Tera Malichi: Comfortable in my Own Skin

Leading by example is paramount in all facets of life.

More often than not, when people reach their goals and become a success, they forget about the ones that will come after them. And, while searching desparately for fame they will do whatever it takes to reach some level of notoriety even it means going against their beliefs.

Tera Malichi, a 35-year old international model and mentor from Indianapolis, Indiana is the complete opposite of this description. After speaking with her and researching her journey, I discovered she’s all about staying true to herself, encouraging the youth and showing her mentees the right way to do things.

“I’m doing this for the young girls. I don’t do everything, and money cannot buy me. I’m representing God and my brand. I am very strong in my faith and try to walk in that at all times,” explains Tera.

However, Tera’s confidence level wasn’t always intact.

“…I didn’t fit the criteria of what was around me, blonde hair, blue eyes or fair skinned women. I knew I was pretty but I didn’t have the confidence to show it,” she said. Eventually Tera’s way of thinking changed.

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