Karma Red is a rare type of model, in that she is studying to be a registered nurse, instead of studying to be on the next season of Basketball Wives. Aside from being featured in Sweets and AsIs Magazine, this Miami-based model also recently shot for the Dynasty Series, and is working on her own line of clothing. Check out our interview with this intelligent beauty.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is Karma Red, from Miami, Fla., and I am an urban model signed to IBMM. I am in school studying to become a registered nurse. I love helping people and I am very passionate about not just my modeling career but my nursing career as well. Can't forget that I am Haitian so I am very passionate about my culture because it makes me who I am.


What would you say is the biggest misconception about urban models? What are you doing to dispel that misconception?

I would say the biggest misconception about the urban model industry is that we're all promiscuous. Some of us are actually passionate about it and keep it strictly business. A lot of people feel that because we are in music videos, or in magazines with swimsuits/lingerie on, that we must be "fast" women. I just make sure that I keep it strictly business and be myself on and off set. I believe that if a person wants to work with you, they will work with you regardless.


What was your greatest accomplishment in modeling?

Some of my great accomplishments wouldn't have happened if I didn't sign to IBMM so that's my greatest accomplishment. Within 90 days, I had a video out that did over 200,000 views and I was featured on Dynasty Series. I also was featured in Sweets Magazine (April). I launched my website www.karmaredonline.com, where I will be selling "Karma Red" merchandise starting this summer. So I will say one of the greatest accomplishments is just being part of a team that believes in my brand.


Would you say it's difficult, as a model, to maintain a personal relationship with a man? Why or why not?

As a model, I would say a relationship can be difficult because of the type of work that I do. It's always something that can come up at the last minute that can take me away from our original plans. Another issue that some men might have is seeing me in various men's magazines that their friends may buy. I look at it like this: why wouldn't you want a model, you can show me off like "buy the issue with girlfriend in it?"


If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring models, what would it be, and why?

People will say negative things that can break you but don't let it get to you, if this is really what you want, other people's opinions shouldn't matter. Your dreams are your dreams and your career is your career, so always remember that. I can honestly say that I would tell any model to work with a team, because that support system is great. So to all my fellow models, keep striving to be the best and always do your best.

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