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Living the Dream: Cheeno Grey

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Uhm… YES PLEASE! We are in l-o-v-e with Miss Cheeno Grey! When was the last time you saw grey hair look so good? On top of that her personality is amaze-balls! Check out what Cheeno had to say during her interview with Goddess Isis: Who is ‘Cheeno Grey’: I consider myself to be a free spirit. I’m that friend who my friends would come to about advice on any subject. I enjoy being around good vibes, and I feed off of the energy it brings. I love to recreate myself and it’s something I do every year as far as my style in clothing or the way I wear my hair. Being different from everybody is not something I work hard at, I just really do me and whatever makes me happy.

Tell us a little about how you chose grey as your statement hair color: I’ve been grey for 1 year and 2 months; it feels longer than that. My hair color was actually inspired by the drive of wanting to stand out from other models. Being as though I am not the tallest out of the bunch and my face isn’t peculiar, I aimed towards looking for something that would be the driving force behind my brand. Inspired by Kelly Osborne’s gray hair I was opted to try the color and it totally worked for me. Whether it be short, long , curly or straight I find a way to rock it and its been a great process.

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What do you do (or aspire to do)? I inspire to model internationally–runway as well as print . I also want to inspire my peers to be bold and stand out, to embrace their insecurities and go against the naysayers. I feel as though most people are other people so I want to inspire to be different and to find that special quality that makes you, you and nobody else.

What/who inspires you the most? Music is what inspires me. I’m always interested in finding different genres of music to listen to and it often puts me in a different world as I create different visuals in my mind of things I would like to do. My sister also inspires me, shes an epic burlesque entertainer who puts so much effort and art into the visual aspect of her craft, which puts her on a dynamic platform performance wise.

What inspires your fashion sense? I’m not really limited to one style. It really depends on how I’m feeling; my mood is what inspires my fashion sense.

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[Goddess Isis] has a statement hair color as well. She often feels like she gets a lot of judgement based on the personal choice of not wearing a ‘normal hair color’. Do you ever feel judged by choosing to wear your hair that color? How so?
Of course! Since the first time I went public with my new color or even uploaded my first photograph on social sites, people were immediately throwing shade as if it was wrong for me to rock the color grey. I won’t say everyone, but the most criticism came from ‘Seasoned’ people (older crowds) who would always ask me why am I wearing the color grey when I am so young . Then, of course, you have the majority of the crowd that just loves it and encourages me.

What is the funniest reaction you’ve ever received from wearing your hair the way you do? The funniest reaction I get is when old men try to get my number. It’s hilarious, until I turn around and they see that I’m young enough to be their granddaughter.

We are CRAZY about your style! How does your fashion style reflect you as a person? My fashion style reflects me as a person because I’m a bold free spirit. I have no limitations and if I were to second guess myself about something I want to wear then, most likely, I am going to step outside my comfort zone and just do it.

We find you very expressive just in the pictures we’ve seen via instagram. What message is behind your choice of hair color and style? My message behind my hair color and style is to just do it. Don’t be afraid to have an open mind. 

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What words of advice do you have for others who are thinking of pursuing a stand-out hair choice similar to yours? If you like something just try it because life is too short not to take a risk, especially towards something so simple like a bold hair color.

Who/What is your favorite designer/label? Why?
I really don’t have a favorite designer or label. I’m not too trendy on overspending for the benefit of the brand. If you like something buy it–whether it be expensive or thrifty.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with TGC Readers?
Be Yourself. Be Optimistic. Be Free. Do whatever makes you happy and live life with no regrets.

We love Cheeno’s inspiration to be herself–nothing more, nothing less. That is so important to be comfortable in who you are. We also love her risk-taking spirit! Follow more of Cheeno Grey on Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. [To Cheeno] We hope you continue to encourage yourself and others to walk in your own individual light. Your words are truly inspiring and your photos are gorgeous! Keep on shining brightly! We can’t wait to see your first international ad!

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