Zelda Fields Polk, aka Zee Lynette is a Florida native raised in Fort Pierce. Zee started modeling during the pandemic after losing every paid performing gig in the local entertainment field. She maintains a position helping senior citizens. She also enjoys basketball, movies, painting, travel and spending time with family.
How does it feel to be selected as one of the Abners Angels?
I am pleasantly surprised! I am new to the modeling industry. It’s an honor to be offered an interview at this stage in my journey. I must be doing something good to get this opportunity.
What made you become a model?
I’ve always wanted to model, but never had the guts to do it. I was bullied and picked on as a child, friends were few and far in between. I lived with low self-esteem and depression long into adulthood. As I got older people said I should model. I ignored it because I didn’t believe in myself. Time went on but the desire to model remained. In 2020 the pandemic hit. Seemed like the world was falling apart. People are dying all around me. I need to live my life while I’m still here.” I went to the casting call and got selected to walk in Drip the Runway Fashion Show held at Dream City Orlando. I’m so glad I did it. The experience came at a much-needed time. It provided a fun and safe social outlet, helped me to grow as a person and allowed me to fulfill a dream.
How has the modeling industry changed since you became a part of it?
I am new to the industry, I have not had enough time in to observe changes. I see that the industry is accepting of various body types. It’s no longer limited to just tall and skinny which is great, people come in all shapes and sizes. There should be representation of all.
What is one model/photographer you would love to work with?
I would love to work with Naomi Campbell or Grace Jones. I have been told that I look like Grace Jones. I would be honored to learn from either of them, I don’t know of any celebrity photographers. Maybe I should get to know who’s who. Thankfully I have been blessed to work with excellent photographers in Central Florida. My Instagram portfolio is filled with their amazing work.
What do you think you look the sexiest in?
Evening Gowns. Dressing up elevates my confidence and confidence is sexy.
What kind of exercises you do to stay in shape?
I jog, jump rope, do pushups and situps several days per week. I plan on getting back into Zumba. Dancing is fun and a great way to stay in shape.
What do you have a low tolerance for?
Drama and negativity. It’s draining and unproductive.
What do you and your family argue about the most?
Cell phone usage. Sometimes I want to eat dinner or watch TV, without the cell phones, I can’t fuss about it too much now. My cell phone usage has increased since I started modeling, LOL!
Would you rather be well known or worth knowing?
Worth knowing. For a person to think that it was worth knowing me, that means I made an impact in their life.
What makes you special and unique?
Honestly, this was the hardest question to answer. I had to skip it and come back to it, because I don’t see myself as special or unique. I’m just an average person trying to live my best life. However, to answer the question I have a level of endurance and strength that makes me unique. I have gone through a lot. I know I’m not the only one that has gone through what I have encountered. Yet by the grace of God I have stood and I am still standing.
If you could meet any figure from history who would it be?
Chadwick Boseman, aka Black Panther. It’s sad to call him a historical figure. Seems like he was in the prime of his life, right before he died.
If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?
I would change not having my dad around. I really wish he could have been there to help raise me. He probably would have given me the affirmation and male attention I desired. We have a relationship now, so all is not lost. I also would change some parts of being raised to be independent. That rearing trained me to operate in more masculine than feminine energy. Being an independent woman has its pros. It also can make being in a relationship difficult if you don’t know how to balance or turn off the masculine energy when needed.
How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?
Follow me on Instagram and Facebook @zeelynette. For modeling inquiries send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to connecting with you. Thanks again for the interview.