Five years In the making, Sheila “Hollywood She” Bauzon pursued her dream of a modeling career during her second year of college. She began working with local photographers all over the San Francisco Bay Area to build her portfolio before getting hired for her first paid gig for a local Bay Area start-up company that very same year. Shortly after, her career caught steam and she began working with various apparel brands. Since then, Sheila has collaborated with various brands and starred in numerous music videos, local business commercials, and a Bay Area based web series that was officially selected to premiere at CAAMFEST 2018. Though she has long graduated from college with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and works as a registered nurse, Sheila continues to produce high quality projects.
How does it feel to be selected as one of the Abners Angels?
I’m excited and honored, I love any opportunity to share my story.
What made you become a model?
I became a model, because I’ve always been an entertainer. I thrive significantly in the spotlight and I really enjoy that it’s a great opportunity to showcase myself as a creative as well.
How do you cope under the pressures of being a model?
I usually just do something I enjoy to balance out any negative energy, so it can be listening to music, distancing myself, binging Netflix, watching YouTube DIY’s for various projects, or a combination of these things.
What’s one of the proudest moments in your career?
I recently made the decision to sign with an agency, so I’m excited for where that can bring me!
What physical features do you get the most compliments on? What are you insecure about?
I get a lot of compliments for my facial structure, usually my eyes, or how I can be ethnically ambiguous. I get insecure about occasionally having really dark under eye bags when I’ve been busy, working non-stop, or haven’t gotten a good night’s sleep.
What are the main challenges in modeling today?
The main challenge for me in general is breaking that high-fashion wall due to height restrictions in high-fashion modeling. We’ve seen instances where we’ve seen plus-sized models, models with disabilities, even slightly better diversity on runways and fashion shoots. It’s never enough visibility to all of the different shapes and sizes out there. Us petite models have a lot rules that need breaking!
What is your dream vacation?
My dream vacation is definitely to anywhere tropical, warm, with crystal clear waters and my boo of course.
What helps you unwind after a long, stressful day?
Usually a nice warm shower and complete head-to-toe exfoliation. Then hopping in bed and completely wrapping up in the covers while I watch Netflix. It’s like being at a spa at home.
Who would be the worst person to be stuck in an elevator with?
How about the best person to be stuck in an elevator with? The worst? Probably any of my exes. LOL, just kidding and the best. Probably my boyfriend, because we make jokes all day, will usually find some way to be entertained and occupied in any situation.
What’s the hardest thing mentally, you’ve ever done or been through?
One of the hardest things I’ve gone through was nursing school, academically it was just extremely challenging and a lot of work. Another thing was during my first year of nursing school, my dad got really sick and it had me worried sick for weeks. That it got hard for me to focus on my classes that semester.
What’s your most valuable possession?
I have a gold cross necklace that my parents gave to me that I hold very dear to my heart. Also, my German Shepherd, Mila.
What do you want to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered for being proactive, brave, and having the will to move mountains. I want to do as much as I can to make a difference in this lifetime, and hopefully my impact may impact someone here and there.
How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?
Instagram is best! IG: @sheilabauzon thank you!