Photos above by Rachel Martin, visit here to see the full credits.
Again and again I rant about meeting creative geniuses here at SCAD. Madison is no exception and I had the pleasure of having a class with her early freshman year. Here’s what she has to say about her rocketing modeling career..
When did you know you wanted to start modeling?
It has always been a dream of mine to be a model, even when I was a kid. When I started my studies at SCAD a few of my close friends asked to photograph me, then more and more photography students at SCAD were reaching out to me asking me to model for them. I started doing a lot of shoots in Savannah, I was really enjoying it and having a good time so I continued to do it. A local agent in Savannah discovered me and saw that I had strong potential. With encouragement from my agent and all the people I had met in Savannah through modeling I decided that this was what I wanted to do with my life and pursue as a career.
Photo 1 by Morrigan Richardson, Photo 2 by Paula Sprenger
How have you made this dream a reality?
It has been a long road. For a long time I was torn between school and modeling. I wasn’t sure which one I wanted to pursue. I was so determined to take my modeling career bigger places then SCAD and Savannah so I worked with my agent in Savannah and set up interviews at all the top agencies in New York City. It was long before I was on a plane to NYC running around meeting with all the agencies. After a week of interviews it all became real when I signed with JAG Models.
Photo by Nuno Serrano, visit here for the full credits.
How has SCAD affected?
While I was in school in Savannah it was very difficult for me to manage my time. All I wanted to do was model, and it started to get in the way of my school work. But I have been so fortunate to work with some of SCADs most talented students, from photographers to stylists, make-up artists, art directors, and even set designers. They opened my eyes to the fun, creative, and artist aspect of modeling. I will be forever grateful for all the photo shoots I took part in while at SCAD.
Photo above by Aaron Bernstein, visit here for the full credits.
You recently signed with JAG Models, what do you have to share about this? (Congrats on making the ABC news by the way, so awesome!)
Thank you! JAG is a wonderful agency, they are an agency of rare kind. What I mean by this is they cater to women of all sizes, very few are like this especially in New York City. I wouldn’t have signed with anyone else. JAG wanted me because they loved who I was, the shape and height I naturally am. They weren’t going to make me change myself at all.
Describe your personal style in 3 words..
Fun, comfortable, and funky..
Photo by Nikki Krecicki, visit here for full credits.
What words of wisdom do you have to share with aspiring models/artists like yourself?
Be yourself! Embrace your natural beauty and talent and go throughout life with confidence and pride. Don’t let anyone tell you to change the way you are, just be you.
Special thanks to Madison for wanting to be a part of the LCC and wishing her all the best in 2014!