Meet Chassidy Spencer
|“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” A simple quote by Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter still goes through my 23 year old mind. From the age of 10, I was succumbed to vicious bullying, from middle school, all the way through high school, and reading about dark wizards, spells, and Triwizard tournaments was my only outlet. I remember in 6th grade being asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I stated proudly, “I would love to be a model one day!” Half of the class erupted with laughter, and their taunting words remain in my head. “Chass, BONEZ, a model!?” “Ugly girls with short puffy hair, CAN’T MODEL!” These words were my weakness, and until I was a Freshmen in college, held me down. I began writing, and became a published writer for several of my short stories in 2010 and also was a writing tutor for my community college.
In 2011, I decided to take a leap of faith. I decided to compete in my first pageant: Miss Illinois USA. Although I became a state finalist, I entered a whole new world. I was 5’4, with no type of pageant experience, competing against women who looked like they came straight out of a Victorias Secret magazine. It was no surprise when they announced the top 15 finalists, and my name wasn’t called. I didn’t win a single award, but I left the stage feeling satisfied. However, after the pageant, a little bit of luck was thrown my way. I was able to be a featured actress on the College of Lake County Fall 2011 commercial. The commercial filled my town with buzz, and even was played in movie theaters! A few months after this, I was contacted by the former Miss Illinois USA. Angela Sparrow, and was asked to be a beauty queen model on the TV show, Chicagolicious. I was on set for over 14 hours, and once the episode aired, you only saw about 5 minutes of me. But, this 5 minutes helped me realize that maybe I could have a career in the modeling world. After the new found confidence coming from the last few months, my best friend and I from my community college decided to start the first ever cheerleading squad there. I became one of the co-captains of Lancers Cheerleading, and the local news was thrilled with excitement. I began to see my name and pictures all over, and my heart knew that if I had a dream, I should follow through with it.
Originally from Gurnee, Illinois, I moved to Chicago in January of 2014 for educational reasons. After studying nursing for a couple of years, I decided to change my major to American Sign Language- English Interpretation at Columbia College Chicago. In October of 2014, I decided to submit myself to a local casting call for a runway show model. I got casted, and after that, my world has been turned upside down! I have now modeled for several international designers, and have walked in the following runway shows: Beauties for Humanities 5th Annual Fashion Show, 2nd Chicago Annual Fashion Show, 3rd Chicago Annual Fashion Show, Hannah’s Boutique Prom Fashion Show, Modelo International Summer Fantasy Fashion Show, Broadway to the Runway Fashion Show, and several others. On top of that, I have been featured in several recent magazines; Emerald Lifestyle Magazine (2 Editions), Surreal Beauty Magazine 2 Editions), and Tiara Magazine. Just because my modeling work is soaring, does not mean I have stopped competing in pageants! I recently competed in Miss Illinois United States 2015, and even though I did not place in the top 5, I have gained a tremendous amount of support from family, friends, and even strangers and now fans! Recently, I was just crowned Miss Worldwide Native American Indian, an ambassador for Live Out Loud Charity. Now, you may be curious about my ethnicity: I am Caucasian (Irish and German), African- American, and Cherokee and Blackfoot Indian.
I’m still in shock from all of the opportunities that have been laid in my path and always tell people that I’ve officially been modeling since October 2014. It hasn’t even been a year in this modeling world yet, and I know there is much more to come!
|Gender||Female||Agency||À La Carte Fashion|
|Genre||Print Runway||Experience||1 year|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown||Hair Length||Medium|
|Ethnicity||Caucasian, African American, and Native American||Tattoos||Yes|