WHO I AM: I am Stacey Pierre also known as “Stachi” and for last few years I worked as a photo model and recently became a radio host for Nonfiction Radio. My upcoming radio show “The Firm” is due to air this upcoming April 2017. I have a huge passion to inspire humankind to LOVE and BE YOU because no one does it better than YOU. I mainly shoot fashion, swimwear and lingerie but I also enjoy creative projects like bodypaint or dress up. I am currently working on a few projects with Nonfiction Radio New Jersey’s number 1 radio station. My upcoming photos are due to be published by Eleven Studios and Make A Wish Studios. I am available for photo shoots in New Jersey, New York but available to travel to other destinations in US as well cater to hosting events. I am (5’3’), long hair natural black with tanned skin, which makes me a good model for swimwear and lingerie photos.
HHW: You’re doing so many things right now, tell us a bit about the radio show. There are a lot of people doing radio right now, but what makes this one special?
STACHI: What makes this so special, first, is that it’s part of the NonFiction Radio. It is the number one online radio station in New Jersey, just download and listen in. We haven’t become FM just yet, but that will be happening soon — we just formed a new partnership so we’re looking to make some big moves. But the reason why I did radio is because, you know, it’s a platform to really express yourself. I do have fashion and modeling that I do on the side, but I love radio, and I’m soon to be working on a new project, I’m having my own show in April which I’m really excited about.
HHW: Tell us the idea behind a station being named NonFiction Radio.
STACHI: Well NonFiction fiction radio was created by Ray Swagg. Swagg is a brilliant man, so with Non Fiction, he started it off through a partnership with a few friends. They present the real. Nothing inauthentic, everything is brought to you live. We have rap battles, it’s also connected to UDUBB Network so there are just so many great things happening.
HHW: It’s interesting because to have a platform like NonFiction in an era of Alternative Facts.
STACHI: I think things are the way they are now because of the pressure that society places on us as human beings and these standards we have to meet. What’s great about Non Fiction, we do have 20 shows, and on them all you’re allowed to be yourself. We remind people that it’s okay to have a voice, express it and to actually stand for something.
HHW: You touched on UDUBB and the battle rap scene a bit. It’s such a big part of a culture, tell us more about UDUBB — what do they have coming up?
STACHI: Absolutely, we have our next rap battle titled “The Revenge” coming in March and that’ll actually be at LaRouge in Newark, New Jersey.
HHW: We haven’t discussed your work in fashion and modeling. What’s that journey been like?
STACHI: So the reason I chose modeling is because it’s a reflection. It’s a reflection of a designer’s piece and I love that. It’s about carrying that piece with confidence. And you know, when I was younger, I never had confidence and when I got older I started to embrace myself and my features. And once you embrace yourself, you feel good and when you feel good it really shows! It’s about expression and the photos speak, they tell a story.
HHW: What’s been the biggest challenge in the modeling world?
STACHI: My biggest challenge is, hello! I’m short! I’m 5’3 and in that world they want you to be around 5’9. There was an ad my photographer friend put up, looking for a model about 5’8, waist about 28-29 inches … size around 6. I was just like “Darn!” I’m not that measurement, and sometimes I can be hard on myself and sometimes when they put out what they’re looking for and you’re not it, it’s easy to get down on yourself. But you’ve gotta quickly remind yourself that it’s okay. So height’s been my biggest challenge, but you embrace it and run with it because they appreciate the ones with the confidence.
HHW: Where did you gain the sense of self-confidence?
STACHI: I think when things took a turn was after I watched this documentary called The Secret. It’s just amazing, you know? We are what we think. If you continue to think that you’re not as good as you are — we will continue to be mediocre. So it began in my mind, and that’s when things really started to turn around.
HHW: Lastly, this industry can be tough. What do you want to tell everyone that has supported you from day one?
STACHI: I definitely want to say to my fans and supporters of NonFiction radio and of course of me as a brand thank you for supporting! We have so much in store for you guys, but my number one message to all of you is never stop, keep believing in yourself and keep going.