Pro Media Mag : Where are you originally from?
Candis : I was born in Pittsburgh March 29th 1986! 1 of 8 siblings. I grew up in the center of Pittsburgh on the Hill in a neighborhood we called (Sugar Top). Raised by an amazing woman my grandmother (Johnnie Mae) who was not only there for me but 8 cousins and 1 of my 4 sisters. My grandmother took the time for 33 years to continuously mold me to be the woman she always wanted to be. Old fashioned value’s yet modern intelligence,understanding, and confident as a woman. Pursuing my passion and achieving within life along the way.
Pro Media Mag : When have you started acting and modeling ?
Candis : I originally started modeling when I was 15. Back when only Models Inc. was the IT to be apart of and signed with lol. I was offered a opportunity to model outside of Pittsburgh and because of the time and expense it would take at that time my Grandmother was incline to decline because we could not afford it nor the time off. Instead she encouraged me to pursue my career in Administration which gave me great experiences and opportunities over the years. Getting my certification in office administration and now having experience in branding, marketing , and most importantly networking. I decided this is my time to truly do what I was created to do! Invest and pursue my passion at full force. Brand myself and share my brand with the world. So May of 2019 that is exactly what I did! I took what was already inside of me and opened up for the world to see! I now have a very extensive modeling and Runway portfolio and had an amazing opportunity to play a role in a featured film called Occurrence at Mills Creek that Joe fishel was assistant director in.’.
Pro Media Mag : Who are some of your favorite directors you would want to work with in the industry?
Candis : As my Modeling and Acting career continue’s I dream of the opportunity to work with and be mentored by Tyra Banks!! Directors such as Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Tyler Perry, Jordan Peele, and the amazing Angela Bassett!!
Pro Media Mag : Tell us something we don’t know about you.
Candis : What really motivated me most to start now again at 33 towards my dreams was in my recent past having a Real Estate Investment Company with a close friend, where I interior designed a house that was architecturally designed by the famous Pittsburgh designer Mr. Frank Loyd Wright’s pupil.
It was such an amazing experience and turnout. It reminded me how passionate I am about creativity in every way and throughout my life which left me to wonder when the right time would be to invest into what I love modeling and acting!
Something alot of people don’t know is I did Taraji P. Henson’s bathroom scene for my first ever audition and had the directors in Awwww!!! They told me to go out of my comfort zone and I rocked it!
Pro Media Mag : Anything new projects you’d like us to keep up with?
Candis : After just finishing my first feature film I will now be taping for my second this month as a main actress with a local Director Mr. Todd Wolfson on a short film called (Evil Seeds).
A lot of my work so far has been for charitable events allowing me the best of both worlds!!
There is currently an opportunity to vote for me online at https://www.thefashionandbeautyexpo.com/model-contestant-candis-dorsey to win a sponsored 4 week YouTube Show!
November 16th I will be participating in a Fashion and Beauty Expo and Cover Model Search Runway contest at Alloy 26 in Pittsburgh hosted by Ms. Jamyce Patterson, Owner of Style and Glam Magazine which I have been a featured model in as well.
January you will catch me in Atlanta doing Runway. There is so much more that I am apart of projects wise with film and modeling. As doors open I walk through mind healthy, encouraged, and strong.
Egyptian Body pain’t photo below was my vision I had to represent myself and my value. I was so fortunate to have Las Vegas Paint Wars Paint Artist Megan Chambers Design bring it to life. We shoot at the Carnegie museum and the Cathedral of learning another amazing experience.
You can see my work and more about me at www.CandisDorsey.com or FB:Candis Lynne Dorsey