We had the good fortune of connecting with Torry Holmes and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Torry, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Honestly being a model is difficult but I love having to prove someone wrong. Others may say you have to be a certain height or weight but I don’t believe in putting myself in a box. I want to expand in every aspect of modeling, and yes there will be some “No’s” but all it takes is for someone to see that confidence and potential in you.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
It wasn’t easy starting off modeling I had to really love and have confidence in myself. I knew in order to make it in this industry I had to comfortable in my skin no matter the outcome. I have received plenty of “No’s” but in no way did that stop my mentality to grow and expand. What I want the world to know is don’t ever knock something you are particularly interested in because that can be the light to your darkness. No matter what keep pushing and you will see where you started and where you will end, and when that happens it’ll be the best thing that ever happened to you.

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.
Since I know my BestFriend very well I would most likely start by going to the zoo or the aquarium. It’s just something about viewing life you can’t see without having to travel across the world even though it sounds delightful itself. After that since we both have a strong desire for crabs we worlds most definitely search for the best crab boil restaurant in the city. Fiery Crab seafood restaurant is the go to in the city of New Orleans. With that being said I would end the night with a nice movie at the theatres, that’s another thing we enjoy. Movies are sometimes like a life you want to experience but could really only watch. Overall I think we would really just enjoy being in each others company and exploring the endless possibilities New Orleans has to offer.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Honestly there are a few people I can thank for the opportunities, first a for most a good friend of mine Arielle Bobb-Willis she is very creative and talented in her work. Another great creative mind is Trenity Thomas he always knows what he wants to view in his creative eye. He was actually the start to where I’m headed and I’m blessed to be able to work with him. Lastly German Roque he is also a very talented person I enjoy working with. His work is unbelievable and creative, his style is remarkable and it brings everything to another level.

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Image Credits
Arielle Bobb-Willis German Roque

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