Meet Sacha Kalis aka Bahamas girl – born on a little island in the Bahamas. There’s a list of things why Sacha & her mom, Elena Kalis inspire us so much. They bring out the beauty of the bluest blues from the Bahamas, and get the most beautiful dreamlike underwater pictures.
Sacha, tell us a bit about yourself, how did you get into underwater modeling?
I was told that I would swim before I could walk and spent more time in the water than out, then when I was 8 my mother Elena Kalis got into photography and I became her model. I’m 16 now so that has been going on for over half my life really. Recently I have started work with other photographers and models such as Kristi Bisaria, Bobby Brown, film producer Tom Low, and modeled with/photographed with Jay Alvarrez.
So, you are our ultimate mermaid inspiration. What inspires you?
I think that most of our inspiration is drawn from around us, I know mine is from the ocean and from life but my mother, she will just be doing something and then randomly jumps up saying “I have an idea!”.
I love living in the Bahamas, I was born and raised here and have grown up pretty much in the water. My favorite part is living by the beach and getting to go whenever I want, whether it’s modeling, tubing, wake boarding, surfing, or just having fun and hanging out with friends.Tell us something that we may not know about you
Well I have been home schooled my entire life, I have ten cats and one dog, I love to snack on dried seaweed crackers, and whenever there are waves I love surfing! 🙂
Any underwater modeling tips?
I used to love to dance when I was younger, so the flow and the poses come relatively easily. Modeling above water is very different that modeling under, under you have to be more creative with the poses stranger and not always graceful to make them work.