Name: Olivia Preston

Age: 28

Location: Vancouver

Website: www.oliviapreston3.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/o.preston.model/

Instagram: @oliviapreston3

Twitter: @olivia_preston3

1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

I was inspired to get into modelling because I wanted to celebrate the female form. I want to encourage people to appreciate all body types, and reduce the stigma around nudity. I found that I could express myself artistically through modeling, and that's what really got me hooked on it!

2. How long have you been modeling?

I've been modeling for four years.

3. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?

Yes! I've always been comfortable in my own skin and in front of the camera. I was raised in an environment where I was never shamed for my body or made to feel like it was something bad. My parents weren't too supportive when I wanted to be a nudist at age seven, and I like to remind them of that now that my career involves being nude. I also loved getting my photo taken, and there are tons of terrible photos I made my mom take of me when I was a kid, wearing ridiculous outfits and doing cliche model poses.

4. . Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?

For aspiring models, my advice is to jump in and do it. If you have a perceived body flaw, accept it and learn to work with it. If you think to yourself "oh, I'll start when I lose ten pounds", you're never going to start! A second tip is to not be afraid to look silly. Usually, the more awkward and uncomfortable a pose feels, the more awesome it looks on camera. Move around! Change your facial expressions!

Another tip is to do your research and keep safe. Know who you're shooting with, and always let someone know where you are. It it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

5. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?

The most recent WTF shooting moment that comes to mind is actually about my co-model! I was shooting nude with a twelve foot, 85 pound boa constrictor named Baby Girl. She was wrapped around me, the pose was great, and then suddenly I feel this... sensation. She had wrapped her tail around me, and started poking me in the bum with it! I was recording the shoot behind-the-scenes, and you can see the moment it happens and my eyes pop and I start laughing.

6. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?

The biggest revelation that I've discovered through modeling is that models are really nice! The models that I have met and gotten to know have been nothing but supportive, friendly and encouraging. It's like we're in this together, and not in competition.

9. Tell us something random about yourself.

I can lick my elbow.