Happy Halloween Curvy Women and admirers! Enjoy our feature on the gorgeous and a little spooky Sarah Vamp!
Will you please tell me and my CurveInspire readers your name, city you work in, and facebook or web link?
My name is Sarah Vamp and I am based in Las Vegas, NV. People can visit me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sarahvampmodel I am very active on my page, post lots of photos, behind the scenes action, inspirations, updates, and contests! People can also follow me on Twitter, www.twitter.com/sarahvampmodel
How long have you been a model/What got you into the world of modeling?
I have been modeling for about 3 years. In 2008 I started dancing for a heavy metal band with my friend Kacy. That started the duo we are in The Vamp Girls. In 2010 we won a spokesmodel contest for www.fullmetalrock.com and that’s what got us started in modeling. We continued to model together, but mainly focused on the band. I also started modeling individually. I have always enjoyed pinup and rockabilly culture so I naturally was drawn to pinup modeling. Once the band parted ways in the summer of 2011 we focused more on The Vamp Girls, did more modeling, hosting, and spokesmodeling. I do a lot of horror modeling being in The Vamp Girls so this year I have really focused on my individual projects and doing a little of everything. I will always love pinup, alternative fashion and glamour, latex, corsetry and anything bizarre, different, and crazy!
How did having curves affect you growing up?
When I think about it there were times when I was teased and bullied. Not a lot. I was a nice, soft spoken, easy going kind of person in school and I generally got along with a variety of different people. I tried not to judge people before getting to know them. I remember boys wanting to be my friend and not my boyfriend. I am 5’10 so I was usually taller then a lot of them. Now I think it was more of an intimidation or doing what their friends did type of thing. Overall I didn’t really focus on it a lot when I was growing up. I had a great group of friends which really helps through the tough and awkward teen years.
How did you accept your curves?
As I got older I realized that I needed to focus on the positive and embrace my curves. Everyone has things they don’t like about themselves, but you can’t focus on the negative. Turn negatives into positives. Health is the most important thing. I stopped focusing on sizes. I focused on the features I love about myself. I learned how to dress for my body shape. I am never going to be a size 2, 4, 6 etc. But that is okay and I rather be a size 14 anyways! When it comes down to it looks aren’t everything. What is important is the person on the inside, personality, intelligence, and character. Focusing on those things gave me the most confidence which lead to being confident about my curves.
How do your curves help you in your career as a model?
When I first starting modeling and I was trying to figure out what genre to focus on. I learned I had agency standard plus size measurements because I am also 5’10. I focused on commercial and fashion plus size modeling. So my height and my curves definitely helped. But I soon realized it wasn’t what I wanted. I had tattoos and wanted more. I liked alternative styles and horror. I started focusing on pinup, horror, and alternative modeling. When it comes to pinup I think my curves really help. In everything I do I focus on things that will bring out the best in my curves. I love modeling latex and corsetry, your curves are definitely on display! Plus size modeling is becoming more and more popular. I love seeing top models grace the cover of Vogue and become more prominent in the mainstream modeling world. I think having curves is a great thing! However, I don’t focus on it. I will always promote body acceptance, being what is healthy for you, curvy models, curvy supporters etc. But I don’t make that my main objective as a model. It just happens to be who I am and I embrace it 100 percent!
Thanks so much for featuring me on Curve Inspire! A lot of my fans are curvy women themselves and I know they will appreciate this. I also wanted to thank all of my fans, supporters, and friends for being there for me, accepting me for who I am, and helping me mold this amazing adventure I’m on!