NAME: Olivia Vetere
LOCATION: Bay Area
PHOTOGRAPHER: Dante' O. Johnson
1. What inspired you to get into this industry?
Beauty and fashion have always been a instant pleasure of mine. it’s fun to be able to connect both of those things with modeling. As soon as I discovered what the industry was all about, I’ve been obsessed since. It’s fun, exciting and changes everyday. I love it all.
2. How long have you been modeling?
I don’t even consider myself a real “model” until I’m signed with an agency. For now, it’s just practice, practice, practice. I started out about almost 2 years ago now since I’ve moved out here. It’s hard to be taken seriously with my height only being 5’4, but I’m going to make it work.
3. Who is your favorite model?
There are a ton of gorgeous models, too many too choose from…but I really look up to Nicole Zimmermann (@nicole_zimmermann). She is just breathtaking and I feel like we both have big eyes, so I look at her work to see how she expresses herself through her eyes as weird as that sounds.
4. Tell us something random about yourself.
My parents own a ice cream store back in my hometown in NY and I used to work there every summer. I still hop in and help whenever I’m home, it’s the best.
5. What are you most proud of?
I am proud of myself for still living out here on the west coast without any close friends or family other than my boyfriend. It’s hard to not have your best gf or your family here to just run to when you feel like everything is going wrong. I also miss a lot of important family events and moments. I miss everyone from home SO much everyday but I want to make my dreams come true and see where they lead me.
6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?
I want to me remembered as the girl who was always a helping hand or someone people can come to to talk about anything. I love making new friends and making new memories.