"I grew up on 7 Mile, a mile up from where Eminem filmed most of his movie 8 Mile," says Watkins. "The city is not the best looking city but there are opportunities. I had a very good mother who made growing up in Detroit not as bad as it was for most kids. She accomplished that by showing me the ropes, teaching me independence and promoting an entrepreneurial mindset that I still have to this day."
"I started modeling at the urging of my family and friends, specifically my uncle and my mom," says Watkins. "Since they pushed me so much I took it upon myself to invest in my first shoot and I took my portfolio to an agency. That was my introduction to the modeling industry."
"My favorite hobbies are going to networking events, parties and lounges," says Watkins. "I love networking, so most of the time, if there is a large crowd scheduled to attend, I try my best to attend as well."