Bia Barnett

Bia Barnett
United States

I have been very fortunate to travel and visit many countries throughout the world. Many of those locations are thanks to modeling (editorial, runway, and commercials). These numerous countries are scattered throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, North & South America, and far too many Caribbean islands to mention. I am so grateful for those wonderful worldly experiences; they're priceless! If you have the opportunity to visit my IG page @bblonglegs to view some of my modeling photos (as well as a few personal ones too), I would very much appreciate it. By the way, I love modeling, fashion and style! Thanks and have a beautiful day! 💙

Our readers would love to get to know you more Bia. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I have done editorial & runway modeling + commercials in countless countries on nearly every continent, which was amazing! I absolutely LOVE fashion and style, as well as helps me enjoy each and every day. 

Bia, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?

My passions are fashion and styling, as well as modeling, music, and dance. I began my modeling career by moving to New York by myself and making it happen.

Who is your inspiration in life Bia? How do you keep inspired?

Family, friends, loved ones + fashion magazines, online runway shows, Naomi Campbell, and Karlie Kloss.

We all make mistakes Bia, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.

I once thought another model took some of my items during a runway show. After accusing, I found out it was not her and felt terrible. I am now much more patient and get the facts first.

Bia , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?

I set-up a reasonable and doable schedule, then make it happen. If there are conflicts, I then make a decision based on which is more of a priority or if I have previously worked with the client.

Please tell us Bia, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?

Once while in South Africa, I was told by an agency that I was too thin. This was very odd considering I'd never heard this in other geographic locations. So my strategy was to work out less frequently. And it worked! I ended up getting a lot of work while there!

Bia, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.

It's simple, I just smile, stay logical & fair, then ask.

Bia, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?

My mother came to visit me in South Africa during my working visit. I paid for her to visit with money I made from commercials. While she & I were watching TV in South Africa, three, YES THREE, of my commercials aired back to back to back! It was an amazing and proud moment for me.

Bia, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

There have been numerous occasions when I have helped style my shoots (clothing, jewellery, hair, make-up) and everyone loved it. That made me feel great!

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?

Enjoy every moment, be grateful, be nice, work hard, take it seriously, and appreciate it all. Not everyone gets these opportunities in life.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?

To name just a few of many. Make-up brands, such as Stilla, Black Opal Beauty, Iman Cosmetics, makeup Forever, and Nars. I would love to work with models such as Karlie Kloss, Mica Arganaraz, Odette Pavlova, and of course Naomi Campbell. And clothing brands such as Balmain, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Karl Lagarfeld, H&M, Roberto Cavalli, and Valentino,Diane Von Furstenberg . And so much more! 

Photo Credits:
Photo 2: @cachetcreates
Most other photos were shot out of the country, photographer info not available.