for a while now, well before I even dreamt of starting this blog, I had been following a teenager that was well on her way to being a big name model. It was really interesting to watch her go to local shoots and really evolve as a model because as an outsider, you are getting second hand experiences that give a better perspective on not only the modeling industry but fashion industry as a whole.
Her blog, –monophobia, is evidence that models are just as human as the next person and that their everyday routine is equally busy. This Kentucky girl has just recently graduated from high school and signed with the prominent NEXT agency. The very agency that have signed Abby Lee and Alexa Chung.
I was lucky enough to ask her a few question, so here they are!
Since when have you been modeling & what turned you onto the fashion industry? Alexander McQueen. The first moment I saw his work i fell in love with the art that is fashion, so when I was approached about 2 years to see if I wanted to be a model, I figured— hey why not?
What is the biggest sacrifice that comes with the job? Food. You can’t eat what you want and it really sucks, haha.
What designer do you dream of working for? It used to be McQueen, but now that Sarah Burton has taken over, I’ve lost my extreme need to walk for him and be in his clothes, because it’s just not the same. One of my ultimate dreams is to be a VS Angel, it’s so fun and much easier on the body. It’s a great position for a platform to talk to girls about healthy ways to get in shape, and things like that.
Which type of job do you prefer most; editorial, beauty, runway, etc. I prefer editorial and beauty over runway, but you kind of have to runway eventually if you want to get the big clients. There is definitely appeal in the insanity of fashion week, but I love being behind a camera and changing into all these insane personas!
In longer terms, do you think you’ll stick to modeling or evolve to another part of the industry? I want to stick to modeling, ideally I would love to become that it-girl that gets to PR because she’s so fashion forward and so popular of a model.
What is your advise to anyone that wants a career in the fashion industry? I would advice girls who want to model to be prepared to hear people tell them no a million times, to sign with a good mother agency, and to get as much as experience as possible. It’s really important to study the latest in fashion, to know your stuff, as well. You learn more poses and are more up to date about what looks good, who’s in, and what you to be to make it in this industry. It is not an easy industry to make it in.
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