I love Richard Metgzger. He was the first designer who I recognized as not afraid to dress the full-figured woman in silks, furs and fine fabrics. He also has a passion for designs that can be seen in his work and in the way he appreciates the female form. Richard's designs don't seem to be cut from patterns -- they fit like they're custom made! Wearing one of his designs is an experience. My all-time greatest role model in the modeling world is Tyra Banks. She is known as a model, actor and producer and those are the same credentials that I hold and aim to build upon. Tyra has turned her name into a brand and I am trying to learn from her example.