Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexia Orozco.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I began my journey in the modeling/creative industry here in Phoenix in late 2020 as I was looking to branch out and wanted to try something new. I did all the research that I could in terms of castings, what to wear, who to reach out to, etc.
I seriously could not have imagined everything that would soon come along with all of that, I learned so much in so little time and did so many things that I couldn’t have even imagined, from doing a shoot with Zia Records to seeing myself in magazines when I order them — it’s all very surreal to me at times but I have loved it all and I just am thankful to have done what I have in a little time that I have been modeling. From the people I get to meet and network with to the events I attend, I have been grateful to be a part of it all.
I get to work with such amazing creatives that I love being able to work with different people on different creative projects and seeing it all come together is so rewarding in the end.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It has most definitely not been a smooth road whatsoever. I think it varies per person on what their struggles were like, but I felt as if I faced a lot of inner conflict within myself in trying to become fully confident not only in myself but in my model self as well and that took quite a bit of work. It takes a lot of work to really fully become confident in yourself as a model and creative but once I had reached that point it helped me in so many ways because other people could genuinely see and feel how confident I was after struggling for so long and it felt so amazing to finally break past that point because that became my hardest struggles.
The hardest struggle wasn’t not booking enough jobs or having people that I wanted to work with not want to work with me, it was simply being able to immerse myself in the feeling of utter confidence and truly feel it. Another major struggle I encountered is meeting countless inauthentic or simply ungenuine people in the industry and feel as if there weren’t people who had the same mindset as me– because I believe you should be able to think on the same level in a creative sense as well as a practical sense. That was an issue at first, but the more I learned and the more people I met I definitely have found my flock of genuine, amazing creatives here in the valley.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a fashion model and creative located in Phoenix, Arizona. I specialize in commercial, runway, and fashion photoshoots and occasionally style shoots and assist in photoshoots from time to time as well. I am especially proud of the projects I have done such as modeling for Shop Heartglass and being published in Fienfh magazine for that, shooting for Zia Records was an absolute dream, and even just having my photos featured on websites makes my heart beam with excitement and proudness.
I try to set myself apart from others by engaging in projects that are unlike others that are around or trending, I always want the pictures and art that I put out to be original and as creative as possible.
Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
I was a very curious child growing up. I always had questions and always had a head full of thoughts that seemed to be constant and flowing and all over the place. I loved school and still do, and at age 5 I said if I missed a day of school it would be a day wasted.
I was always a very mature child with a wild imagination, I loved to read and write and even “write out” my own books sometimes. I was a brave and outgoing little girl who always had a lot to say, I guess I could say I’m the same way even now. I was greatly creative even as a child and it just grew the more I got older.
Personal photo by: Kamryn Binion.
Jodi Madrid, Kassandra Ramirez, Allen Patrou, Enrique Mañon-Campos, and Alexia K. Orozco