Date of Birth: June 22nd, 1989
Location: Burlington, Ontario Canada
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Turn-ons: Nice smile, eyes, hair, sense of humour and adventure. Someone who can cook and is not afraid to tell you how they feel! Someone who takes care of themselves – you can tell they go to the gym.
Turn-offs: Someone lazy with no sense of adventure. Someone who lives with their parents and has no motivation. Someone who talks a lot about themselves.
AMF: Where are you from? Where are you currently living?
– I’m from Burlington, Ontario Canada currently living with my parents while I save up for a place of my own soon! I do have a beautiful view of Lake Ontario though!
AMF: How long have you been modeling for?
– Only a few years since the start of University. It’ll be 7 years now!
AMF: How did you start modeling?
– Modeling for me started as a hobby and something to do for fun and charity. My first “gig” if you will, was for a charity show for Invisible Children at McMaster University (which is one of the Universities I graduated from). I had a blast, I continued doing various fashion shows for charity and other shows run by the University- Free the Children, African Awareness Month and people in the business started to notice me, contact me and thats how it all began! I modeled for a monthly fashion show at the local bar, Living Pink through fashion for Breast Cancer Research and eventually made my way into becoming a 2 year Unigirl Canada Magazine Model.
AMF: What would you say separates you from other models?
– I think what separated me from other models is my lack of…
AMF: What are some of your best achievements thus far?
– I wouldn’t call it my best but rather my favourite. That would have to be my time with UniGirl Canada. They feature local University/College girls in their yearly magazine/calendar. I always had a blast with them and they treated you incredibly! Limos, salon time etc…one time they even held a week long cottage week for their first ever cottage magazine/calendar. I met some pretty amazing girls up there and it sort of became like a family. My second favourite achievement would have to be participating in the contest in becoming a ring girl for the Slammer in the Hammer MMA event. These two events weren’t your regular modeling work and I think that’s what made me like them so much.
AMF: What do you like or dislike about modeling?
– I don’t agree with being negative so I’ll go with what I like and I’d have to say that it would be being able to use one’s looks for a good cause-weather that be being a part of something good like being a part of a chairty show or working for a project that could be of use to someone. Of course dressing up and morphing into someone other than who you are sometimes is pretty neat too but that only helps yourself.
AMF: What is your best modeling secret?
– Just like with anything and any job, make connections!
AMF: What is the best modeling project that you’ve done?
– The best would have to be working for UniGirl Canada.
AMF: What is the strangest modeling project that you’ve done?
– The strangest project would have to be the “anti-gravity” project with a friend and absolutely incredible photographer Steve Haining. He travels far and wide for work but in his spare time he works on some pretty amazing projects. In this project a 4-legged chair is balancing on its hind legs and I look like I’m from the Matrix sort of like kicking backwards, almost floating like, its hard to explain. I made a come-back on this project. I first worked on it with him when he partnered up with Jayson Meyers from Project Runway Canada wearing his gowns, the photo was so popular that the following year we did a bad ass punk-rock one against a really cool exposed stone backdrop-but what really happened was we made everyone’s mouths drop with the secret of how it was done!
AMF: What would you say is your best physical feature?
– My eyes and my ass. I’ve always been complimented on those two things for as long as I can remember.
AMF: What do you like to do outside of modeling?
– I’m a huge beach bunny, that’s where you’ll find me in the warmer months and if travelling were free you’d likely never see me again (only in pictures LoL). Other then that… Dance festivals, movies. Anything adventurous!
AMF: What is your dream car and why?
– Mercedes-Benz SUV in Black Matte. There is just something so sexy and mysterious about it!
AMF: What do you like about the industry / scene and why?
– I like that theres so much opportunity for travel because I love travelling. There’s also the fact that you can put yourself to use for the greater good, i.e, working for charities and helping to spread awareness on certain things going on in the world.
AMF: What do you dislike about the industry / scene and why?
– The cattiness, the drama and what lengths some girls will go to to get that one job. Its a tough industry and people do not realize that. And I’m not just talking about the models here.
AMF: What is the most memorable modeling experience and why?
– I’d have to go back to my time with UniGirl Canada on that one. Theres something super empowering about a bunch of educated women not afraid to flaunt it in a bikini for the whole world to see. We can have beauty and brains!
AMF: Having success as a model (like anything) comes with a price, what was yours?
– I’m short and modeling came to me later in life. At that time, although I was active in the modeling industry I was not able to pursue it to the extent I would have wished I could have. Higher-education took most of my time and with that modeling is more of a side-job or hobby then a life-style or career for me. If you want it to become your life-style you have to be prepared that you will likely not get paid for most of your gigs and that you’ll have to pay for a lot of things out of pocket if you so choose to pursue that route to it’s full potential.
AMF: What advice would you give out to aspiring models?
– I would say never give up on your dream but be realistic. Sometimes modeling needs to fall on the back-burner while you pursue higher-education. To some it may come easy, but it is a rather crazy life-style. You never know if you’ll get that job or when you’ll get paid for it but