Agency? IMG Models
At what age did you realize you wanted to start modeling? When I was younger I always despised everyone who made an attempt to take a photograph of me - I was shy and beyond awkward. But then at the age of fourteen I was scouted by a few agencies and they opened my eyes to the modeling industry. Ever since I've been hooked.
Who are your favorite designers? My favorite designers are Tommy Hilfiger, Betsey Johnson, and many others but it would take me ages to list them all. The one designer I've met is Betsey Johnson, and she was crazy so of course I loved her.
Tell me about your school. I recently transferred to small all girls school (450 total), which I love. My schooling experience there has been amazing so far - I'm very lucky to be a student at such a great school. And I don't miss school unless I absolutely have to! In February for Fashion Week I will have to miss school, but I go to school even when I'm sick because I cant stand missing work and falling behind! My favorite class is definitely English.
Your mom has been a target of media scrutiny ever since starring in the Real Housewives of New Jersey. How do you respond to writers, columnists, and people who think negatively about your mom? The show portrayed my mom in the completely wrong way. So many scenes were edited to make it seem intense when it really wasn't. I do not approve of that show and all the negativity it has brought to my mom in the media. Ever since seeing how much editing is done, I no longer watch any television except the occasional sitcoms; never a reality show. If I could say anything to the media I would ask them if selling magazines is really worth writing the demeaning and completely false accusations about my mom. I know who my mom is and that is just simply not her, enough said.
What was it like being styled by Tavi for your Blackbook shoot? Tavi is a thirty year old designer stuck in a thirteen year old's body. She knew more about fashion then I even knew was attainable and she continues to amaze me.
Do you see yourself making a life out of modeling, or do you think it will only last for a few years? Modeling for me is something I have passion for, but school is also very important for me. I plan to continue modelling throughout my high school and college career.
Have you started thinking about college yet? I've thought about college since I was about ten years old, and I definitely want to go to a university! I want to get a degree and have an amazing career. I don't know what career path I will follow yet, but I'm sure it will be amazing.
You go, girl!
So with my graduation coming up and school nearly done, I've been doing what any sensible high school senior does...procrastinate/sleep/watch television/sleep/shop. A fun day (which of course required skipping school) I had recently was meeting up with an old mate of mine for lunch at Bubby's in TriBeca, where we noshed on frisée salads and mini mozzarella sandwiches. My mate is a semi-professional photographer who recently got engaged (MCQUEEN MAID OF HONOR DRESS FOR ME? PIPPA MIDDLETON GOT NOTHIN'), so as you can imagine she took a lot of pictures and I made her show me her ring every three minutes. We later headed off to a local bakery for some fresh lavender cupcakes.
Keeps me from looking like a little goth child.