Developing new ways to be active and creative. I am a professional dancer, so being away from the studio and the stage has been really hard. I have had to think outside of the box to create ways to stay active and inspired. I have also had more time to develop and build The Paige Fraser Foundation, which is my NFP for artists with or without disabilities. I have also been able to connect with videographers and photographers to build my portfolio!
Less ordering out, more home-cooked meals. This has been great for my bank account.
Embracing stillness and reminding myself that it is OK to rest and take a nap. This pandemic has slowed us all down, and I am grateful for this time of reflection. It can be uncomfortable at times, but that is where growth happens.
Favorite designer, fragrance, and beauty/grooming products?
I don’t have a favorite designer. I typically shop in vintage shops or buy what catches my eye. I like unique pieces. My favorite fragrance is Burberry “Brit Sheer.”
On wash days, I use Carol’s Daughter and Shea Moisture products on my hair. I currently have a short tapered natural cut, so I use Eco styling gel to define my curls when my hair is wet.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
If I were not modeling or performing, I would be teaching dancing on a collegiate level. My goal is to be the director of a dance or arts program. I love giving back to the next generation. The arts change and heals. That is one reason why I formed The Paige Fraser Foundation (to create a safe space for artists with or without disabilities). I am currently taking online classes to get my Masters in Arts and Culture Management.
Which brand(s) would you love to model?
I would love to model Pyer Moss, Fear of God, & Calvin Klein. I would also love a campaign with Nike, Adidas, or Chromat. As a dancer, I wear a lot of athletic wear to rehearsal or class. I would love to be the face of a campaign and share my story of adversity. I have a pretty inspiring journey, being a Black female artist with a spinal condition, and I want to encourage INCLUSION.
What are some of your challenges as a model?
I guess my biggest challenge is not being tall. Luckily, that is changing now, and shorter models are being embraced and hired. I have a natural sense of movement, a dancer, and long limbs, which works to my advantage! I know my angles 😉