Big forehead…Big eyes…And yes she has a gap. Hate it or love it, she is still Brandi Kay…Brandi Kay The Muse. Brandi’s confidence definitely shines through every photo and every step I take on the runway.
Name: Brandi Kay
Location: Charlotte, NC
Hometown: Queens, NY
Age: Getting younger by the day. Benjamin Button LOL
Sapphire: You have a rather eclectic look, I love it. Part of the reason I chose you for Model of the Month was your diversity. How would you describe your personal style? How have you incorporated that into your modeling?
Brandi Kay: My personal style is completely unexpected. You never know what you’re going to get. I’m the type of person that sees it…likes it…buys or tries it.
Having that attitude has helped me keep an open mind in the modeling industry.
Sapphire: Just as interesting as your style is your name, why Brandi Kay The Muse, and not just Brandi Kay? How did you come up with the name?
Brandi Kay: A Muse is a “female diety…a source of artistic inspiration.” I’ve been told by many photographers that I am always a pleasure to work with. Before our shoot it over, they’re usually throwing out ideas for the next one.
A few photographers have labeled me as their “Muse” and always reach out to me first when they think of a new concept or have a new idea; Hence the name “Brandi Kay The Muse.”
Sapphire: How did you get your start in the modeling industry? Is this something you thought you’d end up doing?
Brandi Kay: I started watching America’s Next Top Model and thought it was interesting. I never thought I’d become a professional model, but the more I started doing photo shoots and shows, I realized my potential and always looked for new opportunities.
Sapphire: Runway or photo shoots, which do you enjoy more and why? What is your favorite and least favorite aspect of each?
Brandi Kay: Runway or Photo shoots?? Hmmmmm…
I truly enjoy doing both, but print work is where the money is at!!
I love assisting designers in bringing their designs to life.
When I’m on the runway and/or in front of the camera, it’s like I’m in another world for the entire time…Probably on top of the world. It’s like a natural high.
Sapphire: I love the diversity in your photos, how involved are you in the creative process behind your shoots. Are they mainly the photographer’s ideas or do you collaborate?
Brandi Kay: Unless a photographer has a special concept in mind and knows exactly what he/she wants, I am usually pretty involved in the creative process. I love to try new things, which photographers are usually not opposed to. I believe that collaboration is important in all projects in order to ensure that all parties are on the same page and to ensure that the best possible results are produced.
Sapphire: Being sexy, being a model, can make you a target these days, especially on social media. How do you deal with the overzealous fans who come at you trying to holla?
Brandi Kay: I am always flattered when my supporters contact me and tell me how much I inspire them and/or how much they look up to me. However, for the overzealous ones, I respectfully let them know that this is a business and that I’m not here looking for hookups, boyfriends, sugar daddies or anything of the sort. 🙂
Sapphire: Thinking back to your most memorable shoot, what made it such a special standout experience?
Brandi Kay: My most memorable shoot was with my favorite photographer, Porter Garner. We did a lingerie/swimsuit shoot and literally stopped traffic. One guy even approached me, got on one knee and kissed my hand. It was a lot of fun!
Sapphire: Besides modeling, what other talents or interests do you love to explore?
Brandi Kay: Besides Musing, I am into online shopping and creating my own clothing. I am currently working on a business venture, and am excited to see how it turns out.
Sapphire: What can fans expect from you in the near future. Working on any special projects?
Brandi Kay: I am under new management and have a lot of exciting projects coming up. I can’t go into too much detail, but look out for more from Brandi Kay The Muse!!
Sapphire: Where can people see more of you and book you if they needed?
For Booking Email: BrandiKayTheMuse@gmail.com