“Be smart while working with photographers, never let anyone take advantage of you. “
Tess, where are you based and how did you start modeling? I am based on Vancouver Island, and am in Vancouver often. I started modeling 3 years ago. I did a shoot for fun with a client from the salon I work at and as soon as he posted some photos of me online people started noticing me and asking me to shoot with them.
What is fun and rewarding about modeling? I love meeting other creative and passionate individuals and creating art. It’s always fun when you are working with cool people, and you have got to have fun while shooting! It makes it a better experience and the images are better when you are comfortable and having a good time.
How has modeling changed your various aspects of life? I think a lot more people notice me now. I’ve never been so busy in my life too, I am a hairstylist as well and trying to shoot and do hair keeps me super busy.
What was your most memorable shoot so far? A shoot I did for OM BOYS apparel. It involved riding on the back of motorbikes topless. Haha. It definitely was a lot of fun.
What are your achievements and goals in modeling career? I have my first magazine cover coming out soon which I am proud of. I’m working on shooting with new photographers and shooting more often in the states, traveling more frequently.
How would you describe your style? Edgy/funky!
What do you love the most about yourself? I think my eyes are my best feature. And my boobs.
What does fashion mean to you? Fashion gives me the opportunity to be creative with my style appearance, I loooove fashion!
What beauty tips do you swear by? Drink lots of water and sleep!
What would be your advice for other aspiring models? Be confident. Be smart while working with photographers, never let anyone take advantage of you. Never do anything you aren’t comfortable with.
Tell us more about yourself. What else do you do besides modeling? I am a hairstylist. I have a busy life. I work in a salon. I have 2 dogs as well a yorkie and a Chinese Crested that keep me preoccupied too. Oh and a boyfriend haha. I love modeling, hairdressing, makeup artistry, tattoos, art, painting, music, animals.
Describe yourself in three words please. Motivated, creative, positive.