"My goals are to make a career out of it. I'm super passionate about it and I'm driven."
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Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career?
Since I turned 13 and seen America's Next Top Model for the first time, I took a liking to how beautiful and fun that it looked. I've always wanted to be like one of those girls. I've continued to watch it even up until now at the age of 25! It's so fascinating how the human body and a photographer can make such art like that. I love being in front of the camera! It makes me feel so beautiful! As a kid I was always picked on for how skinny I was even though I ate a lot lol. So when I started to be in front of the camera I gained my confidence and started to love who I am.
How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken?
I personally haven't been to any courses. Where I live it's hard to find things like that here. I would love to go to one though! I feel that it is important because you can learn new things and always grow from it.
What do you think makes someone “fit” to be a model?
With today's society, anyone can be the model "fit". They have so many new genres now going into it and I absolutely love that. Because me myself have a good decent but of tattoos and that's not what normal industries would look for oh and I'm not the required height either. So now I have a chance with there being so many criterias.
What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field?
My goals are to make a career out of it. I'm super passionate about it and I'm driven. I've been working hard lately to get to where I want to be. As long as I put my mind to it I see myself being in the tattooed magazines like I want.
What do you know about advertising psychology and photography?
I'm not too knowledgeable in those industries to be honest.
How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
I'm really great at communication and being understanding. I've worked retail my whole adult life and managed the stores as well. So I had no choice but to be able to be a people person and it helped me grow as a person. I'm super friendly and personable. I'm pretty open to the clients requirements.
Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym?
Yes I eat pretty heathy and even count my calories so that I stay on track. I love working out. I work out at least 3-4 times a week. I used to be a gym manager and trainer on the side so it's something I love to do.
What is your dream role as a model?
My dream role as a model it to be featured in ink magazines and be a published model for them.
Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request?
The only thing I don't really do is full nudes.
State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part time? Any hours?
I'm decently available, I work around my work schedule and work helps me out if I need it as well. Yes I would travel, I travel now for some of my shoots. I work full time 35 hours a week.
What is your most memorable experience so far?
My memorable experience so far was the beach shoot my photographer and I did. We drive 3 hours out to get to a nice beach and left at 1 am so we could get there in time right before sunrise. We did a light art shoot before the sun came up and I loved it!
Photographer: Joseph Steiner
Model: Kristina Ostrander
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