Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Getting to know Megan!

As you all know we are happy to feature models that are doing a great job with PEAK!
The focus of this program is to learn and grow from each other.
Here is an interview with Megan, our Spotlight model!

At what age did you start modeling?
Well if I am being honest the first time that I ever struck a pose was at the age of 5. I was front and center of my
kindergarten class picture. I throw my left leg behind my right and stuck my hip out. I remember running down the
alley reenacting the pose to my mom as she was getting home from work. The first time that I ever shot with a
professional photographer I was 17. The first time that I ever got paid to model I was 25 when I booked a job with
Hot Tuna through Peak.

What was your reason for wanting to be a model?
It just feels right. I have always thought about modeling. When I was in highschool a friend of mine went to Model
Search America and that was the first time that I ever heard of model scouting. Long story short I went to the scouting
twice. It was held in Washington, DC. and I had gotten a call from an agent the second time that I had went to try
out. They were the typical scam that you hear about; pay for pictures, class, the whole nine. After doing that for a
year, I had to stop because of all of the lies and disappointments, it was such a joke. I focused on my degree in
Graphic Design, but whenever someone needed a model for photography class I was ready and willing. I would even
put my face or body image in my own projects. I knew that if I continued to put my love for modeling out there it
would come to me. There are plenty of jobs that you come across through out life and modeling makes me feel
amazing. The reason that I started modeling so late was because I wanted to finish College before going after my
true passion of modeling. I thought that it was just a phase but after receiving a degree in Visual Communications,
the day dreaming of moving to LA did not fade. I knew in my gut that I could be successful in Los Angeles as a
model, as well as many other things. It just felt right. Modeling gives me a high like no other. I love the competition, I
love the rush of strutting down a runway and I love looking at my face looking back at me on a catalog. I feel overwhelmed
with satisfaction. Modeling has definitely built my confidence. I feel like I can achieve anything that I put
my mind too.

What would be your dream job as a model?
I would love to beable to travel the world and get paid for it. I have never left the United States. I know it’s shocking. I
have a passport so I am trying to put out positive vibes. It would also be a huge accomplishment to one day grace
the covers of Cosmopolitan, Shape, Glamour ect.

What do you think is the difference between Peak Models and other modeling agencies?
From the moment I walked into Peak I felt very welcome and knew that they were the real deal. I will never forget I
meant with Natasha, signed papers and then Tammi had already arranged 2 castings for me to go on that same day. I
remembering saying, “Are you serious?” and her response was , “Yes...this is how it works.” She even printed me out
directions, which means a lot to me because I am always getting lost. Agencies before just made me feel like I was
being judged from the moment that I walked into the door. I understand as models and actors we are judged upon
everyday but it’s nice to have an agency that makes you feel like family from the moment you enter the door.

What is your main goal in the modeling business?
My main goal in the modeling business is to book as many jobs as I can, so I can have a nice lump sum in the bank
for my future. I just want to continue to learn from other models and to continue to network as much as possible. I
am always trying to grow.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
In the next five years I would love to own a beach house in Hermosa and begin to star in films, especially romantic
comedies. I would also love to have a nice long list of commercial, television and film credits on my resume. I have
to dream big! Why not?

What is your favorite part of being a model?
Everything from hair and makeup to picking out clothes, to posing for the camera. Everything about it is fun and I
even get paid. I pray all the time and thank God for allowing me to be successful as a model because the modeling/
entertainment world is so competitive. I also enjoy having a sneak preview of all the new trends and fashions.
Modeling has allowed me to make a living doing what I love to do!

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