Mani Kaleah is a 25 year old published model. She is located in the DMV area and has been modeling for five years now. She does acting and has her own podcast show on YouTube. She also travels for hosting’s from time to time and love what she does.
How does it feel to be selected as one of the Abners Angels?
I feel excited! I can’t believe I’m actually doing my first interview. I can’t wait to see what you guys have in store for me!
What made you become a model?
I became a model because I love to take pictures. I love looking at them and making my ideas and concepts come to life. I love how beautiful I am. I have never even watched model TV shows on TV. I just began taking pictures and sure enough, people were telling me I should model. I have the looks for it, along with the ambition to embrace women empowerment and by that, I mean embracing your natural looks and giving whatever you want to give.
When it comes to modeling, what it something we would be surprised to learn?
I feel like anyone who doesn’t model, doesn’t know how hard it actually is to learn the techniques and poses. You have to be photogenic and you have to give face. You have to keep up with your image and be consistent. It comes naturally for some people and for me, sometimes it is hard when trying to constantly find new concepts, I don’t want to have the same content as everyone else. I want people to look at my portfolio and see different.
What is your favorite physical attribute about yourself?
My face, I am so pretty and I get told that every day, lol. I know that even if my shape isn’t like big booty Judy, I know my face will make up for it. My face is always giving.
Lingerie or Swimsuit shoot?
I love a good swimsuit shoot, lingerie is played out. I just discussed this the other day with one of my modeling friends that majority of people who want to become a model, they automatically think “nude” or “lingerie”. That’s not what modeling is about. It’s not about being naked. Yes, you can have concepts to where you are naked sometimes, but every shoot, no.
How many times have you been published?
I have been published about 5 or 6 times. I have been in magazines and on websites.
What did you do as a child that would be considered dangerous today?
Ummm, I was a dare devil and a tomboy when I was young, lol. Wouldn’t really consider anything I have done was dangerous today.
What’s the greatest cartoon of all time?
I haven’t watched cartoons in years, lol. Off the top of my head, I can say SpongeBob.
If you could go on tour with one band/artist for a week, who would it be?
It will be Dolph and Key Glock, rest in peace to that man. I was definitely a huge fan. Other than them, it would be Coi Leray. Even though I barely listen to her albums, she is really a lit person, lol. She’s always dancing, happy and just seems like she’s always into having a good time like me.
What meal did your family eat when you were young that you have not eaten since, because you hate it so much?
Hmmm, there was really no traditional meal that my family had that I didn’t like.
If you had the ability to erase something that you did in the past, what would it be?
I probably wouldn’t. Everything I have done in my past has made me the woman I became today. There are some things I wish I would have waited to do, but then again, it made me wiser and more aware of my future.
What have you overcome in life that no one knows about?
OMG, I love this question. I have overcome my panic disorder, I was diagnosed with a panic disorder in 2017. I woke up one day from a long overnight shift, I immediately was feeling really groggy and my heart was palpitating and I felt dizzy. My mom took me to the hospital and they told me I was having a panic attack. Ever since that day, I was having panic attacks every single day. For literally no reason. I was scared to leave the house, I would cry for no reason and etc. I finally became mentally stable on my own again and I fought hard to stop taking pills. My motivation was my son and I couldn’t continue letting him see me like that. I felt like a bad mom. I threw away the anxiety pills and started forcing myself out of panic attacks. Once I started having control back over my mind, I felt so happy and relieved. I really give people hope with that story.
How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?
People can get in touch with me by DM on Instagram @shelightskin or email. My email is in my bio on Instagram.