Here’s a model that loves her ink. Treasure is a registered nurse and model from the greater Maryland area, and in this interview, we talk about the meaning behind some of her tattoos, her modeling aspirations, and how she combines modeling with nursing.
—Bernadette Giacomazzo (@berngiacomazzo)
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How did you get your start in modeling?
I got started modeling when I was young. I always loved modeling, pictures and cameras. My first modeling step was at a school play in the 4th grade. That following year I wanted to be in the Easter fashion walk at Greenbelt Plaza Mall. I wore clothes from the different stores in the mall and strutted down the runway. I became more focused on becoming a cheerleader than a model shortly after that summer was finished. But when I hit 9th grade I didn’t want to cheer anymore I wanted to walk, take pictures and be seen on the big screens. I began to take pictures of myself as I took photography class in 9th grade as my elective. After I mastered the camera I wanted to now be the model. They all just went hand in hand. I had a baby at 17 so that cut my time I had to put into my modeling career. When I got the time again a few years ago I went full force trying to do as much as I can get noticed for it. I have done music videos to runway shows. Every opportunity I try to take advantage of, and I’m still taking them and going.
Outside of modeling, what are your hobbies?
My hobbies are reading and listening to music. I love instruments and the sounds that comes from them. I try to be as involved with life as much as possible so I make new hobbies daily. I’m also in love with my sons and mommy time with my boys, going and doing fun outings on a regular basis. I love the nightlife—I love to clubs in different cities so I can see the people. And of course my love of music ties into that well. I love being seen and seeing people. When I’m home I’m a big movie buff. I don’t go to the movies as often as I would like but I try to get a view in when its a great cast or a Tyler Perry movie. Although I have just about every type of movie, I love a good love story. As long as it has a good plot I’ve seen it or will see it soon.
Tell us about your tattoos. Which was your first one? What’s the meaning behind them?
Well most of my tattoos have meanings and a few don’t, I just liked the style or colors. My first tattoo however was very meaningful—located in the top of my sleeve on my right arm, I have a Rest In Peace Tattoo that is dedicated to my son’s father, also my childhood boyfriend (Midnite). I got it right after he passed in 2004. The next day I got my Libra scales symbols because it’s my zodiac sign. I have a gorgeous Koi fish which means good luck and good fortune located on my inner arm in my sleeve. And surrounding all of that I have multiple colored leopard spots all throughout cause they are pretty. I have a line of stars to symbolize all my 8 siblings in my sleeve as well and on top is a specially designed peacock overseeing the whole arm, and of course my sons names too. My whole arm was free handed and designed by DMV artist Guss at Uptopink and its not done so watch for more to come.
Who is your celebrity crush, and why?
I don’t really have a celebrity crush, all the good ones are taken or I’m just not interested in them. A few actors have caught my eye though, but to keep hope alive I don’t wanna reveal them. Some of them follow me on Twitter.
What does a man have to do to win your heart?
A man only has to be himself to really win me over. Make me laugh and cry at the same time. But be the only one to dry my eyes. Take care of me and my family like its his own. Show me everyday that I matter and has only have eyes for me. Take me places and show me off at the best locations. Take vacations and take care of me. I may require a lot of attention but I give out 100 percent more that’s given to me. I thrive on trust. It’s the most valuable thing you can ever have. Just trust me and know that if I choose you and you choose to be with me, lets be happy. All every woman wants to do is be loved and happy.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I will have my own company or modeling firm for young aspiring actresses and models. I want a portfolio that’s amazing and full of accomplishments. I want to have finished school by that time, as I will be getting older. I’m seeking my BSN. Being a RN has always been my ideal career and is now my back up career if my modeling doesn’t take me to the heights that I am looking for in life. I hope to see myself in a beautiful big house looking at pictures of me in magazines from all over, looking at actress roles and hopefully getting a starring role. I love movies and always dreamed of acting. I have many dreams and aspirations, I also want to just be able to say I have had the dream I wanted come true. Not sure what’s in store for me but I hope it’s a lot.
If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring models, what would it be, and why?
One piece of advice that I would give to all girls attempting and/or aspiring to be a well known model, or video vixen whether it’s in eye candy or not, to never forget who you are. Don’t let fame change you as a person, I have seen this happen a lot and to people whom I thought would never change. It never helps its ultimately hurts you in the end. Even if you are already into modeling the first and foremost thing to know is know that it’s hard and to be the best you have to work hard but you are not the only one trying. So your efforts will pay off with dedication and hard work. So try your best. Never forget where you come from and never forget where you wanna go.