Lissette Ocampo: Charleston Fashion Week model profile

Q: Where are you from?
A: Charlotte, N.C.

Q: What is your favorite charleston hotspot?
A: The Market.

Q: What do you do when you are not preparing for CFW?
A: I am home schooled, so I study at home 3 to 5 hours a day. I also work out for 30 minutes every day to stay in shape, go horseback riding, practice my tango dance, practice martial arts, and I do fire arms training once a week. I also teach runway walk to young girls at Carolina Talent.

Q: How many Charleston Fashion Week events have you modeled in?
A: This will be my second year at CFW. I have participated in other fashion events such as the Charlotte Fashion Week in 2008 and 2009 and the Atlanta International Fashion Week in 2008 and 2009.

Q: What was your favorite CFW experience or moment in 2009?
A: All of it! From the rehearsals to the shows. I loved to be able to meet new people and to be part of something so exciting. My favorite part of CFW week had to be the crazy, crazy back stage scene. The fast-paced hair and make-up, the changing - everything. It’s definitely something I wont forget!!!

Q: What are you looking forward to most for cfw 2010?
A: That moment when I step in the runway and rock it!!!!

Q: Which shows/designers are you modeling for?
A: Emerging designer Hannalei Taylor, Monkee's of Daniel Island, Sucker Jeans, Thera M., Tommy Bahamas, Seeking Indigo, Mary Mojo, Gwynn's, Bella Vista Bridal, Madison Row/Bella Bridesmaid, and featured designer Ashley Reid.

Q: Outside of rehearsals, how do you prepare for cfw 2010?
A: I practice, practice, and practice my walk! It is also important for me to take care of my skin and hair, eat healthy, and exercise.

Q: What would be your advice for aspiring models for cfw 2011?
A: Exactly what I do: practice, practice your walk, eat right, and exercise!

Q: Who/what is your inspiration for your personal wardrobe?
A: My style is chill. I don’t have an inspiration its just whatever I see first in my closet and what mood I am in the mood for. Some days I'll were a cute tank top, a skirt and my heels, then the next day I'll wear a t-shirt, my jeans and my chuck taylors.

Q: What is your favorite fashion trend for summer 2010?
A: Swimsuits!!! Summer is coming and I cant wait to hit the beach and the swimming pools. There are so many cute designs coming up and I cant wait.

Q: What music/band/dj are you listening to when getting exciting about cfw 2010?
A: There are a lot of songs I listen to but my favorites are probably "Tik Tok" by Kesha, "Loose Yourself" by Eminen, "Naturally" by Selena Gomez and "Fashion" by Lady Gaga. These song help me relax and they are about being yourself and letting go.

Q: What is your favorite fashion outfit or accessory that you are rockin’ right now?
A: Ringggs! I am so into rings right now - blue, pink, big or small, it doesn’t matter to me. I think that rings can make an outfit without having to wear to much.

Q: Do you use twitter? if so, what is your @ name?
A: No i dont have one but my mom does. It's funny because she'll come up to me and tell me all they gossip she read on twitter.

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