Cali (OMP Model# 285186) recently become a full-time model after many years of pursuing it on a part-time basis. This is great news for her many photographers and fans who have become enamored with your energetic, effervescent look over the years.
She got started in the business through the most unlikely of circumstances. “I was taking out my garbage and a man asked me if I would like to model for Playboy. He took some shots of me and sent them into the editor, and a few months later Playboy called me to ask if I would like to shoot for a few Special Edition issues.”
In addition to her Playboy assignments, Cali is very proud of her magazine work including covers for Strip Las Vegas and Variations. “And getting phone calls from friends about the birthday card I’m on at Target is pretty fun, too.”
She discovered One Model Place through a photographer she worked with. “I went to a workshop and the photographer asked me for my OMP number. He pulled up the website online after the shoot and showed me what it was all about. I went home and made a profile after that! It’s been a great resource for networking and travel notices.”
The brunette beauty loves shooting in odd locations and working with stylists. “I think some of the best shots I’ve taken are a collaboration of everyone’s ideas and spontaneity.”
Cali’s preparation for photo shoots varies per assignment. “Sometimes, I just have to show up. Other times I have to do hair, makeup, and pack before I leave the house. Of course, I always make sure to shave and moisturize.”
During sessions, she tries to stay aware of any opportunity to instill a little of her own personality into the process. “I focus on nailing the concept of the shoot, and how I can add my own ideas to leave a little bit of ‘me’ in every shot.”
For Cali, there are many rewards to modeling. “The rewards are having a flexible schedule, a fun job, and the chance to make friends all over the world. I also love that I have an archive of photos to remember my glory days by when I’m older.”
Despite having plenty of rewards, she feels there are some challenges to modeling as well. “The challenges include not letting criticism and rejection get to you, coordinating schedules, and having a boyfriend (most guys don’t deal well with someone who travels all of the time to shoot naked photos!)”
Describing herself as a “work-a-holic,” Cali is realistic when it comes to her modeling timetable. “I figure I’m not going to be able to have this job forever, so I need to work as much as I can before my body gives up on me!” Judging from her amazingly youthful appearance, however, it seems that Cali has plenty of time to continue posing in front of the lens.
Check out Cali’s OMP Portfolio