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Life and Work with Domenic Bardell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Domenic Bardell.

Hi Domenic, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Growing up as a little kid, I wasn’t the most popular person. So I would watch movies with my dad a lot! Or hanging out with my older sister who played RPGS daily (FF7 is thee best FF… not sorry ) and I kind of lost myself in those moments. I was into fantasy and sci fi, anime EVERYTHING. Just a huge nerd you know? In the middle of south East. That love went from being an avid movie/show watcher… like Xenia and goosebumps to a book lover, to writing short stories, to acting in school plays. Everything just pointed to creating this magical moment to experience.

I became a huge fan of modeling due to seeing these captured clips of these striking moments. Argh and fashion?! Don’t get me started. I wanted that. I wanted to create that magical moment as a child of wanting to be the character or being able to convey a certain feeling with one glance. I like the challenge. So I started locally at first with my dream, I ended up working for torrid at Plaza Bonita mall for a while because I wanted to model so badly for them. I tried a few casting calls I would see on MySpace – yes, I’m THAT old… and now, although I have so far to go, so much growth to do – I now ambassadors for some of the very same brands that I save my torrid checks for. It’s honestly a humbling but motivating experience. And that came with, and still comes with rejection! But the key is to never stop! And if one door closes, bring and sledgehammer and go through the wall!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
No it hasn’t been a smooth road there’s been times where I’ve driven through traffic for hours to LA for an audition to get turned down in two minutes only to have to drive back, you know, with nothing, so the road has not been smooth and it will never be smooth but it really is your mindset. I believe mindset is everything – you have to see the positive in every experience even if it doesn’t turn out in your favor the way you would like.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
The proudest and most important roles would be Wife and Mother. But I pride myself on being an Internationally Published Full figured model. I’ve also become a Brand ambassador and use these platforms to encourage others to embrace themselves. Especially mothers surviving post postpartum. I use my passion for Modeling , Fashion and lifestyle to convey those things. It’s okay to be curvy ! And goofy and a nerd . It’s okay to love your stretch marks . You can still be fierce ! And bring that edge unapologetically to the fashion industry with out having to compromise who you are . Love yourself, love your true self and I hope my work shows and encourages that in other women – mothers or not. Young and old.

What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
Bring patience and humility to the table- always. And Prayer . Right now in my modeling I have so much more growth and expansion to do – I still consider myself very much a blank canvas . You have to have an open mind and a positive outlook – but it’s really important to be patient ! Be Kind and willing to learn . I’m grateful to have had strong women in my life Like my Mother Verdie ,sister – Candace . My Grandmothers and my Aunt Ladene and many many others who made sure I understood these things . Without those roots I wouldn’t be half the person I am today.

Contact Info:

  • Email: Domenicfuqua@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @ms.fuqua


Image Credits:

@cboiphotography @wildflowerlovings @rjonesphotography

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