Elan Vital Media | Wk 49: Reflecting on Mandie
Wk 49: Reflecting on Mandie, A model interview/pictorial brought to us by photographer Hal Masover featuring Amanda “Mandie” Deaton.
Amanda "Mandie" Deaton, Hal Masover Photography, elan vital magazine, evm, elan vital, print magazine, digital magazine, magazine feature, web feature, model feature, street wear, fashion, concept, model, gorgeous, sexy, beautiful, gorgeous models, alternative modeling, sexy bitch, hot as fuck, hot girls, hot girl, brunettte, art, majestic, inspiration, model photography, model art, sexy model, mainstream, model, instafamous, emotion, critique, art, hot model, gorgeous model, fashion model, art model, famous, photoshoot, digital photography, digital art, sexy, gorgeous, beautiful, beauty, beautiful model, pretty face, photography, editorial, pictorial, magazine model, incredible, portrait, portraiture, sexy girl, epic shot, hot girl, fashion model, refresh art, #model, #art, #sexy, #sexygirls, #sexymodels, #photooftheday, photo of the day, photo of the week, famous models, famous model, famous local models, stars, #damnsexy, #dayumm, #damngirl, photo of the day, feature of the week, magazine feature, babes, lit images, on fire, models, sexy babe, sexy as fuck, girls of Instagram, facebok hotties, social media babes, social media, social media girls, girls on social media, hot girls, support charity, percent goes to charity, art, artistic as fuck, veteran owned, veteran operated, 2018, 2018 models, top model, compete in modeling, sexy outfits, Americas top model, america’s top models, sexy pics, deployment reading material, short hair, short dress, redhead, turquoise, legs for days, long legs, bracelet, jewlery, mirror, lighting, moody, dark, heels, selective color, tattoo
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-6347,single-format-standard,theme-bridge,woocommerce-no-js,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,transparent_content,columns-4,qode-theme-ver-10.1.1,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.9.0,vc_responsive

Wk 49: Reflecting on Mandie

We caught up with successful photographer Hal Masover, as he interviews this week’s feature model Amanda “Mandie” Deaton.  Read Mandie’s story as she talks to Hal about the joys and challenges of being a model.  Also, be on the look out for more work from these amazing artists in future editions of Elan Vital Media.

For this article, I asked Mandie a number of questions including who in the modeling world inspires her?  She gave me a name, “Miranda Kerr.”  Her reasons?  Because Miranda started young, worked hard, has her own skincare line, and always has a glowing smile.  But as I reflect on Mandie, the truth is I am inspired by her.

Mandie is 28 years old and was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa.

She suffers from chronic Gastroparesis; a painful disease that causes bloating.  I once asked her about her pain and she gave me a long list of stuff that read like a bad medical dictionary.

If Mandie were an ordinary person, struggling with her health might be enough to keep her down, but Mandie is not ordinary at all.  In the past year she has acted in several films.  OK, yes, I know Des Moines is not the film capital of the world, not even of the Midwest, but that isn’t going to stop Mandie.

She stars in the film “Haunted Cries” (2018), where she plays a kidnap victim and a ghost.  She is an extra in “Orangedale” (2018) and “The Harvest” (2018), and in the short film “Magic Among Humans” (2018) she plays the lead.  She is also appearing in three more films that have not yet been announced so they cannot be named here. Whew!

In between filming, she works a day job and models for area photographers, all while managing her chronic illness!

To hell with wondering who inspires her.  Mandie is amazing.  She’s an inspiration to us all.

So back to my questions.  I asked Mandie what she gets out of modeling.  She said, “I started modeling to make creative ideas come to life, but it has also become an outlet for me.  When I model I become the person I envision.  Acting does this for me too. In those moments I’m so focused that the world disappears for awhile.”

On the morning that we were to shoot together, Mandie had a rehearsal for a film.  There was an ice storm the night before but Des Moines is pretty fast at clearing their streets so the rehearsal was held.  She gathered what she needed for our shoot, picked up a friend to accompany her on the drive, and drove 3 hours to Fairfield, Iowa to shoot with me.

I like the art we made together and I love her story.  Please enjoy the delightful Mandie Deaton.

Hal Masover

Model – Amanda “Mandie” Deaton,

Mandie Facebook 1 

Mandie Facebook 2 

Mandie Instagram


Photographer – Hal Masover,

Hal Masover Photography Facebook 

Hal Masover Photography Instagram

Elan Vital is a magazine that is dedicated to bringing you tutorials in modeling, photography, make-up artistry, hair styling, wardrobe designing, and more. In addition to these articles, we will also be focusing on artist’s portfolios, music coverage, political updates as it pertains to the creative community, and much more. If you haven't done it yet, consider subscribing to the website - it's free for now!

%d bloggers like this: