We had the pleasure of getting to know the beautiful Shawneen Allen. A 26 years old freelance model from Northern Ireland.
2.At what age did you first start modelling?
I started Modelling at the young age of 10 years old doing local Beauty Pageants and Fashion Shows.
By the time I turned 21, I was getting into Fashion and Glamour Modelling.
3.What was your first big break and how did it arise?
My first big break was when I was 21-22 years old when I entered a local Beauty Pageant. It had been so long since I participated in one that I thought why not give it a shot. It was here that I was spotted by a Modelling Agency.
4.What would you say is your biggest achievement so far?
I’ve achieved a lot of great things in the 7 years I’ve been Modelling. I’m very proud of each and every one.
I have had the luck of being published in several different Magazines, both locally and International.
Featured on Websites.
Face of Northern Ireland 2015 Finalist. Miss Social Network’s Miss September 2016 and Next Social Queen’s Miss November 2016.
5.How do you like to stay fit?
I enjoy sticking to a healthy diet and exercising daily by doing a lot of core work, lifting weights and kick boxing.
I would tend to do a lot of walking as well, I love walking which is great to do as I live in a seaside town so a lovely walk along the beach is perfect.
6.What’s your favourite food?
I love anything to do with food. Cooking, baking and trying out new recipes.
My guilty pleasure would have to be that I enjoy a good Sunday dinner. Roast Chicken, Potatoes, Vegetables, Stuffing and Gravy. Yum!
7.Any advice for people wanting to start modelling?
Have confidence in yourself. Confidence is the key.
8.What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
There’s been so many funny things but recently, I’d have to admit that I accidentally got into the wrong car one day thinking it was my friend who I had been waiting for and went to give the driver a hug and kiss until I realised that it was a compete stranger so I quickly apologised and climbed out of the car as fast as my little legs could carry me! Needless to say, my friend had pulled up at some point as this was happening, saw the whole thing and couldn’t stop laughing. I had to hear about it for days after that.
9.What’s song best describes you?
Music is my life. I am always listening to music no matter what I’m doing. Any chance I get I have something blaring.
I don’t have a specific song that would best describe me. I do however love R&B and Hip Hop so anything by Brandy or TuPac, to name a few, I absolutely love.
10.What would you be if you weren’t a model?
I’ve swapped and changed my mind over the years about what I would be if I wasn’t a Model but right now, I have toyed with the idea of going into Journalism or Television Presenter.
11.Tell me something about you not many people know?
I want to become a Bodybuilder and enter Body Building Competitions.
12.What do you like doing in your free time?
In my free time I’m always working out, keeping my body in shape.
Spending time with my family and some close friends.
I enjoy the nightlife, going out to restaurants, nightclubs and to the cinema.
Having some peace and quiet curled up reading a book is so good!
13.What do you think is the most interesting thing about you?
I never give up no matter what.
14.What was your nickname at school?
I didn’t have a nickname at school.
15.What three things do you need to be successful in this industry?
Confidence and lots of it.
Attitude and always, always keep your head about you. Be level headed.
Adriana Antas Photography.
Paul Stevenson Photography.
Gerard Canavan Photography.
Mark Hamill Photography.
Darren Cumberland Photography.
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