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Only 4% of the world's population are redheads. Of those, the most common eye color is brown, then green lastly blue. My combination of golden-red hair and light blue eyes is not very common. I have double dimples just for fun.
Rory, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Young Model?
I love the runway! My brother is 14 already 6', and still growing. So. I have a good chance of growing to at least 5'8". If not, I won't be crushed. For me, it's all about the clothes and team. Working with Old Navy is some of the most exciting work I have done. We changed clothes rapidly, danced, and told jokes. It was so upbeat. I love them.
Who is your inspiration in life, Rory? How do you stay inspired as a Young Model?
I have two women who inspire me. Hailee Seinfeld, because she balances singing, acting, and modeling so perfectly. Gigi Hadid, because she is the consummate professional when it comes to modeling - and she has the best tricks for bringing fire back into your eyes when you're beginning to tire! Both ladies are respectful, supportive of their castmates, avoid scandals, and live their families. They seem like they'd be the ultimate BFF. I stay inspired as a young model by wearing what I love, experimenting with colors, and working with brands that celebrate positive messages.
We all make mistakes, Rory; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I shared my image with a designer who wasn't an ethical person.
Rory, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I love being invited back, so I am there to listen to what they want and switch things up constantly as they encourage me that I am going in the right direction. I want to support their vision.
Please tell us, Rory, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
My parents support me by keeping my work permit current and school work available for onset teachers when on a project. Otherwise, I stay busy with school, sports and socializing, because life experiences make me a better actress. I love my friends.
Rory, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Once I was wearing a parachute dress during a high fashion shoot, and the wind was so strong. I spoke up, asking for help. They had a camera assistant stand behind me completely hidden bc the wind made dress fly higher than his head. He supported me so that I wouldn't fly away with the dress.
Rory, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Young Model.
I recruited models to be in 2nd Harvest Food Bank commercial to fight childhood hunger. And, also recruited models with vastly different ethnic characteristics to celebrate the beautiful diversity of girls during a designer's launch of dresses for Nordstrom's.
Rory, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Please use the second part of question #20. Thank you.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Young Model?
Be yourself. There is only one of you, so you are uniquely beautiful. Be kind to your body; again, you only have one. Love yourself, because you are deserving.
Photographer: Alex Kruk @alexkruk