Lola Cash – In Pursuit of Dreams

Say hello to Lola :

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Lola Cash is a print and promotional model who is slowly making her way into the Fashion and Entertainment industries. After popping up seemingly out of nowhere, Lola Cash has quickly created a buzz on social media, and seems to have a small cult following, particularly a small local fan base in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. She is working daily towards becoming a household name, and to building a nationally recognized brand around that name.


Where are you from?  Where have you been?

I was born in Brooklyn, New York. My family and I moved around NY a bit, and after a few years, we decided to move down south. So we moved to Charlotte, NC when I was 13, and I attended high school and a short part of middle school in Charlotte. I had been going on casting calls and auditions my whole life, ever since I was a little girl. And not just modeling auditions – I did a little bit of everything. In high school, I even did musicals and show choir. But I found that in the south, there weren’t as many opportunities as there were in New York, as there were in the major cities, like New York, Chicago, D.C. So when I graduated from high school, I had gotten accepted to a few colleges, but ultimately, I ended up attending Howard University in Washington, D.C.  After 11 years of living up there, my heart and family had brought me back to Charlotte for the time being. But I intend to live in many places, including internationally, as I follow my dreams.


Tell us about your career.  How did you get into it?

I have actually been working at this my whole entire life – modeling, entertaining, the whole nine. I have been going on auditions and casting calls my whole life. When I was in college, I worked part-time as a promotional model. I stuck with it and built a resume and work experience within the industry. And as far as print modeling, I have actively been doing that for the past seven years.


What’s your favorite picture of yourself?

My favorite picture was one from one of my first legitimate photo shoots back in 2011, taken by MeShenee Photography. I guess I would’ve been what you would consider to be plus-sized back when I took this photo. I loved it so much, and it just made me feel so confident and pretty. 🙂

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Do you have any projects you’d like to show off?

I have been modeling with the Queen City Photography Group here in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have been modeling with them since 2014. We host an artist showcase called Artistic Fusion every fourth Monday of the month, in which aspiring musicians can come out and perform, and models can come out and network with photographers, and even take some photos to add to their portfolios. Both the group and the showcase have taken off over the past couple of years, and the showcase is definitely a great event to come check out if you’re in the Charlotte area.


Modeling is very competitive.  How do you stand out?

I think the biggest thing that sets me apart from other models is that I am actively working towards breaking down the very narrow and unrealistic standards of beauty that exist within the fashion industry, and that exclude a lot of women. The average high fashion model is between 5’8” and 5’11” and has 34”-24”-34” measurements. I do not fit into this criteria, but I still feel that my work has and will continue to be valuable to the fashion industry.

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What are the top 3 tips you have for aspiring models?

  1. Keep building and improving your portfolio. As you take newer photos, get rid of the old ones. Your portfolio is your modeling “resume.”
  2. When it comes to your portfolio, quality is better than quantity. Rather than doing lots of shoots with several different photographers, it is better to establish long-term relationships with a couple of really good photographers.
  3. Stick with it, and be open and flexible to criticism. It will help you grow and improve as a model, especially if you are serious about pursuing modeling.

Who’s your biggest hero in your life?

My biggest hero is God. Everything I have ever accomplished is because of Him.


What’s your greatest achievement, and how has it shaped you?

My greatest achievement thus far has been getting out and being on my own, and standing on my own two feet as an adult. In my life, I have experienced many personal struggles. I am so happy to finally be independent and truly happy.

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For anyone that wants to get in touch with Lola Cash, here’s some contact information:

FStop: Profile

Instagram: @LolaCash704

MM: Profile


Lola, thank you for sharing your story with us! 🙂

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