Val Ann, a Milwaukee native, grew up in both city and rural life, gaining a unique perspective. Overcoming fears led her to modeling, a creative outlet allowing self-expression. Beyond the camera, her focus lies on impactful projects, like raising awareness about PTSD through a tattoo. Supported by her husband and inspired by overcoming obstacles, Val encourages new models to embrace confidence.Here we are presenting her Exclusive Interview .
Val Ann’s Exclusive Interview
Where are you from, and how would you describe your life growing up?
I grew up in Milwaukee Wisconsin and then moved to Plymouth Wisconsin as a teenager. I was very lucky to experience life growing up both in the city and a rural community. I think it gave me a unique perspective on life.
How did you find your way in front of a camera, modeling?
I reached out to a photographer to help me overcome one of my fears.
What do you like best about being a model?
I love that I can be creative. I am able to express myself in ways I can not in everyday life. It is a great creative outlet.
Besides modeling what is the most important thing in your life? Do you have any unusual talents?
Making an impact in this life is important to me. I’m currently working on a project surrounding my tattoo to bring more awareness to PTSD. I would say my usual talent is that I fire eat and breathe for my hobby.
We all need support in life. Where do you get your support? What or who inspires you?
I have an amazing support system in my husband, family and friends. They all inspire me with how they overcome obstacles in life.
What do you think is the most challenging thing about modeling and what advice would you give to new models?
I find it is hard to find your confidence. At times we looks for flaws in ourselves. I would tell new models don’t be afraid to jump in and try it. Don’t put yourself down. You are enough.
What is your favorite way to relax? What do you do for fun?
I enjoy ordering food in and walking a movie on the couch under a cozy blanket. I enjoy being outdoors. I love to hike, kayak, go to the beach and travel.
You look amazing. What do you recommend for those wanting to keep in shape?
I think finding an exercise class you enjoy is key. In the last couple months I have started aerobic pole dancing classes and have started kick boxing. I love class and enjoy going to them.
What would you consider your sexiest, strongest attribute? What do guys compliment you most on?
I would have to say my smile.
Please share something about yourself that may surprise others. What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?
I am someone that faces my fears head on. I was scared of flying so I jumped out of a plane. I had a fear of fire so I learned how to eat it. I was scared of dying so I did a photoshoot surrounded by death.
What are your dreams and goals and ambitions?
My dream is to succeed in life and be happy. Right now, I am putting a lot of energy and effort in to my PTSD project.I not only bring awareness but to help me heal. I am working with my tattoo artist Chad Jankus, multiple photographers, and a sfx artist to make it a reality. It is a long process but will be worth it in the end. If I can help one other person it will be worth it.
If you were in a magical machine that could transport you to any place and time imaginable, where would you love to be? Why?
I would not go anywhere. I love this life I have and the journey I am on.
What’s one thing about yourself that everyone should know?
I have overcome a lot in this life.I never want to have regrets. I think it’s important to live that way.
Do you have any favorite quotes that you would like to share?
One Life One Chance
What does being published on cineleton.com mean to you?
I never thought things like this would be possible. It means the world to me.
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