We had the good fortune of connecting with Precious or Pretty P and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Precious or Pretty P, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I am From Charlottesville Virginia ,where I grew up amongst three brothers . Being the only girl was kind of hard because I wanted to do more girly things, that I couldn’t really do with brothers . I didn’t grow up with a silver spoon as people say but I’ve always had more than others . One thing my mother always made sure was that myself and my brothers never went without even if it was more so wants than needs. I wouldn’t say we were spoiled I would just say we are blessed to have a mother that went so hard for us. Watching how hard she went for us made me wanna do the exact same for my son . Once I knew I was having a baby I knew certain things needed to change for me and about me. So as years went on I always thought what is my calling what will I be great at but not only great what is something I absolutely love doing because for some reason I couldn’t figure it out. Until one day I said ima open a business a business that would describe me as a model, leader, and influencer. I’m great at meeting new people , I’m great at modeling and that alone would help my business succeed . So here I am with bodiedbiprecious .
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Along side of me starting my first very own business I’m a model , I’ve been in the game for about 10 plus years, and I love what I do . I’m very proud of how far I’ve came , how far I’m going and how I never give up on my dream no matter how long it take . It was not easy at all I’ve got turned down many times because I didn’t know how to pose or I was just not the average model height . I never let that stop me I continued doing shoots, practicing my poses , facial expressions and also working with different people. A couple lessons I’ve learned along the way was to always have your own back. Many times I felt like I was alone like no one really see my vision, also you always think positive just because one thing doesn’t work out something else may work out and it may be better. I would like everyone to know one day ill be known for never giving up and always striving for what I want . my brand bodiedbiprecious explains itself ima always give what needs to be giving.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my friend was visiting for a week I would definitely take her shopping , of course a great dinner with her fav foods, also fav drinks. I would also have a chill night where we are just talking about things we wanna do in life. Because I feel not only should friends just have fun but also talk about goals and celebrate accomplishments.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Mother and grandmothers . With out these ladies I’m not sure where I would be , the prayers, encouragement and all around love taught me so much . Life is hard we all go through things but these ladies never let that stop them they put on regardless. Also my son Zari you make mommy go harder each day .
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