Lethal Gem has been modelling for many a year with an abundance of experience from alternative to pin up and art. Not just a model, she's also a photographer, promoter and performer, certainly keeping herself on her toes.
How did you start modelling? Was it something that you always wanted to do, or did it just 'happen'?
I officially did my first photoshoot when I was only four so I guess it just happened, Stopped modeling for a while during my teen years as was rebelling and wanting to do anything but then after a while I really started to miss it so started doing shoots again, but unlike before they were alternative shoots which were more fun and definitely of more interest to me and have been modeling ever since.
What drew you towards alternative modeling?
In the past had done what would be considered as more commercial modeling but as rock chick myself it became increasingly difficult to carry on with shoots of that nature especially when I had to wear wigs to cover up the rainbow hair I had the time, Then someone said to be why don't you do alternative modeling and honestly I did not even know there was such a thing, I then did some research and began my journey into modeling styles that enjoyed doing and have never looked back since.
Do you have any fellow models or heroines who have inspired you?
When I started modeling again I was very conscious of my weight as had been slimmer when I first did modeling and was unsure if would be accepted as a plus size model and was very nervous on a group shoot, I then Meet Heather Sweet, Who was not only inspiring but one of the most confidant women there, She said some supportive words and helped me realise that I could still model even though I was now a bigger lady and I could do it with style, She is still to this very date a true inspiration to me and I have so much respect for her.
What kind of shoots would you like to work on in the future?
I've never really done gore shoots so its on my list of things to do, But really not fused about what kind of shoots I do as long as I get to work with creative people who have a vision then I am happy, it is one of the things I love most about alternative modeling the creative minds you get to meet along the way.
What has been your biggest modelling achievement so far?
I have been featured in a number of magazines which I never thought would happen and have been lucky enough to work with models I have looked up to for years, but for me getting to Model for Little Red Mischief was a personal highlight, simply because I Love the designers work and got to wear some stunning creations.
Are there any companies or designers that you'd like to work with?
Phoenixx Designs and DangerousFX, but happy to work with any companies that provide alternative clothing for plus size women.
What are your goals & aspirations for the future?
To work with people I have looked up to more, Inspire women to except their size and embrace themselves and help support new models coming into the industry, but mainly just to take each day as it comes and continue enjoying modeling as much as I do at the moment.
You can find out more about Gem & her work over at www.facebook.com/misslethalgem
First image: Photographer - Rob W Photography | Second image: Photographer - DM Graphics