"It's really hard sometimes to stay true to yourself, but it's the only way to go without driving yourself crazy."
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Nice to meet you, Kaila ! May we have your email address, please?
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Alright, now for the interview! Firstly Kaila , how would you best describe yourself?
Our readers would love to get to know you more Kaila . Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
Even though I'm a model, I really enjoy behind the scenes! I love the feeling of a great team working together to make something so unique and beautiful. I feel like I'm pretty early in my journey, but I'm learning so much every day I can't wait to see where modelling will take me!
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What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Kaila ?
My end goal is to be a creative director. Right now I'm lucky enough to travel around Asia for modelling, so I'm trying to soak in as much information as I can to use to move up in the industry.
How do you communicate with people Kaila ? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
Patience is something that I've struggled with my whole life! But the older I get, the more I understand how important it is. Now I'm at that point where I have much more patience than I've ever had. I will say that I always tried to be as friendly as possible, you never know who you're going to work with! Normally I'm pretty open to everyone on set, and I always push myself out of my bubble just a little bit to get the perfect shot.
If you had to do it over again, what would you change Kaila ?
If I were to start from the beginning of modelling again... I don't think I would change much. I feel like everything I did teach me a lesson that I wouldn't have known otherwise.
Who is your hero Kaila , and how have they helped you get to where you are?
I'd say I actually have two heroes; they are my best friends! I tell them everything I don't think that there's one detail about me that they don't know. They're always there for me and never judge me. There is no way I would've ever gotten to where I am without them, and I always look at their positive energy for inspiration.
How important are creative education courses Kaila ? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
I've never been to university; I actually dropped out of high school to get my GED so I could work full-time. My best guess is that they would definitely be useful if you have the time and money to go!
Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
My tip would be, try not to get too sucked in. And by that I mean don't obsess over what everyone else is doing, what everyone else looks like, the work everyone else is getting... all it's going to do is bring you down, the last thing you want to do is compare yourself to other people. It's really hard sometimes to stay true to yourself, but it's the only way to go without driving yourself crazy.
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