Last December, I had the opportunity to chat with up-and-coming Canadian model, Simona McIntyre. I was expecting a dim-witted young girl but was surprised when a soft-spoken, intelligent and witty woman came on the phone. We talked about many subjects; an illness in the family, her athletic activities, her favorite city to live in and how much she has learned from modeling. I got the chance to meet her in person at L'Oreal Fashion Week in March, where she opened for the Evan Biddell show. In person, she is even prettier and taller. We were backstage and she was being rushed by agent Chantale Nadeau to stand beside Biddell who was getting interviewed. Although we only spoke briefly, she was very courteous and sweet.
I've kept in contact with her and she's told me about her experiences and what jobs she's been getting. She just got back to her apartment in New York City after working for a couple weeks in Japan and is excited to do more work. I hope she succeeds and earns her dream job of landing the cover of Italian Vogue.
This profile is originally published on a new fashion networking site called Fashionistas so check it out! I've posted the first paragraph of the profile to give you a little taste:
Meet the New Face of Fashion
While 18-year-old Simona McIntyre was walking down the runway for the Marc Jacobs Spring 2008 show during New York Fashion Week, her mind wasn’t on the tense crowd who had been waiting for two hours, or the fact that she was in the first big runway show of her career. Instead, the newcomer was thinking “Wow, did I just walk that?”
Read the rest of my profile here.
UPDATE: Simona appears in an editorial in the August issue of FASHION magazine and she looks gorgeous. Pick it up now!
(Photo courtesy of Simona McIntyre)