Meet the Models of Scottsdale 16: Mel Rodriguez

Mel Rodriguez

Mel Rodriguez

Scottsdale 16, a part of Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations, is an elite group of young, beautiful women in Arizona who can be booked for a variety of events. These outgoing women provide a professional yet fun vibe to any atmosphere hosting corporate parties, special events, modeling for promotional or runway shows.

Meet Scottsdale 16’s Mel Rodriguez, who recently shared summer hair trends with Scottsdale Living.

How did you start modeling?
My parents always said I was photogenic and took me to my first casting when I was a kid to pursue it. I decided not to pursue modeling until I was 17. I started working promotional events, and then started to shoot and fell in love with it.

What type of modeling do you like the most and why?
I love fashion and outdoor shoots. I love to capture the moment and create the perfect pose even when it’s awkward. Print work, commercial and live shoots!

What is your favorite shoot you’ve done?
That’s hard to choose, but one of favorites is a lingerie-angel style shoot with six-feet-long wings. I love Victoria’s Secret’s themes, so that shoot was defintely fun to film and shoot.

What’s your favorite modeling photo?
My shoot for my look book and eating ice cream while posing.

What advice would you give to someone interested in modeling?
Be patient and start a modeling portfolio, which looks professional when applying for a modeling opportunity.  Also, understand you have to shoot a few free/trade modeling shoots until you get comfortable in front of the camera. Never give up, have a great attitude and take constructive criticism well!

What is your favorite place to eat in Scottsdale?
Sushi Roku!

What is your favorite bar/nightclub in Scottsdale?
Maya (Day and Nightclub)!