My name is Christine, 19 years old and half Lebanese, half Palestinian. I'm a very creative and artistic person. People describe me as being a good listener and the ideal person for advice.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Christine. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I think that what's unique about me is my creativity. I'm always looking for new creations, especially for my photo shoots! For example, I always try to get unique accessories because I know that the smallest detail can make the biggest difference!
Christine, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
Fashion, makeup and music are my biggest passions ever! I started modeling in 2017, and it happened very unexpectedly. At first, I was just looking to get professional pictures taken so I started looking for the best photographer in town. I then found, Garry Black, located not too far away from the city where I live. After that, I messaged him and told him that I'd like to get a photo shoot and realized that I didn't have enough money to do it. Then, I told Garry I'd wait a bit to save up money. A couple of months after, the photographer messaged me back saying that he was still interested in a shoot with me for free! I got super excited! When I arrive at my first session, after a couple of pictures, Garry saw the potential in me. He told me about his model agency and proposed to become my agent. I was so surprised! I couldn't say no!
Who is your inspiration in life Christine? How do you keep inspired?
My biggest inspiration is my mom because she has been trough so much in life and each time that something goes wrong she always know the right way to get back on her feet! I think what I appreciate about her is her motivation in life.
We all make mistakes Christine; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I think I handled every situation very well; I don't think I would've done anything differently if I was to go back in time.
Christine , 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 know that each client is life, everybody has their style. Therefor, before starting working with clients, I stalk them to know their preferences so that way I can adjust to it and respond to their expectations the best way that I can.
Please tell us, Christine, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
When I know I have a shoot coming, I make sure to get enough of sleep because the last thing I want is looking tired in a picture.
Christine, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I always get along very well with the people I work with. I never had the chance yet to persuade someone on another point of view.
Christine, 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?
I think that the thing that I'm the proudest of is the way that I became a model without trying. It's like it was meant to be.
Christine, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Being creative was never a problem for me. I always have so many ideas in my head. It even keeps me awake at night sometimes!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Don't starve yourself and don't fake being a person that you are not! Also using social media and hashtags are very helpful to get noticed.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would love to collaborate with big brands like Gucci, Michael Kors, Prada, Dior, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, and many more.
Photographer: Garry Black @ottawamodelmanagement for all the photos!