In the interest of relating my journey through the world on the wings of a madcap modelling career with complete truth and honesty (my self-sworn commandment for this blog) I will post my very first model pictures here, right now...
...Well, maybe in a little while, when I've worked up the courage and gotten to know you a little better!
I went to a tiny, amateur little modelling school in my mid-teens with big dreams and high hopes. I'd been devouring fashion magazines for a couple of years and stared in wonder at the gorgeous, glamorous girls smiling, sulking and pouting their way from cover to cover.
I was naturally thin and had suddenly grown to a respectable 1.75m (5'9") which was (and still remains) a good model height. At school I was shy and bookish, not athletic in the least, certainly not the popular cheerleader type. But my slight build, clear skin and wild imagination gave me the courage to ask my parents if I could go on the course. They spoke to the agency and thought it would be good for my self-esteem regardless, deciding to send my two younger sisters along!
The course took place over three days, covering such topics as skincare, make-up application, dressing correctly for your body-type, healthy eating, exercise and then finally posing, walking on a ramp and different types of modelling. At the end of the course we had to apply our own make-up, dress up in two different styles, walk the ramp and pose for photographs.
Which resulted in these, my very first model photographs!
How I managed that, stayed sane, healthy, friendly, drug free, down-to-earth and true to myself, is the story that will unfold on Model Mentality.