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Mati Shaw: Profile + Interview

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Mati Shaw: Profile


Full name

Mati Shaw



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Randolph, New Jersey

Where you live now? (city, country)

Los Angeles, CA

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

New York

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Model, Student, Intern

How long have you been doing it?

I have been modeling for 5 years now. 

Fav Song

Girl From Ipanema

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Lauryn Hill, Kendrick Lamar, Mick Jenkins, Future

Fav Movie


Fav Actor/Actress

Viola Davis

Fav Clothing brand

Anything that is fly. Brands don’t matter.

Fav Artist (in any art form)

Keith Harring or Salvador Dali 

Fav Sport to watch


Fav Sport to play

Whichever sport I can win at. I like to win.



Mati Shaw: Interview


The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Hand - because I have the word strength tatted on me. 

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I am a female who works tirelessly towards her dreams, enjoys cheetos a lot & dresses like a boy.

Why do you do what you do?

I have no choice but to create and express myself in whichever form manifests itself. I create because I must. 

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I refuse to limit myself in choosing one particular field but I have always known that I would work in the entertainment/arts industry. I would say signing to Ford at 14 was a huge step in this becoming a reality for me. I finally saw a  picture of what my life could be & I decided to explore that path further. 

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

I have stage 3 tertiary Lyme Disease so keeping my health in check is important to my success in all things. This is something I stil have to work at every day. 

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

There have been lots of courageous women who have inspired me to become a better women and to explore different paths. I hope I can inpsire someone the way these women have inspired me. 

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

 There have been a million mistakes & I hope for many more in the future. Learning from those mistakes is the defining factor. You aren’t superwoman just a woman. Stop trying to do everything all the time, chill Mati. 

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

 I am currently auditioning for a television role, modeling for various brands and will be graduating with my BA in exactly a year. 

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

 ALWAYS go back for that extra slice of pizza. You deserve it. 





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