Porcilla Charlton is a fierce millennial who epitomizes her life’s mantra, “if you believe it, you can achieve it!” Not only has her beliefs and confidence led her to the unimaginable, but this now, model, media journalist and host, believes that at age 23, she is just getting started!
Young, vivacious and fearless, she’s accomplished within just 3 years, what many others only aspire to achieve. She credits God, her drive and ambition, as well as her family’s support in manifesting dreams, and the establishment of her “She is Ziggy” empire!
Given the nickname “Ziggy” by her grandmother, this Bartow, FL native has made strides in the fashion and media industries. It is obvious that, in order to successfully thrive, one must possess determination and perseverance. Winning “Best Anchor” and being nominated for many other media awards within her school district, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in journalism. Being her high school’s class president and involvement in her community outlined a promising future for her, early on.
From pageantry contest to runway model training, Ziggy became equipped with necessary skills needed to pursue journalism at an early age. She developed a true love for runway modeling, while training with “Walk This Way Productions,” a model-coaching and fashion agency. Continuing to train and showcase all over the southeast region, she began her career as a freelancemodel in 2013.
Ziggy partnered with global, award-winning brand, Allusions by A.Lekay Swimwear, for a facet of print-modeling activations and runway projects. Infact, Ziggy made her debut, gracing the runways at New York Fashion Week in September 2014. Living out every fashion models dreams, Ziggy has also been featured via an array of media outlets including WFLA’s Daytime Fashion Segment, Teen Faces Magazine, Rebellious Magazine, Ellements Magazine, The Lakeland Ledger, Buzz Feed, Huffington Post, BET Networks, PEOPLE Magazine.com, Yahoo.com and Cosmopolitan.com.
Ziggy has been selected to partner with corporations including Verizon Wireless in their 2015 “Potential of Us” Campaign in Atlanta, GA, AARP’s 2015 National Convention for their “Hip at 50 Fashion Moment,” in Miami, FL, and RAW Artist’s Fashion Showcase in Philadelphia, PA. Porcilla was a part of history as model with Lakeland’s first fashion week, showcasing at the 2015 Lakeland Fashion Week. From collaborating with brands like Grier Co., Jay Hunt Designs and Infinite E Designs to modeling with boutiques
across Central FL, the She Is Ziggy brand continues to elevate.
Fueled by her first-love in media, Ziggy has been called upon to host, speak and chronicle many events. She’s served as guest speaker for the2015 “Grow Your Business” Networking Seminar. Though she is constantly elevating as a model and media personality, she still finds time to serve her community.
Ziggy believes in First Lady Michelle Obama’s words, “it’s not about the money that you make, but about the difference you make in the lives of others.” For her efforts in building a stronger community, inspiring young girls, and making a difference in the lives of others, she’s dedicated time and has volunteered with the 2014 Earth Day event with Girls Inc.,
National PAL Mentoring Day hosted by the Police Athletic League, as well as Sweetheart Seminar Day with the Polk School Board, Teen Parent Program.
As a well versed, young woman, she has leveraged her relationships as model and media personality. With such an innovative approach, she coupled her love for modeling and passion for journalism; ripping the runway and hosting the 2015 Interstate 4 Fashion Showcase. From the rep carpet to the runway, the She Is Ziggy brand embodies what it means to have confidence!
As a fashion model, media personality, and community servant, the She Is Ziggy Brand continues to wow those whom she encounters. Her spectrum of brilliance and her first love in broadcast media led her to her most recent venture; “In The Zone With Ziggy (ITZWZ).” ITZWZ is a series of interviews where she chronicles events and gets up close and personal with emerging entrepreneurs.
From the runways, to breaking out, and not succumbing to the fashion industry’s standards of what a model should be, Ziggy has proven that “if you can believe it, you really can achieve it!” Her innovative approach in giving new business owners a platform to share their stories and give exposure to their businesses, to coverage at red carpet events, ITZWZ is a inspirational media outlet. Her goal is to help others achieve their
dreams, just as ‘SHE IS’ doing!
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