Yesterday our Development division held a model boot camp for the up and coming fresh faces of the industry.
(From left to right: Rachel, Jessica, Bailee, Riley, Annika, Lizzie, Olivia, Isabella, Ali, Ashleigh)
Held at the Chic Headquarters, our 10 beauties started the day with an agency tour, meeting each Chic division which then followed a sit down introductory session discussing the ins and outs of the modelling industry.
After their induction they were up and at it, learning catwalk and polaroid basics from our beautiful Chic Model Carlie Grima.
We couldn't of asked for a better model boot-camp with Carlie alongside the Development agents.
All our girls improved remarkably from the one session alone, we're truly excited for our new faces!
One of our internationals in town right now is the lovely Alexis Ren... We thought we'd catch up with her to see if we knew all about this Californian beauty, turns out we learnt more than 1 fact about this bright eyed bubbly American sweetheart!
In 3 words how would your friends describe
Vibrant courageous compassionate
Favorite time of the year & Why?
I love the Summer...Everyone has rosy
cheeks and smiles from ear to ear. It can’t be beat.
I’m a Sagittarius.
Santa Monica, CA.
When the weather is amazing we can find
At the beach with a book or in the water
with a smile.
When it’s not so amazing you will be…
Curled up in bed with tea working or in
yoga class-- hoping the sun will come out and play!
First thing you do in the morning?
Usually in LA I get up and get some coffee
then head to yoga. But here in Bondi beach I’ve been doing morning swims and
runs. It’s so magical.
Scrambled eggs with turkey bacon and
If you could only pick one hobbie to do for
the rest of your life what would it be?
Bed side table must haves…
Almonds, perfume, and a book.
Favorite song right now?
These Eyes- Tora
Dream dinner party of you and 4 celebrities
(dead or alive) would involve?
4. Robert Downey Jr.
What has been your biggest accomplishment
There has been so many amazing
accomplishments that I’m grateful for. I couldn’t choose just one. I’m
very happy where I am in life and I’m excited to see where else it takes me.
When you’re in front of the camera what’s
going through your mind?
Whatever emotion the photographer wants is
usually what’s going through my mind. I don’t usually think of specific
Which photographer would you be honored to
How do you stay connected with your fans?
For the last year it’s been pretty much
through the internet/social media, but this year I want to change that. I want
to be more involved-- I want to give back what they gave me. I have a few
What’s something we don’t know about you?
I was home schooled my entire life. I’ve
never been in a classroom.
Is Sydney everything you thought it would
Everything and more! I never thought I
would feel so at home in a place so far away from my actual home. I’m going to
miss Sydney, and cherish the memories I made here. I’ll definitely be back
I often wonder with busy teenagers, do you feel 17? Sometimes
I do. Sometimes I get in really stupid moods and I can't be serious and
I just make a joke about everything. I think that probably annoys some
people because lots of the people I'm around are older and I'm just this
young kid who sometimes doesn't take much seriously.
Othertimes I feel like compared with other 17-year-olds I feel a lot more weathered from travelling and doing all that.
That's such a sad way to put it! It's a very eye opening experience.
So being a teenager is obviously pretty —It's awkward.
Do you feel awkward? Sometimes,
I feel like I have trouble connecting with people my own age because
I've been working for so long. But then I have trouble connecting to
people in their late 20s and 30s because I feel like there is such a big
age gap. I don't know. It's about finding the right people I guess.
Do you think you'd feel more or less awkward if you weren't in the middle of all this? I
don't think I'd really care if I wasn't doing what I'm doing. I'd just
be like, oh I'm 17 and I'm going to schoolies! It's the formal! I
wouldn't be like, oh that was awful when I couldn't emotionally connect
with that 30-year-old.
How do you feel about not going to schoolies? It's a...I'm not really interested in a week of being extremely drunk. It's probably not what I want to do right now.
Trust me it's gross. (Laughs) I'm not surprised. My sister did it and it's not something I want to put myself through, until I'm 18 at least.
Did you do that formal? No
I didn't. I was going to go to pre drinks but I was just really, really
exhausted. It was literally yesterday, but just after being sick and
everything I had to say to my friends, I'm sorry but I can't come.
was meant to go to New York as well but has to reshuffle that trip too.
I wasn't even meant to be here for formal so that's why I wasn't really
a part of it.
Do classic teenage rites of passage, like house parties when people's parents go away, still hold the same appeal to you? No
because I've lived overseas on my own so I haven't had the bond of the
parents going away meaning a party. I remember the first time I went
overseas on my own my agent said, now don't get into the partying. And I
was just like, trust me it's not going to happen.
Was living alone weird? Yeah
it feels very, I don't know, very odd. When I get back my friends all
talk about how crazy it was that I was living overseas by myself, but
it's not as fun as it sounds. I had to do my own washing and grocery
shopping and it was just a lot of responsibility. It wasn't just fun.
Do you feel more of an affinity towards modelling or acting? I see myself as an actor, I did it before I did modelling. I felt like it was always something I wanted to do.
Which one are you better at? They're
different, I think it depends. Acting is more challenging, it's easier
to say I'm better at modelling but the process is different. The
preparation for acting is insane. With modelling you just do castings
and stand there and leave. Acting is such an emotional investment. I
hope I'm good at both. Modelling is less emotional effort.
You're 17 so I have to ask, do you have a crush on anyone? I do but I don't want to say in case they read this!