Just four days after I blogged about Georgia Fowler landing on models.com, Wellington's Dominion Post ran an interview with the Auckland native, calling her 'the next big thing'. Citing interested clients Calvin Klein, YSL, Top Shop and Armani, the article states that she's been "making big ripples on the international circuit in the last couple of years". The models.com nod wasn't mentioned.
Here's what Fowler had to say for herself.
On New Zealand women:
"There's something about Kiwi women that gives us a natural beauty and an aura, as well as the ability to feel completely comfortable with a beer in hand watching rugby with a group of boys. We are unaware and self-deprecating, which is refreshing."
On the pitfalls of modelling:
"Modelling might seem like the best job in the world, but like many other jobs, there are a lot of downfalls. While it all sounds glamorous, it is hard having to be away from home for months at a time, and handing all plans to your bookers with no clue what the next week or even day holds."
On her favourite modelling moments to date:
"The most amazing experience so far has been working with Nicolas Ghesquiere (Balenciaga), and meeting Sonia Rykiel. While in Paris, I also worked for French magazine L'Officiel and walked for Lacoste. Elsewhere, highlights would be shooting for Teen Vogue, AnOther, British and Australian Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar, as well as various fashion weeks."
On telling people what she does:
"I try not to bring up the fact that I'm a model unnecessarily."
On a model's use by date:
"In this industry, I'll be old when I'm 22, sadly."
On life after modelling:
"I'm doing a Bachelor of Science degree extramurally, so I hope to do something with that later on."
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