Where were you born?
I was raised Vidalia, GA. Home of the Sweet Vidalia onion!
What made you decide to become a model?
I have a naturally reserved personality but the first time I got on stage or in front of the camera I fell in love with it. It gave me a way to express myself!
What major cities have you modeled in?
I have done local work for my agency JANI Model Management in Scottsdale, AZ
Who is your favorite designer?
Elie Saab, his designs are breathtaking and I love the feminine aesthetic of his couture gowns!
Who is your favorite model?
Coco Rocha! She won me over when she danced the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier! Her poses are amazing and her facial control is incredible.
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, what would it be and why?
Vogue! It’s the fashion bible, I love the scene in SATC where Carrie Bradshaw talks about buying an issue of Vogue instead of dinner because she felt it fed her more.
Where is your favorite location to shoot?
I love shooting outdoors. I feel the landscape definitely gives you more to work with than a backdrop. I would love to do something in water; I think the way water moves fabric create beautiful pictures!
Can you share your favorite beauty secrets?
I love DIY beauty treatments, but my favorite is olive oil. I swear by it! Its so moisturizing for your face and your nails or I will even mix it into my lotion.
Who inspires you and why?
People inspire me daily: authors, designers, artists, or even musicians. Anyone who can find the extraordinary in the ordinary.
What do you hope to accomplish by the end of this year?
I hope to grow my portfolio, but on a more personal note I’m also trying to learn Spanish so hopefully I will know more words by 2014 than apple and tree!
Any beauty secret(s)?
Besides olive oil?! Sleep! And lots of it!
What ethnicities are you?
What type of modeling do you enjoy the most and why?
My favorite type of modeling is runway. There is so much energy with all the chaos that takes place backstage, and the bright lights and loud music when you hit the catwalk!
What is your favorite shoot you’ve done and why?
I loved working with Michael Costello. I watched him on Project Runway during Season 8 so it was an incredible opportunity to be able to meet him in person and wear his designs.
Finish this sentence: I was inspired to become a model because…
I was inspired to become a model because fashion is a passion of mine and there are so many wonderful people you get to meet in this industry.
Finish this sentence: My definition of beauty is….
Love, things are beautiful if you love them.
Finish this sentence: My most embarrassing moment in modeling was when…
It hasn’t happened yet, but I think my most terrifying moment would be falling off a runway. That would be awful so… fingers crossed!
Finish this sentence: My proudest moment in modeling was when…
I think my proudest moments in modeling are when you get that call that you’ve been picked for a job. It’s exciting and doesn’t get old because it’s a competitive industry and you’re not going to get every job.
Finish this sentence: If I could guarantee happiness for one person (other than myself)
I’m not sure it would be another person, but I am a big lover of animals and I don’t understand why anyone would want to or take pleasure in animal cruelty. So if I could guarantee their happiness and know that animals have loving and caring homes that would be my goal.
How has modeling changed your day to day lifestyle?
It’s certainly busier. But I think that is something everyone deals with, finding the perfect balance between your personal and professional life. If there could only be 4 extra hours in the day that’s all I need!
What would you say to an aspiring model?
Practice, practice, practice! Know your angles, bathroom mirrors are great. Just make sure no one walks in on you, you might look a little weird!
What’s the one thing about modeling that most people don’t know?
There is so much work behind the scenes that go into a single photo shoot. It’s not just about showing up and having your hair done, taking a few photos and you’re finished. Everyone from the designer to the photographer, stylist, makeup artists and models are all working together to create a singular vision. It’s definitely more work than most think!
If you were your own dad or your mom, what would you tell yourself about the keys to success?
Believe in yourself so strongly that the world can’t help but believe in you too.