Here is an interview with miss Taylor of the Rock Agency. #BOOM
1) How did
you get into modeling; were you “discovered” somewhere, or was it something you
wanted to pursue?
As a child, pictures and being in front of the camera always
came natural to me. I grew up performing
jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, and ballet dance for 13 years of my life. I
always had the curiosity to play different roles and characters behind the
lens. While in high school, I was exposed to a few
fashion shows for malls and bridal boutiques.
In my junior year of college, I had the opportunity to have a casting
call, set up a photoshoot with a Nashville photographer, and sign an agency
2) What is
the best experience you have had modeling so far?
One of the best experiences was a recent shoot I did for a
fancy “faux wedding” event. I was cast as the bride for a day and participated
in a fake wedding ceremony and reception.
It was fun playing the character of a bride and taking on that role in
an all day and affair. Plus, working
with other models from my agency and enjoying endless raspberry champagne was so
was the worst/what has been your least favorite shoot?
I have not had any nightmare stories with my modeling experience. I don’t have a least favorite shoot. Modeling allows me to express myself as an
individual. When I am chosen to work for
a client, it is about what the client wants and I work hard for the client to
make sure they have that line, catalog, or brand executed how they envisioned.
4) What do
you believe is the biggest misconception people have about models/modeling?
What were some that you had before your career began?
That modeling is easy, you just have to stand there and look
pretty, and models aren’t healthy. The
truth is models work hard. In modeling
you are your own business and represent yourself as your own brand. You work hard to land booking after booking, casting
after casting, and so much more just to develop a name for yourself. It can be mentally and physically exhausting,
as behind the scenes, it is not all glamour.
It involves getting plenty of rest, eating
healthy, proper nutrition, and exercise. It is all about balance and moderation.
A misconception that I had was that models
are only “tall”. I’ve learned through my
experience that with there being so many different types of modeling, height
restrictions are not as rigid as they seem.
There is high fashion, commercial/lifestyle, fit modeling, and so on,
which leaves opportunities for many that doesn’t affect height.
5) If you
could travel to any time period, in known history, what time period would you
visit and why?
The 1910’s or 1920’s. I would have been involved in the women’s
rights movement. It was a very crucial
time with suffrage, the empowerment of women, and their importance in our
country. I also would have loved the 20s
fashion! Another era is definitely the
Considering the other creative members of a photoshoot team, what other
job/skill do you find interesting i.e.: hair, makeup, stylist, etc.?
All creative members on set of a photoshoot are fascinating
and interesting to me. All of them are
what make up the execution of a creative and amazing shoot. It is such a neat feeling to observe
individuals such as hair stylists, makeup artists, and wardrobe stylists who
are so talented and passionate about their work. Wardrobe styling personally interests me with
my love for fashion.
music is currently in your playlist?
Everything literally but country; I am really into the folk
and indie scene. I like to attend everything
from big music festivals to smaller shows at more intimate venues. Recently I went to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and The Tallest Man on Earth.
Both were magical experiences.
8) Do you
read the book or watch the movie?
Read the book if I get the chance before the movie. They say watching the movie first is like
dipping your toe into a pool. You get a quick feel for the water. If you like it,
dive in with the book. So true!
9) Who are
people that inspire you?
My mom is at the very top of the list for someone who inspires
me. She is the definition of strength,
kindness, and motivation. She always
taught me to not settle for less than I deserve and that I have the power to
light up the creative fire within me.
I find inspiration in my everyday life through my faith,
experiences, and support from family and friends. I am a huge observer of the world around me,
so I always seek out people who inspire me to challenge myself and motivate me
to be the best I can be. Positive vibes
and a positive mindset in others always win at inspiring me.
future plans beyond modeling?
Currently, I pursue modeling while I work full time as an author account
manager at a major publishing company. I
manage over 200 authors in higher education that have their books published by
the company. This job allows me to grow
professionally and personally as I travel to multiple cities in several states to
meet all sorts of fascinating people. EQ#;D.