SHETTIMA WEBB is a agency signed professional model, actress, award winning author/poet, singer/songwriter, spokesmodel, brand ambassador, media personality, entrepreneur, mother, motivation speaker, self esteem and anti-bulling advocate.
Shettima’s modeling experience begin when she entered and won the 2009 Miss Illinois Plus America Pageant. From there she began her career modeling in various local shows as a freelance runway model. She begin to do research on how she can become a professional in her field. Attending casting calls for various agencies and talking to already signed models, Shettima realized that if she wanted to become a professional she would need to update her portfolio, take classes and establish herself as a brand. From there,Shettima has had the opportunity to model in NYC at New York Fashion Week and has trained models to participate in various runway shows in Chicago and NYC.
Growing up, Shettima was often bullied and teased for her looks. She developed extremely low-self esteem and carried that pain well into her adulthood. It was not until she started to model that she found her true beauty not on the outside but on the inside. She realized that she was encouraging women and girls to be their authentic selves. She founded Model Esteem in 2013 as a way to educate models and creatives about the industry but more importantly helping them find the self confidence in themselves.
Shettima has been featured in N’digo Magazine, Essence, Allezom International Magazine, Rolling Out, Chicago Examiner, Chicago Now, Tiara Magazine to name a few . She has appeared on Steve Harvey, WCIU, ABC 7, WGN, Oprah’s Lifeclass etc . She is currently a Brand Ambassador for Walgreen’s Expressions Challenge, Universal Beauty Products and has been a spokesmodel/print model for Black Women’s Expo, Humira, BP and Interfaith Youth Core. Shettima also as an actress has toured 3 cities with the Black Social Network.
In addition to modeling, Shettima has also established herself as a celebrity media personality. In 2015 she did a media tour as Mocha Chocolate Tv and interviewed various celebrities at the Steve Harvey Neighboorhood Awards. Today Shettima is signed to Gill Talent, Hayes Talent and Paige Model & Talent.
“Shettima is such a great example of not allowing your past to dictate your future. I appreciate her dedication to helping others realize the same while also helping them build confidence through her organization Model Esteem. It was such a pleasure having her earrings featured at our February Lookprenuer Showcase”. Said CEO and Founder of The Look Chicago Nellisa Heath