Las Vegas, Nevada.
Once a desert oasis of luxury for mob bosses and those of ill vices and intentions, Las Vegas is hotter than the neighboring Mojave Desert these days. Thanks to the new expansion Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL and the Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas in 2020, Sin City is now Sports City.
Normally, when one thinks of Las Vegas, gambling is the first thing to comes to mind. Obviously, you have world-renowned casinos and resorts such as The Westgate, Caesar’s Palace, MGM Grand and The Aria. Now, you can add venues such as T-Mobile Arena and the unnamed 1.5 billion dollar playpen that the soon-to-be Vegas Raiders will call home.
Thanks to the upcoming super fight between 49-0 WBF champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor, Vegas is ready to be considered more than just a gambling getaway. While Las Vegas has a sorted history of models and entertainers that have come through, perhaps local fashion, bikini and fitness model Cherokee Williams is ready to become its latest entertainer.
A well-rounded and versatile model who has dabbled in couples photography, fashion, fitness and bikini genres, the 21-year-old Williams has modeled for the likes of Red Bull, Purple Royal and Jack Daniels, and thanks to an edgy, sweet yet spicy look, Williams is ready to take her modeling game to the next level.
Slender, curvy with a bit of that trademark Vegas flair, Williams—also a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan—has it all. Below is my Q and A with Cherokee as we talk all things Vegas, rooting for the new Golden Knights, and a certain black and gold-wearing football team.
Name: Cherokee Lynn Williams
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
What kind of model do you consider yourself? (Instagram, pin-up/glamour, fashion)? I do a little bit of everything! Fitness, Couple Photography, Fashion, Bikini, etc.
What brands have you modeled for? Which one do you enjoy modeling for the most? I have modeled for Red Bull, Purple Royal, Alien Jerky, Jack Daniels, Etc. I enjoyed working with Red Bull during the GRC the most! Such friendly people, a great crowd, and it’s always nice to get paid to take selfies with an enthusiastic crowd!
Where has been your favorite place to shoot? My favorite place to shoot has been at Red Rock Canyon so far! A secret waterfall, photographer Claude Needham found!
What is the most exciting aspect of modeling? The different looks that you get to model! Going from dark/gothic, to tons of color, to high fashion then to being simple! It’s always crazy to see yourself and what you can be.
What is your secret to staying in shape? The gym and trying to eat right! I meal prep every Sunday , and get ready for my busy week! When eating right, I can’t wait to get off and kill my workout at the gym.
Outside of modeling, what are your hobbies? Anything outdoors: hiking, camping, fishing! Also I love working with firearms and archery. Anything new to me is worth trying.
Sports question: Who are your favorite teams and clubs? Steelers Nation! All day, every day! For baseball, I’m an (Los Angeles) Angels fan! Crazy,right? Well, I know my players and what makes them a good team! Not huge into hockey, but hey Vegas is now getting the Golden Knights, so I will be cheering them on!
What are your favorite cities to travel to? Favorite would be Nashville and San Diego. I love the country, country music and all the people involved! Never a dull moment. San Diego, can’t go wrong with green and the beach!
With summer now here, what fashion and style tips do you have for your fellow sisters? Sometimes staying covered is fashion! Be comfortable in your own skin but don’t dress outside of your body type! Be you and love it ❤️
What did you do during spring break? Nothing for spring break, but I went to Miami for my birthday! Tore it up down there for a whole week.
Any new swimsuit/swimwear trends to watch for this season? It seems that swimsuits with more straps are in! High-waist/low-waist, all are turning out to be cute and in style.
What advice would you give to women aspiring to get into modeling? Don’t give up! If it’s where you find your passion, know that nothing can stop you.
Special thanks to Cherokee for her time and assistance during the Q and A interview process. All images are used with permission and are the rightful property of their owners.