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I love editorial photography. Anything unique, creative, and away from the norm is my favorite. I love to be creative and show it through modelling.
Madeline, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Model?
I aspire to make a modelling career for myself. I would love to influence others and share my story about how modelling and finding a way to be yourself is very important. I started as a model in high school. My friend's grandmother invited me to model for her, and it changed my life. Now I love doing shoots and am confident in front of the camera.
Who is your inspiration in life Madeline? How do you stay inspired as a Model?
My inspiration is my mother. She is such a hard working and loving person. She has taught me always to aim to be happy and work hard. As a model, my mother has taught me to stay confident in everything I do. If I'm unsure about a shoot or I feel like I don't look attractive, she is there to lift me again. To stay inspired as a model I always tell myself different is good and to be confident no matter what.
We all make mistakes Madeline; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I wish I could go back to when I first started modelling. I wish I would have gotten my name out there more instead of waiting til now.
Madeline, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I love working with people and meeting new people. Building friendships and new relationships are something I try to do daily. By working with others, you can expand your knowledge on any subject and create beautiful work.
Please tell us, Madeline, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
The family will always be first to me after that work is second. My social life and friend life are about even with each other.
Madeline, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I work as a barista, and a big part of my job is training new baristas. When I was in disagreement with the person I was training I asked her to explain her reasoning. After she explained I told her how that could work then gave my reasoning. We both discussed the pros and cons until she realized my reason was the better one.
Madeline, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
Recently I just joined a team of models and photographers. We all did a shoot for one concept, and my photo was picked to be published in a smaller scale magazine.
Madeline, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
A time I was able to be creative with my work was when I was told to come up with a concept and a shoot idea. It was exciting that I got to lead the team but difficult to make sure everyone was happy with the idea.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
I would tell them no matter what to be confident! Even if you get a bad shot back, that doesn't mean it is that bad. Make sure to practice, Practice, PRACTICE. Know your angles and what looks suit your body type. Be willing to take risks, come out of your comfort zone, and apply yourself. Modelling isn't easy. It's a lot of hard work and self-love.
Photographer: Mike Benkis @mbenkis