Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you? What do you do?
My name is Tia Hollywood, and I’m a fitness model from Prince George’s County in Maryland. I’m also an armored guard for Brinks. I’m a Leo, I have no children, and I love to have sex.
Over the years, your look has evolved from “urban model” to “fitness glam.” Tell us a little bit about why you did that, and what you hope to accomplish as you enter a new phase in your modeling career.
I love working out — it’s a part of my life now. I really just got tired of people thinking that a big ass is what it takes to be a model, so I just want to show people that a woman’s body is more then just an ass. You can be fit and still be sexy. More to the point, I don’t ever want to restrict myself from other opportunities. I feel there’s so much more out there in the modeling world and I want to reach everyone.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome as a model? How did you overcome it?
My biggest challenge as a model was that I was trying to look like everyone else or how I though they wanted me to look. But I overcame that by being happy with myself and letting it come to me.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years, I hope to see myself on every magazine cover, and training other people to get fit and be happy with themselves.
What is the biggest misconception of urban models, in your opinion? What are you doing to combat that?
There’s a lot of misconception about urban models. Now, don’t get me wrong — some of it might be true — but that’s part of the game I don’t think that will ever change. Hopefully, I show them and give them a different misconception and it’s a positive one.
If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring model, what would it be, and why?
If I could give a piece of advice, it would be that everything’s not for everybody. Stand out, be different, and take chances, and I say that because they will aways remember you that way.