Don’t you love how such wonderful things happen when you least expect it? I am thrilled to announce that a few weeks ago, I signed with Sculp Agency for modeling and acting, or I guess also they signed me… I don’t know all the right lingo. Anyways… SHUT UP, I KNOW. I have been having ALL the emotions. I sometimes have had to pinch myself and be like “HELLO, yes, this happened, can you believe it?!?!” Let me give you a little back story.
*I prefix this all by saying that I understand this does not make me some famous celebrity, walking the runways of New York Fashion Week soon. I signed with the agency here in Arkansas, but they have connections and offices all over the world, so I am looking forward to a great experience which could lead to even more wonderful opportunities, let me have my moment LOL!*
I know very little about this world. I mean of course I grew up dreaming of being on a magazine cover, TV, or commercial. However, being this small town boy, I never in a million years thought it would happen. I mean I cannot tell you a single time where I looked at myself in the mirror and thought, “You look so good. You are totally model material.” I am for real. I don’t consider myself that good looking, but I am a risk taker, so…I am here for it!
Over the years, people have encouraged me here and there to look into the modeling / acting gig, but I had no idea how all of that worked. When I graduated college six months ago, those encouragements grew louder and kept coming up in conversation. Thank you to those of you who always believed I could do something like this. Special s/o to Paige and Spencer Arnold for helping me, and putting in an excellent recommendation. The application process, and all the things I had to submit was a little overwhelming. To be honest, it seems very much like a miracle to me! I AM SO EXCITED.
With the above change in my life, as well as other changes happening in my professional life, a few small changes have been made, mainly on Instagram. In the last few months, my advisors have recommended that I have a personal Instagram (for Cade) and a Southern and Thankful Instagram (for all the blogging stuff). I have not been looking forward to making this change because I didn’t want it to be an inconvenience my loyal followers, or cause confusion. However, the time has come, so…here are the details:
NEW Personal Account: www.instagram.com/wcadebethea/
NEW Southern and Thankful Account: www.instagram.com/southernandthankful/
This is (hopefully) going to be such a positive change. I hate the pressure of likes, and posting too much or too little as a blogger. My personal account will still be very active, but much less structured. These days everyone worries about having a theme on Instagram or having the perfect aesthetic. I wanted to get away from that personally. Professionally, you can find many more posts and more blog like material on the Southern and Thankful account. I may not be explaining it in the best way, but once you follow you will see! Also, I would like to add, this is going to be super helpful when my new website debuts!
YAY… I can add modeling / acting to the resume AND my Insta game is changing. Thank you all for supporting me and this brand. I am telling you, great things are coming! See you soon!!
&&& yes, I have been giving all sorts of gratitude to the Big Man Upstairs. He is working in my life in the craziest of ways, and I can literally feel it in my bones. PRAISE YOU LORD.
Southern and Thankful