with Cassaundra Kelly / @cassaundrakelly
Photography by Dave Abreu Photography / @parlourboudoir
Hair & Makeup by Roenna Tara / @allthingsprettyincbeauty
PR Agency: Publish Pilot / @publishpilot
“Hey, I’m Cassaundra Kelly, I’m a 32-year-old single mother of 1 and I live in Toronto, Canada. I was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, before moving to Toronto. I am a mental health advocate and try to help bring awareness and funding to those suffering from Mental Health issues. I’m currently finishing my honors BA in Paralegal Studies with hopes of going to Law School after.
I’ve been modeling now on and off for 12 years and I’m extremely grateful to be able to continue in this career as long as I have. I’m extremely honored to have been chosen as a feature in FHM and CANNOT wait to see the issue.
I’m a HUGE sports fan; my teams are Boston Bruins (hockey), Toronto Blue Jays (Baseball), Toronto Raptors (NBA), and Dallas Cowboys (NFL).”
Tell us something interesting about yourself people would not ordinarily know about you? I’m in University finishing my BA in Paralegal Studies with the hope of going on to law school after…
If you weren’t a model, what would you be? Before modeling, I was a bartender. I would still probably be bartending now to put myself through school but I’ve been very successful in my modeling career which has been amazing! I’m lucky to be able to do something I love that is also helping me pay my way through university!
Who is your celeb crush? I actually briefly dated my celeb crush… it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Now I don’t really have celebrity crushes anymore and I’m just looking for a nice, normal guy.
What is the one thing about yourself that you wish more people knew? I’m more than just my looks or Instagram followers. People get so hung up on “who someone seems to be” that they forget that they are a whole person on their own. There’s more to a person than just what you see on social media or hear about them.
What does your typical day look like? Well, that depends on the day. It’s summer right now, so it mostly involves waking up, making breakfast, washing my face and brushing my teeth, mom life, making dinner, getting my daughter ready for bed, getting some alone-time, then getting myself ready for bed. Weekends are when I make myself available to model and work so insert “hair, makeup and 6-8 hours of shooting” into the “mom life” slot lol.
When you are not busy modeling, what is your favorite thing to do? Honestly, I’ve been gardening a lot lately. I started with a small veggie garden last summer which has now turned into a huge one. Growing up my grandfather always had the best garden and now that he’s getting older it’s nice to be able to give back to him. I’m also an avid reader and a sports fan (so if there is a game on, I’m probably watching it).
Which three words best describe you? Compassionate, paradox, and sapiosexual.
Were you excited to shoot this feature? Of course, I was excited to shoot this feature! FHM has been a staple in the modeling world for as long as I can remember. It is an honor to be chosen as a model for this magazine!
Do you have anyone special in your life and could you tell us a bit more? My daughter, she’s changed my life in more ways than I can even imagine. She’s my little mini and my world.
So, where to from here and what are your plans for the future? I plan on keeping on the path I’m on. Working hard as a model and taking this career as far as I can while working my way through University and Law School; building my brand and continuing to build myself as a person.