I have been modelling for about 10 years. I appeared on Britain’s Next Top Model in 2010 and came runner up & I recently appeared in America’s Next Top Cycle 18. Since leaving the show I’ve started my own lash line called Model.It Lashes which are handmade, affordable & fashionable lashes. I still haven’t fell out of love with the camera and have been picked to be on the panel of the new popular UK show The On Show.
What’s your background in modeling? When and why did you get started? Was it for the glamour? The money? Pure kicks?
From brith I’ve always known I’ve wanted to model, I’ve always loved performing and being in front of the camera, I stressed this to my mother at the age of 11 and she got me signed up with a children’s agency & I did my first Tv commercial when I was 12 for Nickledoen.
Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?
I really adore Jessica White she’s amazing amazing look and her fashion sense is very similar to mine, I love the fact she’s spiritually just like me it really keeps you going in a industry like this. I LOVE PPQ there designs are insane.
What was your experience like being on America’s Next Top Model? What are the similarities and/or difference between it and Britains Next Top model?
America’s are extremely forward and to the point and I LOVE IT you just know where you stand with them, whereas the British are a very laid back. I had a lot more fun in America’s Next Top Model but Britain’s Next Top Model was a lot more about modelling & developing your brand as a model.
How would you describe your style? Consider anything and everything from color to historical eras and more.
I don’t have a style. I wear whatever I feel comfortable in. However I love bright colours, classic pieces and structured clothing.
I know you just launched your new lash line, tell me about it and why you chose that direction?
I loveeee and adore Lashes I believe that lashes really complete a make-up look. I love make-up and I’m hoping to develop the line into more products. My lashes are handmade, designed by me and are extremely affordable so they are very personal.
With the emergence of so many new models, magazines and designers what are the differences in being a model in 2014 as against 2010?
In 2014 ANYONE can be a model, because of social media it allows people to be whoever they want to be without putting in the real work. In 2010 I worked so hard to work with the right people, go to the correct castings. I gave up my job to completely commit to modelling, people don’t have to commit anymore, or even have the passion for it, it’s sad & extremely upsetting. Most people don’t have the passion for things anymore it’s just about making a quick buck or getting insta famous.
How many magazine covers have you done in the past? Being the cover model for Elléments Magazine June Issue, what does it mean to you and how do you feel about it?
I’ve 2 other covers earlier on in my career, but for me to get Ellements Magazine means the world to me because I’ve worked so hard on this shoot, and I really wanted to share it with your readers. This will be my first cover this year I’m excited.
What was the experience like working with the team on this project for Elléments Magazine? Highlight the concept for the shoot and what are thoughts on it and how you think our viewers will receive it.
When I saw the theme I was like “YES THAT’S SO ME” Young and Reckless amazing! I thought of looks in my head and came up with the storyboard myself and got the talented Matthew John to shoot it and bring it to life.
Without much thought, what do you think about Elléments magazine? The direction its going in and how do you think it can and will impact the “New Generation of Fashion & Beauty”?
I really adore the fact that Ellements Magazine allow new creatives a platform to present there work in a high quality level.
It is extremely diverse which makes it very relatable, it’s only a matter of time before Ellements starts winning awards and becoming one of the best magazines for publication of the creative arts.