By Mia Sherin, November 7, 2020
The Habits 365 Brand Ambassador program takes pride in welcoming members of the Habits community to represent our brand and support our mission. One Brand Ambassador who we have been lucky to work with is Mallory Smith, a bubbly, smart, and family-oriented 21-year-old, studying business marketing in San Antonio, Texas. Her path to discovering Habits is a unique one, and has certainly inspired her to reignite past passions.
Even at a young age, she loved modeling and fashion, but she was never empowered to follow through. “When I was younger,” she shared, “my cousin did photography, and one day we were just playing around and taking pictures. At the time I was with my family, and they asked me what I wanted to do when I’m older, and I told them that I really had fun doing that, and that that was that I wanted to do. But they told me that modeling wasn’t a real job.”
From that point forward, she never considered modeling as a career option. That is, up until recently, when her and her friends began getting dressed up and taking photos again. She was having so much fun, and thought “Why can’t I do this?” After encouragement from her friends, she discovered the Brand Ambassadors program at Habits, where she could get experience in the business and fashion industry, while still making school a priority. She is also working with photographers in the San Antonio area to build her portfolio, slowly but surely taking the steps to make her ambitions a reality.
Mallory’s connection and love for modeling comes from her past insecurities. “Growing up,” she began, “I was very self conscious, I didn't really like my appearance, and it was solely because of the people I was around, and they didn’t really look like me. So, I think that moment when I took those pictures with my cousin, it was just fun, and she helped me be silly. It just brings a different part of you out.”
It’s safe to say that we are so thankful that Mallory rediscovered her passions and joined the Habits Ambassadors team. “Habits has shown a lot of people that these brands aren’t just brands. They have an entire meaning behind them,” Mallory told me. With her inspired visions and strong ambitions, we have no doubt she will go on to do big things, all while practicing positive habits.