It was a chilly December night and I stepped into Mono Loco, a popular music venue in Charlottesville, for Adar’s show. I hadn’t seen her before, so I didn’t know what I was in for. I was practicing doing things in public on my own to overcome my social anxiety, so I was nervous. Then this tiny, gorgeous creature walked onto the set and picks up the microphone. Her stage presence was so real, so honest and raw. As soon as she opened her mouth to sing nothing but a deep velvety smoke poured out and caressed my eardrums. I forgot I was nervous. Standing in the front of the crowd, I started to sway my hips to the beats. Gently at first, then as the rhythms grow so did the motions of my hips. I didn’t care if anyone else was dancing, I couldn’t help but dance to every single song they played. I was mesmerized and vowed at that moment to go to every possible Adar show that I could.
Fast forward a couple months later. I posted a model call blog post asking for a guinea pig to come try out this AMAZING hotel room in Richmond, Virginia with a to-die-for-tub surrounded by windows. Who responded? None other than Adar herself! To say the shoot was an inspiration would be an understatement. Being able to share my talent with a woman who has an incredible amount of talent herself was just awe-inspiring! We had a blast for her shoot!
I love this woman for being so unapologetically her.