Portia - Fresh Flames
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Weight:125 lbs
Measurements:32-26-37 in
Shoe Size:4.5
Hair Color:Brown
Hair Length:Shoulder Length
Eye Color:Brown
Ethnicity :Other
Skin Color:Other
Join:7 Feb 2007

About Me

PLEASE JOIN MY FAN PAGES http://www.facebook.com/pages/edit/?id=24236651537#/pages/Portia-Freno/24236651537


Thank you for your support x x

Thank you for visiting my page. I am very passionate about what I do. It took me a while to believe in myself and realize my capabilities. All the supportive and kind messages I get from my fans are really encouraging; whenever I feel really stressed out or over-worked, I think about that and how I can't let you all down! It all started in modeling for me. I did a bit as a child but I always wanted my mum in the shots so it was a short career! As I got older, I used to get stopped quite a bit by model scouts, but I never took it seriously and never got back to any of them; I'm not quite sure why now. It just wasn't my dream and it didn't appeal to me at the time. I wanted to be a lawyer, so I didn't see the point.

A few years ago I got stopped by a photographer whilst at a christening. Despite my lack of interest my (ex) boyfriend took his card and said I would call. I now have him to thank for making me go to that test shoot; less than a week later I was lead in an Afri-Care hair commercial that went international. Within months I was flown to Africa after beating hundreds of girls in a casting for a Baby Phat fashion show. I then went on to shoot numerous hair and beauty mags, packaging and fashion shoots and was already getting features. Modeling became my full time job. I was asked to feature in former Smooth magazine editor Sean Cummings SHOW magazine and flew to LA for the shoot, interview and behind the scenes video. I was the only girl out of the States ever to be asked, so I was flattered. I knew then that things were moving.

But I was still unsure as to what exactly it was I wanted to do, and decided to give modeling a break so I could think things through. I've always been very intelligent (so I've been told ;) ) and i felt like my brain was frying from lack of academic study. I decided to go back to study A Levels in Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and World History.

Although I enjoyed it immensely, I decided not to continue to university. During this time of study I realized my dreams and ambitions, and I also realized that I wouldn't always have the chance to achieve these dreams; that now was the time. I was having to turn down numerous opportunities in modeling and presenting and found myself starting to feel regretful. I was itching to get back into the industry full time again. So that's what I did.

As you know, I am a model, presenter, columnist; I am running my own workshops and have just started a charity. Please follow this link for a brief description on my organisation; http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23803577281 further details will soon be posted on my new website PortiaFreno.com.

I am grateful for all the traveling that my work has involved; and I am also thankful for the lucky breaks I have had. I have decided to ignore height restrictions and stereo-types; they haven't stopped me! Don't ever let anyone tell you you are not capable; you be the judge of that.

Again, thank you for your continued support. I am more than willing to support you in your dreams as much as you all do mine. Feel free to hit me up regarding anything; however I will have to apologize in advance for the delayed response. I do try to go through all my messages. If you are a member of my website you can speak with me personally, wtihout delay.

I have had many knock-backs throughout my career and I am sure I will continue to do so. So this is especially for the bad in my life that tried to, and in many other forms is still trying to, destroy me. You will not succeed. For me, this is just the beginning.

Portia Freno x x


To all of you that have contacted me regarding the workshops; if I haven't got back to you already I will do very soon! Remember to send me your email ads. Looking forward to seeing you all x x http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9658239703&refurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fs.php%3Fn%3D-1%26k%3D200000010%26init%3Ds%253Agroup%26q%3Dbecome%2Ba%2Bprofessional%2Bmodel

Add me on facebook PORTIA FRENO. Please join my organisation and support my cause. Also, make sure you add my events page (first in my top friends) Thank you x x

Currently presenting day time t.v show The Basement

Check out my spread in the latest SHOW magazine,LA. FIRST AND ONLY UK MODEL TO GRACE THE PAGES. I hope you have as much fun reading my interview as I did shooting. UK, SHOW ME SUPPORT AND ORDER THE MAG ONLINE WWW.SHOW-MAG.COM. There are also dvds with behind the scenes exclusive footage. Alternatively, get at me and I'll sort something out.