I uploaded some videos to youtube of me practicing some contortion. A few photographers noticed and asked me to do some photoshoots. Eventually I decided to make a model mayhem page and it quickly took off from there.
What excites you about modeling?
Being someone that I’m not. Modeling is like playing a character. When I model, I feel so feisty and so glamorous, whereas in real life I’m actually very quiet and reserved.
Do you come from a background of training in the arts?
Absolutely. My mother liked to draw and paint. My father was a poet and a songwriter. My grandma was a very well-known actress and singer. She starred on a very popular children’s show called “The Romper Room”. My uncle, Sean Delonas, is the cartoonist for the New York Post. And nearly everyone in my family is involved with music. There was always music in my house growing up.
What are your favorite types of outfits to model in?
I don’t really like to dress up. I like when I get to wear things that are comfortable, like jeans and a T-shirt.
What are your least favorites?
I don’t enjoy shooting in lingerie.
How did you learn to be a contortionist?
I discovered I had some natural flexibility, so I decided to pursue it. I looked at videos and pictures of other contortionists and tried to copy what they did. It took a lot of hard work. I did some intense stretching every day for at least half an hour.
Are there any other creative mediums you work in?
None at the moment, besides the work I do with modeling.
What kind of music do you like?
Absolutely everything! It’s always weird for other people when I put on my music because one minute we’ll be listening to soft country music, and then the next, hardcore dubstep. It’s crazy. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of classical music. That’s definitely my favorite.
What do you like to do for fun?
I just like to relax at home. I read a lot. I also go on YouTube a lot. I’m not really the type that likes to go out and party.