Tell me about yourself.
CR: I'm Crystal better known as CrystalAnnRod. I'm 26 and from the Bronx. Although I have a degree in computer networking I've always had a thing for all things fashion.
How would you define your personal style?
CR: My style is very sporty and masculine however I always include a feminine piece in my looks.
What is the process of deciding what to wear in the morning?
CR: I always pick one piece that I know I want to wear and spend the next half hour switching out the rest of the outfit until I'm in love. Next I accessorize because I'm big on details.
Trends come and go all of the time. Are there any trends that you regret trying in the past? Are there any current fashion trends that you dislike?
CR: Fashion trends I regret! Omg there are so many (lol) I'm sure all of my fellow New Yorkers who grew up in an urban area can relate but there was a time where jeans just had a lot going on (sometimes even shirts to match) along with Chinese slippers. As far as trends I dislike I am definitely not a fan of sneaker wedges.
How long have you been modeling?
CR: I started taking professional pictures with photographers when I was 18 but I didn't take it seriously since I was in school. I started taking modeling serious about a year ago because I had an epiphany and decided to give it one last shot.
How do you define success?
CR: I define success as achieving your goals while maintaining happiness.
What/who motivates you?
CR: My family! Making them proud keeps me going when I feel defeated or overwhelmed.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
CR: I never answer this question and for a couple of reasons. Life is random and unpredictable. Just when you think you've got it all figured out life says "not so fast!" And that's okay. Secondly, as mercurial humans we are very likely to change our paths however I do believe that it's very important to set goals while being careful whom you share them with. With that being said, see you in five years ;)
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