Every once in a while, in our industry we get to meet and work with true joys. Elle is for sure one of those! Elle came highly recommended by Senior Photographer, Sal Hanna so we sent her to shoot with Senior Editor and Photographer Jay Kilgore. Jay was as equally impressed with Elle and they’ve promised to shoot together again! Until that time comes, let’s meet Elle the Aerialist:
GMM: Elle, tell us about you? What makes you, you?
Elle: I’m originally from California and of Italian descent. My measurements are; 32C-25-34 and I stand 5’5″. Most people describe me as being intelligent, artistic, independent, flirtatious and adventurous! I’m a Sagittarius also. I believe my best asset is my nose! Others compliment me on my eyelashes.
GMM: How did you get started in modeling? And are you signed with an agency?
Elle: My best friend is a makeup and hair stylists, she brought me to my first group shoot and I started from there. No, I’m not signed with any agencies.
GMM: What do you enjoy most about modeling?
Elle:The freedom to become someone or something different
GMM: What are the top three things you like to shoot?
Elle: Creative character themes, editorial, and fashion
GMM: Do you enjoy the constant attention and adoration that comes with being a glamour model?
Elle: I enjoy that other’s enjoy my art
GMM: Where do you want your career to be in two years?
Elle: I would love to travel with modeling
GMM: What are some of your hidden talents other than modeling?
Elle: I’m an aerialist performer and fitness instructor as well as a full
time accountant/ bookkeeper.
GMM: Take us through your getting ready to model routine?
Elle: Depends on if I’m doing my own hair and makeup. But usually I like to start my mornings relaxed with a cup of coffee and some stretching. I’ll confirm I have everything I need for the shoot: wardrobe, protein shake, water, touch up kit. After a shower I’ll do my hair and makeup, or if I’m getting that done, I’ll pack up my car (Lancer GT) and hit the road to the shoot destination
GMM: What is the best info you can give a new model?
Elle: Find the styles you like to shoot and have confidence in every project. Don’t shoot themes you’re uncomfortable with, it will show in the images.
GMM: As a model, what would you say has been your biggest obstacle?
Elle: My height, I’m shorter than most models and i really have to push for certain gigs if I want to be casted
GMM: If you had to walk away from modeling today, what memory would you take from it?
Elle: All the experiences, working with amazing artists, networking parties, the amazing views from all the different shoot locations. Overall the fun and life experiences modeling has given me.
GMM: If you had to walk away, what would you like to be remembered most for?
Elle: My versatile look
GMM: What, if anything, did we leave out that you want your fans to know?
Elle: My favorite color is yellow. I have a 3- year – old half corgi puppy
love. I have a passion for cooking. Disney and Mermaids will always
have a place in my heart.