Quick chat with the 2022 Ms Kapable Kurves competition winner, the beautiful Brittney Ellis.
Hey beautiful, how are you doing this evening?
I'm great, thanks for asking
You're welcome, please tell the readers your name and where you're from?
My name is, Brittney Ellis and I live in Baltimore MD.
How long have you been modeling?
I have been modeling for about two years now.
For those that don't know, you're legally visually impaired.?
Yes, I am a blind woman. I lost my sight to pseudo tumor cerebri because of my birth control.
How did you get into the modeling industry?
I got into the model industry because I was using my social media platforms to promote myself and awareness about blindness, and I had several magazines reach out to me, wanting to do a photo shoot, and it was a snowball effect from there.
When you hear the words Fearless Curves, what comes to mind?
When I hear the words, fearless curves, I think of a beautiful, plus size woman who is not afraid to be who she is. I think of a. Confident woman who lights up the atmosphere wherever she is.
Being visually impaired, how do you handle the runway?
Being visually impaired and walking the runway, I like to use my mobility tool, which is my cane. I also sometimes request an escort.
what is your definition of beauty?
My definition of beauty is far from conventional. Beauty to me is someone who brings change, someone who is kind and confident.
What advice would you give women that are visually impaired, that's trying
to get into runway/modeling like yourself?
Advice that I would give to other visually impaired women trying to get into the modeling industry, are to be absolutely confident in what you are capable of, and not taking no for an answer. Promote yourself and don’t be afraid to approach people.
So, being that you're the 2022 first Ms. Kapable Kurves winner which is a new competition under Kurvacious LLC for the visually impaired full-figured woman and the brand
ambassador for a non-profit organization called "Not my eyes" created by
Annalee Smith. How does that feel?
It feels absolutely amazing to be the 2022 Ms. Kapable Curves winner! I never thought I would be the face of anything. It motivates me even more to keep doing what I’m doing because I know there’s a woman out there somewhere proud to see my face. It makes me feel accomplished and unstoppable! This win has given me the motivation to further my career in the model industry.
What's next for you in this industry, what should we look out for?
My plans for my future would be to get into acting and being on movies and television series.
Thanks for your time, any last words for the readers?
You're welcome and thank you please follow me on TikTok @blindbeauty
and Instagram @officialblindbeauty