How did you get into modeling?
My friend & hairstylist Silvia was cutting my hair and she lived in the building where Eckhaus Latta’s studio was. She introduced me to Mike and Zoe and I was passed along to the person they had hired to do the casting, Rachel Chandler. Rachel told me her and Walter Pearce were starting Midland and wanted to sign me. They both seemed like great people to work with so I said yes.
When and where are you happiest?
I’m happiest anytime I’m with my partner. She’s the love of my life but I’m the happiest when we are sharing a meal together. Food can be such an amazing vehicle for intimacy and care.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
To stop looking for moments of instant gratification when it comes to looking for success. Understanding how hard work can be satisfying over the course of days and weeks and months is a skill.
When’s the last time you laughed and why?
My therapist and I were laughing at how ridiculous life can be sometimes. Things can be so difficult and it can feel really cathartic to take a step back and laugh at something difficult even if in the moment a situation feels dire.
What’s the greatest challenge you’ve faced so far in your life?
I’ve always been a hard worker but as a kid things came to me really easily and I never developed the skills in school to be persistent at something, even through early failure that happens all the time. Teaching myself how to work through insecurity and towards success in my career and personal relationships has been scary and difficult, but well worth it.
Images courtesy of SARA WIGHT
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