AGE: 21 years old
PHOTOGRAPHER: Sam Sadaghiani
1. What inspired you to get into this industry?
When i first started out I was doing hair for local photographers in Niagara Falls Ontario, it was always a ton of fun to see how things turn out in photos. One day there was a big shoot for a local graffiti show and the photographers tricked me into being in front of the camera, spray cans in hand and shirt cut up, i was being photographed.
2. How long have you been into modelling?
My first shoot was in September of 2013 but i didn’t start seriously shooting full time until last summer. I have been so lucky to work with so many amazing photographers in such a short time, i feel as if every photographer i have met has taught me so much and challenged me to do the best i can.
3. Who is your favorite model?
Oh goodness, My favourite model has to be Alannah Gibson (@archiekamikaze) not only is she beautiful but she is the most genuine girl i’ve met in a long time. She is the kind of girl that you can’t help but admire! She is sweet and sassy, and always on the go as a Suicide girl, hairstylist (@dat salon) or graphic designer (@vanderlost.forever)!
4. Tell us something random about yourself.
I have this thing were I have to always have fresh flowers in the house, I go to my favourite florist (@poppiesplantsofjoy) weekly !
5. What are you most proud of?
I think the thing i am most proud of is who i have become. I still remember being carted out of my mothers house by paramedics’ forattempted suicide by overdosing at 14, letting the world make me feel unworthy of every breath. It took me a very long time to see that I didn’t have to be that person, and with hard work everyday I wake up thankful for the all the people who helped save my life. I am so proud of who i have become as a person, and how my past encourages me to try to inspire others to love themselves. 5 years ago i would have never seen myself as an internationally published model, living on my own in a beautiful condo downtown Toronto. If i can do it, so can you.
6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?
I don’t want to be remembered, it implies that people have forgotten and one thing is damn sure though. I refuse to be forgotten. I will always be there to help inspire, push boundaries and change the world.