Janea Larriviere is a great representation of a modeling success story and of what you can accomplish in modeling and acting. Ultimately, success comes when you set your mind to something, work hard and give it your all! At only 5’4″, Janae has been pursuing modeling and acting full time. She has found success working with brands like Freddy’s, Wrangler, Hyfve, Six Flags, and Dairy Queen. In 2019, Janea graduated Bella Modeling School and signed to a modeling agency shortly after her agency meet and greet. We could not be more proud of her and where she is headed in the modeling and acting industry!
WHEN DID YOUR PASSION FOR MODELING AND ACTING BEGIN?
I’m the baby of 5 kids, so I’ve always loved putting on a show and having the attention. I have always had the big personality, and the love for acting and being in front of the camera. As I started acting when I was little beginning with church and school plays, and eventually started acting in short films. I began my modeling journey when I was 13, however it didn’t last long. Soon after, I got involved with school and sports, and put my goals aside. After High school is when I decided it was time to fully pursue my passion for modeling and acting. Bella Modeling School followed me on Instagram and happen to message me. I then came in for a consultation to learn more about their program
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE AT BELLA MODELING SCHOOL?
The environment was so welcoming and the staff seemed very honest and wanted to help kick off my modeling/acting career. It was a good fit for me. I came to every class and every open studio. I loved the instructors, they are all encouraging, and want the best for you. They go out of their way to help each student. It’s also evident that they are very knowledgeable about the industry, not to mention they are all signed models.
WHAT HAPPENED AFTER GRADUATING BELLA MODELING SCHOOL?
Soon after I graduated Bella Modeling School, I signed to Icon Studios Dallas for modeling and acting. I also was able to start finding and booking a lot of modeling and acting work.
WHAT KIND OF MODELING AND ACTING WORK HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO BOOK AS A MODEL AND ACTRESS?
I have modeled for boutiques such as; Southern House Boutique, Top Culture, The Laughing Willow, Apollo Vision, The Royal Line, Dimension Clothing, Benazir Collection, TIJN Homelife, Elevated Faith, Seeds of Love Bracelets, and Icon Swim. I have also done stock photos for SDI Productions on 2 different occasions. I modeled for Dallas Wedding Hair. I have been in fashion shows for Macy’s prom dresses, Desi Wedding Wonderland, Fashion Goes Global, and DreamCon Fashion Show where I had the pleasure of walking for 3 different designers. I have done promotional modeling for Hyfve and &Mercy at the Dallas Trade Center. I have also done promotional modeling for All State. I was a featured extra for the movie Filp Turn. I got booked for a commercial called Football Matters which aired on ESPN, ESPN2, SEC Network, Sinclair properties, and also plays in the stadium for the NFL teams. I was in a sex trafficking documentary film. I got booked for a commercial shoot for Urban Taco. I was in Austin Micheal’s, from American Idol music video for his single Country Cred. I got booked to be in the TV show Texas Flip N’ Move.
HOW DO YOU FEEL BELLA MODELING SCHOOL HELPED YOU TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY IN YOUR CAREER?
Bella Modeling opened a lot of doors for me. They taught me how to market myself as a model and actress in the modeling industry, how to freelance model, how to network, what to wear/bring to a model casting in order to be prepared. Bella Modeling provided me with all the materials I needed to be successful in this modeling and acting industry. They helped me book modeling and acting jobs while I was stilling in the modeling program. I already had a full model resume by the end of graduation. They helped me learn where I fit best in the modeling and acting industry and how to pursue that type of modeling. I am very thankful for Bella Modeling School and the entire staff behind it for my success in modeling.
This Could Be You!
More and more, we are seeing changes in the modeling and acting industry. In fact, these changes are opening doors for new and unique faces to enter the industry. To start, the height requirements are changing allowing shorter models to make a career out of modeling and acting. Ultimately, we are looking to train and develop the next generation of models and actors to take advantage of these changes in the industry. Learn more about out modeling training program or acting classes and how you can be well on your way to becoming a modeling success story.