Name: Carene Marie Height: 5'2" Cupsize: D Ethnicity: Italian and Puerto Rican Location: San Diego, CA Instagram: @carene.marie Website: carenemarie.com
Who/What inspired you to get into modeling? Since I was a teen I have always admired the femininity and curves of woman- mysterious, sensual, sexy, powerful. I wanted to be that- years ago I was given the opportunity to shoot with a female boudoir photographer in Cleveland, Ohio. I loved the experience and I craved more; however, it took many years after that to really dive into modeling as I was in a toxic marriage that wouldn't allow me the freedom to be me. Once I had the courage to move on and up from that relationship, I dove head on into modeling and have never looked back. I love what I do- it allows me to tell a story, feel, express- be bold and be me.
Who is your favorite model? I wouldn't say I have a favorite model- there are so many; but overall, I love a model who has conviction in what he/she does- a passion you can see in the eyes and moods he/she brings to the art. It's not just about sex appeal or the body- it's an expression. Models who really love themselves and the art- those are my favorite. They do the industry and photographers justice- they aren't just another body- they are a muse.
Who is your favorite photographer? I'd have to say my favorite photographer who I have worked with is Ted Wimbush in North Carolina- he's a natural and captures all the moods!!! One I have yet to work with is Ohrangutang- his work is magic. Sexy and bold. AND his wife is the makeup artist; AND they have created this vision and magic together. I want to feel and experience their magic!
Which feature on your body gets the most attention? I would have to say my eyes get the most attention.
What are your modeling goals for the rest of the year? I'd love the opportunity to work with some of my other favorite photographers in LA, travel for "work", continue working on my art overall- the more you do, the more you know! I am pretty open to creativity and I'd like to open the doors to different types of photography- I just love the work!! I have to pat my own back and say I'm a natural and love to be in front of the camera- it never feels like a job. If I could do it full-time, I would in a heartbeat. The photographers and creatives I have met are some really incredible people. I just want to grow as a professional and individual overall, no matter how that looks!
Tell us something random about yourself. I love tarot, astrology, and donuts! I am a mom of two boys and turned 35 this year- the older I get, the better I feel!
What are your thoughts on Model Modele Magazine? It's making waves and obviously well liked by its viewers! Diverse and bold.