Doriynn Morris (DoriiElise) grew up in Dothan, Alabama and is trying to make a name for herself in the Atlanta area. She has been modeling ever since she was 8 years old and it has always been a passion for her. Along with modeling she’s in school for business, she makes music and she has multiple jobs. Being only 20 years old she’s very determined to take her modeling and singing career to the next level and become successful.
How does it feel to be selected as one of the Abners Angels?
It feels amazing and I’m honored to be chosen, because that means that I caught somebody’s attention and I’ve been working hard.
How long have you been modeling and what inspired you to become a model?
I’ve been modeling for 12 years and I grew up watching America’s Next Top Model. Watching that show and seeing what it took to become a true model interested me, so I always took pictures and practiced walking for the runway. Tyra Banks truly inspired me and as I got older, I looked up to models such as Naomi Campbell and Chanel Iman. When I was younger every time I even saw a camera out I would pose and take a picture. I was that “take my picture friend” because I just loved being in the camera, so I know this was the right field for me.
How many times have you been published?
I’ve only been published once right now, but I’ve been working to get published again.
What does modeling mean to you?
Modeling means art and freedom to me. As a model when you do different themes of photoshoots it allows you to transform yourself to really feel the theme. I think modeling is artistic, because the human body is beautiful and you get to pose in many different ways and use your facial expressions to create the best photo. You have to really become the photo itself.
Lingerie or Nude shoot?
I prefer lingerie, but I would be open to trying a nude shoot one day.
Do you prefer studio or location shoots?
If I had a choice, I would choose location. It’s so many different areas and natural backgrounds that you can shoot at, it gives a more urban feel.
What is your favorite type of ethnic food?
I love Mexican food I could eat that 24/7, like enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, you name it .
What fears have you overcome?
I used to be shy when it came to modeling and being on stage in front of people, but over the years I gained confidence and I told myself, “if this is something I want to do then I need to get serious with it “. I was also insecure and I had a fear that I wouldn’t make it, just because I wouldn’t get that much support from people in my hometown. Now I’m doing so amazing and I have support from people that don’t even personally know me.
What death of a famous person upset, devastated or shocked you the most?
Michael Jackson’s death was so devastating to me. I looked up to him, because he was so multitalented and such a sweet and genuine person. I hate that the tabloids always tries to make him seem like a bad person, but he’s done so much for us as a community.
What turns you off when dating?
Honestly a lot of things, but mostly poor hygiene and no goals. I can’t date someone with poor hygiene, because we’re grown and it shouldn’t be that difficult to keep up with yourself. If you have no goals or plans for your life that’s a HUGE turn off.
Do you ever listen to a song and remember exactly what life was like when you first heard it?
All of the time. It’s times when I can hear a song and get that feeling of nostalgia and remember simple days of being in high school. It makes you miss it.
What is wrong with our society today?
The problem with our society today is that this generation is extremely immature. They make fun of things that should be taken serious, negative things are glorified and too many people worry about materialistic things. I feel like society would be so much better if people would stop all of these acts of violence and learn how to get along better. You can barely go anywhere in peace these days, because it’s always shooting or crime going on. If things don’t change now they’re just going to continue to go downhill sadly.
How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?
You can reach me on my Instagram at @doriielise_. I’m most active on there.