Domonique Brooks is perhaps best known for her work in various Gucci Mane videos, but don’t let that stop you into believing that this model on the rise is multi-faceted. In this interview, we talked about her love for 2 Chainz, and what legacy she hopes to leave behind.
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How did you get started in modeling?
I got started in modeling a few years ago. My father actually gave me the final push to try it and I loved it!. Soon after I began booking photo shoots and events, and starring in videos.
You’ve been in a lot of videos with Gucci Mane. What is he like to work with? Do you have some interesting stories?
Everyone asks me about Gucci Mane. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about him. He was very quiet and reserved on set. He was actually very nice to me and let me charge my cell in the same room while he was getting his hair cut. Gucci is cool to me.
What would you say was your best experience in the modeling industry? What would you say was the worst?
I have had a lot of great experiences in the modeling industry. The fact that I’ve been given opportunities to work with some of the biggest stars in entertainment is very memorable for me. I am also very humbled by the amount of support I receive from my admirers and true fans. My worst experience would be witnessing young ladies compromise themselves and sacrifice their morals for attention in this industry.
Besides modeling, what do you see yourself doing on a professional level?
I have a passion for acting. I see myself in films and even interviewing your favorite celebrities as they walk down the red carpet. I’m an all around entertainer and being on stage and in front of the camera gives me a rush. I have already starred in a short film and performed in a stage play. Acting has been a great way for me to display my creativity.
Where do you see your career in 5 years?
Everyone usually says they want to be a “household name.” But I want my legacy to live on even after I’m gone. Establishing my brand is important to my longevity in this business and I intend on making that happen. In 5 years I’ll be enjoying the rewards of all my hard work.
Who is your celebrity crush, and why?
My celebrity crush would probably be 2 Chainz. He’s just a dope person. The hard work he has put in has definitely paid off. His work ethic and determination is admirable to say to the least.
If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring models, what would it be?
Stand your ground. Build your brand. Work hard at your craft.