When did you get into modeling?
When I was 15 I decided to go to open calls which are where you just go around and meet with agencies. I used to watch America’s Next Top Model all the time and people told me I should be a model so I thought I would give it a shot.
What were some of your hesitations about getting into the modeling industry? Everyone knows its reputation of a tough industry!
I think I was worried about the reputation it gives you. When you say you’re a model there are thing people instantly assume about you. I remember I didn’t tell anyone at school for quite a long time.
Has your job as a model changed your view of society at all?
I would say people respect me more or act differently but there are definitely a lot of opportunities that come along with it such as traveling and meeting people I never would have met if I wasn’t doing this.
What do you think is the hardest part of being a model?
I think the lifestyle can be quite lonely at times. On one hand you’re meeting new people constantly, but you’re always moving to other places for a few months at a time so you have to adjust to that over and over. Another thing is that the industry isn’t very well regulated when it comes to models rights so people take advantage of you easily, especially if you start really young like a lot of girls do.
Do you have any advice for aspiring models?
If it’s something you really want to do then go for it! It can lead to so many amazing things. You just have to have a thick skin and look out for yourself because people are going to tell you things you don’t want to hear and you have to be able to deal with that.
Is there a particular upcoming projects or shoots that you’re excited about?
Well, I’m about to leave for Tokyo this weekend and so I’m pretty excited about that. As for shoots, I have a few coming out that I’m looking forward to seeing like my Old Navy campaign, Redken campaign, and Vogue SPOSA photos!
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