We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Stevens and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amy, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The mission of the Texas Teen Models Official organization is to spread the message that beauty starts with the heart #beautyfromtheinsideout. Self love is the key to happiness.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am the founder of the Texas Teen Models Official organization and the Editor-In-Chief of the magazine we publish. TTMO is a non-profit organization made up of 15 teen model influencers who are part of the magazine editorial team. These teens represent the ideals of the rising generation. They work hard, they believe in doing good, they are environmentally conscious, they make love for all humanity a priority, they set goals, and when it comes to the magazine, they are the backbone of all content we provide. I manage Team TTMO with the help of the teen influencers and parent volunteers. We believe that true beauty begins with the positivity and kindness we share with the world around us. Our main goal is to spread this message through good works, community service, integrity, personal accountability, and encouraging love and respect for all mankind. Our magazine, TTMO magazine, is one of the vehicles we use to accomplish our goal.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Hmmmmm, this is a tough one. I’ve lived in North Dallas for over 12 years so I feel like I take for granted much of what the DFW area has to offer. My favorite Dallas area restaurants are the Capital Grill in Dallas, Yama Izakaya in Carrolton, LSA in Denton Square, and Marty B’s in Bartonville. As far as hanging out goes, I’m an animal lover so anyone big or small willing to check out the Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Zoo or Fort Worth Zoo with me would be welcome! The Carrolton Town Center is a great place to get a bite to eat and shop with some Asian cultural flair. Make sure to check our Kura Revolving Sushi Bar for a fun sushi experience, 85 degrees Celsius for amazing baked goods and treats, and Kinokuniya for eclectic gifts, manga, and knick-knacks. Downtown Grapevine, Denton Town Square and Downtown McKinney are also great destinations for good food and boutique shopping. If you like nature, check out the Dallas Arboretum, the trails at Grapevine lake or Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout goes to all of the parents out there who care enough about their children to teach them that love is everything, and that love starts with yourself. I work with a wonderful group of model influencers who are all young teenagers preparing for real life. Each of these gifted teens has at least one amazing parent in their corner teaching them, encouraging them, cheering them on, supporting them, and most importantly, loving them.
Image credits; Rich Raymond Photography, Greg Daniels Photography, Eddie Yu