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Nakeela Dillard

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Nakeela Dillard

Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. She/Her.

WHAT MAKES YOU #VERYYOU?

I have a huge personality. I am always just me.

WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING ISSUE FOR WOMEN? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE CHANGED?

Owning your individuality. Not shrinking yourself to fit societal norms. A lot of women are trying to empower women but aren’t differentiating themselves. Focus on your self-empowerment first, before empowering other women.

WHAT’S THE BIGGEST RISK YOU’VE EVER TAKEN? DID IT PAY OFF?

Moving to LA by myself after high school when I was 18. It paid off because I’m still doing what I came to do!

WHAT’S ONE THING THAT GIVES YOU CONFIDENCE?

Feeling good from the inside out…especially after a workout or something healthy. I enjoy nurturing myself, personal wellness and taking time for myself.

SOCIAL MEDIA HAS EVOLVED INTO A POWERFUL TOOL FOR CHANGE, ESPECIALLY FOR THE CURRENT GENERATION OF TOP MODELS. HOW DO YOU MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU?

I’m cautious about how I use my social media platform. I try to keep in mind that I have a versatile following. I’m Black, White and Native American so being mindful of everyone I can connect to is important to me. My social media reflects what I’m doing to motivate and inspire.