Katie Katie

"I am in love with drawing. I see certain things, and I immediately think, "I need to draw that!"

What's your first name?
Katie

What's your last name?
Katie

Nice to meet you, Katie! May we have your email address, please?
katiemaybadour@gmail.com

What's your Instagram username, Katie? We'd love to check it out!
Katiebadour

Katie, please let us know your website.
http://mode-elle.ca

What is your location, Katie?
Country
Canada

State / Region
Ontario

Firstly Katie, how would you best describe yourself?
Model

Katie. Tell us ABOUT yourself. 
I am a model in the making and have been trying since I was 13 years old. I love the fashion industry and definitely going to be working on it shortly. I've done some photoshoots and attended the Canadian Model & Talent Convention (CMTC) in Toronto, ON 3 times. 

I am going to be graduating this year from highschool which means I will be free to travel and do what it takes to make my modelling dream come true! I am a very "artsy", creative person and love to draw, paint, and DIY projects. My goals are to not only be a model but also travel and discover the world as much as possible! I am a very adventurous person and live to see and learn new things! 

I am currently with the modelling agency Mode Elle which is located in Belleville and Kingston, Ontario and is looking for some national and international modelling work. I've also started doing some acting auditions in Toronto and self some self-tapes to L.A. I have done some acting in local plays and have been an extra ("a funeral goer") in an upcoming featured student film from Ryerson University called "Goliath". Including being the main character in a PSA film for the local Police Station. 

I am a determined, hard working, positive striving model and actress that has started in this industry at a younger age. Therefore I have the basic knowledge in each industry that is needed and willing to learn lots more that I do not know! 

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

I am in love with drawing. I see certain things, and I immediately think, "I need to draw that!" I love fashion and actually want to become a stylist for models and actors and stars in the world. I think that would be so much fun. I also love interior design; I designed my parents entire bedroom myself last year when I was 16. 

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

I started modelling a bit when I was 12. I saw an advertisement in my local mall for the agency I am with right now, and I went to meet the mother agent, and then I signed a contract! Officially I started when I was 13 because I had to take a course that taught you all about the industry and what it means to be a model. I just want to live life to the fullest and have fun! Life's too short, and I love this industry so much so am passionate about it and wanting to be a part of it in every way possible. 

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

I definitely am inspired by, of corse, supermodels like Kendall, Gigi, and Cara. But I don't exactly know what my inspiration is I guess I'm just in love with the industry, and that's what keeps me going and wanting more. 

We all make mistakes Katie; 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've never really had a mistake or misunderstanding with a colleague as a model. I do wish though I was more myself with people and photographers in some of my photoshoots. I would have liked it and had more fun. But I was still learning and didn't know exactly what to do. 

Katie, 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 just sit, wait, and listen. That was I was told to do and go by that. I don't want to bother anyone and get in anyone's way, so listening is a very important skill. 

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

Well, a convention I went to (CMTC) was very competitive since there were hundreds of models and talents wanting to show what the had to offer to a bunch of different agents. So I did have to be very stricken with myself and think strategically to make myself stand out. 

Katie, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I have much time because I see things a bit differently than other people and in a more officiant and organized way then some people. Therefore, I have persuaded someone people to do that hinges my sort of way because it ended o being easier for everyone. 

Katie, 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?
All my life I have struggled with insecurities and shyness. I couldn't even talk to my own family without feeling shy. Just getting myself into this industry was an accomplishment for me and I am proud of myself for trying to get out of my shell. 

Katie, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I worked with a clothing store that was having a lookbook shoot for their store online, and I was able to give some tips on the shoes and styles of the clothes to help them look there best. In almost all my photoshoots I try and be creative with losing and facial expressions. 

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

Be yourself and just go out and put everything you have into it. But make sure ou want to do it and are having fun. If you are not having fun, you should not be in this industry. That's what my agent has always told everyone. 

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I really want to work with top designer brands like Gucci or be in an editorial for Vogue Magazine. I know many other models do too. But it would be amazing! 

Now for the best part Katie! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer: Miguel Jacob 

Photographer: Erwin Loewen 

Photographer: Richard Sibbald

Photographer: Ashlee S. @redlemonap 

Photographers: Carlos & Alyse @carlosandalyse 

Great photos Katie We just want to learn on how did you learn about us?
Through Instagram. I was contacted by @modelcitizenmag