C’Mills: Take a picture; it lasts longerWritten by lilD | | firstname.lastname@example.org
There is always that guy who walks into a room and effortlessly demands attention from everyone of the opposite sex.
Without trying, he turns heads and awakens that feeling in the pit of a woman’s stomach that burns with desire — and the depressing feeling of knowing he’s out of her league. C’Mills Williams is guilty of being that guy — and he thinks it’s funny.
Models are known as some of the most superficial people on the planet, but one conversation with C’Mills will offer another perspective on the world of looks and fashion. After doing his first photo shoot at the urging of friends and family, he just started taking himself seriously as a model two years ago. And in those two years, he has done photo shoots all over Ohio, in South Florida and has some coming up in Nashville and Los Angeles. C’Mills is also being sought after by Playgirl magazine. But when asked about being viewed as sexy by women, he just laughs it off.
“I have self-confidence, but I don’t spend hours in the mirror perfecting my appearance,” he said. “I’m just me.”
Getting to know C’Mills is the equivalent of hopping onto a constant ride of humor and intellect, wit and understanding. With a YouTube screen name of “All Models R Not Stuck Up,” it’s obvious he’s been a victim of the stereotype. C’Mills compares the modeling world to Hip-Hop: “If you see a rapper [at a club], he’s probably there to do a job, and just because he may not have time to shake every hand or take every picture, it doesn’t mean he has no regard for his fans. It means he’s on a schedule.”
Models should be treated no differently. Though they may be considered some of the most beautiful people on the planet, perhaps it is mostly people’s insecurities that stop them from investigating any further into the personalities of these professionals.
With such limited exposure for male models in Toledo, it becomes difficult to be taken seriously here. C’Mills does most of his photo shoots out of town, and his “look” is highly in demand. He is sought after and shot frequently by fine arts photographers, who focus on the muscular frame of the male body. Also, tattoos are huge on the West Coast, and his ink helped him land his upcoming photo shoot in Los Angeles; his dreadlocks secured him a shoot in Nashville.
For any Hip-Hop artist to be successful there must be an unshakable work ethic in place. Whether it’s constant promotion, performances or publicity, he/she must always remain in the spotlight. As a model, it is no different. C’Mills works out extensively, takes care of his hair and skin, and is consistently booking photo shoots and updating his portfolio. His ultimate goal is to become a household name and to show others that “you can come from anywhere and become a successful model.” Have you seen his picture? I’d say he’s well on his way.