Throughout this online modeling course, I guarantee that you will:

  • Understand your true self worth and how get PAID what you're worth (Yes, as an unsigned model too!)

  • Have an in-depth understanding of how to get started in modeling and the type of modeling you want to pursue.

  • Have an in-depth understanding of the modeling industry and model standards

  • Develop the tools necessary for elevating your portfolio, establishing an agency standard portfolio and building your own personal brand. 

  • Acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to take your modeling to the next level with a new found confidence.

Here's what I will cover:

  • Maintaining confidence, loving yourself, knowing your worth

    As a model, you will face some type of rejection. Unfortunately, it is a part of the industry that we are in. While we can't avoid it, we can learn how to maintain our confidence and self worth! It's all about how you get back up again. I'm going to teach you ways to bounce back from rejection while remaining confident! 

  • The different types of modeling

    In this video, we will discuss the various different types of modeling. While most people associate modeling with print or runway, there are many more different types of modeling. We will explore the many different types of modeling that there are. 

  • How to get started in modeling

    After learning about the many different types of modeling, it's time to discuss exactly HOW to get started in modeling. While every model's journey and discovery story is different, I want to share some ways for you to get started in professional modeling. No matter where you are located on this earth, you can get started right where you are! 

  • How to stand out as a model and find your niche

    In such a saturated industry, I'm sure you may have wondered how you can stand out amongst other models. In this video, I'm going to teach you how to do so. Guess what? You don't have to change ANYTHING about yourself.

  • Building a portfolio: tips for if you're on a budget, finding the right photographers to work with and more!

    Your modeling portfolio is suppose to showcase your strengths. Not only will we discuss the basics of building a portfolio, but we will also cover some looks that every professional model's portfolio has in their book. You'll want to include these in yours! We will also discuss being intentional about who you work with as you build your portfolio. In addition, when I first started modeling, I didn't have any money for test shoots. This didn't deter me from building a portfolio. If you're anything like how I was, I'm going to teach you how to build your portfolio on a budget! 

  • Model Bag Essentials

    Your model bag consists of everything you will need for a photoshoot, casting, etc.! A great model is a prepared model. I'm going to teach you everything that you will want to include in your model bag to ensure that you will be prepared for photoshoots, castings, etc! 

  • Preparing for test shoots: everything you need to know!

    Preparing for test shoots is very important! The images from your test shoot will add value to your portfolio. So, you must make sure that you are fully prepared to slay! We will discuss styling, hair, makeup, and steps to take as you prepare for your big day! 

  • Setting your rates as an unsigned/freelance model.

    It's time to get paid your worth! Have you ever wondered when you should start charging? or.. how much to charge as a freelance model? In this video we will some major steps and things to take into consideration to setting your rates. 

  • How to find casting calls as an unsigned model and preparing for casting calls

    Castings are extremely important to a model's growth. Castings are a way to show off your modeling skills, meet with new potential clients, and meet new people. Now, when I was an unsigned model, it was extremely difficult for me to find castings. I desperately wanted to know how I could get in front of these brands and companies as an unsigned model. In this video I'm going to share some ways for you to find castings! 


I am a signed and internationally published model, entrepreneur, modeling educator and body-positivity activist. I help aspiring models like you learn more about professional modeling, the modeling industry, and just what it takes #ToBeAModel, all while empowering you to break barriers confidently!


Trust me: You + I have a lot in common! I was once in your shoes! 



My modeling journey began in middle school when It was only a hobby for me. I never knew that I could make a career out of modeling because I didn't see any models that looked like me. When I first started modeling, I did so many shows, jobs, and photoshoots... for free. I needed the exposure and wanted to network with like-minded individuals. I learned everything on my own. I spent hours researching and trying to find a model that would drop some gems but I felt like I was running in a big circle! Despite the conditions of the industry and lack of opportunities (esp. as a black plus size model,) I made it my duty to press forward and create opportunities and fully chase my dreams. Now, the journey was not (and still isn’t) easy. I mean, I’ve experienced constant rejection, agents shutting the door in my face, photographer’s telling me I was “too fat” to model, cyber-bullying, you name it! I even tried to lose weight to fit in. 


 Modeling takes some serious perseverance, self-love, and self-confidence! Throughout my years of modeling, two things that I've learned are: 

1.When you invest in yourself and fully devote yourself to your dreams, you WILL be successful.

2. You do not need to compromise yourself. You are ENOUGH. 

Now, I want to teach YOU about modeling and the necessary tools needed to excel in your career! 

Here are some of my  Modeling Clients 

Ralph Lauren, Macy's, Target, Rebdolls, Fashion to Figure, Kylie + Kendall, LALA Anthony Collection, Ashley Stewart, Citi Trends, Rainbow, and more! 


In addition, I've been featured in Elle Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, British Vogue Magazine and Black Women Style Report Magazine.


I've graced the cover of Plus Model Magazine and BTFL Magazine.


I've completed 22 national campaigns before the age of 21.


I've been featured on national television for the BET experience, The Today Show, and Let's Talk Live! 



