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I'm a world traveller! I've backpacked Europe for four months, South America for 2, I've been to Israel and India, and I have Kenya coming up! I'm 6'1", and I love rocking those heels!I'm a city girl, and I love where I live just outside downtown LA, but I'm originally from a city in Iowa...cornfields and cow farms was my childhood!
Kelli, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passions in life are people and helping them improve their life if I can at all! As a model, I have the distinct privilege of being a face and voice to an audience (especially girls), that I can share positive, encouraging advice with on how to approach life with goals in mind! I aspire to change lives..even if it's only in a small way in one life, that can cause a ripple effect.
Who is your inspiration in life Kelli? How do you keep inspired?
My mom is my greatest inspiration because of her confidence, joy, and positivity. Also my friends keep me inspired!
We all make mistakes Kelli; 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.
The only situations have to do with miscommunication on timing or details of a shoot. They have all worked out fine though, so I have no regrets!:)
Kelli, 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 prioritising your clients’ needs?
I base this off who did I commit first. They had my word first, so I have to deliver to them accordingly. Even if a larger client came along, I have integrity enough to know how important it is to stay true to your word.
Please tell us, Kelli, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I have a passion planner, so I plan it out in there and prioritise clients.
Kelli, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I think rationally and not emotionally through a situation (most of the time), so I use that same logic when I persuade people at work to see something the way I see it. But of course I try to be open-minded because they could have a great idea I never thought of as well.
Kelli please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Being featured on Instagram feeds and local news sources for planning the LA Pillow Fight Day and being the spokeswoman for that was a very proud moment!
Kelli, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Exotic destinations like Europe and South America are always both exciting and difficult! But you get some epic photos from it too!;)
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Keep working at it! It is a grind just like being an accountant or construction worker; you have to keep going after it!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I am looking for collaboration with all of the above! I am a social media manager/influencer and model, so I want to rep talents, brands, and creatives with a mission and vision that I vibe with and can rally behind!
Photographer: Andrew Cook@andrews.adventure