Our latest Steadfast Sweetheart comes to you from our home state of Florida! Vany Vicious ain't afraid to speak her mind. Her attitude and character is what makes her stand out, and it comes through in every photo shoot she does. Don't believe us?
See for yourself.
Tell us a bit about yourself/what you do!
Well my name is Vanessa, a.k.a. Vany Vicious. I'm a full-time model and all around hustler, born and raised in Miami!
How did you get your start in the modeling business?
I honestly got my start on my own. My first shoot was some ghetto-ass thing a friend of mine and I shot at our house when I turned 18. I started posting the photos on the internet (MySpace at the time) and I got a good response so I continued from there (shooting with actual photographers, of course)!
How did you come to be involved with the Steadfast Sweethearts?
Well, I met Chris from Steadfast Brand through the internet, as all people meet nowadays haha. I wanted to be a part of SFB, so I visited Orlando, did a photo shoot and it went from there! Thanks Chris and the rest of the SFB family for takin' my bitch ass in :) haha!
When did tattoos become a part of your life?
I've always wanted tattoos. Ever since I was a kid, I thought they were awesome. My dad took me to get my first for my 15th birthday, and I was pretty much hooked ever since.
Have you ever faced stereotyping/ridicule for your decision to get tattoos? How do you handle it?
I live in Miami, which can go either way. A lot of people here are very stereotypical, as far as trying to portray a certain rich lifestyle. So sometimes I get dirty looks, but for the most part people show me love (unless they are old and don't know any better lol). But, I handle it by ignoring it. The only time I'll say something is if I get disrespected, which has only happened a handful of times.
Tell us a bit about the photo shoots you went to in LA and Vegas!
My trip to the west coast was amazing and I did not wanna come back to Miami! But it definitely was hectic. I basically had a shoot everyday, sometimes 2-3 a day. I was out there for 12 days so it was crazy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. While in LA, I met and shot with some dope new photographers, as well as my home team (DAZE). In Vegas, we made some magic in the desert, so I'm super excited to release those pics! I also got to play with my favorite Vegas photographer, Mentel Candy.
Describe your dream photo shoot!
Honestly, I haven't thought about that. I like creating art, moods, and my shoots sometimes are random. I try not to over-think and stress too much because I don't want to take away from the fun of it. Once it becomes too stressful, I'll quit. I don't ever want to stop loving my job.
What are your thoughts on the tattoo industry?
I feel like the industry has definitely grown, though it's become a bit more mainstream now. Some would say it's a bad thing because you see 16 year old kids with hand tattoos, which I do not agree with, but at the same time it's an amazing thing that tattoos and body mods in general are becoming more accepted as the years progress.
How did you come up with your modeling name?
It was given to me because of my attitude haha. I've always been called Vany which is short for Vanessa. But because of my "I don't give a f*ck" attitude, Vicious was added to it by friends as a joke. So when I started modeling, it stuck with me.
The genie just granted you three wishes; what are they?
My first wish would be to have 3 more wishes :) Honestly it'd be a long and healthy life for myself, friends/family, and success for myself and my team.
What is the perfect lazy day for you from sun-up to sun-down?
I love lounging around. It would involve my bed, my a/c cranked, junk food, and Netflix. Sometimes I just need to sit on my ass and do nothing.
If you could take a recurring role on any TV show, what would you pick?
I would choose to be a prisoner in Orange is the New Black . I think I fit the description, haha.