In the first picture, I was just starting to model. Believe it or not, I would produce my own photoshoots! You see, at the time a lot of photographers told me that they wouldn't shoot plus size women. Some photographers would send me their "plus size model rates," which would be about 5-10x more expensive than their regular rates. So, I had to make it happen on my own. I would do my own hair, makeup, AND styling. I would put my camera on a timer and run to get in position to take the pictures. When I looked back on my old modeling pictures, I looked CRAZY lol. However, we all have to start somewhere right? When I first started modeling I was so depressed because I kept trying to fit into society's view of what a model should look like when really..I was made to stand out. I knew NOTHING about modeling, I just knew that I had a true passion for it. 


Lets fast forward to the second picture, taken in 2020. I now have a new found confidence within me. Although I am nowhere near where I want to be in modeling (my dreams are super big lol,) I have figured out a strategy that works for me and every student that I have taught. Over these past few years I've learned to love me for me. I've learned to be comfortable in my skin and to always stay true to myself in an industry that is ever-changing. Now, it's YOUR TURN. 

Now that you know a little bit about me, here is what I know about you:

  1. I know that you desperately want to become a professional model, but you are still unsure on how exactly to get started and how to get your foot in the door.
  2. I know that you are dedicated and ready to take things to the next level with your brand.
  3. I know that you may have started in your journey, but are ready to elevate your modeling skills and attract PAYING clients.
Does this sound like you?
If I could take a guess, I would say that you have probably thought to yourself:
  •  "I've been wanting to get into modeling for some time now, but I just need someone to tell me my first steps."
  • "I’m under 5’7 and I feel like I don’t fit the requirements to model, I would love to know which type of modeling would be best for me."
  • "I want to get started, but I don’t have a lot of money to build my portfolio."
  • "I want to model but I'm afraid of rejection." 

  Sound familiar?


If this sounds like you, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! The good thing about right NOW is that times have changed in the modeling industry. You're closer to getting started in modeling than ever before! 

 The To Be A Model community’s sole purpose is to help excel your modeling career forward by providing you with the tools needed to achieve your modeling goals!


I’m going to take you from knowing what it takes #TOBEAMODEL to EMBODYING what it means to be a model.

This means that you:

  1. Know exactly who you are, your worth, and what you want.

  2. Are confident and empowered.

  3. Understand that anything is possible and opportunities are unlimited.

  4. Are bold enough to break barriers and create opportunities for yourself.

  5. Are attracting and working with your dream paying clients. 

  6. Are attracting and getting signed to a goal agency.

  7. Are actively using social media as a tool to make money and attract brands.

  8. Do not allow anything to deter you from your dreams.

Your biggest risk is doing nothing. Do something. Take the first step towards becoming a model.

See what others are saying!

Sheena Postell

I had a 1:1 session with Halle Deneen, it was remarkable!

Not only did I spend quality time with her, but I was able to pick her brain with all of my weird questions about the modeling industry. My favorite thing that I learned from her class was that I need to look beyond what is in front of me.. I need to picture myself on that runway, winning that model competition, or getting chosen for that casting. Once you see yourself in that position, you must practice, prepare for it, then go after it. 

Yolelda Ira


Halle gave me an amazing experience!

..I appreciate Halle for being so patient, understanding, and uplifting. Halle is very knowledgable, super professional, and made our one on one session a worthwhile experience. I feel extremely motivated again and confident about my modeling career. I really hope to work with her again soon. I've been raving about her class to everyone who asks. Continue to be amazing!

Curvy Ingram

I absorbed so much information!

All of the information was helpful. I really loved the stretching exercises prior to the photoshoot session. You helped both refresh and educate me on modeling and the industry. You displayed a great, positive and encouraging attitude...It is good to be able to dedicate time to focus on our special needs. I will continue to refer back to what I learned with you as I rebrand. Next level loading...

Krysten Gutrich

I left feeling inspired, informed and motivated about my future model endeavors.

Halle was warm and genuine, and instantly assured me this was about to be a fun and informational experience....My favorite topic we discussed was branding and being consistent with your brand. I feel this is so important..I got more than what I paid for with this session. I left feeling inspired, informed and motivated about my future endeavors. Hope to work with you in the future!

Yaris Mason

Halle's class offered the most useful information!

I'm thankful that God has allowed people like Halle to create spaces for aspiring models. Her class offered the most useful information to apply to not only modeling but building your own specific brand and finding your why in the midst of it all.. I'm incredibly grateful I got to experience her and her gifts. I can't thank her enough! 

Is this Course Right for You?


  • Aspiring models ready to learn more about the industry.

  • Models with an open mind and ready to learn!

  • Models ready to evolve and achieve more in their career.

  • Models determined to start turning their dreams into reality.


  • You will not commit to your growth and dreams.

  • You'r not ready to tap into your greatness.

  • You are not ready to learn about ways to evolve your modeling abilities and skills. 

  • You have a closed mind and want to stay stuck!

Do I have to already be a model?

What if I'm not tech savvy? Will I still be able to learn efficiently? 

What is your refund policy?

There are no refunds. However, you are able to cancel your membership at any moment. 

Do I need to quit my day job in order to model?


Your day job will help fund your modeling career. You could use money from your day job to help build your portfolio, travel to/attend modeling events, etc.  

Can I complete the course on my own time or will there be a timeline? 

After I choose my membership, will I be able to upgrade or downgrade?


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