What’s your favorite thing about being a model?
My favorite thing about being a model is the awesome experiences you get to have and the incredible people you get to meet and work with. Modeling enables you to travel to interesting places, gain real life experience at a young age, and acquire many relationships and life-long friendships. Since I started modeling I can certainly say that I have come out of my shell tremendously and grown as a person. I have learned so much about myself and about life and I have made some pretty unforgettable memories in the process.
What current trend do you hate?
A current trend that I am not a huge fan of is the recent unicorn craze. Unicorn flavored everything has taken the internet by storm- unicorn coffee, unicorn cake, unicorn bagels, unicorn burritos, even unicorn grilled cheese! While it is dazzling and colorful, I personally believe it is somewhat impractical and that it is just an excuse to load foods full of sugar, not to mention the tons of artificial colors and flavoring as well as the outrageous prices. Initially, I was intrigued by it, but now I think something needs to be done before the whole universe is painted with glitter and covered in sprinkles.
What do you do, when you're not modeling?
When I'm not modeling I love to get my creative juices flowing. I've always had a passion for photography and videography and I enjoy creating films and taking pictures. Music has also always played a huge part in my life. I have been playing the piano since I was five years old and I started playing the guitar and ukulele when I was thirteen. I love to sing, which led me to join my school's competitive show choir, and it has been such a wonderful group to be a part of. I also write songs and recently I finished my first E.P. I have always dreamed of sharing my music with the world!
What do you like the most about LA?
I absolutely love Los Angelos. One of my favorite parts about LA is the diversity. There are so many different types of people with so many different cultures, backgrounds, and stories. I think it's so cool that you can go anywhere and almost everyone you talk to is from somewhere else. Hearing each person's unique story is truly something special. It really helps you appreciate other people and celebrate your differences. That's why I always make it a point to ask people where they are from because if you really take the time to listen, you can end up learning a lot more than you would think. Knowing where a person comes from enables you to truly understand why they are where they are and gives you the insight to grasp who they are.
How do you stay in shape?
I love to get creative with my fitness routine, constantly changing things up and keeping my body guessing! Sometimes I will go for a hike, walk, or jog because I absolutely love to be outdoors. Other times I will work up a sweat indoors and join in on an exercise class. My favorites are yoga, pilates, Zumba, and kickboxing. I strive to work out or get some kind of exercise at least five to six days a week and try to make smart decisions with my food choices, fueling my body with whole, healthful foods. Although, sometimes life happens and things don't always go according to plan, but I do my best to not beat myself up over mistakes and to keep moving forward. I have learned, in the end, life is too short to not treat yourself to pizza every once in a while because you deserve it!