a cat in the road. I didn’t want it to get hurt. I was thinking to myself “Oh my gosh, where are your people?” So I took him home and nursed him and he grew on me. Well the cat got Diabetes. Cat diabetes like human diabetes sucks and it is expensive. I was working 2-3 jobs at a time to take care of this diabetic cat and myself. I was approached by an attorney that I know to take some pictures for a photographer’s portfolio. The photographer was the owner of the studio and we clicked very well. Being in front of the camera came natural to me. Then I saw what I was paid and said “wait a minute, I can do this and make more money?” That’s how I started modeling and I haven’t looked back since.
Greg – I think I speak for everyone when I say , thank god for that cat!! You say it came naturally. Clearly you are a beautiful woman. Did Modeling never cross your mind?
Ginger – I think it crosses every girls mind but as a fantasy. I grew up in Maryland, Played soccer and softball. I was an athlete in my mind not a model.
At this point we spoke a little about sports as we lead into the lightening round. Hearing how articulate Ginger is and how perfect her words flow from sentence to sentence made me not want to move into the final round of the interview.
Greg – I am going to ask you a series of questions. Just tell me the first thing that comes to mind.
Ginger – Sounds good.
Greg – Favorite color?
Ginger – To wear is green, to look at is Rose gold.
Greg – Favorite Music?
Ginger – I hate the radio and how it repeats itself. I am more of an NPR kind of girl. I like to have my daily dose of politics. I understand the slant but consider myself to be very middle of the road. To answer your question though… I like a lot of Indie Rock, Eminem and interesting mashups. Like Slipknot and Justin Bieber. (She said Slipknot and my heart melted)
Greg – Who would play you in a movie?
Ginger – Emma Stone
Greg – Who is your Hollywood crush?
Ginger – George Clooney … I like distinguished men (Googled George Clooney Hair color to make myself more appealing to Ginger)
Greg – What is your favorite style of food?
Ginger – I am a vegan. So I have so many different styles of food that I like.
We paused and discussed different diets and how logically we should all be vegan based on our intestines and our teeth. We shared a few recipe ideas and then both got hungry.
Greg – What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
Ginger – At age 19 I woke up and decided I wanted to run away. So the next thing you know I was in Puerto Rico by myself, having fun. Clearly I came back.
Greg – I feel you are the type of person that can do anything you set your mind to. With that being said, what do you dream to do?
Ginger – Two things: One, I want to open a Cat Café, and two, I want to have a Raw Vegan Food Truck where all the food has real raunchy names, maybe call it Going in Raw.
Ginger is exactly what we look for in an Original Bad Ass Model. Stay tuned for more Ginger Belle. See her soon modeling our Official Live It Badass Apparel.
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