Define the word beauty.
Beauty is what makes a person special. Everyone has their own kind of beauty be it in their smile, voice, attitude, or what they do for the world. The people that allow their own beauty to shine in the way they carry themselves make the world beautiful. One of my favorite quotes by Nelson Mandela captures the idea perfectly: “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Who are your influences?
I do not really have any influences modeling or fashion wise. I just go with what I feel works for me and hope for the best!
What are your biggest personal/professional challenges that you face day to day?
I wish there were more hours in a day. I get worn out being a student, working, and finding time to play. I am constantly baffled by how quickly time goes by.
What excites you about the future of Seattle fashion?
I am excited by the idea of unknown styles to be brought by designers that are yet unknown and in generations to come. Fashion is ever-changing and I believe as our population continues to become more diverse, new thoughts and inspirations will make their way to the fashion scene.
How would you describe your own personal style?
My personal style is relaxed and comfortable. Most days you can find me in my favorite pair of skinny jeans and Chuck Taylor tennis shoes. I also love cute, fitted dresses and plaid especially. I prefer to buy my clothes secondhand (go recycling and cheap prices!), so I shop at Crossroads and Buffalo Exchange on University Way a lot. Often times you can find a brand new piece of clothing at a great price in these places. They also sell brand new items from various boutiques at good prices. I get my hair cut at Shear Madness on University Way as well. I have had my hair cut by a different hairdresser every time, and all have done a great job!
If you weren’t a model then what would you be?
I am a model among many things: student, barista, and tutor. Modeling is a release for me in the rest of my busy life. I taking a day to put on some cute clothes, get my makeup done, and learn something new at a photo shoot.
What is the one item you never leave the house without?
I’m trying to get into the habit of never leaving the house without a water bottle- it’s important to stay hydrated!
What are you looking forward to in the future?
I am really just looking forward to seeing where my life takes me. Slowly breaking into my adult life has show me that there are endless possibilities in my future.
What advice can you give to those who are looking to get into the modeling industry?
For anyone that wants to get into the modeling industry, I urge you not to hesitate. There are so many outlets and ways to get involved in modeling that you can do on your own. Start an MM page and see who you can meet! Nobody will discover you if you don’t put yourself out there.